Oregon Militant LaVoy Finicum Isn't a Heroic Martyr, He's Just a Dead Idiot
LaVoy Finicum promised to seal his own fate and that's exactly what he did. He's not a martyr and he's not a hero. His death is tragic in the sense that it was completely unnecessary and could have been easily avoided by Finicum himself. But that wasn't what he wanted. What he wanted was to be remembered as the guy behind "Finicum's Charge." What he wanted was to die rather than be taken into custody -- and that's what he got.