Ammon and Ryan Bundy are still making ridiculous demands ahead of their scheduled trial later this year.
Since ending up in prison in February for their roles in the armed seizing of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon, Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan have both learned what losing freedom actually looks like. They’ve been locked up in the Multnomah County Detention Center while they await the start of their trial. And they’ve been whining about it ever since.
As you may recall, Ryan Bundy whined about losing his right to carry a gun and demanded that he have that right restored to him even though he is behind bars and having a loaded weapon would constitute a major safety and security risk.
“My rights are being violated,” Ryan Bundy complained.
My right to life is being violated. All of my First Amendment rights are being violated. My right to freedom of religion is being violated. I cannot participate in religious activities and temple covenants, and wear religious garments. I could wear them at Henderson, but MCDC is depriving me of the right to wear them. My right to freedom of speech is being hampered by monitoring and recording. My right to freedom of assembly is being violated; I am not allowed to see my brother and move about. Yesterday, I attempted to discuss these issues with the U.S. Marshals, and they said that these were simply the jail rules. I asked them specifically about if there was any reason for the ‘keep separate’ orders. In Henderson, my brothers and father were housed together. Up here, they make efforts to keep us separate. This violates my right to freedom of assembly. My Second Amendment rights are being violated. I never waived that right. My Fourth Amendment rights are being violated of freedom from search and seizure without effects.
Obviously, the judge did not grant that request. But now the Bundy brothers are making another demand.
Ryan Bundy complained to U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones that he is “being impeded and violated at every turn.”
I have not committed any crime, your honor. I am not guilty … yet we’re being treated as though we are guilty.
Again, Ryan Bundy and his brother seized a federal building at gunpoint. By all rights, they should be charged with treason and terrorism. But they certainly committed several other crimes, which they are being charged for committing. And their crimes are also well-documented.
Nevertheless, the Bundy brothers think they are totally innocent and actually demanded that the judge order the imprisonment of the federal prosecutors handling their case and wants them placed in the jail cell right to them.
“I would think that would only be fair,” Ryan Bundy said.
Seriously, these two need to shut the f*ck up and stop complaining that they lost all of their rights. They committed serious crimes and are lucky they aren’t in Guantanamo Bay right now. Because unlike many of those who are imprisoned there, the Bundys actually committed terrorism against the United States. They literally tried to spark an insurrection against the federal government, destroyed federal property, desecrated Native American artifacts, and terrorized the nearby town.
They wouldn’t be in jail right now if they hadn’t done any of that and they would be enjoying all the freedoms and rights that law-abiding American citizens get to enjoy. Instead, they are sitting in jail claiming that they are totally innocent and wasting the time of the court with ridiculous demands.
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