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Ammon Bundy and Aaron Schmidt have been Arrested again for failing to wear a mask at the court room

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Ammon and Aaron had a hearing today, Monday March 15, 2021 at the Boise, Idaho Court House, with judge David Manweiler.  They showed up to court without a mask and were arrested by the ADA County Sheriff's Office. 

  • Ammon and Aaron were kidnapped and dragged into the building, and one man's been injured by police! Ada County Courthouse 200 W Front St, Boise.  Ironic that they could not go into the building without masks for their hearing, but Ammon was forced into the building - maskless!, pushed face down and handcuffed.
  • Judge David Manweiler, Clerk of Court's #: 208-287-6840:  Ada County Prosecutor Jan M. Bennetts, 208-287-7700, email -adacountyprosecutor@adacounty.id.gov :  County Sheriff - https://adacounty.id.gov/sheriff/about-us/sheriff-stephen-bartlett/    phone: 1-208-577-3000
  • Shortened video: 
  • Full Video link, (must have Facebook account to view):  https://www.facebook.com/bryan.bowermaster/videos/4078357605531935/
  • Judge Manweiler's clerk - 208-287-7633; email: adacountyclerk@adacounty.id.gov - must include Judge's name in subject and body of email and the case #'s - Ammon Bundy case #CR01-20-34189 and Aaron Schmidt case # CR01-20-34187; Include Casey Jack Baker, who has Parkinson's Disease, in your messages/calls. He was arrested and is innocent of all charges, as well.  Court FAX:  208 287-6919.  Overload it! 
  •  Prosecutor Jan M. Bennett 208-287-7700 ask for his PIO; email - let's overload it!: adacountyprosecutor@adacounty.id.gov  
  • Sheriff's Office is supposed to get back to me with the person who will be taking complaints in this matter!  Sheriff Stephen Bartlett 208-577-3000 and/or email sheriff@adacounty.id.gov 
  •   Call anyway!  Overloaded phones will see some action!
  • Mayor Lauren McLean who issued the mask mandate: 208-972-8520.  She has violated her oath of office to uphold the Constitution.  
  • They spew the same old lies and nonsense - they don't care about our rights.  Just light up their phones!  Overload their FAX and emails!  
  • Make the complaint that these men's unalienable rights have been violated and all charges need to be dropped.  Be polite, but firm.  Violations of their Constitutionally protected, God-given rights must end - now!  These men appeared for their hearings and were not allowed in.  The bench warrant is a lie.
CALL-TO-ACTION!

Bombard the State of Idaho With Complaints for a Biased and Vindictive Judge Manweiller saying he will have them "purge themselves from their masks"...

May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021, 10:41 am MDT
Jun 14, 2021, 10:41 am MDT

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UPDATE 5/4/2021:  Trial has been rescheduled to June.  

But, we need to address the problem between now and then! 

Please call, email, and/or write - repeatedly - demand that all charges be dropped against these innocent men, including Casey Jack Baker and Garth Gaylord.  Familiarize yourself with the full story, state your case and do not try to argue or convince whoever you speak to - just state the facts as you see them and leave it at that - keep repeating your statement, if that is all you can do.  In writing you won't need to worry about being confronted with their continued lies.  



MESSAGE FROM 5/3/2020: 

This just in from Ammon Bundy:  "Our trial date is still set for May 10 at 8:15 in the morning. We will most likely be arrested again and held in jail until we comply to wearing a mask in the courthouse. The judge has said he will detain us until he purges us of not wearing a mask. FYI." 

And from Aaron: "I hope things can happen soon. (Regarding case being dismissed.) I don't think they plan on letting us out again."

 Several articles in the Utah and Idaho Newsroom explain more fully what has taken place. 

PLEASE come to Boise, Idaho on May 10th, if at all possible. Ada County Courthouse, 200 West Front Street, 7:30 a.m. We will lock arms and surround these men to prevent their arrests. If you don't want to take part in that, you could put signs on your vehicle and drive repeatedly around the block, bringing awareness to the injustice of "innocent until proven guilty" men being arrested and abused. Or walk the sidewalks with signs.

 We will need much support from as many as will come to the aid of their neighbors.  Watch for updates.



COMPLAINTS TO:  

  • David D. Manweiler, Ada County Judge (this judge threatened to keep the men incarcerated until he “purged” them of their refusal to                            wear masks.)  dmanweiler@cogeco.ca or davidm@mtmb-law.com

HOME:  4228 S. Redhawk Place, Boise, ID 83716

(208) 863-7444 or  (208) 336-0007

OFFICE: Ada County Courthouse Chambers Room 2159
               200 W. Front St
               Boise, ID 83702
               208 287-7633

  • Sarah Welsh Whitney (prosecutor)

HOME: 1706 N 8th St

             Boise, Idaho 83702

             adacountyprosecutor@adacounty.id.gov

OFFICE: Ada County Courthouse

               200 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

               298-287-7700

  • Brad Little, Idaho Governor

         little_brad@msn.com or bradlittle50@yahoo.com

HOME:  11454 West Meadowriver Drive

               Star, ID 83669

OFFICE:  Office of the Governor

Idaho State Capitol

P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720

208-334-2100

FAX - 208-854-3036



scroll to  21:48     "UNTIL THEY PURGE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR MASKS"


Purge

In historyreligion and political science, a purge is a position removal or execution of people who are considered undesirable by those in power from a government, another organization, their team leaders, or society as a whole. A group undertaking such an effort is labeled as purging itself. Purges can be either nonviolent or violent; with the former often resolved by the simple removal of those who have been purged from office, and the latter often resolved by the imprisonmentexile, or murder of those who have been purged.

                                                                                                       Honorable? Judge Manweiler



References:  https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/neighbors-in-jeopardy-without-victims/bfd2ffd8-145b-4540-81bb-aeb425a08b56 

https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/for-the-people-to-judge-motion-to-dismiss-ammon-bundy-s-aaron-schmidt-s-case/162dedbc-1e01-44bf-9048-2f6558bd838c 

https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/emergency-motion-for-relief-from-excessive-bail-cruel-and-unusual-punishment-and-to-quash-bench-warrant/e7316f1f-b745-41c1-81e9-098addda7211

https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/ammon-bundy-is-either-stupid-and-crazy-or-idaho-has-a-big-problem/3d133007-330a-45b1-900c-ca33284e7b60

https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/ammon-bundy-denounces-corruption-in-idaho-video/a3797442-9b6f-401c-88fd-151441f6e294

https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/i-don-t-need-any-authority-to-arrest-you-lt-higley-idaho-state-capitol-police-to-ammon-bundy/ba966f6d-2e41-42e8-926b-686869224412 

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UPDATE 11

AMMON BUNDY'S - EMERGENCY MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM EXCESSIVE BAIL, CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT AND TO QUASH BENCH WARRANT

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EMERGENCY MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM EXCESSIVE BAIL, CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT AND TO QUASH BENCH WARRANT

It would be unconscionable for a judicial officer to consider an act of a person, who has never been convicted of any crime, who resides in the State boundaries of Idaho, who entered the Idaho Capitol Building to peacefully talk to elected representatives, during open hours during a legislative session, as a crime. For any person, including an officer of the court, to consider these peaceful constitutionally protected acts as perceived evil is not only unconscionable, but arguably illegal and certainly unlawful.


IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE

STATE OF IDAHO, AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA

STATE OF IDAHO

Accuser, (Plaintiff)

vs.

Ammon Bundy

Accused (Defendant) 

Case No.: CR01-20-34189 & CR01-20-34187

 

EMERGENCY MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM EXCESSIVE BAIL, CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT AND TO QUASH BENCH WARRANT


Comes now Ammon Bundy demands relief from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishment and to quash bench warrant. 

On August 25, 2020, I, Ammon Bundy was falsely arrested for peacefully sitting in the Idaho Capitol building, during open hours, in a public and open room, where no hearing or official activity was taking place. (38)(51)(43)(42) A “Motion to Dismiss” this case is filed with the court and is pending. https://pplsrghts.org/162dedbc-1e01-44bf-9048-2f6558bd838c

On August 26, 2020, (the next day) I was falsely arrested again for peacefully sitting in the Senate Gallery at the Idaho State Capitol Building during open hours, during a Special Legislative Session. Never has any official presented any evidence showing that I was disruptive, disorderly or acting beyond the normal expectation of an individual in the capitol building, and never did I violate the laws of Idaho in anyway. (90)

On March 11, 2021, this court made an “ORDER TO DISMISS” Case No. CR01-20-33897, the second charges. In a hearing the day before the dismissal, State Prosecutor, Whitney Welsh, refused to give the court explanation to why the State wanted the case dismissed.(107) However, Mrs. Welsh understood clearly that on August 26, 2020, I, Ammon Bundy, was illegally trespassed and violently arrested then jailed by State officials, without proper authority. On March 5, 2021, she stated that, based on the information she had obtained, “it was likely that she would be unable to proceed with this case.” Director Reynolds, “agreed”.(84)

On March 15, 2021, after a long 202 days from my first arrest,(131) Aaron Schmidt and myself promptly attempted to enter the Ada County Courthouse at 200 W. Front St. Boise, Idaho to begin our Jury trial and we were not permitted.(121a) Several armed guards in uniform working for Ada County blocked the doors and would not allow us to enter the courthouse. After persisting at the courthouse doors for over two hours, peacefully demanding the guards to let us in, approximately ten Ada County Sheriff Deputies arrested both Aaron and I for “Failure to Appear” to our trial.(121)(122) They forcefully drug us past the armed guards at the doors and into Ada County Courthouse, at which point they transported us to the Ada County Jail and held us each with a $10,000 bond. Note: When speaking with a seasoned bail bondsman, she affirmatively said, “I have never seen a $10,000 bond for a misdemeanor trespassing charge”. (122a)

In the Ada County Jail, Aaron and I were placed into concrete jail cells at an unusual low temperature with no option to bail out. We spent that day, the night and part of the next day in extremely miserable conditions. 

