Ammon Bundy Admits Defeat, Calls On Remaining Oregon Occupiers To “Stand Down, Go Home”

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The story of Ammon Bundy and his not so merry band of Federal Wildlife Refuge occupiers is about to come to its end.

Following the overnight arrest of the Oregon militia leader and six of his associates by the FBI, as well as deadly shooting during a confrontation with federal authorities of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, spokesperson for the militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, moments ago Portland’s KATU reported that Ammon Bundy, through his attorney, asked the remaining armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to stand down and go home.

Bundy and the others were taken to Portland and booked into the Multnomah County Jail and made their first appearance in federal court on felony charges.

It was here that Bundy decided to stand down.

“I’m asking the federal government to allow the people at the refuge to go home without being prosecuted,” Bundy said through his attorney Mike Arnold, who stood outside court to read Bundy’s statement. “To those remaining at the refuge, I love you. Let us take this fight from here. Please stand down. Please stand down. Go home and hug your families. This fight is ours for now in the courts. Please go home.”

Earlier, the handful of remaining armed occupiers tried to convince more people to join them via a YouTube livestream and told any would-be occupiers that if the federal authorities “stop you from getting here, KILL THEM!”

The occupiers took over the refuge Jan. 2.

In addition to Bundy, those arrested were Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox and Ryan W. Payne. They were taken into custody during a traffic stop. Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy and online talk-show radio host Peter Santilli were arrested in Burns. Jon Ritzheimer was arrested after surrendering to authorities in his home state of Arizona.

Top row from left are Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier and Shawna Cox. Bottom row from left are Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, Ryan Payne, Jon Eric Ritzheimer and Peter Santilli. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office/Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

KATU adds that a federal judge ordered the seven defendants in Portland to stay in federal custody. The judge ruled there’s a risk they wouldn’t show up in court, and those under arrest pose a danger to the community because the occupation at the wildlife refuge continues.

Defense attorneys argued that none of those under arrest have significant criminal records, but the judge agreed with prosecutors that all should remain in custody until a detention hearing scheduled for Friday.

None of the seven defendants entered any plea on the charge of impeding federal wildlife officers from doing their job, although the outcome of the legal process at this point is virtually assured: prison, of the Federal kind.

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  • varlog

    “Let us take this fight from here. Please stand down. Please stand down. Go home and hug your families. This fight is ours for now in the courts.”

    I must have learned a different version of English because this does not sound like someone admitting defeat.

  • http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2016/01/27/americans-really-really-hate-the-government/ august

    Chiken shits

  • Guillotine_ready

    The problem here as in all situations like this, the sheep do not help out, they stay on the couch or under the bed.
    Soon no one will stand and fight for the rights of sheep, and no one will come stand by you in a fight for your life.
    Good job. Stay under the bed. Daddy gov gonna protect you

    • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

      Yep-that’s my attitude. When the shtf, I’m not going to waste any ammo, food, energy-or any other resource, defending the fucking idiots who allow themselves to be star struck by the “authority” of this government. Fuck them-they’ll be ALL on their own.

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    When the time comes-and it’s coming-I’m going to leave a small pile of rocks and sticks in my yard for my anti-Second Amendment neighbors. Attached will be this note: “Here are the same weapons you expected me to defend my family with. Since I kept my guns, I won’t be needing these-but you will. Good luck….”

    • whiteberry

      HA! That’s great!

  • whiteberry

    Are we really supposed to believe they are going to let the remaining people at the refuge simply go home and hug their families… walking away free of any repercussions?

    • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

      Right? I suspect that somewhere down the line, some of these families will perish in “mysterious” house fires, unfortunate car accidents or tragic plane crashes.

  • Truthsetsyoufree

    This whole story is faker the Kim K’s ass. You see those two, fat asshole “militia” yelling like loonies, making real militia look stupid. Total government psyop trap. GTFO

  • Gil G

    This pretty much sums up how the Libertarian wet dream of taking down the government by force would actually work out.

    • Reverend Draco

      Yeah. . .because a half-dozen guys could totally go it alone.

      I’m curious – how the fuck does someone as lacking in brain power as you remember how to breathe? Flash cards? [inhale] [exhale] [repeat]

      Just be careful you don’t get them in the wrong order. . .

  • cmb

    Hunters… Refuge now target rich with LEOs … just saying