It is a federal crime to interfere with federal employees in the performance of their duties. Would expect the Feds to go after this apocalyptic Mormon family and the leaders of the crowd at Bundy Ranch to be charged under the following law or something very similar. The participants can likely be charged with multiple crimes.
The Obama Gang must be rejoicing that they have been provided an opportunity to criminalize opposition to Obama and his policies. Harry Reid has already started calling them “domestic terrorists.” In my opinion, the militias and other patriot groups were set up by this provocation and they took the bait.
If the Occupiers had done this type of armed intimidation, I would have hoped that they be convicted and imprisoned for a long time. What is the difference? There should be no difference before the law.
36 CFR 327.24 – Interference with Government employees.
§ 327.24 Interference with Government employees.
(a) It is a Federal crime pursuant to the provisions of sections 111 and 1114 of Title 18, United States Code, to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, or interfere with, attempt to kill or kill any civilian official or employee for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers engaged in the performance of his or her official duties, or on account of the performance of his or her official duties. Such actions or interference directed against a Federal employee while carrying out the regulations in this part are violation of such regulations and may be a state crime pursuant to the laws of the state where they occur.
(b) Failure to comply with a lawful order issued by a Federal employee acting pursuant to the regulations in this part shall be considered as interference with that employee while engaged in the performance of their official duties. Such interference with a Federal employee includes failure to provide a correct name, address or other information deemed necessary for identification upon request of the Federal employee, when that employee is authorized by the District Commander to issue citations in the performance of the employee’s official duties.
[65 FR 6903, Feb. 11, 2000]