Aaron Von Schmidt, who was arrested with Bundy at the courthouse on Mar. 15, describes the way he and Bundy were treated at the Ada County jail. He said their jackets, shoes, and socks were removed, and they were placed in concrete cells that have concrete slab beds with no mattress, no blanket, no pillow, no toilet paper, no soap, and no cup for drinking water from the sink. The temperature in the cells was turned down to what he described as “the 50’s” overnight, the lights were left on, and officers either banging on the door or opening and slamming the door every 15 minutes. No food was provided except a Ziplock bag of bread and cheese thrown into the cell in the early hours of the morning, meaning the prisoners had gone nearly 18 hours without food. Schmidt reported that his feet had turned blue and sleep was impossible due to no way to get warm and the constant harassment of the officers at the cell room doorhttps://trueidahonews.com/ktvb-in-boise-accused-of-biased-and-false-reporting/

Immediately after entering Ada County Jail, I was put into the “coldbox” (a term the jailers use to describe the jail cells that Aaron and I were placed into). Only minutes later, four or five Ada County Sheriff Deputies came into the jail cell, body slammed me on the concrete floor, forcefully stripped me of my clothing down to my undergarments and left me in the cell with only thin underwear covering my private parts. This included taking my socks. The floor was extremely cold for bare feet and the concrete was too cold to sit on. In time, someone tossed my jeans through the food-port and I put them on. The concrete cell was very cold and for the next thirty plus hours, Aaron and I suffered from the cold, hunger and sleep deprivation. The floor was too cold to stand with bare feet for very long and the concrete slab bed was too cold to lay on for more than a few minutes. Also, I was never given the option to bail out or communicate with anyone until after the arraignment the next day. Multiple times I asked for a phone to call an attorney and was ignored and denied. Very similar treatment was afforded me the two previous times I was arrested at the Idaho Capitol Building in August and taken to the Ada County Jail. Each time I was put into that exact same “coldbox” for many hours and treated with contempt. In total I have suffered approximately sixty-five (65) hours in Ada County Jail since August and have never been convicted of any crime.   

On April 8, 2021, I went to the Idaho Capitol Building to discuss these matters of abuse and political targeting with my elected representatives, Judy Boyle, Dorothy Moon, and Senator Steven Thayne. I was already downtown meeting with an attorney and knowing that the legislature was in session, I took the opportunity to see if I could talk to each of these legislators about my situation. Needing to use the bathroom, I entered the second-floor east side and walked past two Idaho State Police Troopers. When I came out, several Idaho State Police Troopers surrounded me and forced handcuffs on me. Multiple times I asked the Troopers to tell me by what authority they are arresting me. They ignored my inquiry and would not state their authority. 

Due to the second trespass case being dismissed (because the Director of Administration, Keith Reynolds and Blake Higley did not have proper authority) I knew that the ISP Troopers authority to arrest could not derive from those charges. Also, knowing that the first trespass case was pending in this court and that I have a right to the presumption of innocence; Also, knowing that I acted peacefully within my rights at the capitol building in August and understanding that Speaker Bedke does not have authority to order a Senate room to be cleared or to authorize  an arrest for no good cause; I was confident that the ISP Troopers had no proper authority to arrest me for being at the Idaho Capitol Building during open hours, during a legislative session, to talk to my elected representatives. However, unable to state their authority, the ISP Troopers arrested me anyway. 

When I arrived at the Ada County Jail, I demanded again that the ISP Troopers quote the authority in which they arrested me for. Because of my insistence and confidence in challenging the authority, I sensed that the arresting officers became somewhat concerned with their lack of not knowing and therefore they started to communicate by radio about the issue. Nearly thirty minutes went by when (being in the back seat of the trooper’s car), I saw the August 26, 2020 trespass letter, signed by Director Keith Reynolds, pulled up on the Troopers computer screen. This is the letter that has been litigated in this court and references the false authority quoted and used by Director Reynolds and Blake Higley to arrest me on August 26, 2020. The usurped authority referenced in the trespass letter is what caused the second case to be dismissed.(89a) So, once again I demanded that the ISP Troopers quote the authority in which they arrested me on. Trooper M. Vallard said, “By authority of the Director of Administration, Keith Reynolds”. Knowing that the second case was dismissed (Keith Reynold admitted in his own words that he did not have authority to arrest me), I warned the Troopers that the authority they were quoting was not proper and based upon a case that has been dismissed. Both troopers personally chose not to release me but instead booked me into the Ada County Jail anyways. 

After bailing out, I hitched a ride back to the Idaho Capitol Building to talk with the legislators in my district. With activity going on in the Senate Chambers, I sat quietly on the bench next to the Chamber entrance. Several minutes went by when Blake Higley with several other ISP Troopers came up to me and said, “So, round two huh”. He then said, “You are under arrest”. I asked him, “by what authority is he arresting me under?” He then picked up his phone, dialed someone and walked across the rotunda so I could not hear his conversation. He talked for several minutes, after hanging up, he walked back over to me and said, “I don’t have to have authority”. He then motioned the troopers to arrest me. After forcing handcuffs on me, they transported me to the Ada County Jail.(122a)

On April 2, 2021, during a status hearing, this court ordered the parties in this case to mediation, scheduled for April 26, 2021. (124) On April 9, 2021, Ada County Prosecutor, Whitney Welsh, filed a surprise “MOTION TO MOVE TRIAL DATE”. In the motion she writes, “The State can be ready to proceed [to trial] with 3 days’ notice”.(125) On the same day, April 9, 2021, this court held a secret hearing (with the prosecutors), revoked my bond and issued a bench warrant for my arrest.

On March 16, 2021, this court issued a PRE-TRIAL RELEASE ORDER, listing myself, AMMON EDWARD BUNDY as the defendant. The conditions of release are listed, 

  • Commit no new crimes;
  • Attend all court appearances;
  • Notify the court of any changes of address or phone number within 24 hours;
  • Comply with all court orders previously issued in this case including but not limited to wearing of court approved mask covering the nose and mouth while entering into and remaining inside the courthouse as well as in person participation in a court proceeding or court business; and
  • Comply with the booking process. 

The Release Order further states, “Should the Defendant willfully fail to comply with any or all of the above-stated conditions, the court, upon good cause, may forfeit any previously posted bail and/or revoke the Defendant’s release and hold the Defendant without bond until completion of the case…”(127) 

At no time did I, Ammon Bundy, agree to any of the Release Order conditions and to date several of the listed release conditions are moot and confidently should be ruled as violations of the Defendants rights. However, the facts stand as: 

  • No new or old crimes have been committed by “the Defendant”. If the August trespass charges are being considered by the State or this Court as old crimes committed by “the Defendant”, then I remind the court that I have not been convicted by a jury of any of the charges and therefore must be presumed innocent. If my going to the Idaho Capitol Building on April 8, 2021 is being considered a “new crimes”, then I again remind this Court and the State that I have not been convicted by a jury of any of the charges and therefore demand presumption of innocence.
  • To date “the Defendant” has attended all court appearances.
  • To date “the Defendant” has not changed address or phone number.
  • Since the order, “the Defendant” has complied with all court orders previously issued in this case including but not limited to wearing of court approved mask covering the nose and mouth while entering into and remaining inside the courthouse as well as in person participation in a court proceeding or court business. I, Ammon Bundy, have no intention of complying with this section of the order because of my belief and conscience if the occasion arises, but since the order date, no in-person court preceding has been ordered.  
  • Since the order, “the Defendant” has complied with the booking process.  

In order for a crime or public offense to be legally committed in Idaho a person must be convicted. Idaho Code defines crime in Title 18, Chapter 1(underline added):

18-109.  DEFINITION OF CRIME. A crime or public offense is an act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it, and to which is annexed, upon conviction, either of the following punishments:

1.  Death.

2.  Imprisonment.

3.  Fine.

4.  Removal from office; or

5.  Disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit in this state.(129)

It would be unconscionable for a judicial officer to consider an act of a person who has never been convicted of any crime, who resides in the State boundaries of Idaho, who entered the Idaho Capitol Building to peacefully talk to elected representatives during open hours, during a the legislative session, as a crime. For any person, including an officer of the court, to consider these peaceful constitutionally protected acts as perceived evil is not only unconscionable, but arguably illegal and certainly unlawful. 

No new crime has been committed because of my entering into the Idaho Capitol Building and no other release condition has been defied either. Therefore, the terms of release have not been violated and on those grounds the bench warrant should be quashed and the bond reinstated.   

However, from the first time I was arrested at the Idaho Capitol Building in August, the zealous act of several Idaho State Officials improperly applying the Idaho trespass statute is discriminating and a suppression of free speech.(37a-i)(38a)(36)

In Broadrick, the Supreme Court observed that, It remains a ‘matter of no little difficulty’ to determine when a law may properly be held void on its face and when ‘such summary action’ is inappropriate.  Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601, 615, 93 S. Ct. 2908, 2917, 37 L. Ed. 2d 830 (1973) Further the Supreme Court observed that, “The consequence of our departure from traditional rules of standing in the First Amendment area is that any enforcement of a statute thus placed at issue is totally forbidden until and unless a limiting construction or partial invalidation so narrows it as to remove the seeming threat or deterrence to constitutionally protected expression.” Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601, 613, 93 S. Ct. 2908, 2916, 37 L. Ed. 2d 830 (1973) In this case, because of the location, times and situation, the threat to deterring constitutionally protected expression is in its extreme. My expression of free speech was in the Idaho Capitol Building, it was during normal hours, it was in an open public room with no official proceeding taking place and at no time was my conduct threatening, disruptive or unpeaceful.   

Justice WHITE continues in the opinion of the Court by stating that, “So, if a law be in opposition to the constitution; if both the law and the constitution apply to a particular case, so that the court must either decide that case conformably to the law, disregarding the constitution; or conformably to the constitution, disregarding the law; the court must determine which of these conflicting rules governs the case. This is of the very essence of judicial duty.” Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601, 611, 93 S. Ct. 2908, 2915, 37 L. Ed. 2d 830 (1973) It is my opinion that this court is disregarding the Constitution to benefit certain Idaho State officials who have been misapplying the law.  

