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Bundy and Hammonds: Watch this fair and balanced documentary

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PNP comment: I was pleasantly surprised when I watched this documentary on May 4, 2017. I was lucky enough to be watching it with Jeanette Finicum, her daughter Thara Finicum Tenny in a living room full of patriots at Richard and Susan Marshall’s home in Fort Jones, CA. By the end, we were booing and hissing Harney County Sheriff David Ward and Judge Steve Grasty, but they were only stating their opinions and had that right.

When watching the scene of the law enforcement barricade in Eastern Oregon, where LaVoy Finicum was shot in the back three times and murdered by state and federal officers, I asked Jeanette if “they” had issued an arrest warrant for LaVoy.

She responded: An arrest warrant was not issued until the day after they murdered my husband.

Oh, so very telling!

New video from inside the vehicle also shows that LaVoy’s vehicle was being fired upon before he left the SUV as the glass was shattering. It is also clear that LaVoy was drawing the fire away from those in the vehicle.

It is well worth the watch and links can be found below.

I am impressed that AT&T and Direct TV accomplished such an unbiased documentary.

Thank you!

Editor Liz Bowen

Here is a link to YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=american+standoff+documentary  It looks like it comes in two parts.

OR – the full Audience Channel version is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6GAoqvK5s0

 

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Bundy: FBI agents under investigation for possible misconduct in LaVoy Finicum shooting

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PNP comment: This is not too bad of an article for the typically-left OregonLive. But, it does need to be remembered that Ryan Bundy still has a bullet in his arm and he was sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle. It is now believed that LaVoy left the vehicle to draw FBI sniper fire away from those who were in the vehicle. — Editor Liz Bowen

By Les Zaitz |

The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on March 08, 2016 at 10:10 AM, updated January 26, 2017 at 12:15 PM

BEND – An FBI agent is suspected of lying about firing twice at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum and may have gotten help from four other FBI agents in covering up afterward, authorities revealed Tuesday.

The bullets didn’t hit Finicum and didn’t contribute to his death, but now all five unnamed agents, part of an elite national unit, are under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Inspector General Michael Horowitz is leading the independent inquiry.

The remarkable disclosure came as a team of local investigators released findings that two state troopers shot Finicum three times in the back during the chaotic scene at a police roadblock Jan. 26. One bullet pierced his heart, an autopsy showed.

A prosecutor ruled the fatal shooting was legally justified, saying state law allows use of deadly force when officers believe a person is about to seriously injure or kill someone. Finicum kept moving his hands toward a pocket that contained a loaded handgun. Although he was shot from behind, Finicum had a trooper in front of him armed with a Taser who was thought to be in danger.

Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum’s death is investigated: What was found

Finicum, 54, an Arizona rancher, was one of the leaders of the Jan. 2 takeover of  the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns.

Investigators gave no details to explain why the one FBI agent, a member of the Hostage Rescue Team, wouldn’t report the two shots. They also didn’t indicate what his four colleagues did to warrant investigation other than saying it was related to conduct after the shooting.

“The question of who fired these shots has not been resolved,” said Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the FBI in Portland. The federal agency is cooperating with the inspector general’s investigation, he said at a news conference.

The revelation is certain to inflame suspicions about Finicum’s death and shake confidence in the FBI, which came under intense fire for botched handling of violent sieges at Ruby Ridge in Idaho and Waco, Texas.

Some supporters have claimed Finicum was shot while surrendering, that he was unarmed and that he was shot nine times. The sheriff in neighboring Grant County, Glenn Palmer, described the police operation as an “ambush.”

Finicum’s family said in a statement a month ago that he was “executed in cold blood” and accused police agencies of deliberately misleading the public about what happened. His widow, Jeanette Finicum, didn’t retreat from that stance after watching the news conference.

“My husband was murdered,” she said in a statement.

The attorney for Ammon Bundy, the occupation’s now-jailed leader, found the  news of the FBI shots troubling.

“I’m going to have to go back and reconsider all the conspiracy theories that I’ve written off,” said the lawyer, Mike Arnold.

Investigators had planned to release police reports, interview transcripts, photographs, the autopsy report and new video to allow the public to evaluate the police findings in Finicum’s death.

But they ended up releasing only one video and 19 photographs, citing the new criminal investigation for the change in plans. They also withheld the names of the involved troopers and FBI agents, saying they’ve tracked up to 80 threats against them, mostly on social media.

