Tuesday, January 05, 2016

About that mess in Oregon, one of the charges made against the ranchers

was 'they started a fire to cover up poaching'.  Problem:
(o) Federal attorneys, Frank Papagni, hunted down a witness who was not mentally capable to be credible.  Dusty Hammond (grandson and nephew) testified that Steven told him to start a fire. He was 13-years-old at the time, and 24-years-old when he testified (11 years later).
At 24 Dusty had been suffering with mental problems for many years. He had estranged his family including his mother. Judge Hogan noted that Dusty’s memories as a 13-year-old boy were not clear or credible.
However, Judge Hogan allowed the prosecution to continually use Dusty’s testimony. When speaking to the Hammonds about this testimony, they understood Dusty was manipulated and expressed nothing but love for their troubled grandson. (more)
I'd suggest going through the whole thing.  The idiots who took over the building, well, 'idiots' about covers it.  And the feds involved appear to be the kind of 'Do anything to get what the .gov wants' assholes we've come to know and loathe.

So, the whole mess wouldn't have happened without dirtbag feds stealing peoples' land for 'their' refuge, and the idiots who took over the building aren't helping.

Speaking of power-grabby feds, who the hell told the EPA that light pollution is 'in their portfolio'?  And how many ways of screwing people do you think they can come up with in this?


0007 said...

I just read a real interesting back story on the fed prostitute who prostituted the Hammonds and then appealed the case when the first judge refused to sentence them to the five year term for "terrorism".
Sorry, can't remember the website it one that has been doing a lot of background on this case.
But the short version is she had run a child protective service operation until she was picked by obumble to fill a US attorney slot. She literally was a hippie raised in a commune who had to retire after this case because she was stalking a colleague.

0007 said...

Got it, it was on a link at the WRSA blog(westernrifleshootersassociation)