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posted by takyon on Wednesday January 27 2016, @11:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the i-fought-the-law-and... dept.

Previously: Militia Occupies Federal Building in Oregon After Rancher Arson Convictions

Russia Today reports:

Ammon Bundy, the leader of the armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge near Burns, Oregon, and four others have been arrested by law enforcement amid gunfire, according to the FBI.

At 4:25 pm on [January 26], the FBI and Oregon State Police "began an enforcement action to bring into custody a number of individuals associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. During that arrest, there were shots fired", the Bureau said in a statement.

The FBI said one person who was "a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased". He said they are not releasing any information on the person "pending identification by the medical examiner's office".

One person suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was arrested and is in custody.

The arrested individuals include:
- Ammon Edward Bundy, age 40, of Emmett, Idaho.
- Ryan C. Bundy, age 43, of Bunkerville, Nevada.
- Brian Cavalier, age 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada.
- Shawna Cox, age 59, of Kanab, Utah.
- Ryan Waylen Payne, age 32, of Anaconda, Montana.

CNN, NYT, Washington Post, BBC, OregonLive.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @03:07PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @03:07PM (#295324)

    "Public interest" is like Slashdot's "stuff that matters", which is a weaselly catch-all to justify retort's like yours. Are you willing to argue that we could regularly post stuff about what the Kardashians are up to, or sports analysis here? I'd wager that you'd say no, but these very easily fit into "public interest" because the public is very interested in this (and in fact, it wouldn't be welcome here because it is interesting to the general public, which means "Joe Sixpack", who we hold to be in great contempt). Here, "public interest" is what YOU think is worthy. You can't define it, but you know it when you see it.

    And I think that goes to the heart of what he's saying.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by dyingtolive on Wednesday January 27 2016, @03:28PM

    by dyingtolive (952) on Wednesday January 27 2016, @03:28PM (#295343)

    Maybe I'm the odd man out, but I came here to get away from the spam, advertising and corporate influence, not questionably off-topic stories.

    While I get what you're saying, in this case, I think it's a stretch to conflate news reports on armed insurrection in a developed country with sports or celebrity news.

    Don't blame me, I voted for moose wang!
    • (Score: 2) by curunir_wolf on Wednesday January 27 2016, @03:33PM

      by curunir_wolf (4772) on Wednesday January 27 2016, @03:33PM (#295349)
      Hear, hear!
      I am a crackpot
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @09:12PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @09:12PM (#295564)

      This story aside, my point is that there is usually a retort or two, when push gets shove and someone questions why a certain story is posted to the site (here or at Slashdot), that goes "See, it says 'Stuff that Matters' right at the top of the page, and this is Stuff that Matters" or "This isn't a tech site." But those aren't answers, or if they are, they are slimy weaselly answers because tell me then, what kind of site is it? What's "important"? Not popular culture, unless it is Star Wars or Trek. A lot of the non-science and tech stories are pretty much the same anyway in their content. It all goes back to "I know it when I see it," which is not a very satisfying answer if you are out of phase with the echo chamber.