Ammon Bundy. Either you know who he is or you don't. Those of us who know who he is, have many very varied opinions of the man. He is the son of Cliven Bundy, who again, either you know who he is or you don't.
The lawsuit by St. Luke’s Regional Health was filed more than a year ago, accusing Ammon Bundy and his close associate Diego Rodriguez of making defamatory statements against the hospital and its employees after Rodriguez’s infant grandson was temporarily removed from his family and taken to St. Luke’s amid concerns for his health."
"BOISE — After Ammon Bundy repeatedly failed to appear in court, a judge entered a default order against the far-right activist in a lawsuit filed by St. Luke’s Health System — which essentially could mean that Bundy has forfeited the case.
"The order came after a week of tension in the case. An Ada County judge issued a civil arrest warrant for Bundy, and the Idaho Supreme Court was asked to step in to compel the Gem County Sheriff’s Office to serve legal papers to Bundy. The sheriff’s office had said it was going to refuse, indicating that doing so could endanger deputies and noting that Bundy was “becoming more and more aggressive” toward civil process servers."
"A far-right figure with a deep distrust of the federal government and a high degree of moral and religious certainty feels he’s being wrongly persecuted by the state and refuses to participate in court proceedings against him.
"Ammon Bundy shouting at police officers, “Stay the hell off my property,” has eerie echoes of Randy Weaver’s response to a U.S. marshal during the Ruby Ridge standoff in 1991: “Stay off my mountain.”
"The cases are different. Weaver was charged with violating federal gun laws and faced criminal charges. Bundy, no stranger to criminal charges, is embroiled in a civil matter this time, being sued by St. Luke’s for defamation.
"In the Ruby Ridge case, federal authorities, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, were after Weaver. In Bundy’s case, only the Gem County Sheriff’s Office has been involved in trying to serve papers to Bundy because he has refused to respond to the lawsuit."
In newly published bodycam footage from the 4/6 Bundy process servicing incident, Ammon exposes his violent temper and inadvertently reveals who actually owns the property. Bundy repeatedly calls it "my property" and shouts, "I bought the place, not you!" pic.twitter.com/uX9wXmXvIC— Devin Burghart (@dburghart) April 22, 2023