U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach denied the request of one of Cliven Bundy’s sons, David, to be released into the custody of his county sheriff.
Courthouse News reports:
In a motion seeking release pending trial early next year, Dave Bundy said he would remain in custody of his local sheriff and appear at scheduled hearings.
Ferenbach was not persuaded, saying federal prosecutors made a strong case that Bundy likely would not abide by court orders and that armed resistance might occur if federal officers had to go get him.
It’s one thing to take a position. It’s another thing to take up arms,” Ferenbach said.
Ferenbach said the case against Dave Bundy is not as strong as the case against others, and letters of support indicate he is a kind, personable, helpful person.
However, Ferenbach also said evidence indicates Bundy helped to create the potentially deadly situation two years ago.
“I just can’t get away from the underlying fact that he directed supporters to take up the high ground,” Ferenbach said. “He’s a danger to the community. Specifically, to BLM employees.”
Ferenbach said he has no reason to believe Bundy would abide by court orders.
The issue is not whether the judge believes that Bundy will abide by court orders, but is about releasing Bundy into the custody of Millard County Sheriff Robert A. Dekker. Dekker offered to take custody of Bundy until his court date, which is scheduled nearly a year into the future, February 6, 2017.
The judge’s reasoning for such a ruling is because Bundy considers the central government to be a powerless “foreign entity.” Indeed, it is. The fact that it has been incorporated as a “federal corporation” is quite telling. This is exactly why those in the Washington, D.C. cartel constantly ignores the Constitution, and instead looks to globalize the united States.
Since Bundy recognizes the central government has become a “foreign entity,” the judge believes that he would have the same opinion of the court system. However, one has to wonder what bearing that would have upon Sheriff Dekker.
Does the judge not trust Sheriff Dekker, or are the powers that would be pulling this judge’s strings, just as events in Oregon were orchestrated?
Ferenbach did grant Bundy a motion to reopen his detention hearing.
Several members of the Bundy family protested the judge’s ruling and accused him of being “licensed to lie” like reading from a script that was written before the hearing.
“I was hoping that the justice system would actually do what it’s supposed to do,” said MaryLynn Bundy, Dave Bundy’s wife and mother to their six children, age 1 through 14. “We were in for an hour and a half. Our lawyer got up and said what he was going to say, and the prosecutor got up and said a lot of lies. Then the judge read his statement from a statement already typed. I think that means you made up your mind way ahead of time, if you have it typed.”
Mrs. Bundy then blasted the judge’s twisting of her husband’s words.
“Because he wrote that letter, the judge said he is against the federal government,” she said. “That’s not what it was about. It was about just the BLM, and did not say the whole Federal government. They could not get past that letter. Your freedom of speech clearly isn’t freedom of speech. You clearly have to be careful about what you say.”
“How are judges even being fair and listening, especially when they have it (a typed decision) ready,” she added. “You would think he would be able to read his own words and make a decision out of his own mouth. I didn’t think that’s what happened in America. How did they know he (Dave Bundy) would be a danger to the people who checked on him?”
Indeed, but this is the same kind of tactics the Bureau of Land Management and other agencies used at Bundy Ranch when the attempted to make “First Amendment Zones” to quell free speech. Again, the ones who are acting criminally are those in the Washington, D.C. cartel, not the American patriots who stood against them.
This kind of reasoning by the judge is nothing more than an attempt to punish Bundy because of how he thinks and what he writes.
David and his brother Melvin were arrested on the same day and both are facing 80 year mandatory prison terms should they be convicted of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, conspiracy to injure federal officers, assault of a federal officer, obstruction of justice, threatening federal officers, weapons use and possession, and interfering with commerce and interstate travel by way of extortion.
I believe the people of Nevada, as well as Oregon, need to be educated on the Constitution and jury nullification and stand up for these men against their trumped up charges. The only reason for the government to engage in this is to force the families not to be able to ranch. Then, the BLM would swoop in and grab the land and all its resources.
Political prisoner and reporter Pete Santilli spoke from jail about the judge’s decision.