LaVoy Finicum – A Good Man or Enemy of the State?

LaVoy Finicum, who was shot at a roadblock by Oregon State Troopers and left to bleed to death in the snow, was not a violent criminal.  He and his colleagues from the group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom were traveling to John Day, Oregon to organize political resistance to federal control over lands in the western United States.

After trying to run the roadblock, Finicum plowed his vehicle into a snowbank. He exited with his hands in the air, staggering in the snow before making a motion with his right hand that the FBI claims was an effort to grab a handgun. Another possibility is that Finicum, as some witnesses claim, was shot while his hands were raised in a posture of surrender, and that his subsequent movements were involuntary.

The carefully planned ambush, which displayed detailed intelligence regarding the plans of LeVoy Finicum and his friends, was a joint operation between the FBI and the Oregon State Police. It was not carried out in defense of persons or property, but to enforce the will of those in control of … READ MORE

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*Note: Voluntaryists do not support the State as LaVoy did and LeVoy even makes some anti-anarchism statements in his book. LeVoy, while a statist, would in my opinion have been a welcome neighbor to voluntaryists. Read his book, and you will like and respect him, even though some of his theistic and philosophic perceptions differ from ours. -OV1

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