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‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing

The armed standoff between Cliven Bundy supporters and the Bureau of Land Management grew out of continued concern about heavy-handed actions by the federal agency’s law enforcement officials, a Utah county commissioner told a House committee on Thursday.

"You may not be aware that much of the support for the rancher by everyday citizens may have resulted from a growing frustration from the way they are treated by local BLM officers," Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock told the House Natural Resources Committee in the second of a series of hearings on alleged abuses by the BLM.

BLM officials facing an armed citizen militia eventually withdrew in April from a court-ordered roundup of Bundy’s cattle illegally grazing on federal land in Nevada.

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