Continuing, Justice WHITE writes, “It has long been recognized that the First Amendment needs breathing space and that statutes attempting to restrict or burden the exercise of First Amendment rights must be narrowly drawn and represent a considered legislative judgment that a particular mode of expression has to give way to other compelling needs of society”. Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601, 611–12, 93 S. Ct. 2908, 2915–16, 37 L. Ed. 2d 830 (1973) Being arrested for quietly and peacefully sitting in a chair, during open hours, after a public meeting was put at ease (then moved to another room), is certainly not giving the First Amendment “breathing space”. I believe the Supreme Court would agree that nowhere was my “particular mode of expression” at the capitol building not “giving way to compelling needs of society”. No legislative procedure was disrupted because of my free expression towards the way the People of Idaho were being treated by State Officials. I have tried desperately to inform this court that I acted peacefully and within my rights, this court has not given any relief but instead has continued to compound the jeopardy upon me.   

In Broadrick, the Supreme Justice continues, As a corollary, the Court has altered its traditional rules of standing to permit—in the First Amendment area—‘attacks on overly broad statutes with no requirement that the person making the attack demonstrate that his own conduct could not be regulated by a statute drawn with the requisite narrow specificity. Litigants, therefore, are permitted to challenge a statute not because their own rights of free expression are violated, but because of a judicial prediction or assumption that the statute's very existence may cause others not before the court to refrain from constitutionally protected speech or expression.” Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601, 611–12, 93 S. Ct. 2908, 2915–16, 37 L. Ed. 2d 830 (1973) This motion is not intended to challenge the statutes at this time, but Justice WHITE in the court’s opinion is clear that the misuse and enforcement of statue can “cause others not before the court to refrain from constitutionally protected speech or expression”. I would proffer that no case in Idaho history has more potential to chill free expression of speech in public spaces than this case.

Further, in the Supreme Court Opinion on Broadrick it reads, “Equally important, overbreadth claims, if entertained at all, have been curtailed when invoked against ordinary criminal laws that are sought to be applied to protected conduct. In Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296, 60 S.Ct. 900, 84 L.Ed.1213 (1940), Jesse Cantwell, a Jehovah's Witness, was convicted of common-law breach of the peace for playing a phonograph record attacking the Catholic Church before two Catholic men on a new Haven street. The Court reversed the judgment affirming Cantwell's conviction, but only on the ground that his conduct, ‘considered in the light of the constitutional guarantees,’ could not be punished under ‘the common law offense in question’.” Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601, 613–14, 93 S. Ct. 2908, 2917, 37 L. Ed. 2d 830 (1973) The court acknowledging the misapplication and unmet elements of the Idaho trespass statute, should be enough to end the unusual abuse to myself and Aaron Schmidt in this case. However, if the abuse of the law is not enough then, “on grounds that [our] conduct, considering in the light of constitutional guarantees” should be sufficient to end our pre-convicted punishments under the law. 

Conclusion

The State has no evidence that will prove I committed an old or new crime at any time I was present at the Idaho Capitol Building. I have never been convicted of a crime in the State of Idaho. Therefore, I have not violated the condition of release. Aaron Schmidt and myself have suffered cruel and unusual punishment multiple times while in the custody of the State, to the point of being forcefully gang stripped to my underwear and left in a cold jail cell for over thirty hours. A Motion to Dismiss is pending with the court that should clearly establish the need to dismiss this case on the same grounds that the second case was dismissed. The action of State Officials and the enforcements of this court in this case, has and will continue to “cause others not before the court to refrain from constitutionally protected speech or expression”.     

 Therefore, I, Ammon Bundy, demand relief from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishment and to quash bench warrant. 

Filed April 12, 2021

For More Info: https://pplsrghts.org/162dedbc-1e01-44bf-9048-2f6558bd838c

UPDATE 10

People camp at Ammon Bundy to aid in his defense against Idaho Sa

Apr 12, 2021 Apr 13, 2021
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A revocation of  Ammon's Bond has been issued by Judge Manweiler after Ammon presented himself twice at the Idaho State Capitol.  He was arrested without authority as the Idaho State Police said they did not need authority to arrest him and prevent him from being at the People's House, the Idaho State Capitol Building.

People have been camping at Ammons house to defend him from the abuse of the authorities.  A call to action has not been issued yet.

Meanwhile a protest at the home of Judge Manweiller was done with a great demonstration of force against the protestors and a great one against the corrupt judge.


UPDATE 9

CALL TO ACTION! Ammon Bundy Arrested TWICE TODAY AT THE IDAHO STATE CAPITOL

Apr 8, 2021 Apr 9, 2021
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Ammon has gone twice to the State Capitol and arrested for trespass, imagine that! The so called People's House in Idaho is off limits to those who peacefully want to participate in the legislative session.

  • CALL TO ACTION:  Please call the Speaker of the House Scott Bedke at 208-332-1111 and tell him it's unlawful to trespass the public from the People's House.
  • Call Idaho State Police dispatch and ask to talk to Sargeant Blake Higley, ask him under what authority does he arrest for trespass Ammon or any member of the public.



UPDATE 8

Ammon Bundy Denounces Corruption in Idaho

Apr 4, 2021 Apr 4, 2021
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In an incredible turn of events Judge Manweiler, after being exposed for the corruption they have exerted upon the people he orders a "Mediation" on the case against trespassing Ammon Bundy and Aaron Schmidt from the People's House of Representatives in Boise, Idaho.

Judge Manweiler after seeing a motion Ammon and Aaron presented saw the writing on the wall: The government, including the Judge, the Under Sheriff Scott Johnson responsible for TORTURE at the ADA County Jail, the Idaho State Police, the Governor of Idaho for theft and prostitution of the liberties of the people in Idaho and other players including corrupt members of the Legislature in the state will look "dirty" and will be wallowing in the shame of corruption if they take this case to court.  Mediation is their way to wash their hands and make this go away and fade into the night.

The motion written by Ammon and Aaron is below this video.

Watch the video: 


For the People to Judge / Motion to Dismiss Ammon Bundy's & Aaron Schmidt's Case

This Motion to Dismiss, along with a fair and public trial if necessary, should give opportunity for Ammon & Aaron (the accused) to show the court, jury and the people ample evidence and testimonies that they were well within their rights to be at the Idaho Capitol building both days, that they were being peaceful and non-disruptive and that Ammon was targeted by Idaho Governor Brad Little, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke and Idaho State Police (Blake Higley). Evidence will show that these Idaho State officials (and others) conspired to remove Ammon from the capitol building because they viewed him as an opposing political leader and believed he would prove to be a deterrent to their political objectives if he was allowed to remain present at the capitol building during the special legislative session in August 2020 and during the upcoming regular legislative session in 2021. HERE IS THE EVIDENCE, YOU BE THE JUDGE!


IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE

STATE OF IDAHO, AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA

STATE OF IDAHO

Accuser, (Plaintiff)

 

vs.


Ammon Bundy

Accused (Defendant)

Case No.: CR01-20-34189 

 

MOTION TO DISMISS CASE CR01-20-34189 & CR01-20-34187 IMMEDIATELY

 Comes now Ammon Bundy respectfully demands that case CR01-20-34189 & CR01-20-34187 be dismissed immediately due to; the Idaho Speaker of the House of Representatives not having jurisdiction over the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho Capitol building when he ordered the room to be cleared; Scott Bedke (Speaker of the House) not being the agent of the owner for the Senate Floor and the Lincoln Auditorium and therefore the elements of the charges have not been met; Sergeant Blake Higley and the other arresting Idaho State Police Troopers lacked authority to clear, trespass or arrest in the Lincoln Auditorium; The Idaho Speaker of the House lacked authority to arbitrarily close the Lincoln Auditorium early during a legislative session; Speaker Scott Bedke, Chairman Gregory Chaney, and Sergeant Blake Higley and other Idaho State Police Troopers violated the House and Senate/Joint Rules by keeping people from entering the House Gallery and Committee Rooms; The People having a Constitutionally protected right to peacefully grieve government personnel for redress at the Idaho State Capitol building, especially during a legislative session.

 Background

On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump held a press conference announcing that he was releasing $50 billion dollars of federal funds to States in Emergency due to the Novel Coronavirus.(1) That same day (March 13th), Governor Brad Little, through an executive order, put the people of Idaho in a State of Emergency.(2) On March 13, 2020, the Idaho Governor's official website reported, in the entire State of Idaho, only ONE coronavirus case had been confirmed.(3) Shortly after, Governor Little thanked President Trump for 1.25 billion dollars in federal emergency funds.(4) Then again, on March 25, 2020, after President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a 2 trillion-dollar federal stimulus deal for the States,(5) Governor Little, exercised never before used excessive martial law powers(5a) upon the people of Idaho and put Idaho in an “Extreme Emergency” status.(6) Idaho at the time had 136 coronavirus cases and no deaths.(7) 

An “Order to Self-Isolate”, enforceable by martial law,(5a)(6) was put into place by Governor Little, ordering the people living in the State of Idaho to “self-isolate” at their place of residence, authorizing the people to leave their residence only to perform government approved “essential activities”, directing all business owners to cease “non-essential” operations defined by the order, prohibiting individuals from gathering in any number, including religious services, peaceful assembly, and family gatherings, ordering cessation of all “non-approved” travelrequiring “essential workers” to carry “Essential Critical Identification” when leaving their residence, and mandating “social distancing requirements”.(8) The Self-Isolation order incorporated federal guidelines from the Department of Treasury and the Department of Defense to qualify the Office of the Governor of Idaho to receive billions of federal emergency funds.(9)(9a)(13b) 

 The people of Idaho suffered under the threat of these oppressive orders for many months with increased mandates,(10) suspended legislated laws(10a) and ignored legal limits to emergency orders,(10b) all with no confirmed evidence of any major pandemic.(12a) 2020 Idaho mortalities increase minimally compared to previous years.(11)(11a) While Idaho hospitals statistically decreased dramatically with in-patient care(12) and mortuary revenues remained nearly the same.(13) Yet, in compliance with the weekly “White House Profiles”, that Governor Little agreed to in order to receive massive federal emergency funds,(13a) the arbitrary executive orders remained in place, inflicting unconstitutional restrictions on the everyday lives of the good People of Idaho. Orders were designed to give legal cover for the Governor and his cabinet to independently spend billions of federal funds without legislative oversight.(13b)(9a)

Then, like putting salt on the people's wounds, Governor Little, concerned about the liability of his usurpative orders, called for a special legislative session where he was seeking to pass a bill that would make him and his cronies legally immune from their destructive behavior upon the liberties of the People of Idaho.(14)(14a)   

On August 24th 2020, hundreds of people residing in the State of Idaho came to the capitol building to witness, testify, and express their frustrations to their elected representatives during this special legislative session.(15)(15a)(15b) However, on the opening day of the session, when entering the House Gallery, several Idaho State Police Troopers unlawfully blocked the doorways restricting the people from entering the House Chamber.(16) The People, frustrated about the past several months of lockdowns and overreach, including business closures (among other usurpations) and believing they had a right to enter, witness, and participate in the legislative process, began loudly chanting, “this is our house, this is our house”.(17)(17a)(17b) After several minutes of multiple people reciting the Idaho law, code, and House Rules to the Idaho State Police Troopers, demanding the Troopers to open the doors, the people began to pull the doors open and push their way into the gallery.(18) Several minutes of pushing and shoving ensued until Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke, came to the doors and conceded to the people coming in and witnessing the House proceedings.(19) The people entered the room, filled the House gallery, and overflowed into the rooms that were broadcasting the proceedings live.(20) However, several Idaho State Police Troopers, including Sergeant Blake Higley, took offense and viewed the action of the people as disrespectful to their “authority”.

