Agencies to Engage in Surprise Equipment Inspections on Rogue River
August 22nd, 2012

An anonymous source is reporting that between August 30th and September 3rd, state and federal agencies, including Oregon State Police Fish & Game and the Bureau of Land Management intend to engage in surprise inspections of mining equipment on the Rogue River.

The agency's plans, as we understand them, is to station their employees at all boat ramps and other points of easy water access along the Rogue River from the former site of Gold Ray Dam to points downstream. As miners pull their mining tools from the river, the agencies intend to engage in surprise permit checks and inspections of mining tools, which will constitute warrantless searches and illegal detainment.

All agency employees are reminded that they took an oath of office to uphold the United States Constitution and that the intended agency action constitutes a warrantless search and illegal detainment. Not only is violating this oath a breach of fiduciary, but violations of the U.S. Constitution can result in criminal prosecution under 18 USC 242 and 18 USC 241, both of which are felonies.

We must also remind the agency employees who are to be involved in this action that they have a duty to ignore any illegal order that violates the United States Constitution and any state or federal laws.

All miners working the Rogue River should remain vigilant and are encouraged to stand up for their rights.

Local miners intend to be present on the Rogue River armed with cameras to document any illegal actions performed by agency employees.


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