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Ammon Bundy: Armed militia is ‘a defense mechanism’ so we can ‘unwind’ federal ownership of land

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Rancher Ammon Bundy said on Monday that his group of militants would continue its armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge until they were able to “unwind” the government’s ownership of public lands.

Bundy told reporters at a press conference that the group had made a statement by taking over the federal property, but he said that “statements aren’t good enough.”

“We intend to go to work in assisting the people of Harney County in claiming their rights, using their rights as free people,” he announced. “We have a lot of work to be able to unwind the unconstitutional land transactions that have taken place here. We also have a lot of work to unwind the claims that the federal government has upon this land.”

“We have teams that are going to be doing that,” he added. “And we have a defense mechanism that allows us to do this while we are here.”

Bundy said that his group would be willing to leave as soon as the federal government decided to “remove its unconstitutional presence here in the county.”

According to the rancher, all federal wildlife refuges were in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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“Wildlife refuges do not fall within those enumerated authorized lands,” Bundy insisted.

Bundy noted that his group had been in “indirect” contact with law enforcement officials.

“They have reached out to individuals that we are closely affiliated with and have give [sic] messages to us,” he explained. “They intend not to come up on us.”

When pressed about what the militant group would do if law enforcement approached, Bundy refused to answer.

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“We do not believe they will do that,” he said.

Watch video of the press conference below, broadcast Jan. 4, 2016.

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‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

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The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

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‘Our police are protecting Nazis’: Detroit cops criticized for ‘marching’ with Nazis at Pride event

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Members of the Detroit Police Department are being criticized for accompanying a group of self-described Nazis over the weekend at the city's Pride parade.

Activists reacted in alarm on Saturday after being informed that the Nazi group had been given a permit to protest at the Pride event. According to The Detroit News, police were assigned "to keep the protesters and attendees apart as they marched through the festival."

"Our police, when they should be protecting us, are protecting Nazis," one protester could be heard complaining in a video on Twitter.

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Video catches white couple getting butt kicking on freeway after calling Latino family ‘beaners’

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A fight broke out on highway 118 in California after a white couple allegedly called a Latino family "beaners."

According to a Twitter user with the handle @PattyMonstercx, her parents were cut off in traffic by the white couple.

An included video shows the white couple getting out of their SUV to confront Patty's family. A fight soon breaks out, which the white couple appears to lose.

Members of the Latino family can be heard calling 911 emergency services before the video ends.

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Here’s a video of my parents fucking up an ugly ass racist couple who were trying to cut my parents off, and referred to my parents as “beaners” on the off ramp of the 118 today pic.twitter.com/W7wgRpgbXy

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