January 27, 2016

Arrests Made One Killed in Oregon Standoff

There's a lot of chatter on this, best I can find on it is this from Raw Story.

elvin Lee, who said he was traveling with the group headed north up U.S. 395, said the first vehicle — which contained militant leader Ammon Bundy and his bodyguards, Brian “Booda” Cavalier and Mark McConnell — was stopped by law enforcement offices serving an arrest warrant.

A second vehicle — which contained Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne, Shawna Cox, Finicum and an unidentified 18-year-old woman — went around their stopped comrades’ vehicle but ran into a blockade about a mile away.

“There happened to be some arguments between the guys in the truck,” Lee said. “Somehow they got Ryan Payne pulled out of the truck, apparently. LaVoy had took off — he ended up hitting a snowbank, I guess, trying to get around the blockade. After he hit that snowbank, he came out of that truck and he charged at the law enforcement (officers) — as I understand it.”

Expect this to continue to go wrong, The Feds will sooner or later assert themselves. Its just the way it is.

But at least they are trying to avoid a Waco type clusterf*ck, avoiding direct confrontation against the camp and picking up those charged as they can.

I suppose both sides will hunker down now for the inevitable bad ending.

By Howie at 09:45 AM | Comments |