Community addresses the armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge
By Shepard Ambellas | Email Author
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BURNS, Ore. (INTELLIHUB) — “Get your boots out of my town,” one community member told Ammon Bundy and his group, garnering applause from the crowd.
A lot of back and forth exchange took place at the community meeting Tuesday night.
During the meeting a very unenergetic Sheriff Dave Ward stood up and addressed the crowed while displaying epic lackluster for the issue. The Sheriff eventually copped out, no pun intended, by saying that he was turning the matter over to “God” because the Sheriff feels that he is an “imperfect human.”
At one point a Bundy supporter was ejected for making a comment, while others were allowed to freely comment as tyranny sets into Harney County.
Later on, while reading from a script in a shill-like fashion, wearing a freshly purchased cowboy hat, a ‘community member’ said:
“We can not afford to be so nice folks. […] We need to recognize what’s really going on down at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. For three weeks now it has been an active crime scene and it needs to be handles as such. We need to begin isolating and containing the occupiers. We need to prevent the transportation and resupply in and out of the refuge. We need to make the scene less comfortable by disconnecting the electrical, Internet, telephone services that our occupiers are enjoying.”
In conclusion the staged plant said:
“I call upon our officials, our law enforcement, and responsible federal agencies, such as the FBI and the Department of Justice, to stop being so nice and to start taking the necessary actions to end this standoff.”
Amazingly, the crowd applauded.
In his well-scripted presentation, the man literally called for a tactical response, which new information shows may not be totally out of the question and may lead to unnecessary violence.
One attendee got on the microphone and expressed her concerns for the Hammond’s who are currently in custody. The woman passionately asked officials why they have failed to contact the Hammond’s or help them in any way.
Another woman pleaded for the Bundy group to just “give us our home back,” saying that the people can take it from here.
It’s simple an older man explained to the crowd. ‘Our government doesn’t negotiate with terrorists.’ “The blame game is what’s wrong with this society,” the man said, pointing out how we need to “fix it.”
Than about mid-meeting a pastor even took the podium. “We need to solve this in a peaceful way,” the pastor said in a godly manner.
During the meeting Ammon Bundy and members of his group could be seen moving around, sometimes within feet of law enforcement befor and after they took their seats quietly in the bleachers.
At this point it’s safe to say that authorities have nothing incriminating on Ammon Bundy or other members of his group who were allowed to roam freely amongst the crowd despite the heavy law enforcement presence or they have not yet chosen to detain the protesters.
It’s also important to note how neither Ammon nor members of his group were allowed to speak during the meeting as all channels of dialogue are now being blocked.
The next community meeting is scheduled to take place Monday at 7 p.m. local time.