“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
Information quite startlingly contrary to the controlled narratives in Mainstream Media regarding the whole scenario where LeVoy Finicum was killed and others arrested is currently emerging. New events have also occurred: Shawna Cox, one of the group in the car with LeVoy Finicum, has recently suffered a second loss in her family; her son-in-law was killed in a fire, in circumstances which seem questionable at best, and are related to her recent arrest by the FBI. (More about this in Dave Hodges’ article, linked below.)
Shawna Cox was recorded Jan 31 in an interview with Dave Hodges of The Commonsense Show, relaying her witness testimony of what happened to LeVoy Finicum, including events just prior when the group was stopped via a roadblock, and just after, when the FBI shot hundreds of bullets into the vacated vehicle. The video link below is courtesy Youtube user shuf1111. Highly recommended, for anyone interested in learning the truth of what has happened here.
Dave Hodges has posted an article relaying some of this recorded testimony, it can be found here: Eyewitness Shawna Cox Exclusive Interview On the Murder of Finicum-CSS Special Report
As the two cars, comprising the caravan, were making their way to John Day. they were pulled over at the first roadblock. At first, neither side did anything in what could be described as a silent stand-off. The occupants of the vehicles were not given any instructions (e.g. to exit the vehicle, etc.). Finally, in an attempt to show peaceful intent, Ryan Payne put both hands out of the truck through the open window, to show he was not armed, and he was promptly shot at with the bullet striking metal of the truck between the window and the mirror.
DAVE HODGES QUESTION: DID FEDERAL AUTHORITIES EVER GIVE THE OCCUPANTS OF THE TRUCKS A CHANCE TO SURRENDER AT THE FIRST ROADBLOCK? DID THEY ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH THEIR PA?
SHAWNA COX ANSWER: NO! THEY JUST OPENED FIRE ON US AS WE SAT THERE. THEY NEVER GAVE US THE CHANCE TO SURRENDER.
A Fateful Decision
At that point, the driver of the first vehicle, Lavoy Finicum made a fateful decision to escape the gunfire and reach the protection of the Sheriff waiting for them at John Day.
As Finicum sped away, federal authorities were in pursuit. Very quickly, they came upon a second roadblock. Cox stated that it was at that point that Payne begged Finicum to pull over and he kept saying that we have to reach the Sheriff.
The Second Roadblock
Upon reaching the second roadblock, Finicum attempted to swerve to the side of the road and the truck was stuck in a snowbank.
According to Cox, Finicum exited the vehicle with his hands up and said:
“We have women in the car don’t shoot!:
According to Cox, and her account is backed up by Victoria Sharp, Finicum had his hands in the air as he faced the FBI agents who were stationed in the trees and said:
“We are going to the Sheriff….well, just go ahead and shoot me.” This was all said with his hands in the air. Finicum (was) immediately shot upon exiting the car, several times, and was, again, shot at repeatedly while he lie in the snow dying.
Attempted Second Degree Murder of the Occupants in the Truck
Immediately, the occupants had red lasers on their bodies as the scurried for cover in the truck. Immediately after Finicum was killed, the truck came under fire. No orders were issued to the occupants, and as it was at the first roadblock, firing bullets at the occupants of the truck was the first order of the day.
Cox believes that the vehicle was struck at least one hundred times. Both women were hysterically screaming to “please stop shooting” as the two women were begging for their lives.
This entire event, complete with two roadblocks, unprovoked gunfire and FBI agents in the trees could only be described as an “old west ambush”.
With no movement in the truck, and after firing over 100 rounds, the FBI finally issued its first order to surrender. They ordered the male occupants out of the vehicle, followed by the females.
I have had multiple law enforcement personnel write to me and express shock and horror that the FBI never attempted to check on the status of Finicum.
Victoria Sharp was not charged and arrested and was dumped at a Safeway parking lot with no money and only the clothes on her back. Shawna Cox was charged with impeding federal officers (I am still scratching my head on this one trying to make sense of the charge.
As a footnote, and as a precondition of her release, Shawna Cox was ordered to have all guns at her Utah home removed. After the guns were removed, her son-in-law, sitting in close proximity to the guns was suddenly and mysteriously caught in a fire in which all the guns and ammunition went up in smoke. Shawna’s son-in-law was killed in the event.
Please continue reading at Dave Hodges’ site; there’s more at the start of the article too.
Was a Handgun Planted on LeVoy?
Also see this article at Paulstramer.net, which includes the Facebook post (now removed from Facebook) by a source close to the LeVoy Finicum family about the number of shots found on his body (9), and further information about the handgun in the FBI’s report, whose serial number apparently came up as Stolen: Was a stolen 9mm handgun planted on LaVoy Finicum after his death by the FBI?
The Group At The Refuge
Intellihub News has posted a video and an article, dated Jan 31, about those left at the refuge, which can be found here:
Idaho Sheriff Steps in to Help Militants Held Up at Oregon Refuge
The video includes the group discussing further the events surrounding LeVoy Finicum’s death, and the increasing encroachments and extremes of government that have led to this moment, where they stress Americans are being tasked currently to stand up for America and defend freedom.
Also see this earlier Jan 28 report titled Live Updates: Oregon Standoff Still on at Refuge, Situation Volatile, which includes an InfoWars video report on the situation.
LeVoy Finicum Funeral Donation Information
Jean of Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth has posted a BP Earthwatch-posted video related to LeVoy Finicum’s funeral and information on donations here.
Probing and insightful article from William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate: Tyranny, Defiance, and the Death of LaVoy Finicum
“Reasonable people can contend that the occupation was an imprudent provocation. That criticism can apply with equal validity to many similarly imprudent acts carried out by idealistic but obnoxious men during the 1760s and early 1770s, and now celebrated (in sanitized form) by inmates of the government-operated school system. Many of the same people who numbly absorb annual recitations of Patrick Henry’s oration at the Old South Church will see Finicum as a fanatic who committed “suicide by cop,” rather than someone for whom “Give me liberty, or give me death” was a credo, rather than a cliché.
After being shot multiple times, Finicum fell on his back – but he didn’t die instantly. The video captured by an FBI surveillance aircraft showed him lifting his hand imploringly, and holding it up for several seconds before he lost consciousness.
Finicum raises his hand.
None of the officers on the scene approached Finicum to disarm him and render medical assistance while there was still a chance to save his life. In the press conference that served as a debut for the FBI’s snuff film, Greg Bretzing, a spokesman for the American Cheka, explained that potentially life-saving aid was withheld while the officers took Ammon Bundy and four others into custody.
This emphasis on “force protection” reflects the wartime priorities of an occupying army. Fallen enemy combatants are not owed the same consideration as criminal suspects. Thus Finicum’s mortal remains were left sprawled on the frozen ground, in a posture eerily reminiscent of the body of Lakota Chief Bigfoot following the vengeful Seventh Cavalry’s massacre at Wounded Knee.”
Full article at Pro Libertate.