After the House proceedings ended, the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee moved to their normal room, EW42 on the East Wing (Speaker of the House Jurisdiction). However, being a special session and most of the people in the capitol building being there to testify against Governor Little’s immunity bill, the committee room filled up quickly and overflowed into the hallway.(21b) Before opening the hearing, Chairman Greg Chaney demanded that most of the people leave the room. Concerned about what happened earlier that day at the House gallery doors, the people were very sensitive about being pushed out of the legislative processes and would not evacuate.(21a) Chairman Greg Chaney is witnessed stomping out of the committee room in anger.(22)(22a) According to Jeff Wall, House Sergeant in Arms, “[Chairman] Chaney decided to move the hearing to the Lincoln Auditorium” (a much larger room in the West wing basement (Senate President Pro Tempore Jurisdiction). Sergeant Wall stated that, He believe that someone called Mary Sue Jones, who is the Chief of Staff to President Pro Tem of the Senate…it might’ve been the chairman or it might’ve been security he’s not sure.”.(23) During a phone conversation on March 17, 2021, at approximately 10:42 a.m., I asked Mary Sue Jones, “…if the Lincoln Auditorium was controlled under the authority of the Senate Pro Tem, she said,' yes, it is the Senate’s'. After enquiring, she informed me that she had no recollection of giving anyone in the House of Representatives permission on the 24th or the 25th to use the Lincoln Auditorium. She further checked her schedule and saw nothing on the 24th or the 25th that would indicate that she gave permission or scheduled the House or the Chairman to use the Lincoln Auditorium. She told me that, 'sometimes Soren Jacobson, the IT person for the Senate will give permission by looking at her [Mary Jones’] schedule, and if it’s open, he will let the person know that wants to use the Lincoln auditorium'. Mary Jones also said that she did not think that Pro Tem Hill would have given permission or even had time to do so. She said at that time everybody was just doing the best they could. She also said that it may have been something that the House Sergeant at Arms, Jeff Wall, worked with the Senate Sergeant at Arms, Sarah McDonald on”.(24)  Either way, with, or without permission, the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee moved from their normal room, EW42 on the East wing (Speaker of the House Jurisdiction) to the Lincoln Auditorium in the West wing basement (Senate President Pro Tempore Jurisdiction).(25)(22a) That day, House committee proceeding went on until 5:15 p.m. Many people were able to testify and express their frustration, including myself.(26)(26a) 

At the beginning of the hearing, the people were boisterous and Chairman Chaney was frustrated. One person wrote in a PRN article describing August 24, 2020, at the capitol building, Okay, we get it, the Idaho State leaders are not used to people being around the capitol building as they do their "normal business". They are accustomed to quiet and empty rooms in the capitol as they iron out the legislative fate of the rest of the people outside going about their daily business. These Idaho State leaders believe that while in the capitol building, the "normal" thing people must do, is be obedient to them. But let's face it, 2020 has been anything but normal. On the flip side, the people are not used to the legislative processes that goes on in the capitol building. They know very little about the expected decorum and almost nothing of the made-up rules by the Idaho State leaders. In-fact, many Idahoans believe that the state leaders are supposed to act on their behalf and that the people should have a say and an active part in the legislative process. So, during the special legislative session on August 24th these two ideas collided!(27) But, by the end the day, both parties began to work together and pay each other more respect. That was until the next day! 

Speaking of the following day, August 25, 2020, House Sergeant at Arms, Jeff Wall said, “The Chairman and Committee decided to go back to the Lincoln Auditorium the next day because they knew a lot of people would be there and knew it was open”.(23) However, no authorization from the Senate for either the 24th or the 25th has been identified; it appears the House committee chair simply invited himself into the Senate room.(24) None the same, the committee was right about one thing; during the hearing on the 25th, the room was full of people wanting to testify and express their frustration with the Governor’s actions over the past several months and express disgust for the bill that was intended to make the governor immune from his Covid related decisions.(14a)(29) But, those people did not get that opportunity.(30)(26a) About 40-45 minutes before the hearing began, I walked down the West wing basement corridor and saw surrounding the Lincoln Auditorium entrance, 20-25 Idaho State Police Troopers. They were pointing and discussing something that appeared to be important, and they seemed to be making some type of physical action plan.(36) When the ISP troopers saw me, they acted surprised and almost immediately separated in several different directions, leaving only a few officers near the auditorium entrance. I entered the room, sat down on the back row and eventually watched the auditorium fill up with men, women, and children preparing to testify and express themselves.(25)

Shortly after the committee hearing began, I witnessed House Sergeant at Arms, Jeff Wall, walk down the far east isle of the auditorium onto the platform and whisper something into Chairman Chaney's ear.(33a)(33) Almost immediately, the Chairman halted the meeting and demanded that the independent press leave the press box (both of the independent media personnel sitting in the press box sat there the entire previous day with no trouble). When Miste Karlfeldt (one of the independent press personnel being ordered to move) stood up to show her credentials and explain who she was, the 20-25 Idaho State Police Troopers that looked to be planning something at the Lincoln Auditorium entrance a little over an hour before, immediately came into the room, walked single file down the center isle, detained Mrs. Karlfeldt and arrested Bryan Bowermaster (the other independent press personnel sitting at the press box) and drug him out of the room.(34) The people sitting in the auditorium were upset, shocked, confused, over protective, and were remembering clearly of the previous day when the same ISP Troopers tried to keep them out of the House Gallery. They were vocally disturbed with what was taking place. To make matters worse, one of the ISP troopers violently shoved a lady standing in the aisle into the auditorium seats. Other ISP troopers, when escorting Mr. Bowermaster out of the room, knocked over a baby in a stroller and onto the ground. The mother and those around her were very upset and emotion became tears. Many children in the room were also crying and terrified.(37) To say the least, the People were very upset with the irresponsible, aggressive, pompous, disrespectful and unwarranted treatment by the Idaho State Police that day. However, it did appear that the ISP Trooper's earlier plans were coming off perfectly.(36)(36a) Instigating, then escalating, knowing the People would react and then displaying to the People their power and what will happen if the People disrespect them again.(37a-i) 

Towards the middle of ISP escorting the independent media personnel out of the room, I stood up, began filming, quietly walked down the aisle around the commotion and sat in the press box.(38a)(38) It was at that moment I began to petition the government for redress of grievance (or in other words, exercise my right to protest, protected by the 1stAmendment of the U.S. Constitution)(39) for the horrible way Idaho government officials had been treating the people during the special legislative session. Due to a previous engagement on June 23, 2020, I knew the Lincoln Auditorium was officially open until 7 p.m. (40)(40A) My thought was to stay sitting at the press box until that time, making the point that the Right of the Press belongs to the People!(USC, Amendment 1)(41) Shortly after sitting down, most of the people had left the room, the Chairman had previously put the committee at ease, and the meeting was moved to EW42 on the East wing (Speaker of the House Jurisdiction).(23)(43) The hearing was again called to order at 4:06 p.m. in EW42 and the people were kept out of the meeting for the rest of the hearing, contrary to House Rule 26 and Joint Rule 16(45)(46) (See picture of 10-15 ISP officer guarding the hearing room entrance during the committee hearing).(30)  The hearing minutes read, “Chairman Chaney called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m., indicating the ISP had secured the building. Chairman Chaney made a unanimous consent to amend the agenda to change RS 28064 to RS 28064C1. There being no objection, the request was granted. Rep. Julianne Young, District 31, presented RS 28064C1, proposed legislation to address liability in relation to coronavirus. This proposed legislation stands”(43) No further testimony was allowed and the committee passed the proposed bill behind locked and guarded closed doors in direct violation of House Rule 26.(45)  

Meanwhile, I was still sitting in the press box in the Lincoln Auditorium in the West Wing (Senate President Pro Tempore Jurisdiction) continuing my protest for the mistreatment of the Idaho people by State officials at the Capitol building.(17)(37a-i)

In Idaho State Police report B20002671, Sergeant Blake Higley wrote, “I observed at the time Bowermaster was escorted out of the room, Ammon Bundy moved immediately to the area where Bowermaster and Karlfeldt were seated and sat down. The committee was in recess until order was restored.” He continued to write, “The House Adjourned for the day at 1655 [4:55 p.m.] on August 25th. At approximately 1700 [5:00 p.m.] I spoke with Speaker of the House Bedke. I informed him that Bundy and approximately 18 other individuals were still in the Lincoln Auditorium seated in the press area. Speaker Bedke requested the room be cleared.” Continuing in his report, Sergeant Higley wrote, “I walked to the Lincoln Auditorium with several [40-60] troopers. I walked to the front of the room and requested everyone leave the room or they would be cited with trespassing. Those who wished to leave the room were given ample opportunities to leave. Bundy continued to sit and made no movements. At this time Bundy was informed he would be under arrest for trespassing. Bundy would not move any portion of his body and had to be physically removed by troopers…Two others were also arrested at the same time. Aaron Schmidt and Jill Watts…”(42)

