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Oregon Governor Says Feds ‘Must Act’ Against Protesters and Armed Groups in Burns

21st Century Wire says…

So far, after nearly 20 days of protests near Burns, Oregon, there’s been no one hurt or injured, but it seems the state’s chief executive is keen to change that result.

According to reports today, Oregon Governor Kate Brown told a news conference hat federal officials, “must move quickly to end the occupation and hold all of the wrongdoers accountable.”

The governor does not appear at all concerned with the Hammond family’s plight, nor with any of this story’s core issues like legal minimum sentencing, jury nullification, or private, state and federal land rights – and yet, seems to want an armed confrontation in her state – and not with any of her own state or county law enforcement agents, but by using federal agents instead.

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PLEADING TO FEDS: Oregon governor Kate Brown.

She added, “Residents of Harney County have been overlooked and underserved by federal officials’ response thus far. I have conveyed these very grave concerns directly to our leaders at the highest levels of our government: the U.S. Department of Justice and the White House.”

The Democratic governor also claims that the protest has cost the state over $500,000 over the last 3 weeks. “We’ll be asking federal officials to reimburse the state for these costs.”

It’s not clear exactly how she arrived at that figure, but it can’t be from calculating Harney County sheriff’s deputies overtime pay.

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty also voice a desire to see federal agents take a more aggressive approach towards Ammon Bundy and his fellow protesters, saying, “I hope they lock it down. People shouldn’t be coming and going. Maybe it’s time.”

READ MORE HAMMOND NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Hammond Ranch



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  • John C Carleton

    Of course, under the current arrangement, a state governor is nothing more than a go-for under minion of the crime cabal from Sodom and Gomorra on the Potomac.

  • Space Ghost

    Brilliant, greasy, slithery, political, deflection move. Bow to D.C., grab some fiat currency from D.C. for expenses with handling “their problem,” and absolve yourself of any responsibility by shoving any potential “actions” on D.C. too.

  • Mike Lashewitz

    http://www.disclose.tv/news/stephen_hawkings_warning_to_humanity_leave_earth_before_the_ruling_class_destroys_it/126974
    Now there is Stephen Hawking, hawking the idea we should “leave the planet” to avoid the damage the World Elite are doing to it.
    Is that REALLY SILLY? Seeing as “leaving the planet” is an impossibility . . . .
    So what is the alternative?
    Well seeing as there are only about 10,000 World Elite. Removing them would be a good start to removing those who have committed crimes against the people and the planet.
    Yeah that would be easier wouldn’t it? Do we need to vote on it?

    • anna miller

      Who is really “talking” for Hawking anyway? Shouldn’t such a long-term neurological disease have affected his brain by now?

      • Mike Lashewitz

        That should have been obvious when he said he was pro Obama before the first election…

  • anna miller

    So much for the meme that more women need to be in power, their track record so far:
    not so good.

  • http://21stCenturyWire.com Stewart Howe

    OK, no surprise here: Another ignorant sell-out in office.

    So as to remedy; clearly we need to push for “The Great Incumbent Purge of 2016” (coined here and now) from top to bottom. We let this happen. We can fix it. Let’s get busy supporting those who support our Constitution and genuine representative government, and flush those who don’t. Save the negativity and boo-hoo for your private time. There’s too much work to be done. This nasty witch needs to go. Hopefully the citizens “Committee of Safety” will serve as a catalyst to move in this direction; and I celebrate that! Cheers.

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      She is unelected. The last governator had to resign due to his girlfriend.

  • Ben William

    Kate Brown needs to start acting like a ‘governor’, grow a spine, and tell the feds ‘to get the (bleep) out of her state and handle land issues for the people in her state.

  • Gyre54

    Somebody recall that scabby old bag.