Armed Federal Agents Taser Bundy Ranch Protesters

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Date of Interaction: April 9, 2014
Government Employees Involved: Bureau of Land Management AKA Bureau of Land Mercenaries

Cattle and land are being stolen from hard working farmers in Carson, Nevada by the Bureau of Land Management. Yesterday, at the protest, protesters were assaulted repeatedly by members of BLM. They choked a pregnant woman and tased several others. Oh yeah, they also drove off with more than 20 head of cattle.

Bureau Of Land Management Phone Number: (202) 208-3801
Brian Sandoval Email Contact Form- http://gov.nv.gov/Contact/Governor/
Brian Sandoval – Carson City Phone # – (775) 684-5670
Brian Sandoval Las Vegas Phone # -(702) 486-2500
Senator Dean Heller Contact Form – http://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
Phone #’s For Heller – Reno: 775-686-5770/ Las Vegas: 702-388-6605/ Washington: 202-224-6244
Sheriff Douglas Gillespi – (702) 828-3231 or (702) – 828 – 3111
Email: Sheriff@lvmpd.com
Steny Hoyer: Phone – (202)- 225-4131
Steny Hoyer Email Contact Form – https://hoyer.house.gov/email-steny

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  • steve

    This is a sad state of affairs and will not turn out any good.This could be turned around if American citizens show up in great numbers. The population can resist and force them away along with better media coverage. This family has been on this ranch for years and the people of the U.S. own the grazing land they have been using all this time.

  • RadicalDude

    This is what the government means by representation of the people for the people.

  • Neato

    Democracy in action.

  • t

    So….

    Maybe a quick review of the 1st Amendment is in order. Specifically the part about “peaceable assembly”. That’s protected. What we see in this video…..isn’t even close to “peaceable”.

  • John Q Public

    If that lady is pregnant, she probably should be thinking about the welfare of her child instead of interjecting herself with these other knuckleheads. The cops didn’t sick the dog on her. She ran up to the dog like an idiot. She’s lucky that she didn’t get bit.

  • John Q Public

    The bottom line: Don’t mess with tortoise activists.

    Armed U.S. rangers are rounding up cattle on federal land in Nevada in a rare showdown with a rancher who has illegally grazed his herd on public lands for decades, as conflict over land use simmers in western states.

    The dispute in Nevada came to a boiling point after environmentalists told federal land managers they planned to sue to protect a threatened tortoise whose habitat was being destroyed by grazing cattle.

    Federal authorities sent in helicopters and wranglers on horseback, starting on Saturday, to seize the estimated 1,000-strong herd, in a battle rancher Cliven Bundy and his allies have likened to a range war with a remote government seeking to suppress the independent spirit of the U.S. West.

    “It’s a freedom issue that we’re really fighting here, and it’s bigger than our cows and bigger than the tortoises. It’s about the federal government wanting control to do whatever it wants to do,” the rancher’s wife, Carol Bundy, said in an interview.

    The showdown is emblematic of a broader conflict between a dwindling number of ranchers, who have traditionally grazed cattle on public lands and held sway over land-use decisions, and environmentalists and land managers facing competing demands on lands opened to oil and gas development, recreation and other uses.

    The Nevada roundup follows a decades-long conflict between Cliven Bundy and U.S. land managers over a grazing allotment that spans nearly 600,000 acres of federal range and park lands in the southern Nevada desert.

    Bundy stopped paying grazing fees of about $1.35 a month per cow-calf pair in 1993, ignored the government’s cancellation of his leases and defied federal court orders to remove his cattle, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. But it took more than 20 years for the government to forcefully intervene.

    Bundy is not the only rancher who violated federal grazing regulations, although his case is among the most severe, BLM officials said. Most violations are resolved by the next grazing season and tied to lesser issues such as failing to leave grazing lands by a specified seasonal date.

    SOLD AT AUCTION

    Wranglers have so far seized 277 head of Bundy cattle, many of them cow-calf pairs that may ultimately be sold at auction, in an operation that is expected to continue into May. Such large interventions are exceedingly rare.

