BY 21WIRE - APRIL 12, 2014
As the stand-off between the Bundy Ranch and the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) heads into its second week in Bunkerville, Nevada, the first signs of life have been detected from the absent local Sheriff’s office.
A GMN report from the Bundy Ranch this evening has confirmed that a meeting has been scheduled between Clark County Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie and embattled rancher Cliven Bundy early Saturday morning.
Despite aggressive manhandling and violence by BLM Agents of Bundy family members and supporters, Sheriff Gillespie remained silent, with his office even referring all calls relating to the Bundy stand-off to the Federal agency.
Bundy is fighting to preserve his herd which his family has grazed on the historic land since the 1800′s. Following a 20 year battle with the US Federal government, the BLM moved in to occupy the area at the beginning of April with 200 mostly armed agents under a court order from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who claim the cattle need to be cleared from public land in order to protect an endangered desert tortoise. Critics say the EPA’s claims are spurious at best, and at worst fraudulent.
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