Bundy, 7 others arrested after gunfight kills 1, injures 1
The leader of a group of armed protesters who had occupied a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon for 24 days was arrested along with four others Tuesday after a traffic stop prompted gunfire that left one person dead and another injured.
The FBI and Oregon State Police arrested Ammon Bundy, 40, his brother Ryan, 43, Brian Cavalier, 44, Shawna Cox, 59, and Ryan Payne, 40, Brian Cavalier, 44, at around 4:25 p.m. local time on U.S. Highway 395.
Three other people were arrested separately. The FBI said Joseph O’Shaughnessy, 45, and Peter Santilli, 50, were arrested in the nearby town of Burns, Ore. Hours later, authorities said Jon Ritzheimer, 32, turned himself into the Peoria, Ariz. police department.
The FBI said all eight face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats. SOURCE
And so it begins in earnest.
I am going to hold off on calling this a murder or execution for now, we just don’t have enough facts to make a definitive statement at this time.
I want to see some dash or body cam footage before I twist off on the FBI, but I have to say this; for a long time now I have told people that *MOST* of our Law Enforcement folks would refuse orders to attack the American people but that I was certain there would be some Federal Officers, and a small number of local officers that would engage the citizenry and follow any order they were given by Obama and/or the DOJ and would use any tool at their disposal to accommodate Obama with his desire to take guns from Americans and declare Martial Law if Americans fought back.
I know there are at least 2 sides to every story but if the following is true then there may, and I stress MAY have well be a murder committed.
Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said that Ammon Bundy called his wife, Lisa Bundy, from the back of a police car on Tuesday night.
Fiore, a vocal supporter of the Bundy family, said that Ammon Bundy told his wife that Finicum was cooperating with police and had put his hands up. Then, Fiore said, Bundy told his wife that he watched police shoot Finicum three times. She said that Ammon Bundy also said Finicum was on the ground when he was shot. SOURCE
If there were NO SHOTS fired by any of the protesters, and IF, as Mr. Bundy says, ‘Finicum was cooperating with police and had put his hands up’ then we may well be looking at the shot that starts the next American Revolution.
But keep this one thing in mind; this is the 2 sides part.
IF these folks did fire on Federal and State officers they made the worst mistake of their lives. If anyone opens fire on Police, any Police, then I am all for returning fire in large volumes.
I am seriously going to wait for details to emerge folks, REAL details if we can get them, before I beat the keyboard to death, but once we have those facts then I will have more to say, a lot more.
My anger is on *simmer* right now but if these guys shot a man, 3 times so the story said, while he was on the ground with his hands in the air, the anger that I feel, and that of many others may blow the lid off the nation, but again, this could be a carefully crafted operation designed to do just that.