Apparently, all that begging for snacks and cold-weather socks on Facebook was little more than freeloading (notice a pattern?). Because as the Oregon State Police told Talking Points Memo, the armed, angry men who barricaded themselves in a nature trail lobby are “allowed to come and go as they want.”
“Right now, they are allowed to come and go as they want,” says Bill Fugate, a spokesman for the Oregon State police.
... Fugate says that to his knowledge, law enforcement are “not monitoring what they are doing.”
“We are not monitoring their movements,” Fugate says.
In other words, any of the assholes currently holed up in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge illegally are free to, say, go pick up literally anything they might need and bring it back to their boys in camo. So unless law enforcement decides to do something—anything!—about the men that the entire town wants gone, they have absolutely no reason to leave.
Good news for the militia, though: If they can keep this charade up for 10 years, they can officially claim squatter’s rights. Which consequently is terrible news for anyone who just wants to see the pretty birds.
No bird too pretty for freedom. Or something.