Brian’s Column: Form Grand Jury on the FBI Killing

We need an independent grand jury to investigate the FBI shooting of LaVoy Finicum… here’s how…

2d_revolutionAccording to several reputable media sources:

Mr. LaVoy Finicum (one of the individuals who occupied the Malheur Wildlife Refuge) was shot and killed illegally—he had surrendered and his hands were in the air—while being taken into custody by FBI agents on January 26, 2016. Several witnesses report that the FBI blockaded then ambushed the two vehicles, one vehicle in which Mr. Finicum was riding. The FBI fired “100 shots” at the vehicles. No shots were fired by any of the vehicle occupants.

What appear below are two letters that, if their recommendations are followed, I am convinced will bring a solution:

  1. Letter to Grand Jury Foreman of US District Court in Pendleton, Oregon
  2. Letter to my own Congressman in the 11th Congressional District, Michigan

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Guest Column: Oregon Standoff, Long-Term Success View

Real strategies for removing federal presence from Western lands
by Brandon Smith (excerpted from column here)

OregonWhen activist movements enter into confrontation with a corrupt government or establishment structure, often the temptation is to stick rather closely to what they know. The problem with this is that even though circumstances change and the fighting escalates, people will still turn to their old standby methods for defending themselves. This makes these movements repetitive, predictable and ineffective.

In the case of the liberty movement, the more passive tactic of marches and sign waving is immediately suggested. But inevitably some hothead is going to demand one of two things: a mass armed surge on the steps of Washington, D.C., or some kind of Alamo-inspired cinematic standoff. You would think that these strategies were the only two in existence; they are brought up so often it becomes mind-numbing. Continue reading