LaVoy Finicum police report.

Update:  Recently a new piece of evidence came out in which it showed that the mortician was not called until shortly after 3 am.  That document can be found here.

 

The police report from the shooting of LaVoy Finicum was released on 03/09/2016, and my first instinct was to read it thoroughly and make notes of issues that appeared before I rushed to post it.  I can tell you that I was amazed at the contradictions between what one officer told and what another told.  The one thing that truly would piss off any American is to know that LaVoy laid there after being shot until 1 am according to the police report published on the Oregon Live website.

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LaVoy Finicum autopsy report.

lavoy hand up dont shoot.jpgJust got my hands on the autopsy report for LaVoy performed by the state investigators.  Posting the link here.  Will report more when I get a chance to read all of it, but the first thing I want answered is WHY WOULD THEY HANDCUFF A DEAD MAN?  LaVoy autopsy report

 

 

03/14/2016   Update:  Thank you to one of my followers for posting the link below which explains why they would handcuff him.  http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/04/why-cops-handcuff-dead-people.html

Justified or Murder?

Justified or Murder?lavoy with daughter

Today, the powers that be in the state of Oregon decided that they would make the claim that state police and the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team were “justified” in shooting and killing Robert “LaVoy” Finicum. They also released a video in which they synched the FBI video with the video taken by Shawna Cox, from inside the truck, to show their justification. http://video-embed.oregonlive.com/services/player/bcpid1949055967001?bctid=4791943438001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAPLpuSqE~,a1DdoZJH5WQo4iWaJj1w_CktvJfhQVVG

During the news conference they also released what they claim is the autopsy picture of where LaVoy’s gunshot wounds were. They said that he was shot three times and the picture shows one In the shoulder, one in lower right back, and one in the neck. If this is supposed to be an accurate accounting of the autopsy then where is the shot that pierced his heart as they say in the article? [i]   According to this video of said picture. http://video-embed.oregonlive.com/services/player/bcpid1949055967001?bctid=4791625826001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAPLpuSqE~,a1DdoZJH5WQo4iWaJj1w_CktvJfhQVVG

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Militant, Militia, or Patriot?

What is the difference and why does it matter in the Oregon situation?

Let’s start with the word “militant”, which conjures up visions of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Horom, and other militaries trying to control the world and injure as many people as possible. According to Merriam Webster a militant is defined as “engaged in warfare or combat :” a militant person. [1]

Why is this so important in the Bundy situation at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge? If the President can get everyone to address those at the refuge as militants, then the President can use drones to kill off those that will not comply as per this article, “The Obama administration, Holder said, rejected the use of military force where “well-established law enforcement authorities in this country provide the best means for incapacitating a terrorist threat.” But in theory, it’d be legal for the president to order such an attack under certain circumstances, Holder said.”[2]

Militia is defined my Webster as: “: a group of people who are not part of the armed forces of a country but are trained like soldiers”. [3]

Cornell Law defines militia as: 10 U.S. Code § 311 – Militia: composition and classes

“(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

(b) The classes of the militia are—

(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval     Militia; and

(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.” [4]

 

Militia then is a group of individuals who are trained like soldiers, but not part of the military. They can be called out by the county sheriff to assist in the community should there be a need for them, to help secure and protect. If for example there is a small disaster in the county and the all of the police, sheriff, and deputies have already been dispatched, but help is still needed, the militia would then be called out. Then should more assistance be needed the governor could call in the National Guard.

 

The patriots in each state would be the 3%, the Oathkeepers, and others with different names in other states such as the Pacific Patriots Network (PPN) in the Pacific area of the country. The mission statement of the PPN says, “”The mission of Pacific Patriots Network is to provide a comprehensive and integrated response that coordinates community resources to protect life, liberty, property and the environment of our communities through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact our communities. We are our communities first responders.” [5]

As you can see, the terminology used by the President, the main stream media, and others who report the news of the Oregon situation can determine how those patriots and militia who were there to fight for the rights of all Americans are thought of.  The fact is that once the media started calling them “militants” they put them on the wrong side of the situation and deemed that people should hate them, when the reality is far from that.  Those people were there to fight for the rights of not only the ranchers who were having their land stolen by the BLM according to their reports, but to fight for every American to own and keep their land protected from the federal government over reach.

 

 

[1] Merriam Webster definition of “militant”, “engaged in warfare or combat”, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/militant
[2] Eric Holder: Drone Strike To Kill U.S. Citizen On American Soil Legal, Hypothetically
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/us-drone-strike_n_2813857.html
[3] Merriam Webster definition of “militia”, : a group of people who are not part of the armed forces of a country but are trained like soldiers”, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/militia
[4] 10 U.S. Code § 311 – Militia: composition and classes, https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/311
[5] Pacific Patriots Network Mission Statement, http://www.pacificpatriotsnetwork.com/about.php