The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released photographs from the scene of the month-long standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, showing that the armed occupiers, who claimed to be acting on behalf of the citizenry, to protect their land from federal overreach, left the place a godforsaken mess.
On Tuesday, investigators concluded that Oregon State Police officers acted appropriately in the January 26 shooting death of armed Malheur wildlife refuge occupier LaVoy Finicum. According to the New York Times, however, FBI agents are being investigated for not disclosing the fact that they also fired upon Finicum.
Rancher and outspoken racist Cliven Bundy earned notoriety in 2014 for starting a large, armed standoff against the federal government because he was angry about his cows. This week, he’s urging the rural radicals once commanded by his son to continue their armed occupation of a remote wildlife refuge in Harney County, Oregon.