The day will come when dead federals will litter the desert, coyotes picking at the bones in their bleached fancy uniforms lying next to their rusting SUVs, when federal agents won’t dare travel anywhere outside their urban fortresses except in armed convoys, like Napoleon’s troops in the mountains of Spain in 1812. The day will come when these federals will wish they were sill facing opponents as calm and polite and straightforward and respectful–and as peaceful–as Cliven and Ammon Bundy. — Vin Suprynowicz
The Bundys and Robert “LaVoy” Finicum were once again the center of focus when a group of people gathered at the Best Western Abbey Inn of St. George on Thursday for “The Feds Versus The Ranchers.” The night’s event, hosted by the Dixie Republican Forum, was held to update the public on what has taken place since LaVoy had been shot and killed on Jan. 26 and rancher Cliven Bundy was arrested. In attendance was Jeanette Finicum, LaVoy’s widow, and Kanab resident Shawna Cox, who was in the back seat of LaVoy’s vehicle when he was shot. The women discussed the event’s leading up to the Oregon standoff, starting with the 2014 armed confrontation with federal land managers near Bundy’s Bunkerville home. This was the incident that led to the arrests of Bundy and several family members. Now the death of her husband has led Finicum to have her own independent investigation done. “That’s the only way I’m going to be able to believe the evidence coming my way,” said Finicum, adding, “I have no faith or trust in the federal government, in the FBI or Oregon State Police.” According to Finicum, she has begun the proceedings of a lawsuit and has started by filing a notice of claim. From there she plans to gather and request evidence under the Freedom of Information Act… more
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