ONE Far-right provocateur runs to be next governor of Idaho was arrested Saturday morning on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing — just days before he was tried on a similar charge.
Ammon Bundy46 years old leader of the movement “People’s Rights” and an independent candidate, were arrested for several misdemeanors, including trespassing and resisting or obstructing officers, after allegedly refusing to leave an Idaho hospital Friday night. Meridian Police Department said Bundy was unable to leave the St. Luke’s due to involvement in a 10-month-old child welfare case.
In a statement posted on TwitterBundy said he was arrested outside the Capitol “for disagreeing with the hospital and [child protective services]. It is not known if Bundy has any connection with the child or its parents.
“Make no mistake about it, this is an ambush arrest with no legal basis,” the host candidate added, noting that he had gone to the hospital “to support the Anderson family, where whose baby Cyrus had been medically abducted earlier in the night due to a missed non-emergency doctor’s appointment. “
Bundy, a celebrity far-right activist known for armed ties to law enforcement, will go to trial on Monday in connection with a break-in at the Idaho Capitol. Before that, he was sentenced to 40 hours of community service for the first misdemeanor trespass after refuses to leave the Capitol in the special session of August 2020.
Authorities said on March 1 they learned that a 10-month-old child had been hospitalized “after medical staff determined the child was severely malnourished.” The child, “possibly gaining enough weight”, was eventually released from the hospital to his parents on March 4.
This week, however, police said that the child had “lost significant weight again and the parents had canceled their follow-up appointment and was unable to lie down”. Eventually, police were also able to contact the child’s father, who agreed to find the child for testing – but later did not reappear.
Eventually, officers arrived at the family’s home in Meridian, but the occupants were “uncooperative and refused to let officers check on the child’s welfare.” When a wanted warrant was issued, police discovered the parents had left, but were later found during a traffic stop in Garden City. Meridian police eventually arrested the child and took him to St. Luke for medical care.
Bundy and “several of his followers went to a local hospital” “and refused to leave the property when asked to do so,” police said. “After multiple attempts to get Bundy to leave the property and he repeatedly refused to do so, the Meridian Police Department arrested Bundy for trespassing.”
Police also arrested Wendy Kay Whitmaker, 69, who allegedly tried to prevent Bundy’s arrest and also refused to be discharged. Miranda Chavoya, 23, and Marissa Anderson, 21, were also arrested for resisting officers at the scene of the Garden City transit stop when police found the child.
All those arrested were released from prison on Saturday afternoon.
“Ask yourself this, if they can revoke your parental rights and gain custody of your child by missing a doctor appointment, what else can they do and how can they get this right? this force?” Bundy said in Saturday’s statement, before seemingly turning the moment into a campaign opportunity.
“That can be answered by looking at one of the many Idaho emergency orders issued by Governor Brad Little. Idaho must unite against medical tyranny and take back our rights,” he added.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ammon-bundy-far-right-activist-and-idaho-gubernatorial-candidate-arrested-for-trespassing-at-hospital?source=articles&via=rss Ammon Bundy, Far Right Activist and Idaho Governor Candidate, Arrested for Hospital trespassing