Story leading up to the Bundy Ranch standoff between the Bundy family and the Bureau of Land Management. Seems that an agent is now a target in a lawsuit because of his actions prior to the standoff.
FBI Agent Gibson Wilson, who launched the investigation, had ruled out Jim Redd as a target.
But as authorities evaluated whom they might arrest, they had no prominent figures. Prosecutors, Love and another FBI agent newly assigned to the case reviewed Gardiner's tapes and decided they could charge the doctor for possessing the shell.
For generations, the people of the Four Corners region have battled the federal government over collecting and selling Native American artifacts. Then agents persuaded a local dealer to go undercover.
Operation Cerberus Action was supposed to expose a lucrative trade in stolen antiquities.
Instead, it tore a hole in a Utah town.
In the high country of the Navajo reservation, a family walked through the pinyon pines, combing the earth for the remnants of a vanished civilization.
Their breath steamed in the morning air. Dr. James Redd wandered away from his wife and daughter for a few minutes, then called back: “Hey guys, come and look.”
He pointed to a white shell, smaller than a dime, lying partly exposed in the wind-scoured dirt. It had been carved in the shape of a bird, with a hole drilled through it.
Millions of such artifacts lay strewn across the region. The doctor's wife, Jeannie Redd, reveled in the way the pieces connected her to the ancient Anasazi culture.
Jim handed the shell to Jeannie, who hooked it on a safety pin and put it in her pocket, never imagining the trouble it would bring.
Two weeks later,high on a knoll south of Blanding, Utah.
Gardiner was 50, tall and leathery, with a mantis-like build that helped him move about the vertical world of Utah's canyons. He was a dealer in Anasazi antiquities, and he'd been visiting the Redds for about seven months, trying to buy and sell artifacts.
Interestingly enough, the agent in this sting was at the Bundy Ranch:
Here’s What The Main Stream Media Will Not Cover, Nor Will The BLM Ever Mention
“At the Bundy Ranch standoff, Daniel P. Love almost got a lot of people killed, and is most likely responsible for criminal misconduct in the abuse, murder and unlawful disposal of Bundy cattle. What’s ironic is that Daniel P. Love is not a rookie in the game of criminal misconduct which results in the loss of life in Utah or Nevada. Blanding, Utah is a significant landmark for the BLM, Daniel P. Love, and Dr. James Redd. Love is currently being investigated and sued for the wrongful death of Dr. James Redd, an upstanding and honorable member of the Blanding, Utah community until Daniel P. Love SWAT-teamed his residence. Dr. Redd is no longer with us directly as a result of Daniel P. Love’s appetite for shoving assault rifles in the face of people in his career path — unfortunately for Love, through the lawsuit the truth is exposing his pattern of abuse of people, animals and land. Fortunately for the Recapture Canyon protestors, Daniel P. Love was not present and the event ended without one assault rifle being pointed at anyone.”, stated Santilli. (Listen to audio recordings of Daniel P. Love in the days prior to the Bundy Ranch standoff)
Thanks for the new information, Am912. I had read this but many do not ever see the outcome of things that have happened and this fits the blll.
One still wonders if the agents who killed one of them in the aftermath will ever come to justice.
AM912, Thanks for the new inforation.
All this shows how scary US citizens have to be of their own federal government. This is NOT what our writer's of the US Constitution wanted. Nor do I believe the majority of citizens want.