A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Not guilty: Why the government lost

Written October 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

A day after seven leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation were acquitted in Portland, some people were still asking, on Facebook, “How is this possible?” and declaring that “Justice was not served.” The answer is simple: The government brought charges that did not fit the facts, and then itĀ could not prove its case.

The Malheur Gang as martyrs?

Written March 11th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Still jailed in Portland several weeks after their arrests, the Harney County occupiers are experiencing what they should have known before: Rebellion is punished as a crime only if it fails. Still, their treatment so far seems needlessly harsh.

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