Document: Text of announcement of findings

The shooting happened after police stopped a Jeep and a pickup carrying the key figures of the occupation along a remote stretch of U.S. 395 north of Burns.

Finicum was driving the truck that carried carried Ryan C. Bundy, 43, Ryan W. Payne, 32, Shawna Cox, 59, and Victoria Sharp, 18. In the Jeep behind them was driver Mark McConnell, 37, Brian D. Cavalier, 44, and Ammon Bundy, 40, the public face of the occupation. They were bound for a community meeting 100 miles north of the refuge in John Day.

Officer statements and cellphone video taken by Cox from inside the truck showed that Finicum repeatedly ignored police orders, first at the traffic stop and then after he crashed trying to elude officers. He nearly ran over an FBI agent before stalling in a roadside snowbank.

What happened in just seconds after that crash could lead to criminal charges against the FBI agents.

Cox’s video showed that one shot hit the truck’s left rear passenger window as Finicum stepped out. At the time, Finicum appeared to have his hands at least at shoulder height.

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_fbi_agents_und.html

 

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Finicum: BLM Meeting in Mesquite Gets Ugly on Both Sides

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February 10, 2017

by Shari Dovale

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted a meeting in Mesquite, Nevada last night that drew hundreds of people with varying opinions.

The meeting was designed to discuss Gold Butte, which became a national monument by an Obama executive order last last year.

It was disheartening to hear that they could not have a civil discussion without outbursts and insults from people on both sides of the issue. At one point Jeanette Finicum, widow of rancher LaVoy Finicum, took to the microphone to chastise the people in the room.

“ I didn’t like when the side I was sitting over there was talking out of turn. I thought it was disrespectful. I thought it was disrespectful when I saw people doing it from this side. And then walking over and getting in the faces of the people over there.  I think both sides have behaved badly, to some degree.” she told the crowd.

Jeanette had attempted to walk out of the room when she got too discouraged at both groups. However, before she could leave, someone apparently could not hold back their ugliness and referred to this lady as “Trash”.

“But how dare you call me a name as I’m walking out? How dare you insult me?  And I must come back and say that.  Calling somebody ‘trash’?  And then,  telling me that I’m trash…’You too, sister’?   Because I have the politeness to walk out when my side was being rude? This is not OK!”

The Federal government has spent the past 8 years dividing this country. It has permeated every aspect of our lives. It does not matter if you are a Socialist or a Constitutionalist, or somewhere in between, you will hear people spouting hate towards you. There seems to be little chance of a civil discussion on any topic anymore.

This attitude cannot stand. We must respect everyone’s views, else we throw our own credibility out the window. The Federal government wants this division because they know that is the way they will win the battle. Don’t fall for it. Don’t get pulled into the division. It is not always easy to do the right thing, but it is essential.

We are fortunate there are a few accounts of the meeting, with video.

Sources include:

Skipper Speece live stream

Before It’s News

LV Review Journal

 

BLM Meeting in Mesquite Gets Ugly on Both Sides

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LaVoy Finicum – One Quiet Man’s Fight for Freedom

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They were ambushed along the way by the Oregon State Patrol and the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team

January 30, 2017

 

by JUSTIN O. SMITH

“Destroyers are they who lay snares for many, and call it the state … ” — Nietzsche

Americans should pause and take some time to recall and celebrate the life of Robert LaVoy Finicum, an American patriot, who loved his family, God and country. He placed his life on the line in defense of all Americans’ right to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’, joining the ranks of thousands of other ranchers who have been fighting the overreaches of the federal government and the tyranny of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the past forty years. Robert LaVoy Finicum died on January 26th, 2016, one day before his 55th birthday, defending the U.S. Constitution and this America he loved so well.

By all accounts, LaVoy Finicum was “a quiet man who worked his to-do list from sun-up to sundown” (The Oregonian) and had a “light reading” list that included many history books, the U.S. Constitution and Alexis de Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy in America’. He also thoroughly enjoyed his big family -his wife and eleven children- and their evening discussions on the Scriptures, the Constitution and the Founding Fathers’ ideas on freedom.

Although Finicum had generally viewed his interaction with the BLM to be “very good” over the years, he became active in opposing them in 2014, after the BLM fined him $12,000 and claimed his cattle had grazed on federal lands past his allotted permit time. He was also heavily influenced by his own research into the BLM and the high-handed tactics he witnessed the BLM employ against the Bundy family in 2014.

