Surely the facts ARE in dispute because the White Right can’t handle the Truth.
One man, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, was killed in the exchange. Finicum, 55, was a rancher, foster parent, and frequent spokesperson for the militant group, according to Oregon Live.
The authorities, well-advised to avoid a “Waco” or “Ruby Ridge” confrontation waited for the White Terrorists to leave the Bird Sanctuary — to get snacks and set up a “provisional government” to replace the Federal Government they refuse to recognize. They were in two cars. The cops surrounded them and arrested everyone in the first car (ie. “leader” Ammon Bundy). But LaVoy took off in the second car, trying to escape only to crash into a snowbank a short distance away. When the police approached he came at them pistols blazing.
Not surprisingly a pathetic attempt was made by White Terrorist supporters to turn him into Michael Brown — claiming he was unarmed with his hands up. But tat was an easily disproven LIE.
Finicum was prominent in the early days of the occupation, giving reporters the first tours of the occupied grounds. Doing a series of interviews one cold evening with a blue tarp over his head (and a gun on his lap) earned him the nickname “tarp man.”
Despite his identity as a rancher, Finicum and his wife Jeanette earned their “main source of income” as foster parents with Catholic Charities Community Services, according to an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting. In January he told the broadcaster that more than 50 boys—including from mental hospitals and drug rehab programs—had stayed at his family ranch in Arizona over the past decade.
IOW Fagin !
No wonder the authorities were after his thieving, child-slaving ass.
Shortly after the militant group’s occupation of the wildlife reserve began in early January, a social worker removed the last of the foster children from the ranch.
Cliven Bundy—father of group leader Ammon—said to the Los Angeles Times of Finicum’s death, “Now we’ve got one killed, and all I can say is, he’s sacrificed for a good purpose.”
And what would that be exactly? Does Cliven have plans to spring his son from the hoosegow and mount a renewed assault on the Federal government?
Or maybe like LaVoy, he longs to go down in a blaze of Peckinpah-style glory.
Cue The Beatles