Cliven Bundy Case: Defendants Accuse Govt of Altering BLM Video Evidence
In the latest news out of Las Vegas, Nevada concerning the Cliven Bundy case, in which numerous defendants’ freedom and liberty itself is at stake, the defendants have claimed that the DC government has tampered with video evidence from the Bureau of Land Management in the case and is hiding that by not disclosing the discovery to the American people.
Guerilla Media Network reports:
Defendants in the case of United States vs Cliven Bundy et al.. are accusing the BLM [Bureau of Land Management] and the FBI of altering dashboard and body-cam video in an attempt to cover-up their aggressiveness during the 2014 protest that led to the arrest of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 others.
Defendants are also accusing the FBI “infiltration team” who posed as a documentary film crew called Long Bow, of editing video at crucial moments to make defendants who gave interviews look guilty of crimes they did not commit.
On at least 5 different occasions the defendants in the case say that video used to gain their indictments and create the Governments narrative that has kept them all in jail pending trial, was clearly altered at crucial moments to hide what they believe would expose the BLM as the aggressors and not the “victims” as Prosecutor Steven Myhre contends.
We have found at least 5 different clear cases of evidence tampering and have only viewed 1/4 of the discovery that was recently released to us by the Prosecutors office say defendants, who have begun the process of creating a power point demonstration that will be viewed by defense attorneys on October 7, 2016.
On April 9th, 2014 a video was released by Guerrilla Media Network [Pete Santilli] that showed the brutal tazing of Cliven Bundy’s Son, Ammon Bundy. During that protest there was also a vicious attack by a BLM agent on Margaret Houston, a 57 year old cancer survivor and Cliven Bundy’s sister. It was not until Fox News picked up the video and aired it live the following morning on the program Fox and Friends, that people from across the Nation felt compelled to pack up and come to Bundy Ranch in protest of the aggressive attack on the family. While the defendants are not allowed to disclose what was said by BLM agents leading up to the attack on protestors, they allege that at least 5 seconds of audio recorded during the protest on April 9th, was altered by the BLM to cover-up what BLM agents actually said.
Defendants also stated, that BLM video shot during the protest on April 12th, 2014 – of protestors that accompanied Ammon Bundy to retrieve cattle Sheriff Douglas Gillespi said could be released, was again altered to omit some of what Daniel P. Love and other agents were communicating back and forth to one another.
One video, which was captured by the ranchers, we reported on previously of the BLM setting fires within a hundred yards of personal property and cattle. The video shows the burning of cattle and buildings, both of which are criminal.
Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore produced a short video to speak about the failure to disclose what the BLM actually said on both video and audio recordings regarding their thoughts of murdering innocent protesters and animals at the Bundy Ranch back in 2014.
Fiore mentioned some of the comments made by the BLM that were not altered, such as:
- BLM joking about which peaceful protesters they were going to kill
- BLM talking about which horse they would put down first
- BLM joking about which human they were going to put down first
- BLM joked about making Bunkerville bigger than Waco by a hundred times
Then there is footage from the BLM that has obviously been altered, in which several minutes of footage is missing (1 to 4 minutes). What is the purpose of the video if you are allowed to turn it off or edit it as you see fit? What good does that do?
Additionally, Fiore mentioned body cam and dash cam video evidence that is being kept from the American people where the BLM literally beat Dave Bundy and kidnapped him. This is all being withheld from the public.
Tell me something America, would you sit there and be entertained by it, like you are your politics? Or would you act and demand that the BLM agents involved, every member of the FBI, judges and anyone at the local level or at the federal level be immediately arrested and tried for their crimes?
Fiore then gave kudos to Sheriff Doug Gillespie and undersheriff Mr. Roberts, along with the Las Vegas Metro Police for standing alongside the Bundys and the protesters.
She then said that if you are part of a media outlet to get this information out to the public to email her at [email protected].
In closing, Deb Jordan adds, “We believe if the public could hear and see what the BLM was saying and doing for the duration of the protest, before and leading up to the BLM confronting the protestors by threatening lethal force, the narrative would go back to what it was initially about and that is that a Government agency was violating the civil rights of a rancher and his family and those of the people who came to protest the brutality of it.”
“Magistrate Peggy Leen enforces an order that tells the public, you may scrutinize and repeat all of the bad stuff the defendants said on social media but you are not allowed to see and repeat all the bad stuff the BLM was doing and saying behind the scenes that led up to such a passionate protest by the defendants and other protestors,” she concluded.
It’s time to demand transparency in this case. If you are willing to do so, please contact the following and cite your demands that they open up the discovery to the public.
State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-5670
Fax: (775) 684-5683
Grant Sawyer State Office Building
555 East Washington Ave, Suite 5100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 486-2500
Fax: (702) 486-2505