Finicum rode with Cliven and Ammon Bundy on their Nevada Ranch in April of 2014, along with hundreds of other supporters, in order to reinforce the fact that Bundy’s grazing and water rights, documented in an 1878 title, predated any BLM claims and had to be honored by the BLM. And when the BLM moved along Interstate 15 to confiscate Bundy’s cattle on April 5th, Finicum, the Bundy family members and well-armed supporters stopped them cold where they stood; this would become a sore-point for the FBI that carried over to the Malheur Wildlife Reserve occupation in 2016 and the stand-off near Burns, Oregon.

After the Bundy Ranch Stand-Off, LaVoy Finicum said: “I had to do a lot of soul searching. I realized that Cliven Bundy was standing on a very strong constitutional principle, and yet, here I was continuing to pay a grazing fee to the BLM.”

Finicum and the Bundy clan understood that the Enclave Clause [Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution] did not allow government bureaucrats to act like kings and ignore the 9th and 10th Amendments, and it did not authorize the BLM to arbitrarily seize the water rights, cattle and property of ranchers and arrogantly nullify 200 years of constitutional history. They understood, much like the U.S. Supreme Court (New York v. U.S.), that the Constitution is not a tool to protect the sovereignty of the State or for the benefit of government officials, but rather, the Constitution secures all Americans’ liberties through the diffusion of sovereign power.

However, the BLM sees things differently. Many cases spanning the years can be found, that are similar to Raymond Yowell’s experience. The BLM garnished the $200 Social Security check of this former chief of the

Shoshone Indian Tribe and seized 132 head of his cattle in 2002, for grazing “unlawfully” on government lands. The BLM sold Yowell’s cattle at auction and pocketed the money.

Between 2006 and 2012, the BLM had intimidated and finally charged Steven and Dwight Hammond with nine federal counts of arson for setting backfires on their own lands that supposedly spread to federal land. The Hammonds were subsequently imprisoned, released and then sent back to prison, even though the facts illuminated that some of those out-of-control backfires actually originated with BLM employees, in an attempt to stop several lightning strike fires such as the Granddad fire that burned 46,000 acres.

Politics played heavily in the cases regarding Steven and Dwight Hammond, because the BLM wanted the Hammond ranch. Gold mining companies like Calico Resource USA out of Vancouver, Canada and uranium mining concerns like Australian owned Oregon Energy LLC had their eyes on the area, and the BLM was hoping to profit and grow more powerful through the General Mining Law of 1872.

All the great ideas and principles that shaped America went with LaVoy Finicum, as he and many other American Patriots occupied Oregon’s Malheur [French for “misfortune” or “tragedy”] National Wildlife Refuge, about 30 miles from Burns, Oregon, in order to force the return of 188,000 acres to local control and the release of the Hammond brothers from prison. They acted through peaceful, political protest, even though they were armed to ensure the security of their protest, and they advocated for property and states’ rights, as they took a hard stand against federal ownership of 250 million acres in America and years of oppression by the BLM and several other government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency.

Twenty-five days into the protest, Robert LaVoy Finicum, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox, Ryan Payne and Virginia Sharp headed to John Day, Oregon for a “singing” and a meeting with Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer to discuss their demands, explain their views to local people and seek a peaceful end to the stand-off. But they were ambushed along the way by the Oregon State Patrol and the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, which used combat-grade operation protocols rather than “civilian” deadly force standards, firing once without warning at the initial stop, according to many witnesses, and numerous times at the second roadblock using concussion and live rounds.

Does this remind anyone else of Ruby Ridge and the murders of Randy Weaver’s wife and son by the FBI?

If the federal authorities had been serious about desiring a peaceful resolution to this conflict, they could have coordinated with Sheriff Palmer to arrest Finicum, if just cause existed for an arrest [they knew Finicum’s destination]. Instead they chose to shoot him numerous times and refuse him medical attention from Virginia Sharp, a trained EMT and his friend, as he lay on the snowy ground dying. They murdered LaVoy on a lonely, desolate stretch of Highway 395.

If the FBI had negotiated LaVoy Finicum’s peaceful surrender, as they certainly could have, he would simply have been taken into custody and released after his acquittal by a jury, just in the same manner that a jury acquitted his so-called “co-conspirators” in October 2016, including Ammon Bundy and a friend and activist, Shawna Cox. And, it should alarm everyone that the HRT agents initially concealed the fact they had fired their weapons during the stop.

