Local law enforcement is accusing armed protesters who seized an Oregon wildlife refuge of harassment and intimidation.
In a statement Monday, Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward described an "uptick" in reports of "law enforcement officers and community members being followed home; of people sitting in cars outside their homes, observing their movements and those of their families; and of people following them and their families as they move around the community."
Ward added, "While not direct physical threats, these activities are clearly designed to try to intimidate."
Federal employees of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the site occupied by the protestors, also reported "a number of uncomfortable instances" of "unknown" outsiders idling outside their homes, watching them and initiating debates about their employment.
"Many of these confrontations are taking place as their employees are grocery shopping, running errands with their families and trying to lead their day-to day lives," Ward said.
Gee what tough guys.
Bunch of overweight bullies is what they are.
In other news a judge has said that the county will charge Bundy and his associates up to $70,000 a day for the increased security.
So yes this little occupation is working out perfectly.
P.S. Well it looks like I got fooled by a parody site as well. In an earlier version I shared a story that came from a site that seemed legit, but turned out to be having a laugh.
Oh well that kind of thing is bound to happen eventually.