If You Think the BLM and Daniel P. Love were Bad at Bundy Ranch, Look at what They did to this Man over Indian Artifacts
In March of 2016, I reported on the Bureau of Land Management and the leader of the BLM at Bundy Ranch, Daniel P. Love, in a case from 2009 involving Indian artifacts he discovered and the wrongful death of Dr. James Redd. Since that time, I have been in touch with the Redd family, who provided the following information. I have asked that person to compile information pertaining to what took place with Dr. Redd. The following bullet points, videos and information are what I obtained. You can download this file here that are the “attachments” mentioned in the article below.
This article by the LA Times gives a good overview of what happened to Dr. James Redd at the hands of the BLM and FBI.
This is a short summary of what happened to Dr. James Redd at the hands of the BLM and Dan Love.
1. They say they needed the excessive number of agents because of the number of felony charges they had on Dr. Redd’s wife Jeanne. Jeanne had 7 felonies and Dr. Redd had one (false) felony. Jeanne is 5’3” 110 lbs. Another pair of defendants that were arrested the same day in Blanding were charged with 29 felony counts and his wife was charged with 4 felonies yet the feds sent a total of 10-12 agents to their house that day.2. They also say they needed the excessive number of agents because of the number of artifacts in the Redd home. The reality is that all the artifacts could have been packed into the back seat and trunk. For show they claimed they needed two moving trucks to move all the artifacts. They would pack a little artifact into a large box to take up excessive space in the moving truck. Another defendant the feds went to that day lived in Colorado. This defendant happened to be fishing at a local pond near his house the morning of the raid and for some reason the feds didn’t want to wait for him to return or go get him at the local fishing pond. It turns out that they actually never even arrested him. He has been a dealer in artifacts for twenty to thirty years and he has at least 10 times the amount of artifacts that Jeanne Redd had which Jeanne actually discloses in those exact words to the informant Ted Gardiner on the undercover FBI videos. The feds sent 8-10 agents to his house that day despite the excessive amount of artifacts at his house. The agents were at his house for about an hour or so, not the 11 ½ hours spent at Dr. Redd’s house. Do you think if Dr. Redd had been fishing at a local pond that morning that the feds would have just not worried about arresting him and just let him keep fishing? I think not. And remember Dr. Redd was not a digger, dealer or collector. He just happened to show the informant the tiny little bead one day.3. They also say they needed the excessive amount of agents that day because Dr. Redd was known to hunt animals. Many of the other defendants arrested that day were also animal hunters yet none of them had more that 10-12 agents at their houses that day.
Dear Jay,Just wanted to write a short note to tell you and your family how much we miss your father known to us as Dr. Redd. He has been sorely missed on a personal level as well as on a professional level. Our patients miss him dearly. We have placed a large photograph of Dr. Redd in our front hospital lobby as a memorial to our friend.His medical practice contributed significantly to the success and viability of San Juan Hospital in Monticello. In fact, I have included some financials from our health district audited financial statements to help you see the negative impact his loss had on the health care in this area. The health district incurred some large decreases in revenue and losses from operations comparing 2009 to 2010. When he left us in the summer of 2009, the losses we incurred from hospital and clinic operations were very hurtful to our financial viability. He was definitely a strong advocate for the health district and contributed significantly to its success.We thought you would be interested in the impact his life and his death have had on the health care in this area. Hope your family are all doing as well as can be expected.Sincerely,Phil Lowe, CEO San Juan Health Service District
Dear Dr. Jay Redd, July 29, 2011I am pleased to be able to respond about the value and importance of your father, James Redd, MD; and the impact of his loss both upon me personally and upon the medical community and healthcare delivery system.James Redd shared the responsibilities for medical care in our rural area where we are chronically short of physicians. He shared the large patient load with three or four other physicians, both in the clinics and in the emergency room. The most difficult part of that contribution would be the “on call” hours attending to emergency room patients during the nights, on weekends and on holidays. Those hours are the hours that steal sleep and health from physicians. It is at times almost overwhelming and his loss added a 30% increase to labor and load of the remaining physicians in our system. Since his death, I have questioned and I believe the other physicians have also, whether we can continue in the demands that are placed upon us.Dr. Redd’s patients suffered as much direct personal loss as anyone. Many of them had medical histories that existed only in Dr. Redd’s memory. His time with them stretched back so far that records had long been lost or destroyed, and he alone carried full knowledge of their past medical care and needs. Many of them were on medical regimens with which only he was familiar. Many had never seen another physician. He was especially favored by the Native Americans who saw him with fervent dedication, often at significant personal sacrifice (relinquishing completely financially subsidized care to see him).The loss of James Redd to our hospital almost resulted in financial ruin. It was probably the single most devastating thing that could have happened to us just from a standpoint of financial loss. We only barely waded through the months following his death.I’ve repeatedly called Dr. Redd, “larger than life”, and part of that reputation and legend was the extraordinary and almost extra-human things that he accomplished as a physician. I was present on the night when he orchestrated the care of victims of a large bus accident in our area. Five patients at a time could overwhelm our small emergency room, but 10 times that many patients were processed and cared for under his direction all through the night. He not only coordinated the effort, and directed the other physicians, but cared for an equal share of the victims. I would have thought what he did to be impossible had I not seen it. He had skills that few other rural family practice physicians possess, and mind and memory so sharp that it seemed he never forgot or overlooked anything. Losing those capacities from among us might cost the lives of patients in the future.In addition to everything else, Dr. Redd served as the Chief of the Medical Staff. He served on the Health Service District Board. He championed the political causes of the underserved and neglected in this area, and was loved by them. He was loved and will be missed by many of us.Sincerely,Paul R. Reay, DO Chief of Medical Staff, San Juan Hospital
J. L.Letter written by Dr. James Redd to President Bush on 3-23-03Dear President Bush, 3-23-03It has been a pleasure to observe you during your presidency. My family appreciates your efforts on our behalf – to maintain freedom now and for our children.I’m amazed at the mountainous challenges you have faced and are surmounting at this time.Your demeanor, words and actions have been notable in their timeliness.Please continue the forthright decision making. Know that we pray for you, your associates and America daily.Sincerely,James D. Redd M.D.P.S. Do you know any good places to hunt quail in Texas?