Upon her release, Shawna Cox made a plea before a mass of TV cameras and supporters, imploring: “We have to be vigilant people. Wake up America, and help us restore the Constitution. Don’t sleep with your head in the sand.

Isn’t it odd that FBI agents , who are sworn to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution — lawyers all — regularly side with government imposed tyranny against U.S. citizens?

Arianna Finicum Brown, LaVoy’s 27 year old daughter, stated shortly after his death: “My Dad was such a good man, through and through. He would never want to hurt somebody, but he does believe in defending freedom and he knew the risks involved.

During LaVoy’s funeral, his brother, Guy Finicum remarked on LaVoy’s deep faith in God, adding: “He has absolute confidence that he will be with his family again. He believes that as much as he believes the sun will rise. And that’s what gave him the ability to do what he did. He always looked at a higher goal.”

When any government, including ours, puts forth its strength on the side of injustice and murders fine men like LaVoy Finicum, it reveals itself as a mere brute force, and it becomes apparent more than ever that tyranny rules. And other patriots are served warning to desist their opposition or meet the same fate.

And what are Americans to think of a government to which all the truly brave and just men in the land are enemies, standing between it and those whom it oppresses?

Robert LaVoy Finicum did not recognize unjust human laws, and he persistently stood for the dignity of human nature, knowing himself for a man, the equal of any government. He regularly fought against established injustices and the hypocrites of bureaucracies who seemed to ask, “Why do you assault us”. And LaVoy’s death — the death of an American hero — was like the planting of a good seed, and it is giving rise to a new crop of American heroes.

LaVoy Finicum – One Quiet Man’s Fight for Freedom

 

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LaVoy Finicum: The Meeting That Never Happened in John Day Oregon

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Redoubtnews.com

January 29, 2017

Lavoy Finicum was traveling with protesters from the Malheur Refuge a year ago when he was ambushed by Federal agents, though the FBI likes to call it a “traffic stop”.

by Shari Dovale

Patriots from most of the Western States gathered in John Day, Oregon this weekend to celebrate the life and message of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum.

It was said that the room capacity was close to 900 and it was full. People from Montana to Arizona, Idaho to Colorado poured in to hear Jeanette Finicum and many other speakers.

Radio personality Kate Dalley spoke on Truth in Media. Dalley was well versed in her topic and had great response from the audience. The exception to be expected was the main stream media in the room. Looking for a story on right-wing extremists, they only found people questioning the spin that the Left-leaning media typically presents.

Young attorney Garret Smith did a good presentation on the importance of the Constitutional Sheriff. Discussing the controversial arguments of the ‘Constitutional Sheriff’, Smith reminded the audience that they will not find this title spelled out in the US Constitution any more than they will find the ‘Federal Reserve’ or the ‘Bureau of Land Management’. Yet, the Sheriff is still the highest law enforcement officer within his jurisdiction.

Bundy attorney Morgan Philpot gave updates on the upcoming trials in Portland and Las Vegas. Author Bill Norton, from the Center for Self-Governance, spoke on property rights.

The audience was hushed and waiting when Trent Loos introduced Jeanette Finicum. Jeanette is the widow of Lavoy Finicum who was traveling with protesters from the Malheur Refuge to this same town a year ago when he was ambushed by Federal agents, though the FBI likes to call it a “traffic stop”.

Finicum was shot and killed during this ambush. Jeanette gave an update on the civil suit the family intends to press against the principles in that ambush.

The Finicum family was represented by many of LaVoy’s children and grandchildren, as well as his siblings and parents. The Bundy Family was also present with the wives of Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy taking part in the evening.

Malheur defendants Jeff Banta, Shawna Cox, Kenneth Medenbach and Neil Wampler were present, sharing the message and praying for the next round of defendants preparing for trial.

The Keynote speaker was KrisAnne Hall, a Constitutional Attorney and teacher. She gave a shortened version of her class on State Sovereignty. Hall is an energetic speaker that engages a crowd and this was no exception.

The crowd had multiple questions on a variety of topics when the speakers were finished. They made time for a question and answer period, you can view in the article linked below.

Several fundraisers were held throughout the evening, with one in particular going for 7th and 8th grade students in John Day raising money to travel to Washington DC. Their intent is to meet President Donald Trump and present him with a letter requesting the pardon of local ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond.

