“Olympia FUCK THE POLICE march this Saturday, May 12, 9 PM at 4th and Columbia in light of the recent police shooting of Bradden Ferber”
Bradden Ferber was a 53 year-old “unemployed attorney” who was shot and killed by Olympia pig Mike Hovda at about 5:45 pm, Friday the 4th. B worked as a bank examiner for the State’s office of Financial Institutions, from at least 1995 through at least 2009. He was unemployed, perhaps. He’d had a law degree from 1986. But to describe him as an unemployed attorney begs the question of why, in a state worker town like olympia, he was not described as a recently laid off state worker. Now we hear he was being served foreclosure papers on a downsized duplex condo which was worth maybe $750 / month (According to craigslist ads).
The account of the events leading up to and including his murder are confusing, to say the least. We know we can’t trust the pigs, and we know we can’t trust the media to report on the pigs; so we’re going to present several of the accounts of what happened next, accept that none of them are true, and see where that leads us.
The story begins with Bradden being served foreclosure papers earlier in the afternoon on Friday. Skip to 5pm, to the Creekwood Apartments, off Boulevard Rd SE, on Eastside Olympia. He allegedly was driving through the parking lot when his car struck another vehicle. He got out of the car, entered an apartment briefly, and then left on foot. Olympia pig Mike Hovda, who has spent at least the last quarter century separating the working class from the wealth they created, responded to the scene. A snitch pedestrian who had seen Bradden leave the car pointed Hovda in the direction he went, and Hovda followed.
According to one account, Hovda was following Ferber, who had walked away from the accident on foot. A second pig, Kory Pearce, also responded and stopped at 12th Avenue SE, near Boulevard Road, where he claimed to have seen a subject matching the driver’s description. The subject was walking through a grassy, open area. “The subject appeared to have a firearm in his hand at this time,” said the OPD press release about the murder. The subject walked away from Pearce, and toward the direction Hovda was approaching. The release does not state whether Hovda was on foot or in a car.
“Officer Pearce yelled to Officer Hovda the subject had a firearm and a short time later Officer Hovda encountered the subject,” the release states. “The subject raised the handgun, presenting a threat to Officer Hovda who discharged his duty firearm. The subject fell to the ground and was found deceased.” According to the press release, a gun was found at the scene, and Hovda only fired one shot.
How then, was Bradden Ferber shot twice, once in the head and once in the stomach?
Another account, found on KMAS news radio online, claims that both officers fired a shot “almost simultaneously”, and that Bradden Ferber never shot his gun.
Another, newer story being spewed by The Olympian is that although Hovda shot B once in the abdomen, B’s cause of death is a suicide: after seeing Hovda, Bradden lifted the gun to shoot, was shot in the stomach, then shot himself in the head. The same words are appearing in this account, “almost simultaneously”.
Our team already knows the pigs are hella shitty. And I don’t mean to say that if this had happened any other way it may have been justified or acceptable in the slightest. But I would like to point out that if you see somebody with a gun to their head, you don’t proceed by shooting them in the stomach, and say later that you felt you were in danger.
Thurston County’s officer-involved shooting team, made up of pigs throughout Thurston County, is investigating what happened. Tumwater Lt. Jay Mason and Detective Chuck Liska are supervising the investigation.
On Monday morning, Tumwater pig Jen Kolb said that OPD would be the sole agency to release public information about the shooting or the investigation.
Hovda the pig was interviewed about it today, Tuesday the 9th, more than a week after the shooting took place. We’ll see in the coming days what kinds of excuses and lies he spits, and we’ll report on it.
Personally, I think the pig shot Bradden because he wanted to murder somebody, and when he saw the gun he knew he had an excuse. I’ll be at the Fuck the Police March on Saturday. And when I’m there, I’ll be thinking about the fact that if Bradden Ferber hadn’t been served with foreclosure documents earlier in the day, he might not have been drinking that night. And maybe the pigs never would’ve had a chance to murder him.
Fuck the cops.
We don’t need em.
All we want
Is total freedom.
Fuck the cops.
Feel our rage
(the information in this article comes from a variety of sources, including the OPD press release, several commercial news outlets, as well as some digging done by trusted comrades)