This article was written by Joshua Krause and originally published The Daily Sheeple.
Editor’s Comment: As many realize, the Feds are all-too willing to take life into their own hands. Did these standoff-ranchers pose a threat to the lives of the law enforcement officers? Obviously, the full story hasn’t come out yet, but the conduct of the Feds can hardly be counted upon to be civil and law abiding. Who initiated gun fire, and what really happened during this armed “traffic stop” encounter?
There is every reason to question all accounts, and watch whose story keeps changing. History shows the government lies almost every time. Those engaged in the Oregon standoff were standing on principle, and knew that their lives were on the line. This is the price that some individuals inevitably have to pay for standing up to the corruption of the government. Whether they picked the right battle or handled themselves in the best way is another matter.
Whatever happened, the resolution of the situation was not entirely non-violent, though it is fortunate that no further loss of life took place. The charges and trials of Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and the others arrested remains to be seen.
1 Dead and 8 Arrested After Oregon Militia Clashes With FBI
by Joshua Krause
The standoff between law enforcement and the Ammon Bundy led militia, took a turn for the worst on Tuesday at 4:25 PM. The FBI and the Oregon State Police attempted to arrest several members of the militia during a traffic stop. At the time the group was en route to a community meeting at a senior center, 70 miles north of Burns, Oregon.
Shots were fired during the traffic stop, which led to the death of Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum, and the hospitalization of Ryan Bundy with non-life-threatening injuries. A total of 8 people have since been arrested, including Ammon Bundy and his brother.
According to Finicum’s daughter, “We all thought it would end, but not like this.” she further added that “My dad did stress that they wouldn’t pull a gun on them unless they pulled a gun. They were all committed to not firing on federal agents.” As of now, the precise nature of what transpired between Finicum and the police has yet to be revealed.
All of the men that were arrested are facing charges of “conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties, through the use of force, intimidation or threats.” Currently, additional members of the militia are still hunkered down in the wildlife refuge, and there’s no word on what they intend to do next.