Justice

The Bundy Militia Has Been Hit With More Charges

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The leader of the occupation of the wildlife refuge in Oregon, Ammon Bundy, along with a dozen other militia cosplayers have been hit with more charges.

Bundy and his cohorts pleaded not guilty yesterday after a federal grand jury handed down more weapons charges.

In a packed courtroom in Portland, the younger Bundy and others pleaded not guilty to the new allegations Wednesday. All 26 defendants were previously charged with conspiracy to impede officers of the United States.

Ammon Bundy's attorneys told the judge that he wanted to be advised of his rights. U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown denied the request, noting that they were read at three prior court appearances.

"I know I have no rights, so thank you," Bundy said.

Sad face.

The good news for Mister Bundy is that, as an American citizen, he has many rights. If he and his henchmen truly had no rights; if they had occupied a federal facility in a country like Russia; they'd probably be dead. They certainly wouldn't have access to competent counsel or a right to a fair trial.

It may not be the outcome everyone wanted, but their thorough prosecution will clearly demonstrate that they're wrong about the government they sought to overthrow.

Ironically, their apprehension and treatment from the beginning of their crusade demonstrates that they've actually been afforded more leeway than minority Americans who've been shot on sight without even having an opportunity to surrender.

Bundy benefited from bias and The System whether he realizes it or not.

  • Bundy benefited from bias and The System whether he realizes it or not.

    A-effing-men!

  • GrafZeppelin127

    “I know I have no rights, so thank you,” Bundy said.

    Ooh! Getting all passive-aggressive in front of a federal judge! There’s a smart, mature strategy for you.

    • LOL I know! Judges are like gods in their courtroom. Smartassery is not allowed by anyone, especially the Defendant.

  • Georgie

    They must be fun to spend the holidays with, no awkward conversations there huh?

  • muselet

    The acorn doesn’t fall far from the very stupid tree.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    “I know I have no rights, so thank you,” ~ Ammon Bundy: an overgrown child

    At this point the phrase white privilege is no where near strong enough to accurately describe Ammon Bundy. So I’m proposing (coining?) a new expression that will hopefully be up to the challenge. White Butthurt!™

    Thoughts?

    • Victor the Crab

      Works for me!

    • gescove

      Works for me too!

    • ninjaf

      To me, his request for a fourth reading of his rights sounds more masturbatory than anything — seems fitting for an ammosexual.