Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
The standoff at the Malheur Refuge hasn’t ended and Cliven Bundy is contradicting his son Ammon who urged people in the refuge to end the the protest. He is telling the protesters to stay. The remaining holdouts are David Fry, of Cincinnati; Jeff Banta, of Elko, Nev., and Sean and Sandy Anderson, a married couple from Riggins, Idaho. This entire protest needs to be called off before more people are called.
The family is raising the question of the use of excessive force and a cover up in the death of LaVoy Finicum, the only protester to die so far.
Oregon Live is reporting that LaVoy Finicum’s family is accusing the FBI and the Oregon State Police of covering up the truth. They say the shooting was unjustified. An analysis of the grainy tape and witness testimony has led the family to believe that Finicum was being shot at before he left the vehicle and got out to draw fire away from the vehicle’s other three occupants.
The family released a stronger statement than their original. They claim that he was shot while his hands were in the air.
“We believe he had already been shot before he ever lowered his hands,” the statement read. “We believe some of his hand movements were a natural reflex to being shot.”
“He appears to have been gesturing, or trying to keep his balance while moving in the deep snow. Although he may have been animated, he does not appear to have been threatening or posing any real threat or danger to anyone. The FBI claims that LaVoy had a loaded firearm in an inside pocket of his coat,” the statement read.
The video released was deliberately grainy and without video to sway public opinion, the statement continued […]