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The Hill: Ruby Ridge Spurred Feds’ Bundy Bollixing

The Hill, January 14, 2018 Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge by James Bovard  Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Bundys in Nevada Showdown

Federal judge Gloria Navarro today dismissed all charges against the Bundys, ending their long courtroom clash with the FBI, BLM, and Justice Department. Navarro found “outrageous” govt. misconduct and “A universal sense of justice has been violated.” Many of the FBI abuses occurred during Saint Jim Comey’s time as FBI chief. I detailed some of […]

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FFF: Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters

Future of Freedom Foundation Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters by James Bovard In the wake of violent clashes between protesters last August in Charlottesville, many people demanded a federal crackdown on suspected dangerous extremists. The federal government has previously carried out similar heavy-handed suppression efforts with disastrous results. Rather than intellectually purifying the nation, such […]

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Waco Revisited – Podcast with Brian Wilson’s Libertas Media

My old friend Brian Wilson and I had a pleasant palaver about the 1993 federal attacks at Waco today on his Libertas Media “Judging Freedom” podcast.  OK, Waco wasn’t pleasant but there is plenty of comic relief – including an appearance of the “Magic Bullet” from the 1963 Kennedy assassination. Happily, this was an audio […]

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USA Today: Bundy-FBI Debacle Shows Feds Must be Leashed

USA Today, January 5, 2018 Cliven Bundy-FBI debacle: Another example of why the feds need to be leashed by James Bovard The FBI’s sordid history of withholding and destroying key evidence deserves a reckoning. The Justice Department was caught in another high-profile travesty last month that continues to reverberate through the western states. On Dec. 20, […]

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FBI Article Enrages Hill Readers

My oped in  yesterday’s Hill, “Yes, the FBI is America’s Secret Police,”  spurred accolades including kook, lunatic, Russian agent, sick, delusional, shill, complete idiot, propagandist, and “lonely in his bunker” with his Unabomber beard. Even worse, I’m guilty of “normalizing authoritarianism.” Here’s some screenshots of comments from people who at least glanced at the article […]

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The Hill: Yes, The FBI is America’s Secret Police

The Hill,   December 11, 2017 YES, THE FBI IS AMERICA’S SECRET POLICE by James Bovard Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America’s secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and […]

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