• Source: KATU
  • Oregon Domestic Terrorists 'Alarmed' After New Armed 'Militia' Group Shows Up

    'We're Asking You To Leave' Says Leader Ammon Bundy To 'Patriot' Group

    One week after Ammon Bundy's "militia" showed up and broke into the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, another so-called "patriot" group descended upon the federal installation. Just like Bundy and his group that many are calling domestic terrorists, this heavily armed group was not invited, showed up unannounced, and immediately tried to take control.

    Members of an anti-government group called the Pacific Patriots Network Saturday morning drove up in a convoy of SUVs and pickup trucks to the refuge outside of Burns, Oregon, just as a Bundy spokesman was ending his daily morning press conference with local and national media.

    The camouflage donned men from Oregon, Washington and Idaho stepped out and immediately began ordering reporters away, and set up a perimeter outside the refuge.

    Bundy, who has enjoyed a degree of notoriety the past week, saw a threat to his rule and made clear he was not pleased.

    Utah attorney Todd MacFarlane, working with the Bundy group, told The Oregonian Ammon Bundy does not want the Pacific Patriots Network there.

    "We don't need that. We don't want it and we're asking you to leave," Bundy said through MacFarlane. 

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    Bundy's band of militiamen are "alarmed" by the appearance of another militia group, MacFarlane said, "and concerned about the perception they convey," The Oregonian reports.

    "This was the last thing in the world they wanted to see happen," MacFarlane said.

    Bundy didn't request the presence of the network, he said, and has "tried to put out the word: 'We don't need you.'"

    Pacific Patriots Network leader Brandon Curtiss said they're only there to "de-escalate" the situation, and opted to do so by showing up heavily armed.

    "The reason why we're here is to set a security buffer between the gentlemen here at the refuge, the community citizens as well as law enforcement," Curtiss said, telling KATU reporter Cory Marshall, "As you can see, we established our security perimeter when we rolled up."

    "We are not the militia, and we are not a militia," Curtiss said, adding they are "here for everybody's safety, on both sides."

    Bundy group member LaVoy Finicum said while they appreciate the Pacific Patriots Network showing up, "we want the long guns put away."

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    Saturday afternoon, members of the Pacific Patriots Network presented the domestic terrorists with "articles of resolution," then drove off to give a copy to "other government agencies," presumably local law enforcement.

    They did not reveal the contents of the documents.

    UPDATE: The contents of the documents.

     

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    Image: Screenshot via KATU

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    • commented 2016-01-11 13:28:58 -0500
      Gangs = Thuggery, it is part of the definition. It is Not name calling at all. So in essence your argument is that an issue is not worth discussing if credibility is blown by someone that has issue with how a protest takes shape? And lost credibility in this case being that they are armed while in protest, even though they are not brandishing their weapons. Note… the only pictures of blandishment are from the group that showed up to assist and was sent packing by the protesters, and a couple images posted the first day that are attributed to the occupation, as well as an image of one of the men with a leather scabbard rifle on his lap which is most likely a old school hunters lever action hunting rifle, which if you are camped literally outside in the wild in not a silly thing to decide to posses. Seriously, why is it so hard to talk issues instead of dismissing the argument because the people have guns and like guns?

    • commented 2016-01-11 13:16:10 -0500
      “thuggary”? Who’s name calling?

      There may be a valid minimum sentence discussion to be had, but these men blew their credibility and are now deserving of both ridicule and prosecution.

    • commented 2016-01-11 13:06:23 -0500
      First lets be clear that “reaction” is all about location. This is happening in a county of 7,000 people with a mere 6 full time Sheriffs in an area with 0.7 humans per square mile in population density which is lower than Alaska, the state with the lowest population density in the United States. The area is extremely rural by rural standards. The Buildings and land occupied were empty and are, due to the time of year, at their lowest usage level. This situation is different than Mike Halleen proposes in that these are not Gang members in Oregon with warrants for their arrest for general thuggery, these men are legally armed and only carrying handguns (however admittedly with other long guns on site), Regardless Minimum Sentences is the conversation we all should be having instead of name calling, demonizing, polarizing and sensationalizing. Why not find common ground?

    • commented 2016-01-11 12:44:03 -0500
      And if a group of heavily armed urban gang members occupied a federal building to protest minimum drug sentences?

    • commented 2016-01-11 10:21:10 -0500
      Everyone here should respect the civil rights stance at the core of this. If you do not you are a hypocrite. www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/oregon-mandatory-minimums/422433/

    • commented 2016-01-11 05:03:52 -0500

    • commented 2016-01-10 23:13:56 -0500
      This is why we can’t have nice bird sanctuaries.

    • commented 2016-01-10 19:32:19 -0500
      Are they waiting for all the crazies to show up before putting an end to it?

    • commented 2016-01-10 19:21:31 -0500
      Hopefully the two terrorist groups can fight it out between themselves—with their guns.

    • commented 2016-01-10 19:11:10 -0500
      Seriously… At 2:01 the jackssses american flag is disolayed backwards on his vest.. Stars are to be displayed to the left unless on your right arm …

    • commented 2016-01-10 16:32:59 -0500
      kicking the PPN to the curb is the smartest thing Ammon Bundy has done yet. The leader of the PPN, Joseph Rice, is a military fraudster who has claimed Purple Hearts and to be a POW despite earning neither.

      Thisainthell.us/blog/?p=60837 has all the info.

      But the whole movement up there is full of Stolen Valor
      Joseph Rice, Brian Cavalier, Jon Ritzheimer, and Blaine Cooper have all lied about their veteran status or being in the military. You’d figure a patriot group such as they claim to be wouldn’t tolerate liars such as these 4 being a part of their cause, but it goes to show how hypocritical they actually are.

    • commented 2016-01-10 12:05:48 -0500
      Who cares what they are driving??
      Would you be happier if it was a rusty old pick-up truck and created peace?
      It is difficult enough with so many diverse needs…….addressing the person/people to include all parties directly…..wow what a novel concept

    • commented 2016-01-10 09:02:27 -0500
      “Nobody out-crazies Ophelia!”

    • commented 2016-01-10 08:57:15 -0500
      As Juanita from Sordid Lives would say “This is gettin’ good!”

    • commented 2016-01-10 06:59:35 -0500
      It’s even funnier if you notice that at least one of these “patriots” is driving a Toyota.

    • commented 2016-01-10 06:50:03 -0500
      Now that’s funny.

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