- The Legend of County Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Gyllenskog
& BLM Ranger William Finch will not make history in Oregon, but it
should have! These two thugs apparently committed several unprovoked crimes
against unarmed civilians in the name of requiring a state-sticker that
needed to be placed upon their Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV). This entire
episode does much harm to anything that might have anything to do with
law-enforcement actions of any kind, and amounts to violent crimes against
the population by two out-of-control and out-of-uniform individuals, in
the course of their supposed duties. How could not having a sticker merit
the threatened use of deadly force?
- "Dennis and Michelle Easley, their three children
and friends Lana Walker with her two children, Lana's sister Jennifer Mobbs,
Adam Ramirez and his brother Zues and friend, Mark, were all preparing
for a day of fun with their off road RV's that were parked at a gravel
pit near Elderberry camp grounds. Elderberry camp grounds and the surrounding
area are located in Southern Oregon about fifteen miles from Central Point
Oregon and has been a popular place for families to camp, ride bikes and
off road vehicle's for at least 40 years.
- According to witnesses, as some in the families were
preparing to ride two armed men wearing camel packs and Helmets riding
unmarked dirt bikes displaying nothing that would readily indicate they
were law enforcement rode up and said, "we are checking for Off Highway
Vehicle (OHV) stickers."
- Michelle said they started with their new friend Mark
with questions about the lack of an off road sticker on his OHV. Mark told
them his OHV was broken and inoperable so they left him alone.
- After a few moments the armed men came over to talk
to Dennis and Michelle, and told them they were only going to give them
a fix it ticket for not having OHV stickers and one of the men told Dennis
he wanted to see his ID.
- Dennis said he started to comply and then thought, "wait
a minute, I do not even know if these guys are law enforcement." He
told the man, no I am not going to show you anything until you show me
you're ID, the man took out a container of pepper spray and started to
shake it, ( that's when) the mood became more intense. Dennis told the
man, you took it out, if you're going to use it then use it, but I am not
going to show you anything until you show me that you are a cop.
- The man raised his voice and said show me your ID right
now or I will place you under arrest.
- Dennis turned around placed his hands behind his back
and told the man arrest me then; the man produced handcuffs and handcuffed
Dennis, telling him he was under arrest.
- At this point everyone that witnessed this incident unfold
stated they were frightened, stunned and could not believe it was happening.
The Easley's family dog was barking and some of the children were becoming
- Michelle stated, as the man was putting cuffs on her
husband she walked over to them and asked, why are you arresting my husband?
- That's when the second man, later Identified as BLM Ranger
William Finch told Michelle to step back and she did so and then again
she asked the first man, later identified as Jackson County Deputy Sheriff
Jimmie Gyllenskog, why are you arresting my husband?
- BLM Ranger Finch bristled and shouted I told you to step
the f- - K back, Michelle complied then started walking over to the truck
where Dennis and Michelle's 13 yr. old daughter, Cheyenne, was in the back
of the truck with the family dog. The family dog, a 9 month old 100 lb
Rottweiler was barking and growling at BLM Ranger Finch. Michelle said
the way Ranger Finch was acting, she was afraid if the dog got out of the
truck that Ranger Finch would shoot the dog in front of the children.
- Adam Ramirez, standing a few feet away said at this point
Ranger Finch started yelling at Michelle, that she had better show him
her ID. She told him twice that she did not have it with her because she
had left it in their other car, but she could give him her Drivers License
- Adam said he walked over to the truck, took the dog out
of the truck and he had only taken about 10 steps when he heard Michelle
shout I have a bad neck and then her body slammed against the ground. Adam
said when he spun around Michelle was on the ground and Ranger Finch was
twisting her arm up behind her back and he was screaming and cussing at
- Adam said his two small children were so frightened that
his three year old daughter tried to take off running down the road and
his four year old son along with Dennis and Michelle's three year old son
jumped into the car and were trying to hide. Adam said that's when Lana
tried going over to the children to calm them down. Adam said that Ranger
Finch reached for his gun and started yelling, "Get the f- -k away
from the car now.
- Adam said Lana started crying and told Ranger Finch that
she was just trying to get the children. Adam stated, "Deputy Gyllenskog
told Lana that she could go to the car and try to calm the children down.
BLM Ranger William Finch, while holding Michelle to the ground, put his
hand on his weapon again and shouted at the thirteen year old child to
get the f- -k away from the truck. Adam said that Cheyenne was so frightened
that she did not know what to do."
- Witnesses to the incident stated at this point that Ranger
Finch got up off of Michelle's back and started to walk toward Deputy Gyllenskog,
while Michelle was still on the ground crying out in pain, then Ranger
Finch spun around, walked back to where Michelle was lying on the ground
, bent down so he was right in her face and started screaming at her to
shut the f- -k up over and over while he was banging her again and again
in the forehead with the bill of his helmet.
- Michelle said she did not remember much after Ranger
Finch grabbed her wrist and spun her around, sweeping her feet out from
under her as he slammed her to the ground.
