DEADLY Confrontation Between FBI And Finicum Released To Public…WARNING: Graphic Content

DEADLY Confrontation Between FBI And Finicum Released To Public…WARNING: Graphic Content

A video has been released by the FBI of LaVoy Finicum being shot in Oregon. First, I must stress that he was shot by the Oregon State Police, NOT the FBI. That is a common meme being passed around. An FBI helicopter took this footage, but those were state police on the ground. After the shooting, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with six others were taken into custody. Ryan Bundy was wounded. The next day, three more were arrested. Ammon Bundy issued a statement from jail telling the militia to stand down and disperse. What is in contention here is if this shooting was justified. Finicum hit a snowbank when he tried to avoid a police roadblock. He then got out of the vehicle. This is where things get murky.


From InfoWars:

The shooting of LaVoy Finicum by law enforcement agents near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge had left scores of unanswered questions before video of the incident captured by an FBI helicopter camera was released late Thursday evening.

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Police claim that Finicum, who had been part of the group protesting Federal land grabs in Oregon, reached for a weapon after being confronted by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

But an eye witness report from Victoria Sharp, one of the passengers in the vehicle shown in the video below, contradicts initial law enforcement statements.

The video released by the FBI shows a light-colored truck swerving to avoid a police road block and coming to a stop. At this point Finicum exits the vehicle with his arms and hands clearly visible over his head. He is immediately confronted by several law enforcement members armed with handguns and assault rifles.

When he originally got out of his truck, Finicum had his hands raised. Then he struggled to turn in the snow. It certainly looks to me as if Finicum reached for his pocket or hip and that is the move that got him shot. I’m sure the police were yelling at him to get his hands up and get on the ground. Instead he reaches for his left side, where he incidentally had a gun in a holster, and that was a fatal move. Mr. Fincium reaches into the left side of his coat making a clear gesture that he may be going for a weapon. “Actions have consequences,” the FBI said, and “as the video clearly shows, it was a reckless action.” “On at least two occasions, Finicum reaches his right hand toward a pocket on the left inside portion of his jacket. He did have a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic handgun in that pocket,” special agent Bretzing continued. There were two loaded .233 semi-automatic rifles and one loaded .38 special in the truck. Although police wouldn’t specify how many times they shot Finicum, they did say it was “in the single digits.” He received medical attention once all of the truck’s occupants had surrendered. This is tragic, but it shows exactly what you should not do in a confrontation like this.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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