Quantcast
Connect with us

Oregon standoff finally over: Holdout David Fry surrenders after threatening suicide or war

Published

on

David Fry, the last remaining militant at the occupied Oregon nature preserve, finally surrendered after nearly two hours of tense negotiations.

Sean Anderson, Sandy Anderson and Jeff Banta each surrendered peacefully Thursday morning, but Fry stopped just short of waiting FBI agents and said he would rather die than surrender.

“I can’t come out because I’m a man, I’m making a stand,” Fry said. “A stand means you’re willing to risk your life.”

ADVERTISEMENT

He claimed that his grievances were not met, complaining that his income taxes were funding legal abortion.

“I’m thinking that the American people need to know, that when they’re trampling on your rights this much, sometimes it’s better to die,” Fry said. “I declare war.”

He complained that he was not allowed to legally smoke marijuana in his home state of Ohio but didn’t have money to move to a state where it was legal.

“As a citizen of the Constitution, I declare war against the federal government right now,” he said.

The 27-year-old Fry said he would defend himself if fired upon, and he told two right-wing supporters during a phone call streamed live online that he had a gun to his head and would use it.

ADVERTISEMENT

He finally walked out, after intense pleas from Florida attorney Krisann Hall and Washington activist Gavin Seim to surrender peacefully.

Fry asked FBI agents to yell hallelujah when he walked out of a building, and they complied — and he surrendered.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

21-year-old Florida man experiences organ failure after recovering from mild COVID-19 case

Published

on

A 21-year-old Florida man thought he had recovered from a mild case of COVID-19, and then he wound up in the hospital as his organs began shutting down.

Spencer Rollyson, of Canaveral Groves, tested positive for the coronavirus in May, but he started getting back to normal life after experiencing mild symptoms and then testing negative after those went away, reported WESH-TV.

"Little bit of a cough, a slight fever of 99.4, I think, for the first couple of days and then after that, I lost smell for about two and a half weeks and that was my only symptom for the entire two weeks," Rollyson said. "On May 21 is the day I got my negative tests results finally."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Was I unmasked?’: Trump appears to admit speaking with foreigners being monitored when he was a candidate

Published

on

President Donald Trump wants to know how many times he was "unmasked" while he was a candidate for the Oval Office. That would mean he appears to know now he was talking to foreign individuals who were being monitored - and some would likely want to know who and why.

Unmasking is the lawful process of identifying a U.S. citizen or legal resident who was speaking to a foreign person or government that U.S. intelligence agents are monitoring. It can be used to determine if they were caught in any illicit activity, or might be a target of illegal activity.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

A conservative group’s push to unseat incumbent GOP senators is infuriating Trump and his allies: report

Published

on

Although The Lincoln Project is a right-wing group, it is not only hoping for former Vice President Joe Biden to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but also, is trying to help Democrats achieve a majority in the U.S. Senate. The group’s viewpoint is that Trump has been so toxic for the Republican Party and the conservative movement that a Democratic tsunami is needed in order to rid the GOP of Trumpism. And reporters Jonathan Easley and Max Greenwood, in an article published by The Hill on August 11, stress that the group’s push for a Democratic Senate is really getting under the skin of Trump and his supporters.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image