Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy and Sons Free Of Charges
The 2014 Bundy standoff was an armed confrontation between supporters of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and law enforcement following a 21-year legal dispute in which the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) obtained court orders directing Bundy to pay over $1 million in withheld grazing fees for Bundy’s use of federally-owned land adjacent to Bundy’s ranch in southeastern Nevada.
The Cliven Bundy
Cliven D. Bundy is an American cattle rancher from Bunkerville, Nevada who was federally incarcerated awaiting a trial with bail denied for his role in the 2014 Bundy standoff. The case hearing was done on On December 20, 2017, the result of the case is reviled is further keep reading.
The Ongoing Dispute Since 1993
The ongoing dispute which started in 1993, when Bundy was declined permission for cows munching on BLM-controlled open terrains close to Bunkerville, Nevada. As indicated by the BLM, Bundy kept on munching his cows on open grounds without permission despite warnings.
Clark County Temporarily Closed
On March 27, 2014, federal land in Clark County were temporarily closed for the “capture, impound, and removal of trespass cattle.” BLM officials and law enforcement rangers began a roundup of such livestock on April 5, and an arrest was made the next day. On April 12, 2014, a group of protesters, some of them armed, approached the BLM “cattle gather”. Sheriff Doug Gillespie negotiated with Bundy. Newly-confirmed BLM director Neil Kornze, who elected to release the cattle and de-escalate the situation. As of the end of 2015, Cliven Bundy continued to graze his cattle on federal land and still had not paid the grazing fees.
On February 10, 2016, Cliven Bundy travelled to Portland, Oregon, in response to federal law enforcement moving to end a standoff led by his sons Ammon and Ryan at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was arrested at the airport by the FBI and was incarcerated at the Multnomah County Jail. He was indicted for 16 federal felonies on February 17, along with Ammon and Ryan Bundy.