FBI Agents Investigated for Shooting at Oregon Militia Member

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An FBI agent who in January fired at a member of the militia group that took over an Oregon wildlife refuge is under investigation for possibly lying about the incident.

Four other FBI agents, officials said Tuesday, are also suspected of lying and helping to cover up the events surrounding the shooting, The Oregonian reports.

“The Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (OIG) is investigating the actions of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team in connection with the shooting in Oregon on January 26, 2016,” Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in a statement.

“Under the Inspector General Act, the DOJ OIG has jurisdiction to independently review allegations of FBI misconduct. We look forward to working closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon, as well as state and local officials as we review this matter.”

FBI agents investigated for shooting at Oregon militia member | TheHill

This is a felony. But will anything be done?
 

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It's an independent investigation, so we'll just have to see. It should be noted however that the kill shots have already been vetted and affirmed as legit.

This investigation cannot change that finding, in fact it's known that all the bullets fired by the HRT did not hit Finicum.

If anything, that there is an investigation undermines the Finicum supporters' contention that the feds did wrong and it'll all be swept under the rug. Not happening, of course.
 
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The "kill shots" were by Oregon trooper's. The FBI agent fired (and missed)

But officials now wonder why an FBI agent fired two rounds at Finicum and didn’t report it, according to The Oregonian, and they’re looking into the actions of four other agents involved in the matter.
Thus obstructing the investigation, a felony.
 
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Somewhere there are still peoples and herds, but not with us, my brethren; here there are states….

A state is called the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies also; and this lie creepeth from its mouth: `I the state, am the people.’…

Destroyers are they who lay snares for many, and call it the state….Nietzsche, “The New Idol,” from Thus Spake Zarathustra​
 

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From excalibur's "source," which I really hesitate to call as such because it starts off with a completely false statement:

  • The late rancher LaVoy Finicum sought to elude the state’s armed enforcers, but he wasn’t attempting to evade the law.
I mean, that's completely not true. State police have full authority to detain and arrest anyone in Oregon on the multiple charges this group faced.

The Harney County Sheriff also supported the warrant against Ammon Bundy et al. and anyone without a specific arrest warrant was later turned loose.
 
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That is not quite what the article said as you left out this part of that paragraph:

... His intent, as he explained clearly and repeatedly to OSP troopers before the lethal ambush at a roadblock on Oregon Highway 395, was to travel to John Day to meet with Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer, who could have taken him into custody, if just cause existed for that action.
So a misrepresentation.
 

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This ideological trend, that county sheriffs have any degree of sovereignty against the state, is just a complete fiction. It has no basis in law at all.

Counties in nearly every jurisdiction are legal divisions of the state government, and any county decision is automatically overturned by state rulings.
 

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That is not quite what the article said as you left out this part of that paragraph:



So a misrepresentation.
Bullshit. State Police had arrest authority at that location and a warrant for Finicum.

Evading them was evading the law. Palmer had no jurisdiction in that area, and he wouldn't have had it if they were closer to John Day over state authority.

Your claim is just a complete and utter falsehood.
 
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