 Sergeant Blake Higley’s report is close to what happened, but not exactly. Several video recordings of the event show the first thing that came out of Blake Higley’s mouth when he entered the room before my arrest was, By order of Speaker you are requested to leave”(51) I am uncertain why Sergeant Blake Higley in his report left out that he first said to the people in the room, “By order of the Speaker you are requested to leave”, but in my opinion, that was the only important thing he said all that week. In ISP report B20002671, Lieutenant Charles Ketchum wrote, “On August 25, 2020, at approximately 1700 hours [5:00 p.m.], Speaker of the House Scott Bedke informed Sergeant Blake Higley of the Idaho State Police Executive Protection Unit the Lincoln Auditorium was to be cleared of people at the end of the business day. At approximately 1720 [5:20 p.m.] hours…”(51a) 

Lieutenant Ketchum’s report is not exactly accurate, also. He reported that, Speaker Bedke informed Sergeant Higley, when in reality, it was the other way around. But of course, only Blake Higley and Scott Bedke would know that at the time. None the same, the request or order to clear the Lincoln Auditorium certainly came from the Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke and the Speaker has no authority to clear “The chambers, rooms, passages and corridors of the Senate…”(House Rule 63,64/Senate Rule 5).(45)(52)  In separate phone conversations with Mary Sue Jones, Chief of Staff to President Pro Tem and Jeff Hill, House Sergeant in Arms, both affirmatively acknowledged that the Senate Pro Tem has “Control and Order” of the Lincoln Auditorium.(23)(24) On the Idaho Legislature website page titled, “Scheduling Rooms, Event and Exhibits”, the forth bullet point down reads, “Meeting Rooms in the Senate section of the Capitol, including the Lincoln Auditorium: Call the Senate Chief of Staff Mary Sue Jones…for more information.”(54)

Scott Bedke, Speaker of the House, should know very well how important authority over sections of the Capitol are. In-fact, he sued State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth, “Regarding who actually controls the space in the first floor of the Statehouse.”(55) Regarding the lawsuit, Senate Pro Tem Hill said, “…he believed it would “disrupt the balance of power.” Bedke also said, “The situation boils down to a separation of powers issue.” Accusing the State Treasure, Bedke commented, “Do the laws mean anything?” Further, Hill declared, “I entered into (the lawsuit) to preserve the rights and powers of the legislative branch of government,”.(56) Bedke prevailed in the lawsuit, and an eviction notice was issued by the court for State Treasurer to vacate the floor by the end of this month (March 31, 2021).(57) 

Sergeant Blake Higley also should have known the importance of proper authority in the Capitol building, especially before trespassing and arresting someone in the Statehouse. On August 20, 2020, at 1:03 p.m., Sergeant Higley received an email from Eric Milstead, Director of the Legislative Service Office, Subject: authorization.(58a) Attached to the email was the “Guidelines for ISP relating to public testimony”, dated July 19, 2020. It reads in part, “For purposes of Section 18-7008, Idaho Code, the Speaker and President Pro Tempore are agents of the owner of their respective chambers, office space and walkways…”(58) 18-7008 is the Idaho Trespass Code that myself and Arron Schmidt have been charged with in this case. According to this guideline, ISP should not trespass an individual from the capitol building without authority from the Speaker of the House or the President Pro Tempore, agents of the owner of their respective chambers, offices space and walkways. 

The ISP Guideline does say, “…and committee chairs are acting as the agents of the committee hearing rooms.”(58) However, this portion of the guideline would not apply to this case because, 1) the hearing was at ease when I sat down to protest in the press box,(43)(42)  2) the committee chair never asked me to move or leave,(31)  3) the committee (including the chair) left the Lincoln Auditorium and later called the committee meeting to order in another room hours before I was arrested,(43)(42)  4) Sergeant Blake Higley did not receive request from the chair to remove or trespass, (42)  5) The House had adjourned at 4:55 p.m., and the Speaker made the request at approximately 5 p.m., 20 minutes before I was arrested.(42)  The Lincoln Auditorium was clearly no longer the committee room for the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee at the time I was trespassed and arrested around 5:20 p.m. The House Committee was, at best, a guest in the Senate room to begin with. The committee chair possibly would have had some authority while the hearing was taking place, but the hearing was put at ease and moved to another room on the House side, hours prior to the order from the Speaker. Therefore, Speaker Bedke usurped the power of the Senate President Pro Tempore by ordering Sergeant Blake Higley to clear a Senate room, in which he had no authority to do so. Subsequently, Aaron Schmidt, Jill Watts and I were wrongly trespassed and arrested, in which Sergeant Higley and the other 40-60 ISP troopers were more than zealous to do.(57) 

Idaho State Police report B20002671, written by Corporal Stephen Achesen reads, I was informed Speaker of the House Scott Bedke had informed Sergeant Blake Higley of the Idaho State Police, people were to clear the Lincoln Auditorium at the end of business day.”(66)  This report is interesting for two reasons. First, it confirms what Lieutenant Ketchum reported, it shows that Blake Higley flipped the script, getting the ISP troopers to believe that the trespass and arrest was all initiated from the Speaker of the House, when in reality the entire trespass and arrest was initiated by Blake Higley, and the Speaker had no direct idea or concern for us being in the Lincoln Auditorium until Sergeant Higley made it an issue for him.(42) Secondly, in his report, Corporal Acheson wrote,“…people were to clear the room at the end of the business day.”, indicating that it was also the request of the Speaker to clear the room because the end of the day was over.(66) However, when I was sitting in the press box, in protest, I understood that the Capitol Building, including the Lincoln Auditorium did not officially close until 7 p.m.(40)(40A)

Joint Rule 16 reads, 

Hours Chambers Open. — The Chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives shall be open, during any regular or special session, hours to be determined by the Senate Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Chamber hours may be adjusted by the Senate Pro Tempore and Speaker of the House of Representatives as necessary during all other times of the year.(46)

The Speaker of the House cannot arbitrarily change the closing time of the capitol building or rooms during a session. The changing of hours (including closing times) must be officially agreed upon by both “the Senate Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House of Representatives”. The last official agreement that has been made public on the Legislative website is titled, “Idaho State Capitol Building Guidelines and Policies for Public Usage” last revised on January 7, 2019 and signed by Brent Hill, former Senate Pro Tem and Scott Bedke, Speaker of the House of Representatives on July 1, 2017. On page 2, under “Reservations”, the Capitol house hours have been agreed upon and officially signed as “M-F, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.”(40) So if, in fact, Speaker Bedke believed the closing hours of the Lincoln Auditorium were 5:00 p.m. the day I was arrested, he was either unknowingly mistaken, or once again, usurping the power of the Senate Pro Tem. The only other possibility is that an official hour change was agreed upon, but not published or made readily available to the people. No matter which was the case, that day, I understood the Lincoln Auditorium to be open until 7:00 p.m. I was lawfully protesting government officials for the poor treatment towards the People of Idaho. I was doing so by sitting in the press box at the Lincoln Auditorium. I was not interfering with or disrupting any meeting or compromising any orderly conduct, and I intended to stay until 7:00 p.m. or until my wife asked me to come home.(33)  

House Rule 26 reads (underlines added),

Committee Meetings to be Open, Executive Sessions Limited, Disruption of Meetings. — (1) All regular meetings of any standing, special or select committee of the House of Representatives shall be open to the public at all times. Any person may attend any meeting of any standing or select or special committee, but may participate in said committee only with the approval of the committee itself.

(2) Executive sessions of a standing, special or select committee of the House of Representatives shall be limited and undertaken only when necessitated by extraordinary circumstances as provided in this rule. Except in an emergency involving security or threats against state citizens, resources or facilities, an executive session may be considered by a committee only after the committee has given public notice at least twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting that the committee will have before it a request to meet in executive session, has listed the person(s) or agency that has requested the executive session, and has described the reason(s) for which an executive session has been requested. Only after the committee chairman has identified the reason(s) for holding the executive session and only upon a two-thirds vote recorded in the minutes of the meeting of the committee, shall a committee be allowed to hold an executive session during any meeting, at which time persons who are not members of the legislature may be excluded. Executive sessions shall be held only when and to the extent necessary to: discuss records that are exempt from public disclosure by statute, court decision or court rule; consider pending litigation, mediation or arbitration; consider personnel decisions involving a legislative employee; conduct a preliminary investigation of an ethics complaint against a member under Rule 45; consider charges brought against or the discipline or dismissal of a member when public disclosure would harm an innocent third party; discuss the security of or threats against state citizens, resources or facilities; or discuss acquiring an interest in real property which is not owned by a public agency. Under no circumstances, however, shall an executive session be authorized or held for the purpose of taking any final action or making any final decision, and during such executive session, no votes or official action may be taken.

(3) Nothing in this rule shall prohibit the removal of any person who willfully disrupts a meeting to the extent that orderly conduct is seriously compromised.(45)

The underlined sections above emphasize, that by law, the meetings in the capitol building are to be strictly open to the people at all times; that very strict and specific rules are in place if confidentiality is warranted to exclude individuals; and that a person who willfully disrupts a meeting to the extent that order is seriously compromised can be removed. This coincides with the Joint House Rule 16 which states that, “The Chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives shall be open, during any regular or special session…”(46)

Never, at any time, did I violate the laws of Idaho, including the House Rules, Senate Rules or the Joint Rules while I was present at the Idaho Capitol building during the Special Legislative Session on August 24, 25, 26, 2020. The laws that were broken in this case were done so by several Idaho officials in an effort to chill the people from coming to the Capitol building, so they would not influence legislatures during the Special Legislative Session or this ongoing 2021 Session.  