    The BLM, which oversees roughly 18,000 permits and leases for livestock on 158 million acres in mostly Western states, sees an average of four livestock impoundments a year involving a few dozen animals at most, said senior BLM rangeland management specialist Bob Bolton.

    “What we’re doing this week in Nevada is not the norm at all,” he said of the action.

    The BLM said the illegal grazing was unfair to thousands of other ranchers who abide by range laws, even as the move came under criticism from Nevada’s Republican governor, who urged the agency to reconsider its approach.

    “No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists,” Governor Brian Sandoval said in a statement on Tuesday.

    The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association also said it was concerned how the Bundy cattle confiscation evolved.

    The standoff with the BLM, better known for partnering with ranchers than fighting them, stems in part from the Bundy’s belief that their right to graze the land predates the federal government’s management of it, and that the county and state should ultimately have authority over lands in their boundaries.

    That is the theme of a similar debate underway in neighboring Utah, where county commissioners have threatened to remove federally protected wild horses from U.S. rangelands after drought prompted federal managers to consider reducing the number of cattle permitted to graze there, BLM officials said.

    In a show of support for Bundy’s defiance, commissioners in Utah are pushing to remove one wild horse for every Bundy cow seized in Nevada. But the Center for Biological Diversity, which notified the government in 2012 that it was suing to protect the Mojave Desert tortoise, welcomed the Nevada move.

    “The federal government has been caving in to Cliven Bundy for years at the sacrifice of lands that are not only being destroyed for the tortoise but also for all the people of the United States who own it,” said Rob Mrowka, a senior scientist with the center.

    http://news.yahoo.com/u-seizes-cattle-rare-fight-over-federal-land-110731078.html;_ylt=AwrBJR8LQEdTHBoAM0LQtDMD

  • Duane Weimerskirch

    FEDS FUTURE ENFORCEMENT DELINQUENT SOCIALISTS…>COPS ….CROOKS ON PUBLIC SUBSIDIES….PIGS…..PUKES IN GOVERNMENT SUITS….

  • John Q Public

    What could actually happen is that the cow activists will clash with the tortoise activists and chaos will ensue.

  • Patrick Henry,The2nd

    Looks like the BLM made it less peaceful. And when they are doing illegal things, we’ll that’s why we have the 2nd Amendment.

  • Patrick Henry,The2nd

    I think a pregnant lady has the right to protest and defend her rights. I think the BLM idiots should quit their jobs, unless they like being tyrants.

  • John Q Public

    There’s a way for her to peacefully defend her rights. And there’s the “let me jump in front of the marshal’s dog, get in their face, and scream ‘I’m pregnant'” approach.

  • t

    What “illegal things” did BLM do? It’s readily clear what illegal,things the protesters did (BTW….this is why I say that your camera/phone is subject to seizure when you film your self committing a crime. Look at how many protesters filmed themselves while committing illegals act…dozens)

  • Common Sense

    The farmer knows he’s screwed. This has been going on for months. Even supporters of “rancher rights” acknowledged that he’s allowing his cattle to graze on federal land without paying, for decades.

    Guess what…the bill’s come due.

  • Common Sense

    Odd isn’t it how they always leave out that part….

  • Jake C

    Nothing good will come of this. He had over a decade to present his case in court. He failed. This isn’t the 1800’s. That is public land managed by the bureau of land management. Everyone else would have to pay. He isn’t entitled to that land. Now these nut case sovereign nation people are coming down from other states armed. Nothing good will come of that.

  • ThirtyOneBravo

    She’s gonna look back on this and think “God, was I an idiot for doing that.”.

  • ThirtyOneBravo

    Then get off your whiny, dog whistle blowing, race baiting ass and do something about it.

  • ben dover

    The Feds legally have to fence there land off and signs.Look up open range laws.

  • t

    So odd.

  • John Q Public

    No she’s not. She’s probably already filing a lawsuit.

  • SlimTheMan

    Just out of curiosity, did the federal government testing nukes on the “federal land” have anything to do with the tortoise becoming endangered???

  • John Q Public

    Could be, but who knows for sure? There were quite a few tests in the 40’s and 50’s before they moved their operations out to various atolls in the Pacific.

  • Not me!

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