(GO TO THE ARTICLE LINK HERE)

http://redoubtnews.com/2017/01/29/meeting-never-happened-john-day/

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Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum’s widow returns to Oregon a year after he was shot

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Westerner

A year ago, Jeanette Finicum was watching her daughter’s basketball game at Fredonia High School when she overheard something about a shooting in Oregon. She had just returned to Arizona from a weekend visit with her husband at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where Robert “LaVoy” Finicum had become the spokesman for the armed takeover. She grabbed her cellphone, dialed her husband’s number but didn’t get an answer.

A short time later, she got a call from Lisa Bundy, the wife of refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy.

“She told me LaVoy had been killed,” Jeanette Finicum recalled this week. “It was horrific. They stopped the game. His mother and father and brother, my daughter were all there.” Jeanette Finicum has returned to Oregon this week to gather supporters in John Day – the city where her husband was headed to speak at a town hall about the refuge seizure and the protest against federal control of public land when he died. Saturday’s meeting comes as questions remain a year later about the FBI’s role in the confrontation.

Jeanette Finicum said she intends to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In a notice of her intention to sue the Oregon State Police, FBI and other law enforcement agencies, she alleges negligence and violation of her husband’s civil rights. “I don’t know if they’ll hold anyone accountable unless we pursue that,” she said…more

http://thewesterner.blogspot.com/2017/01/robert-lavoy-finicums-widow-returns-to.html

 

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Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission

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Locked out: Jeanette Finicum struggles with BLM after shooting death of her husband, LaVoy, by Oregon State Troopers

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Her husband will never return to trail the cows to winter range again, but Jeanette Finicum is determined that she will get the job done, eventually.

Although she’s provided a check to fully cover fines assessed over the last year, the Arizona rancher continues to be locked out of both her winter and summer grazing ranges.

Jeanette, whose husband Robert “LaVoy” Fincium was shot and killed by Oregon State Troopers last January, has managed grazing decisions on their northern Arizona ranch alone since his Jan. 26, 2016 death.

Pounding staples, doctoring sick calves and putting out mineral are on Jeanette’s list of tasks to complete throughout the year. Those are the easy jobs. She can soon add a much more painful item to the list: filing suit against the Bureau of Land Management. She plans to file suit within the next two weeks.

“My husband is dead because he went out to help the Hammonds. He stood for them and now they (the federal government) are trying real hard to make an example out of my husband. This is what will happen if you dare stand up. It’s like they are saying ‘you get in your place and don’t get out of it again or we’ll put you in solitary confinement or we’ll kill you.’ That’s what I see happening — innocent people are in jail right now.” Jeanette Finicum

The Finicums manage two separate grazing permits – summer and winter. Their 16,000 acres of winter range is to be grazed between Oct. 15 and May 15.

During the fall of 2015, LaVoy decided to utilize one pasture of his of winter range that hadn’t been grazed in six years. “The grass was really tall and he said, ‘I’m going to let the cows use the grass.’” Although his range allotment agreement allows him 169 AUMs, LaVoy had never turned out more than 70 head of cows on his winter range – in fact, many years it was less than that. He put his cattle on this pasture about 40 days before Oct. 15.

In order to best utilize the grass, some of the 70 cows remained on that pasture throughout the winter, and others were moved “on top” to the “mountain” where the rest of the winter range is located.

“As ranchers we take into consideration all of these things – we want to use the grass in a way that is best for the grass,” Jeanette said.

Jeanette explains that the land that she and LaVoy always considered their “summer” range is actually a small allotment that allows for maintenance of 35 AUMS year round, but they only used the land in the summer.

“It wouldn’t serve that property well (to graze it year round). We want to be good stewards of the range,” she said. “I know there are bad apples out there but most ranchers want the land to be well taken care of to be able to produce and stay healthy.”

The Finicums’ grazing fees have always been paid in full, she explains. Before traveling to Oregon to join protesters in opposition to the arrest of federal land ranchers Steven and Dwight Hammond, LaVoy had announced his plan to begin to pay his grazing fees to the county rather then the feds. He believed that constitutionally the state and county should be managing the land. “He made the announcement that he was no longer going to sign the contract, but the contracts were still in effect.” Because of of LaVoy’s untimely death, the contract remained intact and grazing fees were paid, Jeanette said.

