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
On July 3rd, 2018, Judge Navarro denied the prosecution’s request to reconsider January’s dismissal with prejudice.
Judge Gloria Navarro ruled today that the prosecutors will not get another chance to retry Cliven Bundy, his sons, Ammon and Ryan, and Ryan Payne.
The case against these four defendants was dismissed with prejudice on January 8, 2018 by Navarro, citing prosecutorial misconduct and several Brady violations of withholding evidence.
In her 11-page ruling, Navarro addressed the multiple reasons the prosecution cited for her to reconsider her ruling. She repeats much of the language from her original dismissal in which she harshly admonished the prosecution, headed by Steven Myhre, for their “flagrant misconduct”.
Additionally, the judge referenced the previous trials, in which Todd Engel and Greg Burleson were convicted.
The claim that the Government did not need to provide evidence of provocation, intimidation, and self-defense is outrageous given that this defense was at issue in the previous trials,
Some of the wording in the ruling is quite interesting, as it refers to the specific charges of which Engel and Burleson were convicted:
Because some evidence pertaining to perceived government misconduct is relevant to defending against Counts Five, Twelve, and Sixteen, and because the possibility of a self-defense theory exists, the Court finds that it did not err in finding that evidence of this nature amounted to a Brady violation and should have been disclosed.
Burleson was sentenced to 68 years for his role in the standoff. Engel is scheduled to be sentenced on July 19th and is facing a possible 20 years in prison. Multiple motions have been filed on their behalf requesting relief from the convictions based on the Brady violations by the government.
The government is desperately trying to keep the convictions from being overturned, yet cannot wipe the taint of their actions from the Judge’s eyes…
The Center for Self Governance created the Governed v Governing Documentary series to detail and document the dramatic stories of our fellow countrymen trying to Keep the Republic.
In Part I: The Bundy Standoff you will see a Nevada Ranching family and supporters from around the country face off with 100s of extremely well armed federal agents. Learn why they were there and how the story ended.
In Part II: LaVoy – Dead Man Talking you will meet LaVoy Finicum, the Arizona Rancher who was shot 3 times in the back on a remote Oregon Highway January 26, 2016. Learn what drove him to go to Oregon and get out of his truck in hail of bullets.
In Part III: The Final Verdict – Oregon & Nevada Trials you will meet all those imprisoned for the 2014 Bundy Standoff and the 2016 Oregon Occupation and find out how their trials ended!
The Center for Self Governance will be screening the first part of LaVoy – Dead Man Talking in the Patriot Barn at 22202 N Hinzerling, Prosser, WA on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 7 pm. Jeanette Finicum, wife of LaVoy, will be in attendance to answer questions from the audience. L