Is the Bunkerville Prosecution Afraid of Redoubt News?
By Shari Dovale
Monday morning began the jury selection in the Bunkerville Standoff Trial-Of-The-Century in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For several months, I have been in Las Vegas covering other proceedings in this case. I was present during the previous trial, in which a jury could not convict four defendants of the same charges the current defendants are facing.
I was in the courtroom throughout the previous month for every hearing and motion the public was allowed to watch. But, I have always been present as a part of the general public, never as authorized media.
The US Marshals have seen my credentials on multiple occasions and have consistently refused me media-status. The only reason I have ever been given is that I am “alternative” media and not “Main Stream”.
Well, that proved to be more of the government’s deceit towards the people today, when Redoubt News was the only credential-carrying news source that was denied entry as media. Redoubt News was barred from the official priority media seating, however, all other alternative media outlets were allowed entry.
These outlets included Left-wing radical Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and another left-leaning enviro site, High Country News. The Federal court has made it clear that the left-wing radical alternative media is acceptable, as they will push the agenda the government wants the public to hear.
Redoubt News, however, forces transparency by printing what they do not want you to see. The truth of this trial needs to be open for the country to see.
Redoubt News has published, by far, the majority of articles on this issue and these trials, even to the point of being cited in a motion concerning public perception of Judge Gloria Navarro.
We have shown the bias of the government, and they are showing their fear of the truth and transparency.
They can refuse to recognize Redoubt News, but we are going to keep reporting what happens in the courtroom.