Oregon Occupiers Remove Cameras They Say Were Installed By The FBI

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January 17, 2016 9:10 a.m.
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The group of armed militia men who have occupied a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon removed cameras Friday from a nearby transformer station they said had been installed by the FBI, The Oregonian reported.

A spokesperson for the occupiers brought a basket with the cameras inside to a news briefing where he told reporters that the cameras were FBI-installed, according to the report.

“This in my opinion is unreasonable search,” said LaVoy Finicum, the spokesman.

He reportedly referenced the Fourth Amendment and invited the FBI to “come pick them up.”

The occupiers also clashed with conservationists who visited the refuge on Saturday, the newspaper reported.

The groups pulled out bull horns and shouted with each over the use of public land. To add to the clash, the occupiers also claimed the federal government was targeting their families while they occupied the refuge and that Child Protective Services had been to at least one of the occupiers’ homes.

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