There are still unknowns regarding the LaVoy Finicum shooting. Some of these unknowns may be resolved, some may not. Here is our analysis as of this posting:
McConnell is dismissed as a credible player and witness. Too many common sense realities and deductions demand that his testimony be considered tainted - at best.
Victoria remains credible and comes across as sincere. This is subjective - that is the art of analysis, not the science. She insists shots were fired at the Finicum truck prior to the snow bank and subsequent action. Until verifiable proof is presented dis-proving that claim, we go with her assertions. If her vehicle came under fire prior to Finicum's bolt toward the roadblock and subsequent exit of the vehicle, his actions become more understandable.
Would you not exit a vehicle that was under fire to protect, and to draw fire away from, people you hold dear? I think LaVoy Finicum would - and perhaps did.
Finicum is clearly seen raising his arms in capitulation. Then we see 'furtive movement' that would, on the surface, justify a Hard response from LEO. But on the enhanced video, what we see is consistent with a man who is physically reacting to being shot multiple times - not necessarily consistent with a man reaching for a concealed pistol. If it turns out Finicum was shot in the torso, the conclusion of the III Percent must be that his body actions were a result of those bullets hitting his body, versus an attempt to reach for a concealed weapon. (Note: Common sense dictates that Finicum would have reached for his trusted Colt in a Life/Not Life moment - not a concealed 9MM as offered by LEO.)
Practical Tactical: Use the video to determine your own conclusions. Do not accept our assessment any more easily than you would accept the conclusions drawn by LEO. Secondly - take note of the Operational details - men pre-positioned in the woods flanking the roadblock. The roadblock itself, staged a mile or so from the initial contact point. The invitation from John Day to visit, only to be ambushed with obvious pre-planning on a route essential to Bundy & Company. These are tidbits your Team must assimilate into your training and preparedness.
Liberty and Tyranny are fighting RevWarIII - right now. You are either a III Patriot, or a bystander...
You no longer live in the country that was created in 1781. That Constitutional Republic, based on rightful liberty and equality before the law, no longer exists. You live in a a lawless banana republic, where might is right and there will never be justice. - Max Velocity
Max's blog - here.
Forum - here. (Pay particular attention to Mike S./Culper and his once-again 'brilliant' analysis as it is deconstructed by men with brains.)