After mistrial declared for 4 defendants, Bundy supporters say case far from over

 Supporter Doug Knowles calls the system rigged. He said he believes the government is pushing for a plea bargain.

Just like everything else ran by the government, there is no incentive for economic efficiency or professionalism nor is there any penalty for incompetence or malfeasance. And also just like anything else ran by the government, the court system should be abolished. — jtl, 419

by Denise Rosch via News 3 LV

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Seven weeks of testimony. Five days of deliberations. Two convictions. Four mistrials.

Supporters of the Bundy 6 know the case is far from over.

“I don’t think there was a case here all along,” said Bundy supporter John Lamb.

Monday morning delivered a partial verdict. Gregory Burleson was found guilty on eight of 10 counts related to the 2014 standoff in Bunkerville, including assaulting a federal officer. Co-defendant Todd Engel convicted of two of the 10 counts including obstruction.

But from there, deliberations seem to fall apart. The jury deadlocked on all charges against four other defendants.

“It’s a win whenever you get a hung jury in federal court,” said Todd Leventhal, who represents Scott Drexler. “For defense attorneys, it’s a win.

“I just spoke with the jurors, and they had a lot of opinions on what they liked and didn’t like,” Leventhal said. “They thought the government came in with too much evidence; they didn’t believe all their witnesses.”

According to the government, each of the men charged had pointed a firearm at federal agents, conspiring with Cliven Bundy to stop the roundup of his cattle that the Bureau of Land Management maintained were illegally grazing on federal land.

Monday’s mistrial means prosecutors will try the case again. The re-trials are scheduled to begin June 26 — the same date that the trial against Bundy and two of his sons was set to begin.

Supporter Doug Knowles calls the system rigged. He said he believes the government is pushing for a plea bargain.

“These boys have been in jail a year, and they still haven’t been convicted,” Knowles said.

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