Category: Oregon Standoff
If he were going to resist armed officers why did he come out of the vehicle with his arms high in the air; why didn’t he come out shooting?
Mark Potok is a senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center. His job is to monitor groups that are a part of what he calls the “extreme right.”
If you want to understand what’s behind the Bundy Ranch Bunkerville standoff, the imprisonment of the Hammonds, the Oregon standoff, and the growing hatred of the federal Bureau of Land Management in the West, this is a must watch.
And lawfully, the federal government has no more authority than you would, if you owned the land. If there was an alleged criminal act, you would have to file a complaint with Harney County, and it would be dealt with under state law.
Mr. Kornze is doing his part to help President Obama bypass Congress and set national policy.
The San Jose State directory confirms that James Brent, the man “praying” for the Bundys to be shot and killed, teaches political science at a California university. Unless someone with a grudge is impersonating him, this appears to be his genuine identity.
Tensions between ranchers and federal agencies also arise due to pressure from environmental groups.