The Anatomy of a Murder
by Michael Gaddy
“It is forbidden to kill, therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets” ~Voltaire
On January 26, 2016, Robert LaVoy Finicum was murdered on a lonely stretch of highway in Oregon by as yet unnamed government employees. It was murder in the first degree for it meets all four of the legal tenets for such a crime.
Purposely. Lavoy Finicum, Ammon Bundy, Shawna Cox, Ryan Bundy, Victoria Sharp and others were purposely led into the aforementioned lonely stretch of highway in Oregon specifically to engage them in circumstances which favored the employees of the state while minimizing any form of defense or retaliation. There was obvious prior knowledge by employees of the state as to the direction and route the above parties would be traveling. (obvious plant inside) Thus, the stretch of highway that provided no cell phone service; the obviously pre-planned and set up roadblock; snipers deployed in the surrounding woods and the firing upon the vehicle(s) when no shots had been fired from those vehicles at the government employees. Going 70 mph on a public road to avoid being shot does not necessitate a death penalty. The employees of the state have no valid claims of self-defense.
Knowingly: This point is easily established by the previously mentioned facts in evidence. The employees of the government knowingly led the Bundys, Finicum and others into a pre-planned scenario complete with a roadblock which created the desired “kill zone.”
Recklessly: Government employees recklessly fired deadly weapons into the vehicle(s) containing people who at the time had no wants or warrants outstanding against them, nor were they fleeing the scene of a crime. Therefore, there existed no probable cause for the actions of members of law enforcement be they local, state or federal.
Negligently: there is a multitude of available evidence which indicates the entire operation conducted by law enforcement on that day was negligent in the extreme. Officers could have detained and questioned all involved—if that was their true intent—-which the planned roadblock and weapons fired into occupied vehicles proves otherwise. On numerous occasions, Bundy, Finicum and others were seen in and around town, even traveling to the airport where the FBI command post was located to engage the leadership there in conversation. Ammon even asked if any of the officers were LDS. (Mormons) A peaceful arrest could have occurred there or various other locations with little fanfare or shooting. But, acting out of pure negligence and malice aforethought, members of law enforcement opted instead for what became a deadly shootout with totally unnecessary loss of life and freedom. These acts on the part of these particular government employees were premeditated and designed to produce the desired outcome.
Legal charges which were made against Bundy and others retroactively did not constitute probable cause for the initiation of the stop or deadly force. Probable cause cannot be established ex post facto.
Every single bit of evidence provided by the so-called “authorities” in this crime further indicts their actions. The actions of the government employees are Prima facie evidence the desired end results were achieved as planned.
Someone was going to pay dearly for the egg on the face of the federal sheriffs that occurred in Bunkerville, Nevada in April of 2014. They reestablished their dominion and control over the masses by shooting LaVoy Finicum in the back at least twice, therefore taking his life. Shooting someone in the back is an act of total cowardice. The federal sheriffs have become characters not unlike Robert Ford of Jesse James fame. “It was a dirty little coward who shot Mr. Howard…” Once in America it was seen as dishonorable to shoot anyone in the back, even a wanted criminal.
It appears the state sheriffs in Oregon who shot Lavoy in the back are having problems with some members of the SS death squad of the federal sheriffs (FBI Hostage, Rescue Team HRT) for shooting and missing LaVoy Finicum and then lying about shooting at all. Of course we remember the HRT who were deployed at the Weaver home in 1993, where again, another victim of tyranny was shot in the back (preferred tactic of cowards) this time 14 year-old Samuel Weaver with his mother Vicki shot in the face while holding her infant daughter shortly thereafter. Of course the FBI HRT member, one Lon Horiuchi, who shot the unarmed and infant toting Mrs. Weaver, would later plead the 5th Amendment when questioned about his cowardly act before the US Senate. Ironic is it not these federal sheriff assassins demand their constitutional rights when confronted with denying the right to life, liberty and happiness to others?
At some point in time the federal macho men are going to claim they were acting in accordance with the request of the governor of Oregon. But, again, that damned constitution is going to get in their way—-not really. Was the legislature of the state of Oregon in session when the Oregon governor asked for federal intervention? If not, was it possible to call them into session? Governor Kate Brown said on January 2, 2016:
[Federal officials] “must move quickly to end the occupation and hold all of the wrongdoers accountable.”
“This spectacle of lawlessness must end, and until Harney County is free of it, I will not stop insisting that federal officials enforce the law.”
Liberty, Justice and the American people continue to pay a terrible price for electing people to high office who wouldn’t know the Constitution if they found it floating in their morning coffee. Article IV Section IV of said Constitution specifically states the legislature of a state, not the governor, is responsible for calling in the central government to deal with “domestic violence.” The governor cannot do so if the legislature is in session or can be called into session. Of course, with the collection of constitutionally ignorant air wasters currently serving in most state legislatures, the results probably would not have been much different.
The evidence the ambush of the Bundy/Finicum party was deliberately and precisely planned to end the way it did, with the exception the forces manning that ambush were resolved to take out as many people as they could, is irrefutable. This is corroborated by the number of shots fired at the vehicle after LaVoy Finicum had been shot in the back and lay dying, without help, in the snow.
The 18 year old lady who was in the vehicle at the time was released, without charges, even though her life was in constant jeopardy by government agents shooting indiscriminately into the vehicle where she was a passenger. She has a valid case of attempted murder against all the government agents present at that shooting. Don’t hold your breath.
There is the charge that LaVoy Finicum was reaching for a gun, and a gun conveniently appeared to support the government’s allegation. There is an issue here of course of whether he was reaching for that weapon or whether his was a reaction to having already been shot. A huge issue is that Finicum and the others in his vehicle had been fired on before he exited that vehicle. No one can deny for a moment that he exited his vehicle with his hands up.
LaVoy Finicum was shot in the back at least twice, according to the autopsy, a cowardly act by men in body armor, some cowering in fear behind cover. Economics Professor and columnist Walter E. Williams once asked and then answered his own question. The question was: How can you tell when your government is violating its authority? Professor William’s answer was most relevant to the subject of this Rant. It was: If the government is doing something, that if you did the same thing, you would go to jail, the government is acting outside its authority.
Apply this answer please to the ambush and death of LaVoy Finicum. Switch roles. If the government employees were to have been driving down the road and a group like the Bundys and others attempted to stop them, say for a citizen’s arrest, while standing armed on the side of the road and behind cover, and the government employees attempted to exit the obvious threat and failing to do so one of them exited his vehicle with his hands up and was promptly shot in the back and killed, would those who did so be charged with a crime?
If you believe, even for a nanosecond, that federal, state and local sheriffs have a right and subsequent immunity for doing what they did to LaVoy Finicum and the others sitting in prison, simply because they were acting under the color of authority, your proper place of residence should be in the old Soviet Union, Cambodia under Pol Pot or Nazi Germany. Any freedom and liberty that you experience is wasted on an undeserving dolt. Samuel Adams, a true and faithful Patriot to his death, had some words especially for you: “Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; may your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY
Michael is a political activist, writer and teacher who defends and teaches the Constitution as ratified (Originalist), our Bill of Rights and the tenets of our Declaration of Independence. He is constantly trying to understand why the great majority of people in this country are content being slaves to an unconstitutional, criminal government; a government that is systematically destroying the intent of the founders of this country and the culture that brought us Liberty and Individual Freedom. Dependent on readers in continuing this effort, please support his work by mail at: 404 West Main St. PMB 121, Cortez, CO 81321.