Finicum — a member of the armed group that had taken control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge — was killed in Tuesday’s law-enforcement operation in Oregon, though the details of his death remain somewhat murky. Eight others were arrested in two states.
“Civil disobedience is not a death sentence,” Shelton wrote in a statement emailed to The Post on Wednesday. “The mere act of protesting in any form requires a location. A nearly unused building on public land could arguably be preferable to tying up public streets.
“Through two years of these protests, starting with the Bundy Ranch, not a single shot has been fired by protesters, any sane person would realize they just want to be heard. Their history shows they are a threat to no one.”
In 2014, Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher and father Ammon and Ryan Bundy, two leaders of the current standoff, led a confrontation with the federal Bureau of Land Management over non-payment of cattle grazing fees.