Upon the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to stop their push to round up Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle, Harry Reid was caught on film outside of a speech he gave saying “it’s not over,” well now we know what he meant.
8 News Now has discovered that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation into the people who went to Bunkerville to protest the actions of the BLM. It has been confirmed that the FBI is investigating supposed death threats, intimidation and even weapons violations that the protesters may have committed throughout the standoff that lasted roughly a week.
The first people interviewed by the FBI were Metro Police, who claim they saw Bundy’s supporters pointing weapons at them, taunting them, and asking the police if they were ready to die. At the top of the list was Sheriff Doug Gillispie, and they continued from there.
Gillispie’s assistant Sheriff, Joe Lombardo, said that the alleged behavior of the protesters is at the center of a criminal investigation into the incident.
“The federal authorities are conducting an investigation and I am pretty confident it is going to go into the future,” Lombardo said. He also said that there is “definitely going to be consequences” for those who were caught on camera pointing their weapons at Metro Police and federal agents.
“That is unacceptable behavior. If we let it go, it would continue into the future.”
FBI agent also spoke to the entire squad of Metro Police, who acted as a buffer between BLM agents and Bundy’s supporters and said they feared for their lives during the standoff even though Bundy’s supporters maintain that they never actually pointed their weapons at anybody. Metro officers said they saw the protesters hiding behind women and children with their weapons set up, pointing at officers and agents.
“It is not a rumor. When we first got out there and made a left to divide I-15, that is all you saw. You saw kids and women and horses in the backdrop and then men with guns, laying on the ground, in the back of pickup trucks. We’re going, ‘wow, this would never happen in Las Vegas,’ But it was there. That is not a rumor. It is reality and I saw it with my own eyes,” Metro Police Sgt. Tom Jenkins said.
Jenkins confirmed that he was interviewed by the FBI and a second squad of officers is expected to be interviewed by the week’s end. However the FBI wouldn’t comment on the probe, and would neither confirm nor deny there was even an investigation taking place.
Looks like Dirty Harry Reid is going to get what he wants after all. He, more so than anybody else, seemed to be rather upset at the fact that the BLM had to stand down in the matter, and as Judge Jeanine pointed out he has a vested interest in the land. After all, it’s where the BLM was supposed to move the tortoises that occupied the land he and his son are trying to develop with a Chinese firm.
Is this more government thuggery or is the FBI justified in pursuing criminal charges against the protesters? Let us know with a comment!