"He's an undercover agent for the FBI sent here to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan"
Charlie Daniels-"Uneasy Rider" (1973)
"Freedom is everybody's business, your business, my business, the church's business and a man who will not use his freedom to defend his freedom does not deserve his freedom."
Dr. Carl McIntire-preacher whose radio station was shut down on "Fairness Doctrine" grounds in 1973.
Lawyers for the arrested protestors in Oregon wanted answers from federal prosecutors about the evidence they are collecting and got something this week.
The prosecutors say the FBI has found explosives, firearms and a trench containing human feces at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
For those opposed to the FBI and mistrusting of it, the planting of fake evidence is suspected.
Some would say FBI operatives-informants were in and out of the refuge during the early phase of the protest and could have planted somethng then.
The protestors of course did have firearms, but they were exercising their Second Amendment rights and only intended to use those firearms in self defense.
The record of the protest is that the only side using violence-firearms was the FBI side.
Concerning this trench of 'human feces' its important to remember that during the last phase of the protest the final four protestors were not using the buildings fearing a Waco-style assualt on them. They camped out in the open. They 'did their business' outdoors.
Defense lawyers will not be allowed to see the evidence against their clients before its removed from the refuge and taken to the FBI office in Portland.
The Oregon State House voted 55-3 to pass a bill shielding the name of the Oregon State Police officer who killed LaVoy Finicum on January 26th. The name will be withheld for 90 days,
Plans for a six month ban on release of the officer's name were considered by the Democrats pushing the bill, but backed away from when the American Civil Liberties Union balked.
The Democrats and most Republicans supported the bill with only 3 Republicans in the 'No' column.
Portland's "Black Lives Matter" used social media to condemn the legislation.
The "Black Lives Matter" group is learning a hard lesson about how dirty politics really is.
The Democrats kissed up to them but now feel the need to kiss up to law enforcement in an election year. The Republicans have a way of betraying conservative activists, too, to play both sides of issues like illegal immigration and abortion.
The shield law goes to Oregon's State Senate on its way to the Democrat Governor Kate Brown's expected signature.
On Wednesday, indictments from a federal grand jury in Nevada were announced over the 2014 standoff at Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch,. As expected, those indicted were people currently jailed in Portland.
Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy,Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne and Pete Santilli were all charged.
The charge against Santilli again raises the spectre of a federal assualt on the broadcaster's First Amendment rights. The American Civil Liberties Union is already committed to defending Santilli over his arrest for broadcasting reports about the Malheur protest.
The last four have charges to face in Portland, but Cliven Bundy has been ordered by a judge to be moved to Nevada. He will face charges that could put him in prison for decades and involve 3 million dollars in 'forfeitures'.
Shawna Cox, who was arrested with the others on January 26th and emerged from her vehicle to see the lifeless body of LaVoy Finicum, is suing the federal government for 'acts of the devil' against her.
She seeks 666 billion in damages, To be exact, that's 666,666,666,666 dollars and 66 cents in damages.
Cox was handcuffed after she emerged from the vehicle driven by Finicum and comforted Victoria Sharp, who was shook up by the killing of Finicum and the shots aimed at her in the vehicle by the FBI.