The Obama Justice Department prosecuted U.S. Navy veteran Joe Robertson for digging ponds on his Montana property to fight forest fires, resulting in the then-78-year-old going to federal prison for 18 months starting in 2016 and being fined $130,000, The Daily Signal reported.
The 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals affirmed the ruling the following year, including the jail time and a requirement that the $130,000 be deducted from Robertson’s Social Security checks.
They punished him for releasing dredge into "navigable waters". He was digging pits to hold water for fire-fighting trucks because he lives in the woods, far away from any river that you can navigate.
The 9th Circuit, in its decision, said, “In the process of creating these ponds, Robertson discharged dredged and fill material into the surrounding wetlands and an adjacent tributary, which flows to Cataract Creek. Cataract Creek is a tributary of the Boulder River, which in turn is a tributary of the Jefferson River — a traditionally navigable water of the United States.”
At this point, the 9th Circus is stretching so hard to make their case that I'm amazed they don't snap in half. But this is the San Francisco representative court, so I'm certain they find themselves in all kinds of odd positions.
If the 9th Circus issues a ruling that allows a crack-head to walk free, and that crack-head buys some crack from his dealer, and his dealer shoots a rival, is the 9th Circus now held liable for the death of the drug-dealer's rival? Why not? How many layers of separation are required for those black-robed fucktards, as opposed to us Normal Americans?
You want a shooting war? Idiotic bullshit like this that ruins Normal Americans is how you get a shooting war. I guarantee you that nobody in that man's family will ever trust the US Government again. And sadly, they have no reason to do so.