A newly released video has corroborated the account of Danny Riley,
a supporter of income tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown, who
claimed that he was fired at by US federal agents hiding in the
woods outside the Brown's New Hampshire home last Summer.
Infowars and Prisonplanet extensively
covered the events in Plainfield, N.H. last year,
where Ed and Elaine Brown remained in their home for months, refusing
to face trial and subsequent conviction on charges of non-payment
of income taxes.
The couple were arrested peacefully last August,
after the long stand off, when agents infiltrated the property
posing as supporters.
The new video, shot by the feds on June 7th, shows
men in full jungle camouflage gear, lining the approach to the
Brown's driveway as Riley approaches walking their dog.
After recognizing the dog's awareness of someone
in the area, Riley surveys the scene for a few minutes before
the camouflaged agents are discovered and reveal themselves.
As Riley turns and runs, one of the agents clearly
fires a shot, you can see the long gun and a burst of smoke.
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After Riley was caught and tased several times he
was arrested and interrogated for several hours. When the authorities
let him go he videoed a personal testimony of what had happened
and posted it on the internet, despite having been threatened
with a lengthy prison sentence should he talk to the media.
Riley stated that after yelling to ask what one
man was doing, another man in camouflage popped up in front of
Riley and yelled "freeze" after which Riley turned and
"At that point, a round went down range right by my head
- I heard it whiz by me - I was screaming at the top of my lungs
- don't shoot me, don't shoot me I'm unarmed," Riley said.
It became clear that Riley had averted a planned
siege that was only aborted after his disappearance gave the Browns
early warning that militarized police and SWAT teams were descending
on their home.
U.S. Marshals downplayed the entire incident and
denied any kind of siege was being planned. They also denied that
any shots had been fired, a claim which now clearly appears to
Watch the newly released video of agents firing
The video, which was provided to Riley's legal defense
team, was subsequently acquired by Ridley Report and posted to
As the commentator states, supporters of the Browns
who have viewed the video have pointed out a major issue with
As the federal agents are discovered by the dog,
the footage reverts to a low resolution for the remainder of the
video. Supporters have highlighted that this could hide critical
Riley is currently
standing trial on charges of conspiring with two
other men to "help federal fugitives evade capture",
providing weapons and handling explosives. If convicted Riley,
along with Jason Gerhard and Cirino Gonzalez, faces years behind
So far the court has been provided emails and heard
recordings of Riley and the other men, which the
prosecution says prove their intent to acquire weapons and instigate
violence at the Brown property.
However, there has been no
forensic evidence showing weapons and explosives
were handled by any of the men.
The Defense attorneys have argued that the men left
the Browns' house months before federal agents searched the property.
The situation escalated in the final months of the standoff, the
attorneys said, and not one of the men was there when the weapons
Most of the audio recordings were of various calls
to radio shows in which Riley and the others refer to the standoff
as "the beginning of the revolution to take the country back
from those thieving international bankers" and "the
new world order".
One in particular was a call Riley made regarding
an incident after he had returned to the Browns' home in late
July when he reported
30-40 shots being fired in what was a probable attempt
at provocation to goad the Browns and their supporters into a
The trial seems to hinge on proving that the men
and the Browns were intent on causing violence. The fact remains,
however, that no violent provocation was ever carried out by them
or on their behalf. The evidence shows that the same cannot be
said of the federal agents involved in the case.
The trial is expected to conclude in around two