After Government Corruption-Driven Mistrial, Judge Dismisses Case Against Bundys

After declaring a mistrial just weeks ago amid  'epic corruption', a U.S. judge on Monday dismissed the criminal case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on charges stemming from an armed 2014 standoff with federal law enforcement officers over a cattle grazing rights dispute.

As reported three weeks agos, Navarro cited five key pieces of information that prosecutors did not disclose: records about surveillance and snipers at the Bundy Ranch; unredacted FBI logs about activity at the ranch in the days around the standoff; threat assessments about the Bundys dating to 2012; and internal affairs reports about the BLM.

Navarro methodically laid out her reasoning for about an hour, citing legal standards and case law, before delivering her ruling.

She said the evidence that was withheld could have been favorable to the accused and could have affected the outcome of the case.

Navarro stopped short of dismissing charges against the four men. It is unclear whether the case will be retried because Navarro did not rule whether the mistrial was with or without prejudice.

Navarro is considering dismissing the case “with prejudice” and blocking prosecutors from retrying the case. Her decision will come Jan. 8, according to The New York Times.

“There were approximately 3,000 pages that were provided to us only after we started trial,” Bundy lawyer Bret D. Whipple told TheNYT.

“I personally have never seen anything like this, especially in a case of such importance.”

Navarro had set another hearing for January and had tentatively scheduled a new trial to begin Feb. 26..

And now, as Reuters reports,  she has made her decision.

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited multiple willful evidence violations by prosecutors in dropping the case, saying they prevented a fair trial and amounted to prosecutorial misconduct.

It is now clear that  Cliven Bundy's son's  opening statement:

"The indictment and grand jury testimony is full of lies. Truth has been blocked in previous trials.

Listen closely - we will try to get you the truth. The truth will set me free and I’m counting on you to help me see that."

Has been entirely vindicated.



chumbawamba Uchtdorf Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

And file charges and prosecute the murderers of Lavoy Finicum.

Let this not be the end of the Bundy trial, but the beginning of the next American revolution.  This victory is not enough.  There is yet more injustice to rout out, and degenerates and pedophiles infest our highest offices.

Let this be the beginning of the end for them.

I am Chumbawamba.

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GadExp IH8OBAMA Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:12 Permalink

"Damn right it was a mistrial. Justice was done."


Hell no!  Justice was not served.  The feds used the system to beat the living shiz out of these people.  They don't care about winning as much as they care about squashing people in any way they can.


Dismissal or not, the government already stripped these good people from years of their lives and 100's of thousands of dollars.


No justice served here.  Only a lesser measure of injustice.


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nuubee Abaco Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:22 Permalink

I had to click on the link as well, the ZH page here makes it entirely unclear what the final decision was. It was indeed dismissed with prejudice, meaning the Bundy's can not be re-tried for those same charges.

What was hilarious was the end of the Reuters article:…


At the end they throw this in, just to show their bias:

Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, said prosecutors had bungled the case and let the Bundys succeed in breaking the law.

”The failure of this case will only embolden this violent and racist anti-government movement that wants to take over our public lands,” he said.

Seriously? Who gives a fuck what this nobody animal activist thinks.

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Dickweed Wang Captain Benny Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:42 Permalink

Now charge the district attorney with a felony!


Better yet let's get rid of all of the over-reaching federal agencies such as the DOJ, FBI, CIA, etc. and return jurisdiction of local matters to local courts and local law enforcement.  How much evidence do we need to see that those agencies are nothing more than the strong-arm for the cabal that is running things behind the scenes?  

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