Friday, March 18, 2016

Judge Says "No" to Cliven Bundy (Again)

   Cliven Bundy outside his Nevada ranch last year.
                                                         (George Frey/Getty Images)
A federal judge in Nevada refused rancher Cliven Bundy's latest request on Thursday to be freed from jail ahead of his trial on conspiracy and other felony charges for his role in a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Hoffman Jr. ruled at a hearing in Las Vegas that Bundy, 69, posed a danger to the public if released...

...After the feds walked away from the Nevada standoff that started all this in 2014, Bundy obviously assumed that his right wing privilege would continue to protect. him.  "Right Wing Privilege," if you don't already know, is the ability to break the law in ways that would normally provoke an immediate and extremely violent reaction from the authorities if anyone BUT a right winger were to do it.  For instance, if Occupy Wall Street had said they would shoot any cops that tried to arrest them, the police would have rolled a tank through Zucotti Park, guns a blazin'.  If a black person had been photographed training a sniper rifle on a federal agent, his life would be measured in minutes.  But as long as it's an angry right winger nut job, it'll take a few years, if ever (that sniper guy is still on the loose) to arrest them.

Cliven Bundy is quite aware that he will spend the rest of his until-now privileged life in jail.

eye'm thynkin':  This put a smile on my face today.  

I'm saving my full-on happy dance for the day I read that the federal government has confiscated Mr. Bundy's cattle and reclaimed my land.

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