In an email conversation on August 26, 2020, between the Idaho Director of Administration, Keith Reynolds and the Idaho Director of Finance, Patti Perkins, they are celebrating and verbally patting each other on the back over having me trespassed. The subject is titled, “Thank you!” Director Perkins starts the email by writing, “Good job, Keith! She goes on, “I am sure the order will not change his [Ammon Bundy] behavior, but I am grateful to know it is there and that ISP, the Governor and you have stood up to the ridiculous antics.” Director Reynolds replies a few minutes later, “Thank you, Patti. I really appreciate your note. At least Mr. Bundy will not be around in January.” (Speaking of the Idaho Legislative Session starting in January 2021). Patti Perkins replied back, “I truly am grateful!”.(75) 

In a text message between Sergeant Blake Higley and Joe Mueller, Security Operations Administrator for the Department of Administration at 9:18 a.m. on Monday August 24, 2020, (the first day the Special Session started, in fact about an hour before) Sergeant Higley texted, “Just a heads up that Amon Bundy is on the 4th floor outside the house gallery doors.” Later he texted, “Bundy is in WW02” Throughout the session, Sergeant Blake Higley was having me followed. On August 26, 2020 at 7:05 a.m., Sergeant Higley texted Eric Milstead, Director of Legislative Services, he wrote, “Speaker is interested in having the other arrestees from yesterday trespassed, too (in addition to Bundy).” Director Milstead replied, “Yes, for consistency I was already there.” A couple of hours later at 9:35 a.m. Sergeant Higley texted Keith Reynolds, “Hey Director, just checking on the letter, any timeframe when we might have those in hand?” Director Reynolds replied, “Finalizing them now. I will walk them over when I have them in hand.” Sergeant Higley replied, “Excellent. Much appreciated.” At 9:45 a.m., Blake Higley again texted Director Reynolds asking,“Keith—any update on letters? Haven’t seen Bundy yet… at 10.59 a.m. Keith Reynold texted Sergeant Higley back, “Bundy is in the building. I need to get the letter out.” Almost immediately at 11:00 a.m., Sergeant Blake Higley texted SOA Joe Mueller, “Bundy is in the building”. SOA Miller then texted an unknown person, “Can you send a copy of the letter for Bundy by email to Blake please?” The next day, SOA Mueller texted, “Videos indicate Bundy is back on route to the capital, his wife is already here and so is Pam Hemphill in the group. ISP has units on the way to the capitol and Boise PD has been informed and will be patrolling. It will be an arrest on site situation for sure[,] per Blake”.(76)

One might ask, why is Sergeant Blake Higley so motivated and intricately involved in every part of the abuse to the people during this Special Session? Why are directors and heads of departments taking orders and reporting to him? After all, isn’t he just a Sergeant, the second lowest rank in the Idaho State Police?(77) Also, why is Sergeant Blake Higley, as a Sergeant, the 5th highest paid person in the Idaho State Police force?(78)(78a)    

In an email on May 19, 2020 from SOA Joe Miller to Director Keith Reynolds, SOA Mueller wrote, “Good Morning, I put together the following short deck after our conversation with Blake last Friday (had to get the framework out of my head). It’s just a strawman DRAFT right now and I’ve sent it over to him [Blake Higley] to add/delete/change last night. The finished product will be theirs, I’m simply supporting and he [Blake Higley] was excited I was willing to take a first stab at it. Your comment, thoughts are welcome. Thank you, Joe”(79) Attached was a “COVID-19 COUNTERMEASURES PLAN – Security Operation Sensitive”, it detailed four main pages, 1) “OVERVIEW”. The first line being, - “Active Plan to detect and mitigate increased risk to State operations during Rebound Idaho stages”. 2) “SECURITY ESCALATION MATRIX”.  3) “MITIGATION ESCALATION”. 4) “ANTI-GOVT PROTEST ATTENDEES” with “Sponsoring Groups/Persons” as – “Idaho Freedom Foundation, - Health Freedom Idaho, -2nd Amendment Alliance, - Freedom Tabernacle, - Aamon Bundy” with a graph of a “1400% increase over March, April and May”.(80)  The 2nd day of my arrest, SOA Joe Mueller, sent another email to Director Reynolds with an updated version of the Covid-19 Countermeasure Plan titled, “C19 CM_improvement_V2”. The email read, “Good Morning, -this is the V2 after coordination with Blake and his team on Friday. Note the changes on slide 3, 4, 6. Thank you, Joe”(79)  

Again, why is everyone reporting to, referencing and seeking approval of Sergeant Blake Higley? If he is only a Sergeant in the Idaho State Police then why is he so involved in every aspect of this case and prior to, and why does he hold so much clout? Could it be because Blake Higley heads the Governor's own security team and receives his orders directly from Governor Brad Little?(52)  

On October 26, 2020, I filed a Motion to Compel Evidence to this court, in that motion, I made this statement, Future litigation including a fair and public trial should give opportunity for myself (the accused), to show the court and the jury ample evidence and testimonies that I was well within my rights to be at the Idaho Capitol building both days, that I was being peaceful and non-disruptive, and that I was targeted by Idaho Governor Brad Little, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke and Senate Pro-Tempore Brent Hill.  Evidence will show that these Idaho State leaders (and others) conspired to remove me from the capitol building because they viewed me as an opposing political leader and believed I would prove to be a deterrent to their political objectives if I was allowed to remain present at the capitol building during the special legislative session and during the upcoming regular legislative session in 2021.”(82)(75)

There is only hearsay evidence showing former Senate Pro Tem Hill was involved in the conspiracy to strip myself and many others of the right to participate in the Idaho Legislative processes. However, there is ample evidence showing Speaker Scott Bedke and Governor Brad Little directed the Governor’s Executive Security Officer, Sergeant Blake Higley, to accomplish the task.(52) They did so (multiple times) through usurpations of the Senate Pro Tempore’s power over the Senate spaces in the Capitol building.(51)(90) 

In an investigative interview on March 05, 2021, “Director Reynolds was asked if anyone with authority communicated to Defendant Ammon Bundy on 08-25-2020 that he was not able to come back to the Capitol building. He replied that nobody did. He further added that it would not have been appropriate for him to make a decision to do so without consulting with others.  Director Reynolds was asked what changed between 08-25-2020 and the morning of 08-26-2020 that resulted in the drafting of a trespass letter. He replied that it came about after “a meeting with the Pro tem, and the Governor”.”(84) According to Director Reynolds, he was not making the decisions alone. However, when the former Pro Tem was asked about a meeting with the Director, The Senate President said, “…he had no recollection of the specifics of the meeting mentioned by Mr. Reynolds.”(85) So, the question remains, did Mr. Reynolds meet with Governor Little or not, and why is the Governor’s head security person involved in nearly every measure of this case? In a March 2, 2021 court hearing, Jeff Nye, Governor Little’s Attorney argued, “there was no meeting”.(86) However, why then did Director Reynolds say he met with the Governor about this matter before issuing the order to trespass me

Either way, the forceful plot to remove me from the Idaho Capitol building continued.     

On August 26, 2020, the third day of the special legislative session and after being arrested the day before for lawfully protesting the abusive action upon the People of Idaho, I entered the Senate gallery and sat down a few minutes prior to the opening of the Senate proceeding. Shortly after sitting down, an Idaho State Police Trooper came over to where I was sitting and asked me to remove my hat. I thanked him for the reminder and promptly removed my hat.(87) The Senate leadership soon after opened the proceedings and began the business for the day. The preceding went on for about an hour when the Senate took a recess. Shortly after the recess began, I became aware of a gathering of Idaho State Police, congregating at the Senate gallery door and balcony, including Blake Higley, Sergeant of the Executive Protection Unit(52) Several minutes went by and a balding man with glasses in a suit and tie joined the officers and made their way to the gallery seats and surrounded the area where I was sitting. The balding man in the suit attempted to hand me a piece of paper and said, "With the delivery of this letter you are hereby trespassed from the building, it is based on the events that happened yesterday".(89a) He then said, "So, uh, respectfully request that you leave the building". When asked who he was he said, "Keith Reynolds the Director of the Department of Administration". Mr. Reynolds then again said, "Respectfully asking that you leave the building." I then pointed out how convenient it was for those who have politically targeted me to use trespassing as a tool to remove me from the Capitol building during a legislative session. Mr. Reynolds once again said, “Again respectfully request." In which I said, "I think I have a right to participate in this process (pointing to the Senate floor), I have done it with no threat to anyone else, and so I have been peaceful from the very beginning, this has been instigated (referring to the trespass enforcement) and I will participate in the process". Mr. Reynolds then says. “So, under the laws of the State of Idaho you have been trespassed from the building, so I am asking that you vacate, if not, you will be removed as you were yesterday". Several people in the galley started asking why they were targeting me. Sergeant Blake Higley, the Governor’s Lead Security Officer then said, "All of the debate, there is no debate right now...there is no debate, you will make your decision, otherwise we will make it for you and that is what the debate is."  After several complaints from people in the gallery about them targeting me, Sergeant Blake Higley ordered several Idaho State Police troopers to forcefully arrest me and drag me out of the Capitol building,(90)(87) in which I spent the day, that night, and part of the next day in "the cold box", a cell in the Ada County Jail.(91a)

 As a matter of record, one of the Idaho State Police Troopers that arrested me, after placing me in the police vehicle, looked around to see if any of the other officers were looking and then grabbed my jugular vein in my neck, and ripped and twisted it violently. I was handcuffed behind my back and could not do much to get away from him. Thankfully, another officer opened the far side door to put something in the vehicle, and the Trooper quickly pulled his hand back and shut the door. Sergeant Sarah A. Hill with the Boise Police department said she would investigate the matter, but the discovery shows she did nothing other than turn the complaint in. If that ISP Trooper is willing to do what he did when other officers were around, I fear what he does to people when he has them alone. I can only imagine how many people he has hurt or even killed.(91) To this day Idaho State Police will not disclose the identity of this Trooper.

