The feds are engaged in an extended grudge match against western dissidents, without regard for the cost to justice or the taxpayers.
Arguments or opinions are that the federal government, its officers and agents or its agencies are improperly and excessively armed, use military tactics, act outside their authority or have engaged in the use of excessive force in other venues or at other times.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported alleged misconduct or excessive force by law enforcement,”…extended grudge matches by the federal government and its employees against people challenging their authority in general, and westerners pushing back over control of public lands in particular.
(now) We’re talking Blackhawk helicopters, machine guns, grenade launchers, battering rams, explosives, chemical sprays, body armor, night vision, rappelling gear, armored vehicles, and tanks. Clearly, we’re not in Mayberry anymore.
“If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close combat and kill him. Do we want police officers to have that mentality? Of course not.”— Arthur Rizer, former police officer and member of the military
Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge.
According to court filings, elected leaders and even deputies have confronted BLM rangers, publicly challenging their authority.
Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands.
Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James “Danny” Perkins relayed ranchers’ complaints about federal officers removing plastic feed tubs from the range and threatening the ranchers with litter citations.
He drew early controversy during an undercover probe of artifacts trafficking in Blanding in 2009. More recently, Love led the BLM’s aborted roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle following an armed standoff.
BLM killed many heads of cattle that belonged to Cliven Bundy and his family and then sought to cover it up in mass burials.
Now, why do you suppose they don’t want any mention of what took place in Oregon in 2016? It’s because there are two ranchers, Steven and Dwight Hammond, currently serving five year sentences under terrorism charges for starting backfires to protect family, property and cattle. One of those fires was allegedly due to the actions of a BLM agent starting a fire. However, BLM creates the same fires with destructive results.
Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management agent now under investigation by the agency’s own Inspector General’s office for egregious ethics violations related to the 2016 Burning Man festival in Nevada, has a history of cruel and ruthless behavior which predates the current uproar over his thuggish tactics. Prior to Love’s involvement in the failed raid on the Bundy Ranch in April of 2014, he led the 2009 federal antiquities sting, ‘Operation Cerberus Action’ in southeastern Utah. This sting, which took several years and climaxed with federal raids by hundreds of armed BLM and FBI officers on dozens of homes, also lead to the deaths of 4 men involved in the case. *
The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General investigated an unnamed Bureau of Land Management supervisory agent in Salt Lake City for more than a year on ethics complaints, with the independent panel concluding that breaches had occurred.
The agent, which the Deseret News has confirmed is Dan Love through a source familiar with the investigation, is accused of using his position to secure preferential treatment for his family during the 2015 Burning Man event in Nevada, including using federal law enforcement officers as personal escorts for their safety, using his BLM vehicle to transport his girlfriend and allowing her to share overnight BLM lodging with him.
Burning Man – $1 million “luxury” compound to take care of BLM needs for the event – The national office of the BLM released a statement on the investigation, saying it takes the allegations of misconduct seriously.
The prosecution in the Bundy Ranch case were found to be withholding information that would substantiate the defense’s case that the Bureau of Land Management goons, under the direction of Agent Daniel P. Love, were not at Bundy Ranch to carry out a lawful court order, but were, in fact, going into tactical mode in order to murder innocent civilians.
In dash-cam video made public during the first two trials, you can clearly hear cross-talk in the background asking agents to move communications to TAC-Le Channel (329) while communicating with ICP communications director Toni Suminski, [SAC] Daniel P. Love, snipers on the mesa, and other BLM tactical gunmen in the wash. Toni Suminski testified in court under oath in the first Bundy trial that recordings of those transmissions were lost after the the hard drive running the recording software had mysteriously come unplugged during the protest on April 12, 2014.
Suminski also admitted under oath she had shredded garbage bags full of documents concerning Operation Gold Butte that were found in a dumpster
On January 26, 2016, (Lavoy, Ammon Bundy and the other folks) on their way to a scheduled meeting in John Day, Oregon. in a forested area, with extremely poor, if not non-existent cell phone coverage, were set upon by modern day highwaymen. The driver and passengers of the second vehicle submitted to the demands of the heavily armed interlopers, at gunpoint, to leave the vehicle and sit on the side of the snow-covered roadway. The driver of the second vehicle, a white pick-up truck, following the exit of one of the passengers, sped away, seeking the assistance of a peace officer, Sheriff Glenn Palmer, of Grant County, Oregon.
(Someone who) spoke out against what he believed to be a corrupt US Government said “You’d think the 1st Amendment which protects your right to free speech; to speak horribly of the government if you so choose, would have protected Cox, and you’re right it should have.” In fact, according to the ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), an individual can’t be punished for inflammatory speech unless it is likely to incite imminent lawless action. The exact definition of the word “imminent” has been clarified by the court in a subsequent case, Hess v. Indiana (1973). Hess was a man who was part of a demonstration that occupied a street. The Sheriff’s Department then cleared the people from that street. The court found that Hess’ speech when he vocalized aloud that they were going to “take the f***ing street later (or again)” was protected speech, in part, because his speech “amounted to nothing more than advocacy of illegal action at some indefinite future time,” and therefore did not meet the imminence requirement.
by the Paraphrased Plagiarist – vreii