I'm reading about how the people involved in the "Oregon Standoff" in early 2016 were all fully acquitted
One Reddit comment thread discusses the allegation that the reason for the acquittal was that such a large portion of those involved were actually government informants:
[–]welfarecuban 601 points: I don't think this was really about "nullification." From my observing of this case over the past few weeks, it started to take a turn once all the information about government informers started coming out. They ended up looking like agents-provacateur, and that more than anything else probably caused the jury to doubt the whole of the government's "narrative" in this case. Since many of the crimes in the indictment rely upon "intent," these informants had a distorting effect upon establishing the real intent of the individuals on trial. And in a system that asks jurors to look for evidence "beyond a reasonable doubt," it was just too much.
[–]jeffhsu3 381 points: Exactly, there were 15 federal informants (only 9 were with the group on federal property in January). One of the informants ran the gun range and provided combat training. When the number of informants doubles the number of defendants, it's hard to distinguish intent from entrapment.
[–]rkoloeg 63 points: Germany recently had a problem with this in their attempts to prosecute right-wing extremists. It turned out that right-wing groups were so thoroughly infiltrated by the security services, that it was nearly impossible to distinguish whether any criminal activities were carried out by actual right-wingers without being influenced by their supposed leaders.
A comment later goes on to claim 3/5 of those involved were informants. Is this accurate? What fraction of the people involved in this were government informants?