Professor Tung Yin examines the case against the “Bundy Bunch”
February 17, 2016
The Willamette Week caught up with Tung Yin, professor of criminal law and terrorism, to discuss how the defense of the Bundys might be crafted in the now infamous case of the militant occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon.
In the interview, the WW asks what is the strongest case that can be made for the Bundys?
“Conspiracy is understood as an agreement by two or more people to achieve an unlawful objective,” says Yin. “I think that would have the highest likelihood of success as a defense, to argue, ‘What is proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, that there is an agreement between Ammon Bundy and each other defendant?’ But it’s still not a good argument. We don’t need to have a document signed in blood. You have a bunch of people all show up, they just happen to be at the same place, and they all seem to have the same objective. How does that happen by coincidence?”