Arizona man gets 68 years in Bundy standoff case

LAS VEGAS — A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

Prosecutors had sought a maximum sentence of 73 years for Gregory Burleson after he was convicted of threatening and assaulting a federal officer, obstruction and traveling across state lines in aid of extortion.

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29 Responses to Arizona man gets 68 years in Bundy standoff case

  1. Unclezip says:

    The judge is another Obammy sycophant.

    • Elmo says:

      Recruited by Harry Reid for a position on the Federal Court, District of Nevada. She was on the bench within months after Obama inauguration.
      She was confirmed unanimously, 98-0, and became Chief Judge in 2014.

      The fix is in. And the Republicans are in on it.

      • Elmo says:

        And let’s not forget the director of the Bureau of Land Management at the time this was all going down was none other than Harry Reid’s newly promoted Chief of Staff, Neil Kornze.

        It would be difficult to get any dirtier than Harry Reid.

  2. Kangaroo court. They put the jack boot thugs in mortal fear? not even close. They quit the deal because of too much daylight shining on their bosses. Difference between Reid and Clinton is the bitch had no problem with having Lavoy Finicum shot down but Reid lost his nerve when things went national. Hell is too good for them and other traitors no matter how hot it is. I pray I live long enough to see them die a slow agonizing death.

    and I can spit on their graves.

    • crazyeighter says:

      Wasn’t the land they were siting on screwing up some land swap/sale by Reid or one of his kids?

      • Elmo says:

        Harry’s son Rory was lobbying on behalf of a Chinese company that was interested in building a solar plant in the Gold Butte area. After that deal fell through Obama declared it a National Monument just before he left office.

      • Odgreen says:

        Yes, sir crazyeighter, Ol’ “I fell off the treadmill” Reid, the scumbag. Solar farm project with the Red Chinese, if I recall, I’m sure it’ll get back on track after things settle down, don’t want the Helots rioting again.
        I liked the part where the sniveling lawyer (spit) said, no doubt whiningly, “Burleson and other armed men used “scare and bullying tactics” to put federal agents in such mortal fear that they abandoned attempts to enforce court orders to round up Bundy cattle” and “the government employees suffered lasting psychological harm as a result of the encounter.” Hahaha, lasting psychological harm, like the Weavers at Ruby Ridge!??! The Branch Davidians!??! How’s it feel, Assholes? Rot in hell.

    • warhorse says:

      if I remember right, the feds aimed their rifles on the bunkerville people first..because some mental midget forgot to pack binoculars.

  3. bogsidebunny says:

    Judge appointed by the “Magic Negro” by any chance?

  4. pigpen51 says:

    That will teach them to stand up for someone’s rights. The horrible criminals. I refer to the government.

  5. Reese Bobby says:

    He would have been better off just wasting all of them.

  6. godhelpus says:

    Digest the fact that not a “shot was fired” and they gave him 68 years, basically because the agents were intimated. There is no parole in the federal system. I know we all scream and holler (and prep) about political, social and economic conditions or this potential problem or that potential problem, but the true danger to us as citizens is the danger of being charged with a crime and prosecuted by the federal government.

    I am very familiar with the system (no- not from the defendant position). If you are charged with a federal crime and they include a conspiracy count, which they now do almost routinely, you can be acquitted of the underlying offense and convicted just on “conspiracy” and get 10 years. I won’t bore you with the details but the elements necessary to prove a conspiracy are very simple and easy for the prosecutors. Who can take a chance and not plea when you are usually facing a minimum of 10 years just on a federal conspiracy count?

    While I am on my soapbox, I tell everyone I speak with not to have any discussions with any federal officer about anything, under any circumstances. I would not give one directions to my house if I was standing in the driveway. Assert the 5th, every time, all the time, about anything. Lying to a federal agent is a crime ( this may include officers of agencies like OSHA, EPA, etc., except they usually have to be sworn) They do not have to record what you said or have it written down. The agent just gets on the witness stand and says that you said “x” and it was a lie. If the jury believes the agent you are convicted (even if the agent is lying). See Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby to name a few.

    I apologize for going on about this issue but from my perspective very few people understand the true danger they face everyday from the federal system. The number of potential federal crimes on the books is staggering. If you add in the federal administrative agency rules which have criminal penalties you cannot go thru a day without violating some federal law.

    We all talk about economic collapse, North Korea, Antiwhateverthefuck or whatever the perceived problem de jour is but your property and life are most at risk everyday at the hands of the feds.

    Despite the fact that this guy was apparently an FBI informant (so my sympathy level for him falls to a zero), he is the poster child for the greatest risk to you and your family in the modern world. And no I do not think I am overstating my case.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Thanks for your insight, it’s very much appreciated.

    • USexpat says:

      True enough. Friends uncle was in a bar in Anchorage talking to an informant about how he could smuggle most anything cause he was a pilot, etc. Didn’t actually do anything but talk bar BS. Still got a conspiracy conviction.
      Don’t talk out your ass to anybody, anytime, anywhere. Feds, locals and especially the future ex-wife.

    • warhorse says:

      “Digest the fact that not a “shot was fired” and they gave him 68 years, basically because the agents were intimated.”

      so, what the feds are doing is taking away the incentive not to kill them. you’re gonna die one way or the other, so you might as well pull the trigger.

  7. ed357 says:

    Always go for the jury trial………….if available.

  8. singlestack says:

    So where is the III?
    Oh yeah, still on the porch giving each other blowjobs.

    • Winston Smith says:

      Not just them, but the rest of the ‘movement’ too.
      Just wait tho, there’ll be lots of harsh words and nasty feeling unleashed on the internet shortly.

      I gave up on it all years ago. Nothing can save us now. Enjoy the ride as best you can.

      • singlestack says:

        Yep, the whole “Freefor” movement is nothing but big talk and bullshit.

      • Cederq says:

        I agree with you too Mr Smith, a lot of hot air and lowlife scum sucking informants out there. Plan on being a “lone wolf” until all the asshats are either dead or in jail and then you get to look around and see who you can trust after vetting them…

    • warhorse says:

      so, what are you planning? a raid on the jail to free this guy? dollars to donuts half the people you’d get to agree to such a thing would be just like blaine cooper or kerodin, and you’d never get out your front door before you got busted.

      even if you busted him out of jail, and that’s not likely, he’d still NEVER be free.

      if you’re really III, you know the “no for sumters” rule,and I shouldn’t have to explain it.

  9. Sanders says:

    Just call his sentence what it really is – his conviction for “Kontempt of Kop”. Usually, it is summary execution in the field, like LaVoy Finicum’s conviction.

  10. James says:

    The best we can do to fight this is jury nullification,accept/go to jury duty!

    We will at this pace soon be at the nothing to lose/everything to gain moment,sad future in some ways ahead of us.

  11. CC says:

    The only criminal I see is that judge & that sentence.

  12. Elmo says:

    Wow. I just gleaned this tidbit from an article over at WRSA-
    “Burleson also was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution to the government, to reimburse taxpayers for the labor and contractor costs of the failed cattle operation.”

    Funny, I don’t remember the BLM offering to reimburse the Bundys for the cattle they killed and traumatized.
    BTW, the contractor they refer to is a family with a couple of stock trailers that is on call to do the Fed’s dirty work for them. Some people will do anything for a buck.

  13. Brian P. says:

    This is what goverment does every time Citizens stand against them. They charge the Citizen, but nearly every time the “charges” are what the goverment has actaully done. The feds were the ones threatening force in an effort to extort. And i bet more than one agent came from out of state.

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