Yesterday Idaho Congressman and Candidate for Governor, Raul Labrador joined 53 current and former members of the Idaho Legislature in expressing concern regarding the unjust treatment of two Idaho citizens who are being forced to stand trial for a THIRD time for charges stemming from the 2014 “Bunkerville Stand Off” in Nevada. A copy of Labrador’s letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions can be read by clicking on the letter image to the right.
The first trial in which there were four defendants from Idaho ended with a hung jury. The second trial ended with two of the defendants acquitted of all charges. Eric Parker and O. Scott Drexler were acquitted of all charges except four. On the remaining four charges, there was a hung jury.
In what appears to be a vindictive persecution, federal prosecutors announced they would be going for a third trial and the actress, Gloria Navarro who was playing the part of a federal judge of the Ninth Circus approved the prosecutor’s request.
It’s a proud day for Idaho to know that so many of our elected officials have the courage and integrity to stand up against federal tyranny and injustice.