Oregon Park Takeover Guru Alleges He is an Idiot

Remember when a group of people’s militia types took over a Federal park in Oregon and

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He says he is an idiot. No argument here.

demanded that the government give them the property? Remember how the leader of that effort was the son of the guy who had an armed standoff at his ranch in Nevada when he owed several million dollars in grazing fees? If not, you can read here and here.

Anyways, Ryan Bundy, son of Al Bundy Cliven Bundy, leader of the illegal occupation of Federal land that resulted in one militia member dying, has now filed papers in court alleging that he is an idiot and should be paid accordingly.

Apparently, Ryan is part of the Sovereign Citizens movement, which has all manner of bizarre legal theories that they incorporate into court filings. For example, this filing from Bundy is careful to not capitalize his own name, so that the distinction between his natural and his corporate identity is preserved. He also says he is entitled to $100 million dollars if he has to play the “role” of a defendant and go to trial. Really wacky stuff here, folks.

With these Sovereign Citizens, it always comes back to America going off of the gold standard, the 14th Amendment proving white people do not have to be U.S. citizens (but other races do), and the local County Sheriff being the only legitimate authority anywhere. I bet the Sheriff of Notthingham would have agreed, btw.

Hit the links and enjoy reading.

Link: http://blogs.findlaw.com/greedy_associates/2016/08/oregon-occupier-says-hes-an-idiot-demands-100m-to-stand-trial.html?DCMP=NWL-cons_legalgrounds

Stealing GPS Devices? Turn Them Off!

gps-tracking-device-melbourneIn one of the more hilariously ironic criminal capers of recent note, police had a remarkably easy time solving the theft of some global positioning devices stolen from a DPS building in Lindenhurst, NY (they use them to track their plows and trucks). The devices were active and broadcasting their location.

The theft was done by a teen and a 20-year old man. The GPS led police to the teen’s home, where his father was holding one of them when police got there. He was charged with possession of stolen property and the other two with grand larceny.

Think before you act, my friends.

Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16725294/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/arrested-after-stolen-gps-devices-trace-them/#.VtLyF5wrK00

 

Drunk Driving Suspect Wants Better Mugshot

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Chip Pugh, wanted for failing to appear in court in Ohio (among other things) did not appreciate it when the Lima Police Department posted his mugshot on Facebook. Not for the reasons most fugitives might not want pictures posted (don’t want to get caught), but because his mug shot was not flattering enough.

So he sent the police a “better” picture, with a request to replace the old picture. They dutifully posted both, and he was caught.

This guy really should have consulted me first. I would have advised not sending the picture.

Link:

http://ktla.com/2016/01/12/ohio-fugitive-dislikes-mugshot-sends-police-selfie/