The Bundy Oregon Standoff Psyop: Mark McConnell Says LaVoy Attacked Officers After Feds File No Charges Against Him ಠ_ಠ

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Watch a fat, gun-toting sheep-dipped asset of the feds tell people via Youtube to kill federal law enforcement officers and come out to the wildlife refuge while someone uses an earth-mover to bury all their dildos. And, yes, it’s still up on Youtube. I wonder why, duhyeeduh duh. can you say “honeypot”? can you say “failed, obvious honeypot”?

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The story about LaVoy Finicum being executed by the feds while on his knees with his hands up in the air was a lie according to police reports as well as a video statement from Mark McConnell who posted a video talking about the arrest on his Facebook page. He says he was there, driving the second vehicle and was detained at the scene and saw much of what happened, though he claims he didn’t actually see the shooting.

But here’s the problem: though he admits he had a gun on him at the time and “they were a little rough with me”, it doesn’t appear like Mark was arrested. According to Mark, he was questioned and released and now that his video is all over places like the New York Times saying it’s a “conspiracy theory” that LaVoy Finicum was shot while on his knees, you have to wonder if that video wasn’t part of Mark’s release deal. It does sound like it was written by law enforcement and it looks like it was filmed at the station. ಠ_ಠ

You also have to wonder what Mark was doing at the refuge occupation all that time if the Feds gave him a pass in the end.

In the video below, McConnell says “Myself, Buddha (Brian Cavalier) and Ammon were in my jeep. LaVoy, Ryan Payne, Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox and an 18-year-old girl ( Victoria Sharp ) were in LaVoy’s truck” That accounts for everyone who was arrested that day and LaVoy who was shot. Problem is, why wasn’t this guy charged as well?

“The FBI and OSP made the following arrests: Ammon Bundy, 40, from Emmett, Idaho; Ryan Bundy, 43, from Bunkerville, Nevada; Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada; Shawna Cox, 59, Kanab, Utah; and Ryan Waylen Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Montana.

A sixth person, 45-year-old Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy of Cottonwood, Arizona, was arrested by OSP in a separate incident in Burns, officials said” KOIN

The video has been posted by Oregon Live on their front page and the video of his is clear, but the Facebook page they took if from, his Facebook page, is blurred on the side of the screen so you can’t read his name.

Here are the arrest photos:

Top row from left: Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier and Shawna Cox. Bottom row from left: Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, Ryan Payne, Jon Eric Ritzheimer and Peter Santilli. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office/Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Here’s a pic of Mark McConnell from earlier at the standoff:

militant occupation of malheur national wildlife refuge unsettles residents of Harney County

McConnell claims he and the 18-year-old girl were questioned and released without charges. In a later video posted to Facebook on his page, he claims he was arrested when clearly, according to all reports, he wasn’t. The girl’s version of events is similar to Mark’s but says the cops opened fire on the truck before LaVoy took off and after they crashed, LaVoy jumped out of the car, with his hands up, saying “OK. Just shoot me” and they did.

Mark claims in the video that Shawna Cox’s story has changed a couple times. Victoria has a video giving her account as well.

McConnell claims on his Facebook page that he is self-employed. He only has two videos loaded on the page which apparently has been around since June of last year. The second video is him bitching about people who question his version of events.

My question is, why wasn’t he arrested? He was armed and part of the illegal occupation of the wildlife refuge. Been there for a while. Been armed the whole time. And everyone else except that little girl was arrested, so why not this guy?

Everyone from Raw Story to the New York Times have picked up Mark’s story and run with it saying it puts the “conspiracy theories” to rest.

I’m not so sure about that.

First of all, he builds in a disclaimer to his story saying he is only going by what other witnesses who were there said, mainly Shawna Cox, and he makes sure to say that Shawna’s story changed several times. And how exactly did he get to hear Shawna’s story anyway? She was charged, he was not. So how did he bump into her at the station? Either way, this is hearsay and his version of events differs substantially to that of the other released witness, Victoria Sharp.

Victoria says the feds were shooting at the truck before LaVoy took off. He omits that part. And he would have seen that.

She says LaVoy exited the car with his hands up and was shot. Mark omits the part about him having his hands up and adds the part about him “charging” the feds. She never said that. Not that I read. And of course, Mark wasn’t there for that part.

Also, go back and listen to Mark’s video. He sounds a lot like a cop, doesn’t he? He says things like “there were approximately 11 HRT trucks”, “they radioed ahead to go ahead with the second vehicle”, “other occupants“, they “exercised a stop” and he describes LaVoy’s pulling away from the first stop trying to flee the scene as “an act of aggression

Since when is driving away from a bunch of people shooting at you an act of aggression? And why would he see it that way?

And perhaps most important, when describing how they took him out of the car “roughly” he states that he understands it because he’s tall and armed and gives them a pass for being rough with him when they did it because “I would be too”.

Was he ever a cop? I know he is former military but anything else is hard to find.

Seems to me like he might have been one of the sheep-dipped assets sent over by the feds when this thing took off (Pete Santilli, Blaine Cooper and Jon Ritzheimer)

I’m going to keep looking into this guy’s background but I find it really troubling that he was released with no charges after being caught with a gun with this bunch and he’s been on the occupied refuge for quite a while now. Seems very odd that he just happens to make this video and release it after all of that. Also seems interesting that he appears to have made it in a police station and it sounds like he is either former law enforcement or someone from law enforcement wrote it.

In the end, we don’t know any more about what happened after hearing from Mark McConnell than we did when we started.

