New bill introduced to Congress strips policing powers away from BLM and Forest Service, shifts them to Sheriffs
By Shepard Ambellas - Intellihub
Mar 29, 2016
(INTELLIHUB) — A new bill introduced to Congress on Mar. 16, by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, will strip authoritative policing powers from the Bureau of Land Management along with the U.S. Forest Service and hand the powers over to local Sheriffs as was originally intended.
The bill, titled “H.R.4751 – Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act of 2016,” was introduced following numerous reports of gross negligence on the part of the BLM and other agencies, leading up to the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, which ended with the death of rancher LaVoy Finicum and the arrest of other ‘conspirators.’
In an exclusive interview conducted by Intellihub’s Shepard Ambellas, Ryan Bundy, one of the ‘Oregon Occupiers,’ stated that Dwight Hammond was in fear of his life after being terrorized and threatened by the U.S. Government.
“I am actually pretty disappointed in that but I do understand their decision. It was the Hammond’s (sic)decision themselves to turn themselves in,” Ryan Bundy told Ambellas.