It was a tactful takedown of wanted subjects who were reportedly armed. It makes sense the cops would block the road to prevent uninvolved people from wandering into the area. I disagree with sniper comment. I have watched the video and dont see that guy emerging from the woods as a sniper. Initially I thought he had a rifle but after Finicum falls I think it just an officer holding his arm out. Plus a sniper would be wearing some appropriate winter clothes, this guy looks like he has short sleeves. Lastly, no one could have known that Finicum would flee from the original stop, immobilize his car at that spot and force a lethal force encounter. To be honest I think the guy emerging from the woods was taking a leak when the – - it hit the fan.
 January 31, 2016 at 3:54pm
OBAMANATIONOFDESOLATION, Thus, the overhead drone. Less than 5% of law enforcement agencies have body cams. It doesn’t indicate anything by not having it. To think that the panning in and out of a camera is intentional because of the guy being shot is ludicrous. Even if it was a planned execution the timing to pull that off intentionally would be virtually impossible.
 January 31, 2016 at 3:48pm
This isn’t Hollywood. When you are shot you go down unless your body is running in which case you may take a few additional steps. It’s highly unlikely that an older man, standing in deep snow will “grin and bear it” after being shot. His hands would go to the wound and he would fall. Plus we don’t know where he was shot. I haven’t seen the autopsy results yet.
 May 31, 2014 at 12:56am
The title of the article says they “could” face charges, but the reporter stated she asked the question of the police and they told her they weren’t seeking to charge the clerk/owner. How the hell does that translate into the owner “could” face charges. This is a liberal news organization trying to sensationalize a story that is already sensational. Good work to the owner, completely within you’re right to use the appropriate level of force (Graham vs Connor) for the situation.
I looked up Graham vs Connor, it does not apply to these circumstances. Nice try.
May 31, 2014 at 12:50am
This is going to force police into a confrontation with armed subjects when the restaurant asks the citizen to leave and they say, “No”. The restaurant is going to call the police for an unwanted guest and no matter what the police do they will be wrong.
Law abiding open carry citizens would not say no. They would leave and never go back. You know kinda leave a void for the criminals to fill.
October 1, 2013 at 2:33am
I’m so glad this was reported. I mean I wasn’t sure how I would get to next Sunday without this bit of info.
September 24, 2013 at 8:05am
Civil service is doing something for my community. We have to have laws and people to enforce them. I agree we have too many and agree the Federal Government has too much power. For you to surmise my service based off of federal laws and some possible negative personal experiences is obtuse. I offered my opinion on this article based on my experience and you attack me for it. How is it you are any better than you proclaim me to be?
September 24, 2013 at 7:52am
(continued) I would say I am am pretty good at reading dog behavior and can tell if a dog is aggressive or just high drive, however, not everyone can do that. I have been to many houses where the home owner has told me their dog doesn’t bite only to be bit. It is silly to question what the officers did and to write it off as they wanted to kill a dog. I have seen what dogs can do and it ain’t pretty, especially if the dog is not trained to bite and hold. Personally, I would have tried pepper spray first. Maybe these officers did and it didn’t work. Who knows? I know we don’t.
September 24, 2013 at 7:35am
I am a police officer….a K9 Officer to be exact. It seems easy for many to always side against the police. It seems easy to criticize the police, since they rarely voice their opinions and when they do they are often demonized for having opinions. It also seems easy to arm chair quarterback an officers decision when you can sit back and digest what transpired and pause to think of all of your options. Unt
July 12, 2013 at 5:06pm
“how many times of being punched should be acceptable before you can defend yourself. when this reporter becomes a victim she might get a clue”
About the same amount of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. (I think the owl said 3)
June 20, 2013 at 8:37pm
All economies are manipulated to some degree since most (if not all) economies rely on markets. Markets tend to rely on good and bad news for how they do. You give markets bad news and they do poorly, give them good news and they do well. That is the whole point of a market…unless of course the news is misleading.
May 22, 2013 at 1:52pm
Good link Nieman1. Thank goodness we got that climate cool down reversed!
May 22, 2013 at 1:29pm
With as many lawyers in public office you think they would be better at this. The 5th amendment does not allow a subject to not testify, only to not self incriminate. Why not continue to ask not incriminating questions and if she refuses to answers arrest her for obstruction of justice???? Add some heat and she may change her tune, unless of course she has done something wrong and is looking at some significant penalties. I agree with another poster who basically said her not testifying is to protect others (not necessarily Obama), but others in the IRS.
May 15, 2013 at 1:31pm
It is difficult to come to any conclusions from the video. As far as confiscating the videos/phone I see no problem with it. The fact they were confiscated should mean they were tagged into property leaving a paper trail. Tampering with evidence would become a bigger issue in the future.
You blame another poster for sticking up for the police and surmise that it is because they possibly have had good contacts with police or possibly have “an in” with them. You allege that this makes them less objective. Aren’t you doing the same thing by pointing out all of the negative things you have “seen” cops do?
I am a cop and have been for along time. I have never in my life seen an abuse of power with the men and women I work with. Does it happen? Sure, cops are human, not robots. I hold people accountable by my own actions and expect others to follow suit. So if there was an officer out there that was planning on making a bad decision then they probably wouldn’t do it around me.
This overview that you have of “cops being bad” is completely ridiculous, for no person in 100% bad all of the time. People make bad decisions…..all people. I have made some bad ones to, but with no malfeasance intended.
DUCKYACK SAID, “Cops, like them, are supported and influenced, by this administration”
Are you nuts? I hate the current administration and what they stand for. So do most guys I work with. However, I do believe in our system of government.
The only thing that limits the capabilities of a dog’s nose is the human brain.
March 26, 2013 at 2:17pm
#4. Know your target…..and what lies beyond (backstop)
March 26, 2013 at 2:15pm
I’m not sure if this has already been posted, but the actor does not have his finger on the trigger in either video that I can tell. In the first video he is holding the shotgun up near the breach and in front of the trigger guard. In the second video he is holding it further down the stock and behind the trigger guard. Since we do not know what is to the actor’s left, but assuming there is nothing, the gun appears to be in a safe direction since it is angled downward. I do not agree with any more firearm restrictions than we already have, but using this video to point out possible inaccuracies in gun safety does not seem like a smart move to gain support.
Absolutely Tax. See page one of this thread. People have been saying the same thing.
February 9, 2013 at 5:23pm
The power company wants the new meters so they don’t have to hire someone to go check it every month. This will help keep their costs down in the future. Common sense would be to let the lady keep her old analog meter and charge her extra per kilowatt because someone will have to be hired to drive out to her house to check it. But the power company cannot do that because it’s pricing is regulated by the government.
February 8, 2013 at 9:29pm
Really??? I’m a cop in America. I haven’t murdered anyone. I still pledge allegiance to my flag and stand up from my country. I believe in the constitution and also feel it is threatened. It’s interesting how we can believe in the same things, yet you feel just because I am paid by a government that I am against you. I doubt you deal with the ugly side of humanity on a daily basis. Yet, I still have to come home and act like it doesn’t bother me to my children. Believe me, the police isn’t what’s wrong with the country, it’s the drowning moral code from the erosion of family.