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Cliven Bundy—Father of the Armed Men Who Led the Takeover of the Oregon Wildlife Refuge—Charged With Assault, Conspracy and Extortion

Cliven Bundy was completely discredited (among non-racist people) when he suggested African Americans were "better off as slaves."
Cliven Bundy was completely discredited (among non-racist people) when he suggested African Americans were "better off as slaves."


By Mark Katkov and Christopher Dean Hopkins
The father of two men who were among the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and are now in jail, was himself arrested in Portland, Ore., Wednesday night.

Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher prominent in protests to end federal control of western lands, is being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center. His sons Ammon and Ryan were arrested Jan. 27 and are there as well.

According to the charging document against Bundy, the rancher is charged with conspiracy, assault on a federal law enforcement officer, "the use and carry of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence," obstruction or justice, extortion, and aiding and abetting.

The charges date back to the 2014 standoff near Bundy's Nevada ranch; the timeframe listed in the federal complaint continues until today. He is due to appear in federal court in Portland at 1:30 p.m. (local time).

Shortly after the charges against Bundy were announced, David Fry, the last of the four holdouts occupying the refuge, reportedly surrendered.

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