With the Malheur Refuge Occupation trial under way in Portland, Oregon, the defendants named in the Bundy Ranch indictment remain in prison, denied pretrial release despite no relevant or substantial criminal history.
Eric Parker, “The Man on the Bridge”, speaks from prison just a little past the halfway mark to the upcoming trial in February 2017. The men are encouraged by the U.S. Attorney’s decision to drop the charges against journalist Pete Santilli in Oregon. Santilli spent months in prison under indictment for “conspiracy”, only to have the charges dropped one (1) day before the trial began. He will be extradited to Nevada and wait with the rest to stand trial there.
The Idaho III% has established two petitions related to the Bundy Ranch incident from 2014. First, the charges against these men should be dropped. Agents from the Bureau of Land Management and US Park Police needlessly escalated the situation on the 12th of April. No one got hurt, there was no violence. The four men from Idaho under indictment are not guilty of the crimes for which they are accused. Second, a petition to call upon Congress to formally investigate the unfolding of events at the Bundy Ranch.
Eric Parker’s statement can be listened to here…
Misinformation still circulates about the Bundy Ranch incident. Eric Parker provided a detailed account of what happened in Bunkerville, NV on Saturday, 12 April 2014. That interview can be found here.
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