Jeanette said that the BLM fined her trespass fees for the days the cattle were on the winter allotment prior to Oct. 15, and fees continued to accrue, even after the Oct . 15 turn-out date came and went.

In an effort to reduce the trespass fees to a more reasonable figure, Jeanette negotiated with the BLM throughout the spring. It came to her attention that she would not be allowed to use her “summer” range and she began to look for alternative pasture. Finding none, she felt like she had “nowhere to go,” and finally decided to dry-lot her cows and calves, taking them off winter range the first weekend in July.

Although Tri-State Livestock News asked Arizona state BLM representatives a number of questions relating to this subject, their response was brief:

“The Bureau of Land Management has been in contact with attorneys representing Jeanette Finicum and LaVoy Finicum’s estate since May 2016, in an attempt to resolve fines associated with a nearly year-long grazing trespass on the Tuckup Allotment,” said Amber Cargile, director of communications for Arizona’s BLM department.

Jeanette continued negotiations with the BLM to not only lessen the trespass fines, but also to complete other paperwork the BLM was calling for because they were not recognizing her as the allotment owner.

Rather than allow Jeanette to take over the grazing allotments after LaVoy’s death, state BLM representatives said she was not considered the heir to the allotments, even though she was the widow of one. They told her the grazing permits terminated upon his death and that she would have to start at square one with the application process to graze her (their) cattle on the allotment. Jeanette said the BLM also told her that her grazing rights are not “inheritable,” but she and her attorney disagree. “It is property and an asset to our estate,” she said.

The BLM said an environmental impact study would have to be conducted to determine whether or not she was eligible to graze the allotments.

Jeanette’s attorney advised her that under BLM rule 43 CFR 4110.2-3, the BLM is required to provide her two years to meet any paperwork requirements, and must allow her to continue to graze her cattle during those two years. Jeanette said she and her attorneys brought this law to the attention of BLM representatives and were told, “we don’t do it that way.”

“The BLM recognizes that Mrs. Finicum is a personal representative of her late husband’s estate. The BLM has been working with Mrs. Finicum and her legal counsel on issues related to both the fees associated with her husband’s estate as well as the future of the permit. Due to the ongoing nature of these discussions, we’re not at liberty to provide additional details at this time,” said BLM’s Cargile.

Jeannette drylotted the cows and calves throughout the summer to avoid selling the entire herd. She worked to meet BLM requirements, planning to turn her cattle out on winter range at the proper time without incident. Fines of over $12,000 had mounted over the trespass and when negotiations continued to dead-end, Jeanette decided to pay those fines in full.

With a 50-mile trail to her winter range, Mrs. Finicum had begun moving cattle on Oct. 13, planning to make about 15 miles per day until she arrived. Her mother in law had agreed to deliver a check for $12,355.47, the amount of the trespass fines, and her application required for the BLM’s environmental impact study. “I was told we had a deal with the BLM,” she remembers.

About one full day into the trail, a messenger arrived telling her that the BLM would not take her check and that she would not be allowed to turn her cattle onto her BLM winter range allotment.

“They said they weren’t accepting my check I’m 14 miles into the middle of the desert with cows and calves and nowhere to go,” she recalls.

“I had to find another range. My attorney and I, at that point, were still trying to negotiate. We thought it would be less than 30 days and I’d be back on my range. Finally my attorney said, ‘Jeanette, this is ridiculous.’ They won’t even follow their own laws, you need to do something, you need to move forward.”

So she decided to file suit.

Jeanette said her sister in law stepped in and offered pasture for her cattle for now.

While she and her late husband always maintained a cordial working relationship with their local BLM office, the state office has now been in communication with her regarding all of these issues, Jeanette said. “My husband and I liked the local range conservationists. We always got along with them. But their hands are tied.” She said that the state BLM office only communicates vaguely, such as offering to negotiate but not following through. “They say they want to work with you but then they do nothing.

“They don’t want my cows back out there.”

She’s “a little angry,” at the whole situation. “My husband is dead because he went out to help the Hammonds. He stood for them and now they (the federal government) are trying real hard to make an example out of my husband. This is what will happen if you dare stand up. It’s like they are saying ‘you get in your place and don’t get out of it again or we’ll put you in solitary confinement or we’ll kill you.’ That’s what I see happening – innocent people are in jail right now,” she said, referencing Steven and Dwight Hammond and five members of the Bundy family.

