GMN© – Guerilla Media Network LLC – June 17, 2016
The Finicum shooting and the cover-up scheme is material and helpful to corroborate and substantiate those fears of FBI violence ….
Per C. Olson, Attorney for David Fry, whose motion compelled the court to drop the most significant gun charge against defendants in the case of the Unites States vs Ammon Bundy et el, filed another motion on Tuesday compelling Judge Anna Brown to allow defendants and their attorneys to view discovery surrounding the Office of Inspector General Investigation, (OIG) over a possible coverup by FBI agents and their role in the death of LaVoy Finicum. The motion was briefly brought up during Wednesday’s monthly —- hearing.
The “MEMORADNUM IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF THE INVESTIGATION OF FBI USE OF FORCE AND COVER-UP IN THE FINICUM SHOOTING”
In the memorandum Attorney Per C. Olson insisted that the ability to see the non-redacted findings contained in the OIG report are vital to not only his clients defense, but also the defense of all others. He believes that evidence of use of excessive force in the Finicum shooting and the cover-up scheme is material and helpful to corroborate and substantiate those fears of FBI violence;
In the context of the HRT’s history of use of excessive force and cover-ups (e.g., Waco and Ruby Ridge), the Finicum shooting and cover-up is directly relevant to explain and corroborate that defendants possessed or carried firearms as alleged in the indictment for defensive purposes and in fear of a covert FBI attack, rather than to facilitate the alleged conspiracy or for offensive reasons.
Olson blasted the fBI in the document when he stated, “The HRT has a history of excessive force and cover-ups and, during the Ruby Ridge siege of 1992, an FBI HRT sniper, following the rules of engagement drawn up for the operation, shot Randy Weaver when he was not posing a threat, and shot and killed Randy’s wife, Vicki, while she was standing, unarmed, in the doorway to the cabin holding her baby.2 The incident led to a Senate investigation and report concluding that the rules of engagement – that allowed for the killing of Weaver or any armed adult standing near Weaver regardless of threat – were unconstitutional. Further Olson points out that the FBI HRT also was involved in the siege of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993.4 where the FBI engaged in increasingly hostile and aggressive techniques to force the occupants from the compound.”
The government’s final assault with armored vehicles and tear gas caused the Davidians to set fire to the compound, resulting in the deaths of 76 men, women and children. The FBI falsely claimed for many years that it did not use pyrotechnic devices in the raid. Its admission in 1999 that fire-starting devices were, in fact, deployed in the assault caused 61 percent of the public to believe that federal agents started the fire that killed the occupants, the document says.
The motion wasn’t on the docket for discussion this past Wednesday but Judge Brown agreed the motion was an important one and will wait for the Government to reply before making her decision to allow oral argument in a round 2 motion hearing expected to happen in Late July. Defendant Jon Ritzheimer’s Attorney has file a similar motion.
Pete Santilli, the social media broadcaster who was arrested and charged with conspiracy in the case, took issue with the fact that both attorney and judge failed to make clear what the OGI report was. Santilli shouted out to the galley after court was adjourned, to make sure the people knew the OGI was actually the investigation into the coverup and murder of LaVoy Finicum.