- Then he shoved his knee into the back of her neck and
head and told her I said to put your f---ing hands behind your back. Michelle
claimed that was the first and only time Ranger Finch had told her to put
her hands behind her back. Eye wittiness's less than 10 feet away have
confirmed Michelle's claims.
- Dennis stated that he could not see everything that went
on because Deputy Gyllenskog was holding the chains between his handcuffs
and kept twisting him around so he could not see BLM Ranger Finch attacking
his wife Michelle. Dennis said he and his daughter Cheyenne were both shouting
to Ranger Finch that Michelle has a bad neck. Dennis said there was a lot
of shouting, crying, cursing, name calling and dog barking going on and
BLM Ranger Finch was not only the cause of it, he was the loudest and using
the most vile language.
- Michelle stated, "even after we were in their custody
and waiting to be transported to jail, Ranger Finch continued to appear
agitated. Everything he said was very sarcastic, things like, oh, you want
to be nice now, well it is too late. It seemed he was trying to stir things
up again; it just seemed to make things worse."
- Michelle said she asked BLM Ranger William Finch for
his ID or business card twice after they had them in custody and all Finch
would say was, "I don't have them with me."
- All interviewed witnesses are in agreement that neither
Jackson County Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Gyllenskog nor BLM Ranger William
Finch was wearing a uniform or operating a vehicle that would cause a reasonable
thinking person to believe they were law enforcement officers.
- Dennis and Michelle Easley and all of the adult witnesses
I interviewed agreed that neither Jackson County Deputy Sheriff Jimmie
Gyllenskog or BLM Ranger William Finch were displaying the required identification
cards or badges needed to enforce any laws, anywhere in the United States
- All interviewed witness have corroborated Dennis and
Michelle Easley's statements that both of them asked the officers more
than once to show identification that would prove they were law enforcement
officers. Neither officer ever complied with any of the requests.
- Again, all interviewed witnesses corroborated Dennis
and Michelle Easley's claim's that neither Deputy Gyllenskog nor BLM Ranger
William Finch ever advised Dennis or Michelle Easley of their Miranda right,
to remain silent and the right to counsel, before they were transported
to jail." (1)
- In the rest of the copyrighted story by Investigative
Reporter Curt Chancler, the officials responsible for Jimmie & William
made soothing noises and dismissed the testimony of the other eyewitnesses
to what had taken place. It's been awhile now since 2-20-10 when this obscenity
occurred: I wonder if the authorities in the Federal Government and Oregon
have managed to shove all this garbage under the rug, as they have successfully
done with everything except the murder of the young black man in Oakland
on New Year's Day of last year. You remember that one, where three very
heavy BART police-officers held down a teen-ager while another of their
uniforms shot him in the back? They still haven't found a place to try
that man yet. It seems they can't find a place where he can slip away without
being convicted. But the now retired "officer" is not awaiting
trial in jail: No he's still free pending trial. (2)
- My question is why were not these two thugs in this instance
not suspended or fired at the very least? For that matter why were their
superiors not also fired for failing to do that? Has this nation fallen
so far down the rabbit-hole that we allow these creatures with badges to
do anything they want to anyone they please; whenever the spirit moves
- After I read this story this afternoon I just thought
about how I might have tried to handle that one, had I been one of their
victims. I had to conclude that I needed to think this through because
sooner or later this, or something very similar, will be happening to me
as well as to hundreds of others-because it is now national policy. That's
how "national policies" get set in this country now: Not by official
pronouncements but by just committing crimes and then ignoring them until
they become the new policy that everyone in law-enforcement just accepts
as the way things need to be!
- No "higher authorities are ever called in to discipline
anyone, and the policy continues as normal. Oh sure there are a few lawsuits
if the event is video-taped or witnessed by enough bystanders; but unless
that's all been certified as unimpeachable; the cops will ALWAYS get away
with it. That's the part I have problems with the "no consequences"
for the thugs part in these crimes!
- One of these days these cowardly-predators are going
to grab the wrong person and they might well end up maimed or dead; and
that would be only just, but it need not happen if "law enforcement"
amounted to anything more than just gang-violence in publicly-paid-for
uniforms. So I guess we all have to wait for that moment when the bad-guys
in the black-Kevlar pick on the wrong people to get what they deserve?
I think these two thugs ought to be punished just like those people they
were supposedly hired to keep off the streets and highways: but I've lived
too long to believe that will ever happen in this Fascist State that was
created especially for the New Criminal-Millennium.
- How many more Legends will there need to be before some
innovative genius starts a registry of criminal cops and others that have
made a practice of abusing the public? The cops have become parasites;
they help no one but themselves. Something has to change or the parasites
will begin to kill the host society. What will be the point anyway: If
the official establishment is just as bad as anything the bad guys are
- 1) BLM Ranger uses Excessive Force
- 2) Cops 'R" the Greatest Threat to Life & Limb
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