Challenging the Rhetoric

blaine-cooper-stanley-hicks-plea-deal-bundy-ranch-oregon-standoff IMAGE SOURCE: Blaine Cooper YouTube channel

By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric

In a recorded statement published online*, standoff militant Blaine Cooper tells whoever is listening that he was forced to lie under Oath and that he stands in “defiance” until the end. Cooper is 1 of 19 individuals indicted in Nevada and  1 of 26 indicted in Oregon for participation in the armed standoffs involving the now notorious Bundy family.

In an attempt to clear the air amid rumors that he, like dually indicted co-defendant Brian ‘Booda’ Cavalier, is a cooperating witness for the prosecution, Cooper says his honor and integrity are worth even more than a life with his children.

“I took a non-cooperative plea, for 6-years. I could’ve walked out the front door, but my honor and integrity mean more to me than a life with my children [sic]. I will now spend the next 41/2-years…

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