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Shooting him three times in the back

Shooting him three times in the back

County Sheriff Nelson said Finicum was struck in the back by three of the bullets, which were fired by state troopers who were behind him as he appeared to reach for a weapon.

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Shooting him three times in the back
Shooting death of LaVoy Finicum justified, necessary, prosecutor says
shows that the three fatal shots , fired by Oregon State Police were justified “and, in fact, necessary”

In a photo of the autopsy report, taken by RT’s Simone Del Rosario at the press conference on Tuesday, and the newly released video, there is a now an alternative reason, outside of going for a gun, as to why Finicum was reaching toward his left side — he was shot there.

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If you do only thing today, watch this video.

Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle – The Westerner

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12 hours ago – Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle. Footage released by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday shows the moment that Robert …

 To see and hear what it was like to have been in the vehicle, watch this video:

Footage released by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday shows the moment that Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum, one of the armed protesters who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon in January, was killed in a shooting that was deemed ‘justified and necessary’ by a county prosecutor. The footage, which combines film from a police helicopter and a camera held one of Finicum’s passengers, was recorded on January 26 during his attempt to travel between the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and a meeting in the town of John Day…more

In a photo of the autopsy report, taken by RT’s Simone Del Rosario at the press conference on Tuesday, and the newly released video, there is a now an alternative reason, outside of going for a gun, as to why Finicum was reaching toward his left side — he was shot there.
If you do only thing today, watch this video.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle
Subject: Fwd: VDW: Finicum’s Wife: “My husband was murdered intentionally, deliberately and with malice.”

BREAKING: Video from INSIDE Lavoy Finicum’s Truck Clearly Shows What Happened in Oregon
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cellphone-video-lavoy-finicums-truck-shows-happened-oregon/#p8zv6sLzULbZ8vmm.99 Matt Agorist March 8, 2016
Bend, OR — On Tuesday, a torrent of new information on the Lavoy Finicum shooting, including a photo of where he was shot and video from the inside of his vehicle during the road block, were released to the public.

Read more at:

http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/set-up-assassination-alleged-in-fbi-kill-shots/#bogCr3yvGVdvvhjB.99

 

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In a photo of the autopsy report, taken by RT’s Simone Del Rosario at the press conference on Tuesday, and the newly released video, there is a now an alternative reason, outside of going for a gun, as to why Finicum was reaching toward his left side — he was shot there.

Since the shooting, which was captured on video from the FBI’s birdseye view, there have been many theories surrounding the death of Finicum.

According to the official story, Lavoy Finicum was killed by officers because they had no other choice as he was reaching for a gun in his left pocket. Officials claim they later found a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun in that pocket.2

It is evident from the video that Finicum never presented the handgun. However, we can clearly see him reaching for his left side.

In a photo of the autopsy report, taken by RT’s Simone Del Rosario at the press conference on Tuesday, and the newly released video, there is a now an alternative reason, outside of going for a gun, as to why Finicum was reaching toward his left side — he was shot there.

The newly released video shows that officers and agents opened fire on the vehicle prior to Finicum exiting it.

The people in the SUV were pinned down and being painted by laser sights, so they couldn’t leave the vehicle — yet the agents kept pumping tear gas rounds into it.

Did they want to flush them out, and gun them down? Would anything else make sense?

The dramatic scene unfolded as Finicum exited the truck and repeatedly told officers to “shoot me.” At approximately 5:36 in the video, it appears that Finicum could have been shot.

Seemingly, Finicum’s intentions were to draw fire away from the truck — and that is exactly what he did. This cost him his life.

The last scene in the video shows a terrified little girl, Victoria Sharp, the 18-year-old gospel singer emerging from the SUV, her hands upraised, and her body painted by laser sights.

One targeted her head, the other the center of her chest.

On Tuesday, the state troopers involved in the killing of Lavoy Finicum were found justified in their actions.

“All six shots fired by the Oregon State Police, the three into the truck and the three that struck Mr. Finicum, are justified,” said Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris in a prepared statement. He said the shots were “in fact, necessary.”

“Mr. Finicum repeatedly and knowingly made choices that put him in this situation,” Harney County District Attorney Tim Colahan said in a prepared statement. “It was not the outcome that any of us wanted but one he, alone, is responsible for.”

“THE NEW NORMAL?” BLAME IT ON THE VICTIM?

“THE NEW NORMAL” is a previously unfamiliar or atypical situation that has become standard, usual, or expected.

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NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH “NEW NORMAL” The current state of being after some dramatic change has transpired. What replaces the expected, usual, typical state after an event …

Although Norris announced that the shots were justified, a shroud of conspiracy and misconduct remains. After announcing that the state troopers committed no wrongdoing, it was announced that multiple FBI agents are under investigation who were on the scene that day.