LaVoy was shot to death during last January’s protest headquartered on the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon. While traveling with a caravan of peaceful protesters to a community meeting about federal land issues in nearby John Day,

Oregon, state and federal officers arrested all members of the party except LaVoy, who they killed after he exited his vehicle at a police stop point. The Oregon State Police later claimed that LaVoy was reaching for a weapon.

The Oregon State Police were cleared of any wrongdoing in March when the local investigators determined that the state troopers’ fatal shots were justified. But two shots from FBI agents remain under investigation. Initially FBI agents denied taking the shots toward LaVoy as he exited the vehicle with his hands in the air, but it was later proven that the shells were deployed from FBI weapons.

Jeanette said she has filed an intent to sue for wrongful death over LaVoy’s murder.

Locked out: Jeanette Finicum struggles with BLM after shooting death of her husband, LaVoy, by Oregon State Troopers

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LaVoy Finicum: Video at Yreka Tea Party Patriots 10-25-16

LaVoy Finicum, Liberty, TEA Party

Yreka Tea Party Patriots

Meeting for Tuesday, Oct.25th

6:30 PM at the Covenant Chapel Church

200 Greenhorn Rd.   Yreka ++++++++++++++++

Rigging the Election – Video

And

LaVoy Assassination forensic PROOF Video

Free….no membership.  Doors open at 6PM, come early to socialize with like minded people.

 

Contact Louise @ 530-842-5443

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Bundy vs BLM: Video with Jeanette Finicum, wife of government murdered LaVoy Finicum

Bundy Battle - Nevada, Bureau of Land Management, Constitution, CORRUPTION, CRIMINAL, Federal gov & land grabs, LaVoy Finicum

Debbie Bacigalupi wrote:

From my valued friend, Jim White (Kalispell, MT) with whom I have done many radio shows and several conferences.  He’s a great Christian, talented, and wanting to give RANCHERS a voice.  See his story below.

He recently recorded Jeanette Finicum when she passed thru Montana…and you will hear her talk about how other ranchers are being abused and she had no idea …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjwbFHEjWj4 .

Jim is launching a crusade that will expose these abuses — many of which we have no idea.

And what he plans to do are a series of high def videos/interviews of ranchers telling their story –our love of land, wildlife, providing for others and how things have changed in America to even the extraordinary abuses that ranchers are experiencing from radical environmentalism to greedy lobbyists and legislators.

I plan to do some traveling with Jim as well…like Jim, it is my passion to save rural America.

On Jim’s YouTube channel, you will see many videos …

​from Larry Kogan (Attorney for water issues in Northern MT and Northern CA) to conferences on liberty and freedom

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Please donate and pass this on…AND, feel free to reach out to Jim if you have contacts/people/ranchers/farmers you think Jim should interview/reach out to.  Jim White  jim@northwestlibertynews.com

Our RANCHING voices need to be represented by someone who truly cares and heard by the masses!!!  (I know, I’m preaching to the choir … but seriously!!)

In Liberty,

Debbie Bacigalupi

650-417-1674

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Hello Friends,

As some of you may know, I have retired from broadcasting, for now, to embark on a new mission.  I feel led to bring a voice to the many ranchers that have been illegally victimized by the various “alphabet” agencies of the Federal Government.  In that vein, NorthWest Liberty News is launching “Operation Rancher Rescue.”  The goal is to humanize the many victims of the Federal Government’s aggressive tactics, and lend a voice to those who have been basically standing alone for a long time now.  The first leg of my journey begins this week, as I will be travelling to Northern Nevada to Cliff Gardiner’s home; then on to all parts of Nevada to interview close to 20 ranchers in all.  As you can imagine, a trip like this will be costly in both time and resources; as the round-trip is about 1500 miles and I will need to stay at hotels many nights on the way there, and as I traverse the great state of Nevada.  So, if you wish to support NorthWest Liberty News and “Operation Rancher Rescue,” please feel free to do so by using one of the methods below.  We do not particularly like PayPal, and are trying to move away from them now, but currently that’s what we use.

I want to note first that I humbly request Prayer from every one of you who read this e-mail.

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Thank you so much for your support.  I will be unable to make any real reports for probably 2 weeks, but you can be assured that I will provide updates on NorthWest Liberty News whenever possible.

Warm regards,

Jim White – NorthWest Liberty News

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