You read the headline correctly.
According to surfacing reports online, a Delaware Senator invited the widow of notorious anti-establishment extremist LaVoy Finicum to speak at a public event.
At a museum honoring fallen officers.
Senator David Lawson was reportedly the one who offered the invited to bring “awareness of LaVoy’s murder.”
Yeah… they called it murder. Even though all of the officers involved were acquitted of all charges.
Excuse me… what?
In case you’re not familiar with Finicum’s history, he was shot and killed by Oregon Police in 2016 after a tense standoff.
On January 26, 2016, law enforcement officers attempted to arrest Finicum and other occupation leaders while they were traveling on a remote highway away from the occupation site. After fleeing the officers, Finicum was stopped by a roadblock, where he challenged officers to shoot him. He was shot and killed by state troopers while moving his hands toward his pocket, where officers later found a loaded weapon.
Finicum’s history shows that he was serving as a spokesman for the armed militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was dubbed “Tarp Man” by MSNBC for sitting outside at night in a rocking chair, holding a rifle on his lap, and sometimes covering himself completely with a blue tarp for additional protection against the elements.
When asked about whether he would rather be killed than taken into custody during the standoff, he replied, “I have no intention of spending any of my days in a concrete box.”
So, a criminal whose death was justified is being inadvertently honored at an exhibit for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice?
Law Enforcement Today will bring new updates as more information becomes available.