Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Oregon Standoffs "Man in a Tarp" said he'd rather die, and he did.

Suicide by cop? That's what some are saying.
According to The Oregonian, witnesses said that Finicum was “charging” at officers when he was killed. Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the spokesman of the refuge occupation, was shot and killed after he charged police during a roadside stop north of Burns on Tuesday, according to a man on Facebook who claims to be the driver of one of two vehicles involved in the highway shooting.

18-year-old, Victoria Sharp shared her story of what unfolded outside of Burns in a YouTube video. “Finicum, drove and we all got down on the floorboards and they just started firing at us, shooting at us a bunch of times," she said, adding that Finicum reached the roadblock and his truck rammed into a snowbank. With the car running, she said, Finicum "got out of the car and he had his hands in the air and he was like, 'Just shoot me then, just shoot me.'"

"And they did," she said. "They shot him dead."
In a video clip I never posted, Lawrence O'Donnell took interest in Finicum's use of a blue tarp, and asked the on site reporter to talk to him.

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