Because of all the odd circumstances surrounding his questioning and release, his version of events is tainted to say the least.

He did say in his other video that Ryan Bundy was not shot, but instead, hit by “shrapnel” which means a bullet hit the truck Ryan was in and a piece of metal or glass hit him. That suggests someone was shooting at the truck at some point, a fact that McConnell leaves out of his version of events but Victoria does not.

Ultimately, until the autopsy report is released or until they release video of the event or photos of the truck, we will never know what really happened to LaVoy Finicum.

Mark McConnell’s story should be filed away “interesting” but not entirely credible for a number of reasons.

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19 Responses

  1. I noticed that ‘Red Dawn’ was playing on some movie channel last night. How often does ‘Red Dawn’ play in prime time?

    Also I went to the ’21st Century Wire’ site and briefly looked at the comments on this story. This site gets an average of 2-4 comments per story. This particular story had 178 comments when I looked at it-
    probably many more by now. I briefly scrolled through 30-40 comments and got the distinct impression that many or even most of the comments were by contractors, also known as trolls, rather than spontaneous expressions of opinion.

  2. LaVoy Finicum was paid $115,000 in 2009 for foster care by Catholic Charities USA, a well known CIA front organization, so Amon Bundy is not the the only sucker of the government tit involved in this.

  3. Gary Hunt was also in the area. When ever Gary Hunt is somewhere it almost always goes pear shaped. He admitted he was at Waco and led the supporters there into a trap and were disarmed and likely arrested. He has also been on forums trying to get folk to bomb nuke plants (something any of the rest of us would do we would be in some dungeon so fast it would make our heads spin). Yet as far as I know he has never done anytime in Jail, and have no idea where he gets his money to be at all these events through the years. All I can say with his track record, is if he doesn’t get a pay check he should be, and always comes out smelling like a rose.

    Makes you wonder it it isn’t worse then the old Soviet Union, more operatives then real players,

  4. I am studying this also and I agree with you,
    this story is of note but I don’t trust it and I do not trust the report from Mark McConnell

  5. I understand that the Feds claimed only 3 shots were fired by law enforcement when LaVoy Finicum’s truck hit the snow bank and only after he emerged from the vehicle.

    Here is the problem with that: it was Ryan Payne, not Ryan Bundy, who was shot in the wrist. Ryan Payne had already exited the vehicle wIth the wounded wrist several miles back down the road where Finicum’s and McConnell’s vehicles were initially stopped. (See Shawna Cox’s eyewitness account of this.)

    My question is: why was Ryan Payne shot while he was holding his empty hands out the window in an apparent attempt to comply??? Did the fact that they were being shot at while attempting to surrender cause Lavoy Finicum and the others to panic and flee? Is that why LaVoy Finicum immediately exited the vehicle into plain view after it crashed with arms fully raised? We’re both Ryan Payne and LaVoy Finicum shot despite their attempts to comply?

    Finally, why is the mainstream news media ignoring Shawna Cox’s eyewitness version of the events which completely contradicts Mark McConnell’s secondhand account? Shawna Cox’s eyewitness account seems more credible.

  6. He’s a cop. He used what is referred to as Cop Talk throughout the video. Key words used in police report writing such as “occupants”, vehicle 1and vehicle 2, exited the vehicle, etc are used throughout as he tells his tale. I smell bacon. By the way…I’m a retired cop.

    • And we should trust a “retired” cop – you’re a mole … admit it.

      • Being a retired cop doesn’t necessarily mean he’s untrustworthy. There are many retired LEOs who are good people. In this case, I believe I was pretty clear in saying the guy’s version of events is beyond suspect. I think I was pretty clear suggesting the guy was either a plant or given an out as long as he parroted the narrative of the story they fed him. So no, I never said we should trust his version (retired cop or not), so no, I don’t think that makes me a “mole”

  7. HRT stands for Hostage Rescue Team (vehicle). It is a governmental, military, police term and not necessarily known by its acronym to the general public. Why he would identify it as such to the uninformed stretches the imagination.
    Too many unanswered questions here !

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  9. I came to these same doubts about McConnell, he was of the sheep-dipped assets sent over by the feds when this thing took off (Pete Santilli, Blaine Cooper and Jon Ritzheimer). Way he talked he is plant for. The Feds. New Videos from Finicum vehicle disproves McConnell ‘ s version. Finicum never charged. Had Hans up, shots fired at the white truck.. No one else in the vehicles had guns. We’re all left at the refuge. Finicum carried a right handed revolver in side holster. Never owned a automatic as feds stated they found 9mm. Serial number check shows was reported stolen 2 years. Ago. Not his, planted? autopsy shows cause of death was murder I’m sorry homicide he was shot four times three of them in the back

  10. In that picture he is obviously a cop or FBI. He has that look, he would never fool drug dealers or gang members, they would see right through him. But this was a peaceful protest, all who wanted to stand for liberty could come, so Mark came, unfortunately as a planted informant.

  11. Bet the FEDS AND STATE(s) wish they had spent more mole money on this one. McConnell and those associated with him, (unless McCon is dead and someone is using his many Facebook IDs), that were messaging me a few days ago, are out of control since childhood. Motherless 30 sumthings. Speak like street petty crooks due. Rouge. Childishly violent then they disappear.

  12. McConnell was spotted at the Boise FBI command January 8th in uniform. If I had the liberty I would substantiate the statement but the FEDS watching anyone that mentions McConnell

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