Militia acquitted after wildlife refuge siege

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ Seven members of the Bundy militia have been acquitted of charges stemming from the 41- day long siege of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon earlier this year. Charges included conspiracy to prevent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees from doing their jobs, weapons charges for carrying firearms in a federal facility and theft of government property. According to The Los Angeles Times, upon regaining access to the refuge, authorities found dozens of guns and 15,000 rounds of ammunition in various areas of the refuge‚Äôs work areas. The jury … Continue reading Militia acquitted after wildlife refuge siege