LV sheriff, BLM: Bundy must be held accountable

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Updated: 7/05 8:43 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his armed supporters and the federal agency.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states' rights supporters, including self-proclaimed militia members, onto his property to aim guns at police.

Bureau spokeswoman Celia Boddington, in a statement Sunday, said the case remains under investigation and the bureau is "working diligently to ensure that those who broke the law are held accountable."

But she disputed Gillespie's contention that the agency mishandled a roundup of Bundy's cattle 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The roundup was thwarted by Bundy and his armed supporters.


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Dobieluvr - 7/6/2014 6:35 PM
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The situation between the BLM and local law enforcement on one side and Cliven Bundy assisted by the good people willing to stand and support him is a good indication of just how easily we could enter into a Civil War. People are unwilling to just sit idly by and allow an all-powerful government to dictate how they live thier daily lives. Yet the politicians continue to pass more regulations, raise more taxes and infringe on our personal freedoms while lining thier own pockets with our tax dollars. Sooner or later the people will revolt in what ever manner possible. Call it treason? Call it what our forefathers faced with England way back when this great country was born. The Minutemen are still with us.

callmeroy - 7/6/2014 11:14 AM
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Two months after Harry Reid's China trip, Lionel Sawyer registered ENN Mohave Energy LLC as an American subsidiary of the Chinese company. The firm negotiated with the county to buy the land rather than lease it, as the county's staff had recommended. In December, Clark County commissioners voted unanimously to sell up to 9,000 acres of public land to the subsidiary at pennies on the dollar. The deal spurred local controversy. Separate appraisals valued the land at $29.6 million and $38.6 million. The commission agreed to sell it to ENN for $4.5 million. The county did build in certain conditions before the project could begin, including milestones for jobs creation and investment. ENN also must assure the county that it has a power company willing to commit to buying energy from the solar farm. But in the eight months since the commissioners approved the deal, no utility has signed a power purchase agreement. However, Harry Reid stepped up again. The Democrat recently used an online discussion related to his annual energy summit for an as-yet unsuccessful effort to pressure Nevada's largest company, NV Energy, to sign up as ENN's first customer. In the July 30 discussion, Reid said the project "would start tomorrow if NV Energy would purchase the power." The utility controls "95 percent of all of the electricity that is produced in Nevada and they should go along with this." Reid's online comments were first reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal. The power company responded by saying it had exceeded its minimum renewable energy requirements both last year and this year, though it would consider buying power from ENN in the future. A spokesman for NV Energy declined to discuss the matter further. Bryan, the head of the law firm, did not return repeated phone calls and emails. An official with ENN in Langfang did not respond to emails. In 2007, after a controversy over the number of lawmaker relatives engaged in lobbying, Congress passed

renojim - 7/6/2014 9:10 AM
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Definition of treason; Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies. BLM definately did not assist our enemies by holding the welfare rancher accountable for his actions. Learn your definitions before trying to use big words Speed.

renojim - 7/6/2014 9:07 AM
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Speed, time stamp and treason are words that are not capitilized, so you must not have graduated high school either. Actually, those are things learned in the 8th grade, so sorry you didn't make it past middle school. Unfortunately what you are missing is no matter what mistakes a government, local official makes you cannot point a gun at them. There are channels you go through to deal with complaints. If a police man comes to your house and you point a gun at them, you get shot. My point is I don't know who was right or wrong but you cannot get guns to solve your problems. That is illegal, and while not every single issue is dealt with in the constitiution, almost all things are dealt with within local and federal laws which most of whom were voted on and approved by Americans.

Speed - 7/6/2014 2:56 AM
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temeculajim; I see from your conspicuous ignoring of the facts here that you are a Liberal,to put it as politely as possible. also,you didn't graduate from High School,just going from your atrocious spelling. If you look at the Time Stamp on those pictures,you'll see they were taken hours after the BLM "AGENTS",not officers,arrived on scene and pointed guns at unarmed people,tazed an unarmed resident and threw an elderly woman to the ground. Since WHEN are BLM agents authorized to draw down on American Citizens with combat weapons? These people's Constitutional Rights were so trampled into the dirt that the BLM agents who invaded and threatened them at gunpoint should be arrested and charged with Treason.

temeculajim - 7/5/2014 11:35 PM
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There was pictures of citizens pointing rifes at BLM officers. This terriosts sould have been arrested and tried for terrisum against government officials

mothership - 7/5/2014 9:26 PM
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If I recall, originally BLM and company fired the proverbial shot when one of Bundy's family members were tazed. During that first encounter also, Bundy and company were not armed. The individuals who came from around the country to assist did so on their own terms and were not asked to be there, in fact the people who showed up did a great job of making sure there were the right people to help. There were a lot of other things that grew out of this, and all of it not good on the side of BLM

wilson - 7/5/2014 9:12 PM
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“His Armed Supporters”? Is Mr. Bundy their commanding officer? These were people who stepped up to assist in a situation that was badly mishandled by the BLM. And by the way; Who pointed guns at who first??? Just because these “Brown Shirts” have a badge and a gun doesn't mean they have the right to act as they did. Who finally backed down? The BLM backed down because they were wrong and knew it! I'm sure there is still more to this story but time will tell and hopefully the truth will come out.

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