An Oregon judge says he will bill Ammon Bundy up to $70,000 a day to reimburse Harney County for security costs related to the ongoing occupation of a wildlife refuge.
Local schools reopened Monday for the first time since Bundy and other militants seized a visitors center Jan. 2 at the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve and demanded the transfer of federally owned land to the county, reported KTVZ-TV.
Bundy and other militants used a backhoe owned by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife to remove fences separating federal land from property owned by a local rancher.
#Oregonstandoff breaches fence between government and private ground. pic.twitter.com/s74SMJtWka
— Anna King (@AnnaKingreports) January 11, 2016
Bundy said the militants had rifled through files at the occupied building looking for evidence of wrongdoing, but he insisted they had not accessed computers — although public radio reporters witnessed them doing that.
Some of the Fish and Wildlife employees have been relocated from their homes “out of an abundance of caution” in case their personal information, including home addresses, had been accessed by the militants.
They have also changed a sign outside the wildlife refuge to identify the occupied building as the “Harney County Resource Center,” although it’s not clear how the notoriously cash-strapped militants paid for the new sign.
"At least the gov't gives us a vote; I didn't get a vote on that sign" #Oregonstandoff pic.twitter.com/J3njMJlLcz
— Dave Killen (@killendave) January 12, 2016
Sheriff David Ward, who has said he agrees with the militants’ views but not their tactics, has set up concrete barriers and other security measures around his office and the courthouse after the militants or their supporters threatened him and other county officials.
Ward issued a statement Monday vowing that he and other law enforcement officials “will not be intimidated,” and he repeated his call for the out-of-state militants to leave the area.
“There’s an hourglass, and it’s running out,” Ward said as cheers erupted at a public meeting Monday night. “Go home.”
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty also spoke at the meeting, where he said the occupation had cost taxpayers an estimated $60,000 to $70,000 each day it has dragged on.
“We’re going to send Mr. Bundy the bill,” said Grasty, who criticized Republican lawmakers for meeting with the militants over the weekend.
The judge also called on residents not to offer assistance to the roughly two-dozen militants, who have been joined in recent days by out-of-state militia groups.
“No matter how you feel, do not bring food and supplies up to the refuge,” Grasty said.
The militants have been widely mocked for first calling for snacks, and then issuing a wish list of items such as flavored coffee creamer, tampons and cigarettes.
They have apparently received some unwanted gifts, such as sex toys, as seen in a Facebook video posted by Jon Ritzheimer, an Arizona veteran who is taking part in the occupation.
“It was really mind-blowing to me that people would actually spend their money (on this),” Ritzheimer said. “This box right here, $17.90 (for shipping). They spend and waste their money on all this hateful stuff to send out here to us and buy this ridiculous stuff. This one was really funny — a ‘bag of dicks.’ Rather than going out and doing good, they just spend all their money on hate and hate.”
He then angrily shoved all the unwanted gifts off a table and onto the floor.
Ritzheimer urged fellow “patriots” to join them in Oregon for “history in the making,” and he offered a message to his family.
“Please look at this as a deployment, only this time I’m actually serving my country rather than being sent over seas to line the pockets of corrupt politicians,” he said. “It is our sacrifice as a family that will make this country great again, not some election.”
12 thoughts on “Oregon judge plans to bill Ammon Bundy up to $70,000 a day for security costs to county”
Tearing out those posts and claiming the land for the ranchers is THEFT OF LAND FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! Bastards, they are proving themselves to not be militia but as Henry said, a bunch of good ole boy masons. That land belongs not to those damned ranchers, miners or loggers let alone the government but THE PEOPLE and this sonova bitch just proved who butters his bread.
So are you OK with the rancher who is letting the fed use his “airport”? I’m sure all of the ranchers are masons right, every last one, including the one that owns the airport. Which came first the ranch or the ring? So who is it again that’s waging war on the ranchers and the rest of the population for that matter? Apparently the masons lost control, so who’s running the show now, or is this more chaos management? Are we watching a war between the Scottish rite and the regular masons or what. Most the loggers/miners weren’t land owners, just regular folks who’s lively hood is gone. Your solution is unclear to me, Seriously I’m all ears, fill me in.
Just so you know, anyone who has sworn an oath to satan, is no friend of mine, but I think it’s a stretch to assume that all land owners have.
“So who is it again that’s waging war on the ranchers and the rest of the population for that matter?”
That would be the communist insurgency that’s currently in control of this country.
“Apparently the masons lost control, so who’s running the show now, or is this more chaos management?”
The same communist so-called ‘government’.
“Are we watching a war between the Scottish rite and the regular masons or what.”
Define “regular masons”… ?
If you mean the largest Mason faction, that would be the Scottish Rite, not The York.
“Just so you know, anyone who has sworn an oath to satan, is no friend of mine, but I think it’s a stretch to assume that all land owners have.”
Just so you know, the majority of Masons are idiots who UNKNOWINGLY swore oaths to Satan. Only the highest degrees in both rites understand this.
If it is true that we-the -people own the land, why are we letting the government caretakers, act like neo-nazi thugs? The BLM is not a friend to the people, it is a harsh, well armed task master, staffed by shit bags.
Don’t worry, Swift, I’m sure the BLM will treat me a whole lot better when Ammon Bundy and company have control of it again.
By the way, somebody needs to go out there and ask these mother f#@kers who we goyim need to vote for to support their reinstitution as our overlords. I’m thinking Ted Cruz, but someone needs to ask.
“Bundy and other militants used a backhoe owned by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife to remove fences separating federal land from property owned by a local rancher.”
So,… why weren’t they shot?
“Some of the Fish and Wildlife employees have been relocated from their homes “out of an abundance of caution” in case their personal information, including home addresses, had been accessed by the militants.”
No comment (laughter isn’t a comment).
“But they must protect their precious bodily fluids.” LOL
Omg, I love the bag of dicks they got! Maybe I should send them a barrel of smashed assholes!
This article had another grammar check error.
Ammon Bundy plans to bill Oregon Judge up to 70,000 a day for security costs to county.
securing a fake militia? from what? for whom?
bang bang you c$nty n$ggers
This whole goddamn things a freaking waste of time. Bundys making a goddamn fool of himself. Saturday night live should pick this thing up and broadcast the skit world wide so everybody can see how clownish these assholes look.
I haven’t seen one resemblance of any kind of ,you know,decent military type decorym whatsoever. Freaking embarrassing to call these guys American nationals.
Camping World is going to use this whole damn thing ias an RV commercial.
Just to clarify, it appears that “Judge” Grasty is not the judge of a court, but essentially the chairman of the county commission, the county’s governing body.
How richly ironic it is, however, that this local government’s reaction to the occupiers’ protest against government theft is additional, daily theft in the amount of $70,000.00. These fellows are fairly short of imagination, aren’t they?