Saturday, January 30, 2016

Finicum’s family questions shooting

LaVoy  Finicum’s  family  questions  shooting  despite  FBI  video


The FBI’s aggressive move to release video evidence which they say shows 'anti-government protester' LaVoy Finicum reaching for a gun before being shot and killed by police apparently did little to persuade the dead man’s family.

“LaVoy was not ‘charging’ anyone,’” his survivors said Friday afternoon in a statement released through their attorney. “He appears to have been shot in the back, with his hands in the air."

Their comments, first reported by Reuters, come a day after the FBI took the unusual step of making a 26-minute surveillance video public two days after Finicum was killed. The aerial video, which the bureau published to its YouTube page, had more than 1.5 million views in less than 24 hours.

A state trooper shot Finicum, 54, Tuesday when a team of law enforcement officers set up a traffic stop to arrest several leaders of the month-long protest over federal control of ranch lands. (Planned ambush and murder)
In this Jan. 6, 2016 photo, Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum carries his rifle after standing guard all night at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore.

During the Tuesday 'confrontation', the FBI and Oregon State Troopers arrested five main figures in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, including Ammon Bundy, their leader. The video, shot from an FBI airplane, shows Bundy's vehicle stopped by police on a road. A truck driven by Finicum was stopped but took off before plowing into a snowbank when encountering a police roadblock.

The video shows a man, identified as Finicum, get out of the truck and take several steps through the deep snow. At first, he raises his hands, but then appears to reach toward the inside of his coat.

“On at least two occasions, Finicum reaches his right hand toward a pocket on the left inside portion of his jacket,” Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge for the FBI in Portland, said Thursday night. “He did have a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the pocket.”
Finicum’s family isn’t convinced by the aerial footage.

“At this point we will await the outcome of any investigation, but based on the information currently available to us, we do not believe that LaVoy's shooting death was justified,” they said in the statement.

Despite the week’s dramatic turn of events, including the arrests of 10 occupiers, the standoff at the federal wildlife refuge continues. Four protesters are reportedly barricaded on the property, which is 30 miles south of Burns, Oregon.

Earlier Friday, a Pacific Northwest patriot group urged protesters to immediately descend on Burns in response to the arrests and Finicum’s death.

In a written “call to action” the Pacific Patriots Network — a consortium of self-described constitutional advocate groups from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho — pressed “any and all Americans” to come peacefully assemble and air grievances “against these violent, malicious and deceitful tactics.”

Since the shooting, 'anti-government extremists' have lauded Finicum as a martyr on social media. Many have shared an audio recording of an 18-year-old woman who was in Finicum’s truck and claims officers shot him without cause.

“This is a movement that has thrived on martyrs going all the way back to Ruby Ridge and Waco,” said Mark Potok, a researcher with the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks 'extremists' groups. 
(Ahhhhh - aho Mark Potok back on the scene - whose job is to distort and blackball to the best of his ability every God fearing, freedom fighter and peace loving American. If EVER there was/is an 'extremist' needing to be TRACKED, it is Mark Potok.)

 “They are absolutely trying now to portray LaVoy Finicum as simply the latest martyr.”

Despite the early release of the video and the promise of an independent criminal investigation, the Pacific Patriots Network said they want all law enforcement present or involved in Finicum’s death be immediately jailed.

“A first-hand eyewitness account presents reasonable cause for arrest while the investigation takes place,” the statement reads.

The group, who claim some of the occupiers arrested have been lied to by federal agents, also wants the removal of all militarized FBI personnel from the county and the resignations of Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, Sheriff David Ward, and two commissioners. (AND INCLUDE THE IDIOT 'GOVERNOR' WHILE YOU'RE AT IT FOLKS.)

 Clint Siegner (L) and his father Monte Siegner join other demonstrators during a protest outside the Harney County Court House in Burns, Oregon on Friday. (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)

The network asked supporters to show up in force, but with cool heads.

“If you have any ill intent, please do not come,” the statement reads. “We do not need you. Please come prepared with civilian attire and adhere to the policy of no long guns within the community.”

Potok said the network is comprised of local chapters of “The Three Percenters” and “Oathkeepers” whose national organizations have previously called for an end to the Oregon occupation.

“Sure it's worrying,” Potok told Yahoo News. “But I think it is very much up in the air though whether anyone will actually respond to this call to action.
(Potok needs to learn a HUGE lesson. America doesn't take kindly to commies and liars.)

The reality is the patriot movement is very fractured about this. A few people are calling for this kind of action or even bloodshed, but I would say that the majority of people in this movement are urging others to stand down.” 


Unknown said...

