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December 22, 2017

Judge Declares Mistrial in Clive Bundy Trial, Citing Prosecution's "Willful" Withholding of Six Key Pieces of Evidence

Trust in authority emerges from trustworthy behavior -- it is not a right owed to them due to their mere credentials, which is a liberal notion infecting pretty much everything.

Including the #FakeNews right.

A federal judge Wednesday declared a mistrial in the prosecution of Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy, his two sons and a co-defendant, citing the government's "willful'' failure to turn over multiple documents that could help the defense fight conspiracy and assault charges in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff.

"The court does regrettably believe a mistrial in this case is the most suitable and only remedy,'' U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro declared, issuing her ruling from the bench before a packed courtroom.

The judge listed six types of evidence that she said prosecutors deliberately withheld before trial, including information about the presence of an FBI surveillance camera on a hill overlooking the Bundy ranch and documents about U.S. Bureau of Land Management snipers outside the ranch.

The others were maps, an FBI log with entries about snipers on standby, threat assessments that indicated the Bundys weren't violent and that the Bureau of Land Management was trying to provoke a conflict by antagonizing them and nearly 500 pages of internal affairs documents involving lead bureau special agent Dan Love, since fired from the agency.

A regime's armed enforcers rely on two key elements for compliance by the public: Moral authority, and simple armed coercion.

When moral authority evaporates, and armed coercion is the only remaining tool in the toolbox, things get bad, fast.


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