Jury finds Bundy Brothers and all Oregon standoff defendants Not Guilty.

Bundy Family during Oregon Standoff

An Oregon Jury on Thursday found Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and five co-defendants not guilty of conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs through intimidation, threat or force during the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The jury returned the verdicts after five hours of deliberation in the high-profile case drew national attention to the federal bird sanctuary in rural eastern Oregon.

Ammon Bundy’s lawyer Marcus Mumford was tazed by marshals in courtroom

Minutes after the verdict, Ammon Bundy’s lawyer Marcus Mumford asked the judge to free the defendants and argued that Ammon should be allowed to walk out of the court, a free man.

U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown told him that there was a U.S. Marshal’s hold on him from a pending federal indictment in Nevada.

“If there’s a detainer, show me,” Mumford stood, arguing before U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown.

Suddenly, a group of about six U.S. Marshals surrounded Mumford at his defense table and grabbed on to him.

“What are you doing?” Mumford yelled, as he struggled and was taken down to the floor.

As deputy marshals yelled, “Stop resisting,” the judge demanded, “Everybody out of the courtroom now!”

Mumford was taken into custody, a member of his legal team confirmed.

The charges stem from the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.

“The people have to insist that the government is not our master; they are our servants,” Ryan Bundy said during his closing statement to the jury.

Bundy added the occupation had “nothing to do with impeding and preventing the employees of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.” The Bundy Family and supporters claim the occupation was meant to shift the federally-owned land to local control and expose the Bureau of Land Management’s unconstitutional ownership and management of public lands.

The acquittal is bittersweet for those involved, who say the federal government acted with extreme prejudice and malice. During the initial arrest of the now innocent parties, the FBI shot and killed Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum. Those involved say LaVoy was murdered, without ever having the opportunity to have his day in court.

“My dad was such a good good man, through and through,” said Arianna Finicum Brown, 26, one of Finicum’s 11 children. “He would never ever want to hurt somebody, but he does believe in defending freedom and he knew the risks involved.”


  1. sunshine
    October 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Government bullying ……. wake up people …… this is what the government mentioned thinks of us and how they will treat us all

  2. Deborah Harvey
    October 27, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    there are those who say that american troops will never fire on us, their own people. these people need to wake up and smell the corruption.
    it is bone deep, maybe even marrow deep.
    it is beyond human solution and it is time to call fervently upon God to clean it up.
    He is the only one who can raise the dead.

  3. B from CA
    October 28, 2016 at 5:26 am

    We are standing at the crossroads. Shall we walk toward freedom or live under an American style Bolshevism, NWO, communism?

    These Bundy people are courageous. The NWO is going to collapse because it is evil. The good people of this world, like the Bundys, are finally taking a stand.

    I’m happy this case turned out right in the court, but even if it had not, the greatest success was just taking a stand. We all must just say no to tyranny.


  4. Anonomous
    October 31, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    There is a war coming. Beware the aftermath of November 8th. Be ready.

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