Authorities revealed that at least one FBI agent is suspected of lying about firing twice at Robert “LaVoy” Finicium, and may have gotten help from four other FBI agents in covering it up afterward.

Immediately after admitting that the agents were under investigation, officials quickly noted that none of the shots fired by the unnamed agent, who is part of an elite national strike unit, hit Finicum. Inspector General Michael Horowitz is now in charge of that separate investigation.+
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cellphone-video-lavoy-finicums-truck-shows-happened-oregon/#p8zv6sLzULbZ8vmm.99

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Footage released by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday shows the moment that Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum, one of the armed protesters who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon in January, was killed in a shooting that was deemed ‘justified and necessary’ by a county prosecutor. The footage, which combines film from a police helicopter and a camera held one of Finicum’s passengers, was recorded on January 26 during his attempt to travel between the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and a meeting in the town of John Day… more

To see and hear what it was like to have been in the vehicle, watch this video:

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Finicum’s Wife: “My husband was murdered intentionally, deliberately and with malice.”

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) The shooting death of the Arizona rancher killed during the Oregon occupation of a wildlife refuge was justified, according to the Malheur County District Attorney. Yet, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum’s widow insists it was a set-up assassination Tuesday. “My husband was murdered intentionally, deliberately and with malice,” Jeanette Finicum said. On the steps of the Washington County building, surrounded by Finicum’s mother, brother and daughter, his wife explained what she thinks happened on January 26. She says it was not a typical traffic stop. “It was an ambush involving a road block on a blind curve along a lonely stretch of highway, a dead-man’s blockade, a kill stop which is illegal,” Jeanette said. In aerial video released by the FBI, Finicum is shownpulled over in his truck before taking off and plowing into a snow bank. He gets out with his hands up at first, then appears to reach toward his jacket pocket at least twice. The FBI says he was reaching for a loaded handgun. His wife disagrees. “He was walking with his hands in the air, a symbol of surrender. When he reached down to his left, he was reaching to the pain of having been shot,” Jeanette said… more

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Full coverage of the LaVoy Finicum shooting investigation

 A law enforcement sketch shows the first several shots fired at the truck driven by LaVoy Finicum. Officials release results of the police investigation into the death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s office, Mar. 8, 2016.

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on March 08, 2016 at 10:20 AM, updated March 08, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, 54, was killed Jan. 26 as law enforcement officers tried to arrest him along with other key figures in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The investigation found that the shots fired by Oregon State Police were justified and necessary. Eight shots were fired, six by the Oregon State Police. Two shots were fired be an FBI agent.

On Tuesday, officials announced the results of their investigation. The Oregonian/ OregonLive has full coverage:

Watch the live coverage of the LaVoy Finicum shooting investigation news conference in Bend

You have questions about the LaVoy Finicum shooting, we have answers: Reporter Les Zaitz answers reader questions submitted via Twitter.

FBI agents are under investigation for possible misconduct in LaVoy Finicum shooting: An FBI agent is suspected of lying about firing twice at Finicum and may have gotten help from four other FBI agents in covering up later, authorities revealed Tuesday.

The bullets didn’t hit Finicum and didn’t contribute to his death, but now all five unnamed agents, part of an elite national unit, are under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Inspector General Michael Horowitz is leading the independent inquiry.

Investigation of FBI agents involved in LaVoy Finicum shooting shocks justice community: Tuesday’s announcement that a member of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team allegedly failed to disclose two gunshots fired at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum seemed inconceivable to former FBI agents and criminal justice experts.

Video shows two camera angles of LaVoy Finicum shooting In a video shown at a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office press conference today, the aerial FBI video of the LaVoy Finicum shooting has been synched with a cellphone video Shauna Cox recorded from within Finicum’s truck.

LaVoy Finicum was shot 3 times in back as he reached for gun, investigators say: A lengthy video shot inside Finicum’s truck adds sound to the events as they unfolded. Accounts from the state troopers and FBI agents who tried to arrest Finicum and police photographs also round out the picture.

