Militants Occupy Federal Building in Oregon. Nobody gets shot.
What I mean to say is that “Armed Militants Occupy Federal Building in Oregon. Nobody Gets shot.”
How did it happen that armed people can illegally occupy a federal building and nobody gets shot? We have painted a picture of police as trigger-happy and out of control. They sometimes shoot people in the back, sometimes multiple times, sometimes while the person is lying face down in their own blood. We have branded (some) police as officials who use unnecessary violence to assert their control and force people to submit to authority.
Yet, armed militants have been in occupation of a Federal building in Oregon for five plus days and there is no report of the police shooting anyone. It is reported that “authorities from several law enforcement organizations were monitoring the ongoing incident.” Nobody has been shot. How did this happen?
One of the ‘occupiers’, Ryan Payne, claimed that he “helped organize militia snipers to target federal agents in a standoff last year…, [saying that] the federal agents would have been killed had they made the wrong move”. A person who has threatened federal agents with violence is involved in the illegal occupation of a federal building and nobody has been shot. How did this happen?
Oh! I meant to say, “White” armed militants occupy Federal Building in Oregon. Nobody gets shot.” Perhaps that explains it.