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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Online Radicalization, Mental Illness And David Fry


David Lee Fry, one of the last occupiers of the Malheur refuge, first traveled to Harney County only after his parents left for vacation.

David Lee Fry, one of the last occupiers of the Malheur refuge, first traveled to Harney County only after his parents left for vacation.

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The last occupier at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was an outlier.

David Fry wasn’t a rancher. He wasn’t from the West. He wasn’t invested in the land transfer movement. He is a 26-year-old, half-Japanese computer aficionado from suburban Cincinnati, Ohio. He wore hoodies, not flannels.

On the newest episode of “This Land Is Our Land,” we look into Fry’s troubled youth, his mental health issues and what radicalized him.

Plus we get an update from OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the latest news from court.

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