 

It’s drummed into every police officer and federal agent during training: They must report …

every time they discharge their gun on duty and justify each shot. So Tuesday’s announcement that a member of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team allegedly failed to disclose two gunshots fired at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum seemed inconceivable to former FBI agents and criminal justice experts. That the bullets missed their apparent target drew even more disbelief. One struck the roof of Finicum’s truck and another missed Finicum and his pickup. “Here you have one of the best trained units in the FBI. They’re only supposed to shoot when there’s an active threat. You would hope they would be accurate in doing so,” said Michael German, a 16-year veteran of the FBI who now serves as a national security expert and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York University’s School of Law. State police troopers fatally shot Finicum moments later when he reached for a gun in his pocket, according to the FBI and investigators led by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Finicum was one of the top spokesmen for the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a bird sanctuary 30 miles southeast of Burns. Investigations are now underway to sort out what happened with the FBI shots. A special agent from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s Office, the FBI’s Inspections Division and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office are examining whether the shots were justified and the reported failure to disclose them. Four other FBI Hostage Rescue Team agents are also under investigation. An agent who doesn’t report a shooting could face anything from serious discipline to demotion to a criminal charge, depending on what an investigation finds… more
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Shooting death of LaVoy Finicum justified, necessary, prosecutor says

The investigation into the death of LaVoy Finicum, killed during the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January, shows that the three fatal shots fired by Oregon State Police were justified “and, in fact, necessary,” Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris said Tuesday. In total, eight shots were fired, though flash-bang grenades and gas projectiles were also deployed to ensure three remaining occupants in Finicum’s truck surrendered peacefully, the investigation showed. Authorities dismissed accounts that law officers fired more than 100 rounds of bullets, suggesting that the flash-bang grenades and projectiles may have been mistaken for gunfire. The police provided reporters with video of Finicum’s truck barreling at an estimated 70 mph toward a roadblock of two trucks forming a V in the middle of the road. A third vehicle was parked behind those trucks. The video reveals a fast exchange of words between Finicum behind the wheel and a female passenger inside the truck. “Hang on!” Finicum tells the occupants inside the truck as a shot is fired, apparently by authorities. He is driving the truck. “OK, they’re shooting,” the woman says. Finicum was driving one of two vehicles authorities tracked leaving the Malheur refuge January 26. One ­ carrying Ammon Bundy, the protest leader whose father, Cliven, was at the center of a similar armed standoff in 2014 ­ pulled over to a stop, and the people inside came out peacefully. The officers believed Finicum “planned to crash through or otherwise evade the roadblock” and could injure or kill law enforcement officers at the scene, Norris said. They fired at the truck three times but hit no one inside the truck. Just before Finicum arrived at the roadblock, he veered left into a snowbank at an estimated 50 mph, narrowly missing a federal agent who was trying to get out of the way, the video showed. As Finicum exited his vehicle with a loaded Ruger 9 mm handgun in the left-hand interior pocket of his jacket, he was instructed to get on the ground three times, Deschutes County Sheriff L. Shane Nelson said. The video also shows Finicum exiting the truck. “Stay down,” the woman tells the two other people inside the truck. Then gunfire is heard. “Are they shooting him?” the woman asks. A transcript provided Tuesday shows the exchange between Finicum and officers after he exits his truck. “Go ahead and shoot me,” Finicum tells the officers on at least four occasions. “Get on the ground,” officers tell Finicum on at least two occasions, according to the transcript. “You’re gonna have to shoot me,” Finicum tells the officers at least twice. Despite Finicum defying those orders and reaching toward the pocket containing the gun, two nearby state police officers did not immediately open fire, and a third officer attempted to move in with a Taser, Nelson said. Finicum was out of range of the Taser, he said. When Finicum reached for his pocket a third time, two troopers opened fire, hitting him three times in the back ­ in the left shoulder, below the neck and on the right side of his lower back… more
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GO FIGURE?

Chaffetz wants to take guns away from BLM, Forest Service agents
Law enforcement agents with the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service are too “Rambo” to Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s liking, so he wants to take away their guns and authority. Chafftez, R-Utah, said he plans to introduce a bill next week to strip those two agencies of their law enforcement authority and instead set up a system of block grants to states with a lot of federal lands within their borders to augment local law enforcement response.

“Let’s not kid ourselves. The blood pressure is running high, especially in southern Utah, and I don’t want anyone to get killed,”

Chaffetz said, adding his bill has the endorsement of his Utah colleagues in the House. Chaffetz said he also wants to issue subpoenas to the “out of control” federal agencies to learn why they want to purchase submachine guns. He said he has had repeated meetings and sent letters to the BLM’s national director, Neil Kornze, with no satisfactory response to his questions. “I want to know what kind of arsenal they have. I’m met with blank stares,” he said. “They’re wholly unresponsive. They don’t feel compelled to answer our letters.” Chaffetz said it makes more sense to have elected county sheriffs with public accountability in charge of law enforcement functions in their own geographic areas. “If it is really serious, you’re going to call the FBI anyway.” The increasing militarization of certain federal agencies has caused political angst and rural pushback in Utah and other parts of the West, especially as public lands issues have become more heated. In 2014, Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, announced efforts to defund law enforcement functions of agencies that include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Education. Stewart said the armed teams of federal agencies were doing more harm than good and are unnecessary… more
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