My father bleeding out in the snow is only one small part of this story. His murder was the result of a hyped up orchestration of state and federal law enforcement in reaction to a falsified threat assessment. Many ask, “How can this even happen?”
We are starting this discussion across the country with elected officials. The idea of reforming weaponized labels is underway. We have developed a four part documentary series to use as a tool to start these difficult but necessary discussions. We are introducing people to the idea of the need for training in applied civics. My book, Liberty Rising: One Cowboy’s Ascent was written to help fund the process of our case.
We have great momentum working with the same legal team that helped bring about the 2016 Oregon occupation acquittals and the 2018 Nevada Bundy mistrial. Their work uncovered both agent and bureau acts of misconduct that had been going unchecked for decades. The information gathered from both the Oregon and Nevada trials are crowning jewels for our case, not to mention the uncovered dubious decisions during the shooting of my father, which was revealed in trial of the acquitted FBI agent.
We move forward in faith and hope that our efforts will continue to uncover and correct misconduct.
Our civil complaint, demand for jury trial in the district of Oregon was filed January 25th, 2018. Soon our deposition and subpoena process will begin. We very much look forward to this discovery process. While we understand each deposition and subpoena will demand time, toil, faith, hope, and, yes, more money, we look forward to holding out-of-control government agents, bureau agents, and organizations accountable. We also anticipate spearheading a change in the current trend of weaponized words.
By Thara Tenney