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Ragtag Crew At Malheur Refuge Whines Because FBI Won't Allow Media In

Sieges are like that.
Ragtag Crew At Malheur Refuge Whines Because FBI Won't Allow Media In
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The four remaining militants at Malheur Refuge seem to be upset that they're not getting free rein with the media anymore.

OPB reports that David Fry, one of the last of the ragtag crew of malcontents, is saying the FBI has cut off all of their ability to make outgoing calls on their cellphones, leaving only one line open.

The militants have also lost access to the internet, so they won't be posting any more "drinkin' smokin' and tellin' stories" videos until they decide to end the standoff by surrendering to authorities. Sean Anderson, another remaining straggler, expressed frustration that media couldn't access the refuge either.

They're beginning to learn the consequences for breaking the law, it seems. But they're unwilling to surrender to them.

Over the past few days when they were still streaming, Sean Anderson expressed frustration that the FBI would not guarantee them safe passage out and guarantee they wouldn't be arrested.

“I wanted to see how flexible the FBI was. Could they make it possible for all of us to get out of here without charges?” Fry said in the video. “Obviously, that’s not going to happen.”

This is the world these people live in, where they think they can trespass on federal land for 30 days, trash the place, dig ditches and destroy artifacts, and then sashay out without any consequences.

I've seen some really sympathetic stories written about them. About how hard life is for ranchers, about how difficult all those federal regulations are for them to follow. About how we should all consider this some kind of wake-up call.

Bull. These are lawless people doing lawless things, and they simply do not deserve any kind of a break. At this point, they've got the blood of LaVoy Finicum on them, and they'd do well to accept the consequences they richly deserve for the crimes they've committed.

If ranching is too hard, I'm sure there's some federal prison programs for retraining they can participate in.


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