Texas Congressman Steve Stockman says BLM paramilitary raids are illegalSubmitted by Puma for Life on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:21
I'm kind of wondering if this is why Harry Reid has now added the charge of "domestic terrorists" to the Bundy situation; this would allow the Feds to step in and do something.
From the article:
Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management this week claiming that the agency was illegally using armed agents in its “paramilitary raid” against a Nevada rancher.
Even though the Bureau of Land Management ceased rounding up Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle, reports indicate that federal agents are gearing up for a raid on Bundy’s ranch. Stockman says that such use of force is illegal and the BLM is required by law to rely on local law enforcement officials — not heavily-armed BLM agents.
“Because of this standoff, I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears the BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada,” Stockman wrote to BLM officials.
Stockman says federal law requires the BLM to use local law enforcement officers to help enforce federal laws.
“Until this possible violation of federal law can be more fully investigated, and the statute requiring reliance on local law enforcement followed in both letter and spirit, the federal government must not only stand down, but remove all federal personnel from anywhere near the Bundy ranch,” Stockman continued.