Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Oregon armed occupiers arrested, one reported killed

Some critical details are lacking, like who was doing the shooting, but it looks like law enforcement officers swept up the bunch of the militia types who were occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Following are snippets from the NY Times.

The F.B.I. and the Oregon State Police said that Mr. [Ammon] Bundy, his brother and three other people, including Shawna Cox, 59, of Kanab, Utah, and Ryan Waylen Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., were arrested on a state highway, but they provided no further details. Ms. Cox and Mr. Payne were prominent in speaking for the refuge. Also arrested on the highway was Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nev.

The authorities said only that shots were fired during the course of the arrest. Two other people: Peter Santilli, 50, of Cincinnati, and Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, 45, of Cottonwood, Ariz., were arrested later in Burns, and John Eric Ritzheimer, 32, turned himself in to the police in Peoria, Ariz., the authorities said. All of the defendants face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.

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