During a hearing to quash subpoenas on March 2, 2021, Jeff Nye, Lead Deputy Attorney General for the State of Idaho, argued to this court that Keith Reynolds had no jurisdiction over the Lincoln auditorium, that Mr. Reynolds was not in the Lincoln auditorium during my arrest on the 25th and that Director Reynolds only has jurisdiction of the "public spaces" in the capitol building. Mr. Nye therefore argued that the subpoena for Keith Reynolds should be quashed. After gathering further facts and information, I had to agree in part with Mr. Nye. Yes, according to the Idaho Code 16-1602 the Director of Administration has jurisdiction over the "public spaces" but NOT the Lincoln Auditorium OR the Senate gallery where Mr. Reynolds, without authority, served me a trespass notice and directed my arrest on the Senate floor. Without proper authority, Sergeant Blake Higley, and several Idaho State Police Officers under the direction of Keith Reynolds forcefully put handcuffs on me, drug me out of the Senate gallery and into an Ada County Jail cell where I suffered for many hours before paying hundreds of dollars to be released.(91b)

In an Investigative Report from Peyton Merideth, dated March 8, 2021, Mr. Merideth stated that during a conversation between Deputy Prosecutor Whitney Welsh and Keith Reynolds in which he was present, Mr. Reynolds said that he, "believed that he was acting in good faith in writing and serving the [trespass] letter because he had met with Mr. Brent Hill and other staff members on the morning of the 26th and the letter and the trespass issue in general was discussed. Mr. Reynolds believed that based on that meeting, he had the authority to issue the letter to Mr. Bundy..."(85). Further, Mr. Merideth reports that, "On 3/4/2021, at approximately 1545 hours, I was again present for a phone call with Brent Hill, the former Pro Tem of the Idaho Senate. Mr. Hill stated he had no recollection of the specifics of the meeting mentioned by Mr. Reynolds, although looking back on his schedule it did show a “Security meeting” at 0730 hours on the 26th. Mr. Hill believed that Mr. Reynolds and perhaps ISP representatives were present, but again he doesn’t recall the details. Mr. Hill also stated that he received a text message at about 1054 hours referenced someone needing to speak to him about the trespass letter. About the meeting, Mr. Hill stated, “It appears (the letter) was brought to my attention” and “I was depending on them to take care of things.” Mr. Hill also mentioned that he was not aware Mr. Bundy was going to be returning to the capitol on the 26th, but that he (Hill) noticed Mr. Bundy in the gallery and even asked someone if his (Bundy’s) wife and child were with him. When asked specifically if he wanted Mr. Bundy trespassed, Mr. Hill said he had other things going and that he wasn’t really concerned with it." Additionally Mr. Meridith reported that, "Mr. Hill stated that Mr. Reynolds was not acting on his behalf when he, Mr. Reynolds, issued the trespass letter to Mr. Bundy. Mr. Hill stated, “...not by any direct, did not direct to have him removed.”(85)

Senate/Joint Rules, Rule 5 gives power ONLY to the Senate President Pro Tempore to have a person removed from the Senate floor. It also ONLY grants the Senate President Pro Tempore control over the Chamber, rooms, passages, and corridors of the Senate. Senate Joint Rule 5, titled Control and Order, reads, "The President of the Senate has general control and direction of the Senate floor, while presiding, and shall preserve order and decorum therein and in case of disturbance or disorderly conduct, may order the same cleared or any person or persons removed therefrom. The Chamber, rooms, passages, and corridors of the Senate, during the legislative session, shall be under the control of the President Pro Tempore."(52) 

Lead Deputy Attorney General, Jeff Nye, representing Director Keith Reynolds, admitted that his client, Keith Reynolds, did not have jurisdiction over parts of the Capitol building. Idaho Code 67-1602, 67-1604 or 67-5709(96)(97)(95) referenced by Mr. Reynold in the trespass letter does not grant the Director of Administration (Keith Reynolds) authority to order the removal or trespass of a person in the Senate gallery. Senate/Joint Rules, Rule 5, gives power ONLY to the Senate President Pro Tempore to have a person removed from the Senate floor. It also ONLY gives the Senate President Pro Tempore control over the chamber, rooms, passages, and corridors of the Senate.(52) Senate President Pro Tempore Brent Hill in a conversation that State Investigator Peyton Merideth witnessed said, "he [Pro Tem Hill] noticed Mr. Bundy in the gallery...and that he wasn’t really concerned with it." Later in that conversation, former Pro Tem Brent Hill said, "Mr. Reynolds was not acting on his behalf when he, Mr. Reynolds, issued the trespass letter to Mr. Bundy." Director Keith Reynolds without authority from Senate Pro Tem Hill directed Blake Higley and other ISP officers to wrongfully arrest me without authority or cause. 

In a letter to Sergeant Blake Higley, Director Keith Reynolds indicates that he knew he did not have authority to trespass me in the Senate gallery or room. He wrote, “Blake,  After conversation with Julie Weaver [Deputy Attorney General] I want to confirm that the areas in the trespass orders issued the past August are the public spaces within the Idaho State Capitol Building…” After reviewing the letter, Keith Reynolds’ Secretary, Diane Blume emailed Mr. Reynolds and wrote, “So what your saying is that the ProTem should have been the authority to provide the No Trespass Orders to Bundy and his group?” Director Reynolds replied, I wasn’t trying to say that, but you picked up on it. Yes, technically the pro-tem should have authorized the no-trespass for the gallery.” In an interview with Prosecutor Whitney about this matter, “Director Reynolds was asked about this email dated 10-20-2020. He indicated that he regretted that email and that it was in response to ISP Trooper Blake Higley. Prosecutor Welsh indicated to the Director that, based upon the information contained in the email, it was likely that she would be unable to proceed with this case. Director Reynolds Agreed.”(101) 

I would like to point out to this court that sometime before October 10, 2020, Director Keith Reynolds, Sergeant Blake Higley, Deputy Attorney General Julie Weaver and other Idaho Officials knew the trespass in the Senate gallery was not legal, but allowed the case to continue for many months, causing myself much suffering in both time, money and emotion.(101)  It was not until March 2, 2021 when I inquired of authorization with Jeff Nye, Lead Deputy Attorney General, during a hearing to quash, that Prosecutor Whitney Welsh began to investigate the matter also.(84) Shortly after, Ada County Prosecutor’s Office filed a “Motion to Dismiss” the Senate gallery case against me.(105) The same day that I filed to have the case dismissed, this court issued an “Order to Dismiss” the second trespass case.(106)(107) 

Now, on the same grounds as the second case, with much more cause, I plead with this court to dismiss case numbers CR01-20-34189 & CR01-20-34187. 

Conclusion

On March 11, 2021, this court made an “ORDER TO DISMISS” Case No. CR01-20-33897. In a hearing the day before, State Prosecutor Whitney Welsh, refused to give the court explanation to why the State wanted the case dismissed.(105) However, Mrs. Welsh understood clearly that on August 26, 2020 I, Ammon Bundy, was illegally trespassed and violently arrested then jailed by State officials, without proper authority. On March 5, 2021, she stated that, based on the information she had obtained, “it was likely that she would be unable to proceed with this case.” Director Reynolds, “agreed”.(84) Because Director Reynolds and Sergeant Higley usurped authority to remove me from the Senate gallery, the State chose to dismiss the charges applicable to that day. On August 25, 2020, hours after the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee moved to their normal room, EW42 on the East wing and nearly 30 minutes after the House of Representatives had adjourned for the day, Scott Bedke, Speaker of the House, usurped the power of the Senate President Pro Tempore in a very similar way that Director Reynolds did the day after, by ordering the Lincoln Auditorium to be cleared.(42) House Rule 63 gives the Speaker of the House “the duty… to have general charge and supervision of the House floor, chamber, galleries, offices, committee rooms, adjoining and connecting hallways and passages and to oversee decorum and preserve order therein.”(45)  House Rule 64 grants power to the Speaker of the House to clear the House gallery “in case of any disturbances or disorderly conduct in the lobby or gallery(45) Senate Rule 5 states, “The Chambers, rooms, passages, and corridors of the Senate during legislative session, shall be under the control of the President Pro Tempore.” Rule 5 further authorizes, “The President of the Senate general control and direction of the Senate floor, while presiding, and shall preserve order and decorum therein and in case of disturbance or disorderly conduct may order the same cleared or any person or persons removed therefrom.(52) Therefore, the Speaker of the House has NO authority to clear the Senate Floor nor the Senate rooms, including the Lincoln Auditorium.  He is not the owner or agent of the owner. When speaking of rules regarding Capitol building rooms, Scott Bedke himself asked the question, “Do the laws mean anything?”(56) Idaho Statute 18-7008 institutes that, “A person commits criminal trespassing… when…he fails to depart immediately from the real property of another after being notified by the owner or the owner’s agent to do so…”(116) I was never notified by an agent of the owner to depart. Identifying who the legal owner of the Idaho Statehouse is may be a good practice for all government officials to participate in, especially over what has transpired in Idaho over the past 14 months. 

Additionally, Speaker Bedke violated Joint Rule 16 multiple times, by ordering the House Gallery doors to be closed during the special session and by arbitrarily changing the hours of the Lincoln Auditorium without official agreement with the Senate Pro Tempore.(46) ISP Guidelines clearly states that, “the Speaker and President Pro Tempore are the agents of the owner of their respective chambers, offices space, and walkways…”(58)  all of which Sergeant Blake Higley understood before using excessive force on the People of Idaho in violation of our most established rights, including the right to petition government officials for redress of grievance in the Idaho Statehouse.(118) 

Furthermore, the day of my first arrest on August 25, 2020, I understood the Lincoln Auditorium to be open until 7:00 p.m.(40) I was lawfully protesting government officials for the poor treatment towards the people of Idaho. I was doing so by sitting in the press box at the Lincoln Auditorium.(38) I was not interfering with or disrupting any meeting or compromising any orderly conduct(38a), and I intended to stay until 7:00 p.m. or until my wife asked me to come home.(33)  I was well within my rights!(118)

House Rule 26 establishes that House Committees do not have authorization to close meetings to the people, it reads, All regular meetings of any standing, special or select committee of the House of Representatives shall be open to the public at all times. Any person may attend any meeting of any standing…” Further, House Rules 26 mandates that, only upon a two-thirds vote recorded in the minutes of the meeting of the committee, shall a committee be allowed to hold an executive session during any meeting, at which time persons who are not members of the legislature may be excluded.”  However, after leaving the Lincoln Auditorium, the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee Chairman, Greg Chaney, called the meeting to order behind closed doors, guarded by at east 12 Idaho State Police Troopers, excluding the People of Idaho from attending the committee meeting without giving reason and without a two-thirds vote.(45)(30)(43)

Therefore, I, Ammon Bundy (The Accused) respectfully demand this court to dismiss case CR01-20-34189 & CR01-20-34187 immediately.    

