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The tweet snuck out under cover of night — when many on the East Coast were asleep, and those braving freezing temperatures at the occupation of a federal nature reserve near Burns, Ore., were presumably bedding down, waiting to see whether authorities would cut their power.
But the 24 words sent into the world by Ammon Bundy — a man who wants ranchers convicted of burning federal land freed and the Bureau of Land Management out of Oregon — were perhaps the most provocative that have come out of the would-be standoff.
“We are doing the same thing as Rosa Parks did,” Bundy wrote. “We are standing up against bad laws which dehumanize us and destroy our freedom.” The tweet was still online early Wednesday morning, but Bundy has tweeted and deleted before — and his Twitter account also was temporarily suspendededit on 25/1/2016 by thorfourwinds because: ttyppoossedit on 25/1/2016 by thorfourwinds because: (no reason given)
After the Federal government forces Oregon Counties into insolvency .. uses a Proxy company who's sole purpose is to find Opportunities .. lands especially with water resources connected to them .. then to turn around and sell these lands to the BLM / FEDERAL GOVERNMENT .. Article 1 Section 8 clause 17 of the Constitution Restricts the Federal Government from the ability of owning land .. this is 100% UN AGENDA 21 in action .. all of the proof in the world…
This video is packed with 4 interviews that more than prove my case .. Everyone must know what is going on .. We have anonymous eye witnesses that know that O.D.O.T. was responsible for the "CABLE CROSSING fire" .. just like we all know that the EPA was responsible for the Colorado River Catastrophe a few months back .. in this case .. the Government "NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE" Seizes the opportunity to devalue the land .. GO FIGURE
This Fight is not over .. I will be fighting to kill the sale .. I want people to know just exactly the crimes going on here .. just like all of the playbook # .. fits the mold perfectly Purposeful CRIMINAL LAND MISMANAGEMENT, Illegal STRAW BUYER ..
VIOLATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION by the FED .. Potential Corruption at the local level .. Three Commissioners Unanimously Approve This Sale .. Luckily we can still save the loss of our Land and water Arson .. article: Feds Use The BLM to Gain Control of Local Resources – U.N. AGENDA 21 Land Grab
We know that there are always at least two sides to every story. We also know and recognize that the FBI and law enforcement agencies involved will do everything in their power to make it appear as if the needless death of our husband, father, grandfather, brother and son, LaVoy Finicum, was justified.
Like almost everyone else, we were not there, so we don’t know exactly what happened. Like most others, we have no choice but to rely on other sources of information. One of those sources of information is the account of Victoria Sharp. Another piece of information is the video recently released by the FBI, along with the FBI’s chosen narrative of what happened.
In response to this information, we would like to make a few observations.
The first observation is that from what we understand, the occupation was on track toward a peaceful resolution.
LaVoy and those he was with were en route to a public meeting in an adjoining county when they were stopped in something far different than a “routine traffic stop,” as has been portrayed by the media. Unfortunately, the powers that be were not interested in being patient enough for the occupation to come to a peaceful end. Some had called for LaVoy and those he was with to simply be gunned down, just as he was, with no due process.
Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, was putting pressure on the FBI to end it sooner rather than later. The Harney County Sheriff’s Department working in conjunction with the FBI tried to do everything they could to emphasize how disruptive the occupation was to the local community, when in reality it appears to have been their own reaction that was causing most of the disruption. And it was the FBI that chose to escalate the situation to force a confrontation, and violent ending.
With respect to the actual facts and circumstances surrounding LaVoy’s death, the video really speaks for itself.
People will interpret it according to their own views. As the FBI’s own narrative stated, LaVoy was not wielding a firearm or any other weapon when he was killed. His hands were obviously in the air. Knowing LaVoy, it is our view that he was moving away from the vehicle in an attempt to draw any hostility or violence away from the others.
Unfortunately, we don’t know what he was saying, and what was being said to him. He appears to have been gesturing, or trying to keep his balance while moving in the deep snow. Although he may have been animated, he does not appear to have been threatening or posing any real threat or danger to anyone. The FBI claims that LaVoy had a loaded firearm in an inside pocket of his coat.
After re- reviewing the extended video, at this point we are not accepting at face value the FBI’s statement that LaVoy was actually armed. But even if he was, as far as we can see, that firearm posed no more danger to anyone than it would have if he had stayed in the vehicle, with his hands on the steering wheel. Contrary to what has been stated by some sources, LaVoy was not “charging” anyone.
He appears to have been shot in the back, with his hands in the air.
It is our understanding that according to applicable law, the use of deadly force is justified only if there is a genuine threat of death or serious bodily injury. It is our understanding and position that deadly force should only be used as a last resort. In LaVoy’s case, it appears that they were determined to go straight to the last resort.
It is our understanding that the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of appeals have ruled as follows: “The reasonableness of [officers’] actions depends both on whether the officers were in danger at the precise moment that they used force and on whether [the officers’] own reckless or deliberate conduct during the seizure unreasonably created the need to use such force.” "[W]here an officer intentionally or recklessly provokes a violent confrontation . . . he may be held liable for his otherwise defensive use of deadly force.”
Although officers may claim self-defense, they may still be liable for using excessive force if their reckless and unconstitutional actions create the need to use excessive force. It is our understanding that in addition to shooting LaVoy multiple times, after he was left lying harmlessly on the ground the officers also fired upon his truck and the passengers in it, putting them all at risk, despite the fact that they were posing no threat to anyone.
The video clearly shows one of the windows being blown out. It has been gut- wrenching for our family to view the video of LaVoy being shot, and then left to lie in the snow while a whole army of so-called “public servants” terrorized the others.
We can only hope their families never have to watch such a thing.
We will be interested to inspect the vehicle.
We will also be interested to see the autopsy report.
We vow to continue on with LaVoy’s legacy; his sacrifice will not be in vain.
This video shows, for all to see, what kind of man LaVoy was:
Exclusive Oath Keepers Interview with LaVoy Finicum, at the Masher Refuge Center (Resource Center) - YouTube
The funeral services for LaVoy will be held today in Kanab, Ut at the Kabab Stake Center, 1435 S. McAlester Dr., Kanab UT.
Viewing is from 11- 2 pm funeral services start at 2:30 pm.
There will be a fundraising memorial concert at the Kanab Middle School, 690 South Cowboy Way in Kanab that starts at 5:30 pm. 100% of the donations raised go directly to the Finicum family.
Jordan Page and members of Finicum family will be performing at this fund raising event.
Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers today.
Here is the last interview I had the honor of conducting with LaVoy before he passed:
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: dawnstar
I think we should start a reverse petition asking the police to just gas those four yahoos so we can arrest them and move on with our lives finally.
They wagered their lives and freedom with this protest. They lost, now its time to face the music. You don't get to renege your wager once the cards are on the table and you realize you're about to lose it all.