Update, 1/27/2016, 12:32 pm: I am just learning the heartbreaking news of LaVoy Finicum being shot and killed by the FBI. Please visit here for ongoing updates, audio of eyewitnesses to the shooting, and more information on the attack on the refuge:
Excerpt from eyewitness account on audio: “a set-up ambush, snipers in trees, about 120 shots, LaVoy Finicum had hands in air, no arms, so did others, they shot for about 7 to 10 minutes, vehicle completely covered in gunshots….” Please spread this information, to protect this eyewitness and her testimony. From Paul Stramer’s post: All of the above breaking news found at : http://northwestlibertynews.com/breaking-news-eyewitness-account-of-bundy-takedown/
Excerpt: Unknown to most, one of the greatest forces behind this patriot movement in Oregon was LaVoy Finicum. The FEDs knew this. They also knew that his courage and intestinal fortitude were infectious. And that he would infect many other lesser men and women with the courage of his convictions. Don’t think that the Obama Administration wasn’t more afraid of LaVoy Finicum than all the other protesters put together.
Lavoy had nerves of steel. The FEDs knew that they had a fierce and ferocious, indomitable and unstoppable patriot in their midst. They therefore calculated that LaVoy must be eliminated as he posed the greatest threat to their unmitigated tyranny.
It is extremely important to understand that the U.S. Government just carried out a premeditated and pre-planned assassination of perhaps the most stalwart patriot in the State of Oregon. This brutal murder was staged as a public execution as a warning to others not to get involved with the patriot movement. They savagely killed a foster parent to troubled boys who presented no danger to any living being.
Excerpt from Jean’s post:
UPDATE 1: 11:49 am EST
Despite 6 witnesses who saw LaVoy Finicum get shot while he was unarmed, with his hands above his head, MSNBC is now reporting that FBI officials are claiming that LaVoy “jumped out of his vehicle brandishing a firearm and was shot and killed.” THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE LIE. Federal Authorities are also claiming that they do not know who fired the “shot or shots” that killed LaVoy. Shot or shots? They riddled the man with bullets. Eyewitnesses say he was shot 6 times, including 3 times after he had fallen to the ground dead.
NOTE: stated at 6:43 am EST
Militia at the Refuge just told media that LaVoy Finicum was unarmed when he was shot and that his personal firearm is still at the Refuge where he left it before leaving for the day.
This is LaVoy Finicum at the Refuge offering a morning update on Jan 16, 2016: “This is about every American citizen, this is about those of you who love this land, those of you on the West Coast, the East Coast–Believe me, that they are already restricting your freedoms in major ways…”
I thank LaVoy Finicum for his life and service to American freedom. May his soul soar high in flight. Thoughts and prayers for his family, and for all those at the refuge, who have been seeking to restore the Constitution. May this moment wake each and everyone of us in America, open our eyes, minds, and hearts to see the reality of what is happening here today, and may we each individually and collectively find the strength to stand up, speak up, resist this tyranny, and prevail.
Update 1/26: I’m sorry to see this tonight, on Ammon Bundy and others arrested, with some casualties: https://jhaines6a.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/update-on-ammon-bundy-opr/
More from Kris Anne Hall: https://jhaines6a.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/burns-oregon-exposes-obama-january-25-2016/
Original post, 1/26, collecting Harney County video and news links, prior to the current FBI actions being reported at links above:
There’s a lot of information flying around the Web currently about what’s going on in Harney County, including a lot of skewed Mainstream Media mis-characterizing and portrayals of the Bundy group as being the aggressors here, while the FBI has apparently moved in with vehicles and equipment. I’m following the news like anyone else but have been especially interested to see that residents of Harney County are working together now to speak out against the Federal takeover of large swaths of Oregon land, not to mention imprisonment of the Hammonds, and any intended moves against the Bundys and others at Malheur Wildlife Refuge. I’d especially recommend the following news articles and videos, so you can read, watch, and make up your own minds re. what is going on in Harney County.
The latest video here from BP EarthWatch offers web links to both sheriff sites at Grant County and Harney County and suggests that people write in to both/either to express their support or opinion. Sheriff Glenn Palmer of Grant County is standing up for the Constitution and cautioning against any kind of hostile action against anyone, including Federal employees. Sheriff Ward of Harney County is apparently an ex-BLM employee. (The underlying BLM news stories are linked below.)
This video below shows Crook County residents at a Town Hall meeting, and a Hammond family member addressing the group, noting how the Federal government is not granted power in the Constitution over the continental United States:
This is the video of the Harney County Fire Chief resigning his post and offering further insight into Judge Grasty’s part in this situation:
I’d also recommend watching videos of Ammon Bundy and others presenting his perspective and updates, including regular updates from LaVoy Finicum, to see that this group is actually focused on peace and the Constitution, not aggression and militancy.
Kris Anne Hall’s show from Jan 19th, about her visit to Harney County, explaining Constitutional issues:
Also see a couple recent articles covering the uranium story–Dave Hodges of The Commonsense Show is also covering this and related Harney County news.