Jeanne is Dr. James Redd’s wife, Jeanne ReddTed is the undercover informant Ted GardinerJim is Dr. James ReddJeanne: Down in Arizona, down by baby rock, down by mounds down there….look what….Jim found that. (Jeanne shows Ted the little tiny bead my dad, Dr. Redd picked up off the ground)Ted: Oh that’s sweet.Jeanne: It’s got to be a bird….and we found those (talking about some small items in the tray including the little white bird and an arrowhead)…..and that’s the arrowhead I found.Ted: That’s a nice bull creek (a bull creek is a type of arrowhead).Jeanne: It sure is a pretty red.Ted: Good job.Jeanne: It was fun but we were only gone about an hour.Some time passes until Dr. Redd comes into the roomDr. Redd: Hey what do you think? What do you think of that little dude there? Huh? Huh?Ted: That is nice! (sarcastic)Everyone: Laughter from everyone due to the tiny size and insignificance of the little bead when compared to the stuff Ted and the government brought to my parent’s house.Dr. Redd: He knows just the thing to say.Ted: You are talking about the little white pendant, right?Everyone: Laughter from everyone again.Dr. Redd: Pretty good eh?Ted: Yeah, and the bull creek’s not bad either.Everyone: More laughter.Dr. Redd: Oh you would have to bring that up. I guess those Anasazi were not quite as bad as I thought they were. That’s pretty tricky isn’t it? So it’s a stylized bird?Ted: I think so.Dr. Redd: Jeanne knew it right off.Ted: Jim, where did you find this little white bird pendant?Jeanne: Baby rock, Baby rock Arizona.Dr. Redd: YeahTed: OKJeanne: Have you been to baby rock?Ted: It sounds familiar.Dr. Redd: It’s on the way to Kayenta, back behind Baby rocks.Ted: Oh, OK. Yeah I know where it is.Dr. Redd: There used to be a service station there but there’s not.Ted: OK.Dr. Redd: Get up on those mesas.
- Conspiracy to Operate Off-Road Vehicles on Public Lands Closed to Off-Road Vehicles.
- Operation of Off-Road Vehicles on Public Lands Closed to Off-Road Vehicles
It also reads: “It was further party of the conspiracy that on or about the morning of May 10, 2014, Phillip Kay Lyman and Jay DeMar Redd spoke to a large gathering of people at a meeting held in Blanding, Utah before the proposed ATV ride, instructing and encouraging the group regarding the proposed ATV ride through the off-road vehicle restricted area in Recapture Canyon.” Jay Redd’s speech does not even mention Recapture Canyon, closed roads or off-road vehicles. He only speaks about what the BLM did to his father Dr. James Redd concerning the tiny little bead he picked up off the ground. You will notice that the charges on Jay Redd were dropped when Redd produced video evidence of when he realized he was on a closed portion of the road and then walked out of the canyon.
-This is a youtube video of Jay Redd speaking about what the BLM did to his father Dr. James Redd over the tiny little bead he picked up off the ground.
-This video is of Jay Redd speaking about his father Dr. James Redd before Utah Congressmen Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart, Rob Bishop and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas at the Congressional Listening Session January 22, 2016.
This video is of County Commissioner Bruce Adams speaking about Dr. James Redd before the Utah Congressmen Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart, Rob Bishop and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas at the Congressional Listening Session January 22, 2016.
This is the complete video of the Congressional Listening Session held January 22, 2016.
-Senate Judiciary Committee meeting June 17, 2009. Senator Hatch questions Attorney General Eric Holder concerning the artifact raid and the death of Dr. James Redd.
-This article touches on the connection of FBI agent in charge Greg Bretzing, BLM agent Dan Love and the artifact raid in Blanding, Utah and the untimely death of Dr. James Redd.