 

DATED this 26 Day of March 2021

 

Ammon Bundy          
Name of the Accused

UPDATE 7

The Prosecutor Lied, the Sheriff Deputy Lied, the Judge Issued an Unlawful Warrant and the Media Lied About the Whole Story

Mar 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021
https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/ammon-bundy-and-aaron-schmidt-have-been-arrested-again-for-failing-to-wear-a-mask-at-the-court-room/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#42221cbb-ed99-4e3c-bba3-0d16b8b22479 https://pplsrghts.org/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#42221cbb-ed99-4e3c-bba3-0d16b8b22479 Permalink (Alt)

Recently in Boise, Idaho there have been disturbing reports that the ADA County jail is abusing and has abused individuals while under the Sheriff's care or control. If you know of individuals that are in custody, you are a victim and have been abused, or if you know of individuals locked away without speedy trial (indefinite detention), Please contact us. There are over 40,000 court cases backed up because of Covid. Please Contact Project End The Abuse mercy.exodus10@protonmail.com 

Who are we going to call for the just defense of your rights when all those in charge are willfully lying to everyone to jail us, prosecute us and ruin us financially and destroy us and our family when they come for us?  Do you believe we can lobby anyone in our government and law enforcement agencies to defend us from the criminals no matter who they are?

Who are you going to call?  Will you stand up in the defense of your neighbor? We have four great men facing unjust and unlawful charges so they can be put in jail just to show they can and they have the power, that you need to shut up and obey the government wether you like it or not.

Will you stand and go to Idaho?  Watch the video. 


UPDATE 6

Video with Summary of Events by Casey Walen

Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021
https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/ammon-bundy-and-aaron-schmidt-have-been-arrested-again-for-failing-to-wear-a-mask-at-the-court-room/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#37a89546-6767-478a-b34f-15bfd6568625 https://pplsrghts.org/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#37a89546-6767-478a-b34f-15bfd6568625 Permalink (Alt)

Watch the turn of events that led to 3 arrests against Ammon Bundy, 2 against Aaron Schmidt and the government official criminals involved.


UPDATE 5

Corrupt Judge, Corrupt Court, Corrupt Sheriff in Idaho, Jail, and torture Ammon and Aaron

Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021
https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/ammon-bundy-and-aaron-schmidt-have-been-arrested-again-for-failing-to-wear-a-mask-at-the-court-room/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#354368d2-26fb-4d1e-ac43-1104c2bfa45c https://pplsrghts.org/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#354368d2-26fb-4d1e-ac43-1104c2bfa45c Permalink (Alt)

Help Needed!



UPDATE 4

Whitney Welsh Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the case of Aaron Schmidt and Ammon Bundy LIES TO THE JUDGE to get THE BENCH WARRANT and BOND TO $10K against them

Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021
https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/ammon-bundy-and-aaron-schmidt-have-been-arrested-again-for-failing-to-wear-a-mask-at-the-court-room/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#d486791e-8ceb-493f-824a-fd03f0e2eee4 https://pplsrghts.org/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#d486791e-8ceb-493f-824a-fd03f0e2eee4 Permalink (Alt)

Whitney Welsh, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, asked Judge Manweiler to issue a bench warrant for "failure to appear" under false pretenses alleging that Ammon had said that "the judge should be arrested" and presented no evidence of this and no evidence has been found supporting her claim.  

This amounts to false claims and statements in a court of law, charges need to be brought against them and needs to be exposed to all.


Whitney Welsh, Prosecuting Attorney, ADA County Court


UPDATE 3

Aaron Schmidt Interview after being released from jail

Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021
https://www.peoplesrights.org/news?/ammon-bundy-and-aaron-schmidt-have-been-arrested-again-for-failing-to-wear-a-mask-at-the-court-room/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#01898631-9510-42e7-bd61-4282a365eea9 https://pplsrghts.org/65373586-be13-4a5e-a02b-f22fb5c8c8cb#01898631-9510-42e7-bd61-4282a365eea9 Permalink (Alt)

Aaron and Ammon have been released.  Watch Aaron's interview of the turn of events here:



UPDATE 2

Ammon and Aaron released late in the afternoon 3/16/2021

Mar 17, 2021 Mar 20, 2021
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Ammon and Aaron were released late in the afternoon after forcibly stripped and their bail was posted.  Please keep calling out the perpetrators of the violation of their rights.

UPDATE 1

Ammon and Aaron are held in a cold cell over 24 hours

Mar 16, 2021 Mar 20, 2021
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Ammon and Aaron are being held in a cold cell overnight without anything they can use to stay warm, with lights on all night, banging on their jail door every 15 minutes, no bedding, no toilet paper, no food and water with only a cold concrete pad to rest on and vents blowing cold air over them all night.  Kaitlin, Aaron's wife spoke with him this morning and he reported the guards banged on their cell door to keep them awake all night.  All this is tantamount to torture.  Kaitlin has asked for prayers and those who are able to go to the ADA County Sheriff's Dept and jail in Boise to be there present.

They have been arraigned and compelled to comply to be booked while stripped searched, wear a mask and post a $10k bail.  All this for "failure to appear" when they appeared not wearing a mask.  

Tyranny is alive and well in the "land of the free and the home of the brave" (?). When are we going to stand with our neighbor?

CALL-TO-ACTION!

Please call Ada County Sheriff: Stephen Bartlett and others on the list below.

Mar 15, 2021 Mar 16, 2021 Mar 15, 2021, 4:05 pm MDT
Mar 17, 2021, 4:05 pm MDT

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  • CALL TO ACTION – Need support for RIGHTS VIOLATION in Boise. Ammon Bundy & Aaron Schmidt appeared at the Ada County Courthouse on 3/15 for their trial for their bogus trespassing charges, from when they were at the capitol for Idaho’s special session in August. Ammon & Aaron were denied entry to the courthouse for their trial because they would not wear a mask. Judge Manweiler then charged them with failure to appear and issued warrants for their arrest. They were arrested and taken to Ada County Jail, where they have been held in a very cold holding cell with no socks or shoes. Because Ammon and Aaron will not allow the guards to strip them down naked, as it goes against their religious beliefs, the guards have refused to book them or put them in a regular cell. The jail lied to Aaron’s wife and told her that her husband had been booked and was in a normal cell, while refusing to let Aaron use the phone to call her. She discovered the next day that they had lied to her and that he had not been booked at all and was still being held in a very cold cell, where they banged on the door every 15 minutes through the night, so that he could not sleep. 

    Peoples Rights needs boots on the ground in Boise to show support at the jail; at the courthouse, as there are other cases going on as well; to protest in front of Judge Manweiller’s house; and possibly a couple of other places. 

    Peoples Rights also needs people to contact the 4th Judicial District Court to express grievances and demand these men be released from jail; the Idaho Supreme Court to demand that the mask mandate be dropped, so that the people of Idaho have equal access to our courts & legal process; the Ada County Jail to show support & concern for Ammon and Aaron, to remind them that these men have not been convicted of any crime, and to keep pressure on them to treat our men humanely and like the innocent men that they are.

    These men are fighting to preserve OUR RIGHTS
    Their rights being openly violated like this puts us ALL AT RISK. We need to hold our state government accountable to the rule of the law. 

    Ada County Courthouse: 208-287-6900, adacourt@adacounty.id.gov  
    Judge Manweiller Fax#: 208-287-6919
    Supreme Court Judge Bevin (the one who did the mask mandate): 208-334-2246
    Idaho Supreme Court: 208-334-2210, suggestions@idcourts.net  
    Ada County Jail: 208-577-3000
    Ada County Prosecutor: adacountyprosecutor@adacounty.id.gov David Manweiler, Clerk of Court's #: 208-287-6840:  Ada County Prosecutor Jan M. Bennetts, 208-287-7700, email -adacountyprosecutor@adacounty.id.gov :  County Sheriff - https://adacounty.id.gov/sheriff/about-us/sheriff-stephen-bartlett/    phone: 1-208-577-3000

    • Judge Manweiler's clerk - 208-287-7633; email: adacountyclerk@adacounty.id.gov - must include Judge's name in subject and body of email and the case #'s - Ammon Bundy case #CR01-20-34189 and Aaron Schmidt case # CR01-20-34187;  Court FAX:  208 287-6919.  Overload it! 
    • Include Casey Jack Baker, who has Parkinson's Disease, in your messages/calls. He was arrested and is innocent of all charges, as well.  
    •  Prosecutor Jan M. Bennett 208-287-7700 ask for his PIO; email - lets overload it!: adacountyprosecutor@adacounty.id.gov  
    • Sheriff's Office is supposed to get back to me with the person who will be taking complaints in this matter!  Sheriff Stephen Bartlett 208-577-3000.  Call anyway!  Overloaded phones will see some action!
    • Mayor Lauren McLean who issued the mask mandate: 208-972-8520.  She has violated her oath of office to uphold the Constitution.  
    • They spew the same old lies and nonsense - they don't care about our rights.  Just light up their phones!  Overload their FAX and emails!  
    • Make the complaint that these men's unalienable rights have been violated and all charges need to be dropped.  Be polite, but firm.  Violations of their Constitutionally protected, God-given rights must end - now!    These men appeared for their hearings and were not allowed in.  The bench warrant is a lie.
    • The arraignment is over. Judge Kimball is keeping the bail at 10,000 with the requirement that these men show up and obey the courtroom mask mandate. Prosecutor Whitney Kelsh is the lady pushing this case. Call the prosecutor’s office at 208-287-7700 and send an email to Whitney Kelsh at adacountyprosecutor@adacount.id.gov and tell Whitney to do the right thing and drop these charges. It was Whitney who told the judge about People’s Rights. Can we get her picture on a poster that says, Wanted, This prosecutor named Whitney Kelsh, to do the right thing and drop ALL charges against Ammon Bundy, Aaron Schmidt, and the other guy. Then we need to share the poster all over social media, post flyers around town, knock on doors in the neighborhood and etc. This poster needs to have her address, personal number, and personal email in it, as well. The prosecutors office would not give me her direct email or phone number

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