Entries by Adam L Silverman

Bundy Bunch Update: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Major Incident Team Investigative Report

The Bundy Bunch Yesterday the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Major Incident Team released their 360 page report into the shooting death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum by the Oregon State Police. Apparently this is not the entirety of the investigative record. Les Zaitz has reported that the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesman has indicated that more […]

The Strong Do What They Can and the Weak Suffer What They Must

I normally stay out of the domestic politics side of things here at Balloon Juice, especially around the current Presidential primaries – on either side, other than posting debate open threads. But I’ve been watching tonight’s GOP Primary Debate on delay – I set the DVR as I had some stuff to do and I’ve just gotten […]

Balloon Juice Bunker Standoff: Superseding Indictments Edition

Earlier today the US Attorney’s Office in Oregon issued superseding indictments for the 25 individuals that they had previously indicted in the occupation Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Today’s superseding indictment includes charges of damaging part of the refuge, specifically an archeological site sacred to the Burns Paiute Tribe. Also of interest is that there is a […]

Balloon Juice Bunker Standoff: The US Government Responds to Peter Santilli’s Request for Bail

Yesterday the US Attorneys in Oregon and Nevada responded to Peter Santilli’s request to get bail. Santilli’s argument is that he’s not a party to either the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupation, nor the Bundy Ranch Standoff of 2014. Rather, he’s a journalist and was at both locations in that capacity and is therefore protected […]

Balloon Juice Bunker Standoff: The Investigation into the Shooting of LaVoy Finicum Has Concluded

Earlier today at a press conference in Oregon, the Deschutes County Sheriff briefed the results of his office’s Major Incident Team’s investigation into the shooting of LaVoy Finicum by Oregon State Police on 26 January 2016. The investigation determined that the shooting of Mr. Finicum was justified and that he was shot three times. Much of […]