…the facts about the Bundy incarcerations…Henderson Federal Detention Center
Most thinking Americans are concerned about the loss of liberty and attacks on private property that have led to recent standoffs between ranchers and Federal authorities. Ranching in the West depends on Federal and State public lands for livestock grazing, and historically there was a working relationship between government and ranching that worked well for all parties for nearly a century. This has recently changed because of the influence of large, well funded environmental organizations that want to eliminate livestock from public lands and have a growing influence on public land management policies. This growing conflict has resulted in several high profile trials and criminal charges being leveled against ranchers who are relying on constitutional guarantees and ideas that no longer seem to mean anything to the leviathan known as big government.
Sheriff Richard Mack and Sheriff Sharon Wehrly recently visited with Ammon Bundy and other prisoners being held at the Henderson Federal Detention Center to check on rumors of abuse and misconduct on the part of guards and prison personnel. They will report on their experiences at the facility and help to sort out the facts from rumors in the ongoing incarcerations of who many believe to be political prisoners of radical environmental policies run amuck.
The goal of this radio program is to provide facts and not fiction, and to hold truthful, reliable information as the cornerstone of our broadcast.
Richard Mack began his career with the Provo Police Department as a parking enforcement cadet while attending BYU. A couple of years later he became a full-time officer and was soon promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and Detective. His most traumatic experience there was a one-year assignment as an undercover narcotics agent. After nearly 11 years at Provo PD, Mack decided to return to his childhood turf in Arizona and run for Graham County Sheriff. His campaign took off and he was elected in 1988.
He was sheriff for two terms until 1997. He was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties in 1994, received the NRA Law Officer of the Year, inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame, 1995 Cicero Award, Samuel Adams Leadership Award from the Local Sovereignty Coalition, and Gun Owners of America Defender of the Second Amendment Award.
During his tenure, federal officers informed the sheriffs of the state that they would be required to enforce the so-called “Brady Bill” and run background checks at their expense under the law. In 1994, Mack and six other sheriffs from across the country, challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Bill and ultimately, fought it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where they won a monumental decision for freedom.
I was born in California. My dad was in the service. He gave me the opportunity to move often and meet new people and make new friends in Japan, up and down the west coast, from Canada to Mexico, and on the east coast. In 1965, I moved to Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, married Dean Wehrly, who was a Deputy Sheriff. We moved to Pahrump in May 1966 and by 1969 we were parents of two children. We frequently assisted family members and friends with their cattle and horse roundups. I loved that life, true freedom and friendship.
My career spanned 25 years and consisted of providing safeguards and security for United States Department of Energy national property and nuclear assets by implementing, performing, providing and managing physical, technical, computer security, Security Police, counterintelligence, operations security, treaty countermeasures, conducting vulnerability and threat assessments, developing and training tactical response and operations plans. I was the first female to complete the Department of Energy Special Weapons and Tactics course taught by Dade County and Los Angeles Police Department adjunct instructors; the first female Department of Energy Certified Firearms Instructor to teach handgun, rifle, machinegun, and pyrotechnics…
Fast Forward…in 2014 Sharon was elected as Nye County Sheriff, Nevada
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