10 Perfect Twitter Reactions to the Shocking Oregon Militia Verdict
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A group of seven armed antigovernment protesters, led by brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, were acquitted Thursday on charges of federal conspiracy stemming from a 2015 takeover of a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon.
The decision shocked many who watched the armed standoff play out last year; according to the New York Times, the jury was swayed by the occupiers’ insistence that they were protesting government overreach and did not actually pose a threat to the public. But for many, the jury’s acquittal reeks of white privilege. Some were reminded of the crackdown on tribal communities protesting the North Dakota Access pipeline.