Could the Bundy Militia Learn From This?

Sep 2012
Lesson for Stalemated Sides in Oregon: A Texas Standoff Without End

TRINIDAD, Tex. — How long can the Oregon standoff last? If the one that dragged on here in this rural East Texas town is any example, the answer is at least a decade, and perhaps much longer.

In a wooded 47-acre compound on the Trinity River, about an hour southeast of Dallas, John Joe Gray, 66, quietly carried out what some call the longest standoff in America — a few days shy of 15 years. It officially ended in 2014 when a district attorney dropped charges, but continued nonetheless because Mr. Gray and many law enforcement officials appeared to be unaware the charges had been dropped until they were told by a reporter this week.

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