Some years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center was closely affiliated with the FBI. It was my understanding of the articles I read, that the FBI provided funding to SPLC. Later, I read an article stating that the FBI had "cut it's ties with the radical group." A few years ago, a patriotic group was meeting weekly and discussing government tyranny, IRS, corrupt justice system, etc. The group consisted of whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Jews, Protestants, men, women, old and young. The SPLC ran a series of articles in the local "news" papers and TV calling it a "Hate Group", and "terrorists." The FBI arrested several of the members. None were charged with crimes of violence or civil rights violations. The SPLC is a "Hate Group" spreading lies and dissention among groups of people who dislike the dismantling of liberty and the rule of law in America.

Anonymous said...

We have seen an earlier photo of LaVoy Finicum at the refuge talking to someone with a camera. We see his arms spread out to the sides, a typical posture of non-agression. In the video, allegedly made by the FBI at the time of the shooting, we can see the subjects arms spread in the same manner. We do not know, however, what caused him to bring his arms back to his chest. Had he been shot once already? Did he realize the officers, if that's what they were, intended to kill him? La Voy carried a revolver on his hip. Why the 9mm pistol "in his pocket"? Who did it belong to? It also seems odd that all the technical data on the video has been redacted, or blacked out. When and where was this video actually filmed? Several reports claim the video was made from "a plane." Not true. Perhaps a helicopter, but they do not say that. A "plane" does not fly in the manner we see in the video. Also odd, initial reports said FBI agents fired the fatal shots. Now, they claim State Police officers were the shooters. Hard to say, as the video is unclear and poor evidence of anything. What we know for sure is that an honest, Christian, family man and rancher is dead, having committed no crime other than protesting the unlawful seizing of land by the government and their private contractor, BLM. Protest that is guaranteed the right of every American by the Constitution for the United States of America. Protest that is unanswered today, except by violent oppression and death. Don't disagree with the government or they'll kill you. Don't try to practice a religion the government doesn't like, they'll burn your house down and kill men, women and children. At one time, the FBI was the world's finest investigative agency. What happened? They've become Americas version of the Gestapo.

slaveman said...

May this murder of this freedom-loving patriot galvanize the resolve of constitutional patriots everywhere. We must not allow LaVoys' murder to be in vain. If LaVoy was alive still,... how would he respond to such an action to another? Unite brothers and sisters,... unite,... educate others,... and pray for real justice in this cabal- controlled Amerika until these criminals in government understand we will not be silenced, R.I.P. Robert LaVoy Finecum,... and well done thou good and faithful servant,... well done.

Anonymous said...

If more than five show up, will that be a victory? The FBI will stay as long as they need to.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this report. This makes more sense than anything I heard. I have followed Drake for some time than stopped as something felt off.I see this prodicting things in other things, GFL etc. and then nothing even the rv. As I was sitting back thinking about all of this and all the other a BIG red flag said something is not right here. The boy that cried wolf. But that is happening over and over again. I for one am stepping back. I am sick of the sy-ops and lies.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice that the scumbag FBI and OSP NAZIS had the ambush all figured out; right down to every avenue of possible escape cut off, except for no provision for a possible shoot out with "wounded" people on either side. Did anyone see the arrival of an ambulance on the scene, at any time, while Mr. Finicum lay there, bleeding out, if he wasn't already dead. I didn't see anyone approach him to even check if he may still be alive. Everyone was just standing around pointing their laser sights on Mr. Finicum, just in case he may still be alive, apparently so they could just finish him off if he moved. They had no INTENTION of taking him alive. If they had prepared properly for the possibility of a shoot out, which this wasn't (it takes two sides to make a shoot out) they would have had, at least one ambulance stationed, near by, in the event that there may be wounded people on either side. Think about it people. In case there is any doubt left; this was cold blooded MURDER.

Anonymous said...

The idiot governor Brown is far from an idiot. She is a very sly and and as criminal as they come and we have the proof and evidence of crimes she has committed over the years. Talk to Richard L Koening, any search engine, about the crimes this creature has committed against him as well as all the sheeple in Oregon. This whole state is run by criminal traitors and is a cesspool of crime and corruption by those disguised behind the illusion of power and respectability going right to the top. I didn't think shit could be stacked so high, but it keeps growing.

For those of you who may think this is just hype and that nothing like this would ever happen, I leave you with the following quote....

" The commotion of the truth is in direct proportion to the lie that has been fed to the masses long enough that the truth is totally ludicrous and its speaker is a raving lunatic." Desdon James


Anonymous said...

Well, I guess we can all see, by now, how General Dunford is getting right on this. So much for our Republic being restored! Are we all just delusional wishful thinkers?

Anonymous said...

Kate Brown set to be indicted.

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