The jury for the trial of seven persons who occupied the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve near Budy, Oregon, in January and February 2016, reached a stunning decision. All six defendants were acquitted.
At this point, most observers are dumbfounded at this result. And, as reported by the Seattle Times, there are fears that this decision may encourage similar actions throughout the mountain west of the USA. A post by Oregon Public Broadcasting offers additional perspective on concerns expressed by representatives of a variety of interest groups.