Well my friends, it appears we have yet another Ruby Ridge style tragedy where the FBI gunned down an American who dared to stand boldly against government abuses.
There is bound to be a whole lot of BS flying from both sides, there always is. The FBI says three shots were fired, one of the eye witnesses says over a hundred shots were fired as they hunkered down in their vehicle.
Easy as pie to prove who is telling the truth….release photos of the vehicle the dead man was driving.
I have been searching the net for photos, but there seems to be none. Interesting.
As a twenty year law enforcement veteran I have some concerns about how this whole situation was handled from the beginning. First of all, why was the FBI involved in the first place? Bank Robbery, terrorism and serious federal felonies are their main focus.
How does a handful of ranchers peacefully occupying an unused building on public land warrant a massive FBI presence?
During my time as a cop, I came to have a deep respect for all law enforcement agencies…..except for the FBI. I found FBI agents to be untrustworthy, deceptive and supremely arrogant.
The FBI is known in law enforcement circles as the most political of all law enforcement agencies. Whoever is in the White House, that’s who’s butt the FBI kisses. They fall all over themselves to ingratiate themselves to the president. And when I think about the moral and ethical standards of Barack Obama, not to mention his disdain for the Constitution, I have serious concerns about FBI agents acting properly under his command.
If any federal agency should have been involved, it should have been the U.S. Marshals who have full law enforcement authority in any state.
Here is another question that should have been considered by the cops. What would have happened if the cops had simply gone home? What if they had simply left the ranchers to occupy that building?
And I would also like to know what consideration was given to the legitimate complaints that triggered this incident.
Meanwhile, lets keep pushing for photos of the vehicle to be released. The FBI could post those pictures immediately….unless of course…..they have something to hide.