Fuck the Police March in Olympia, Saturday 5-12, for Bradden Ferber

Via Assbook:
“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 who?

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.
Fuck foreclosures.
Feel our rage
Boil over.



(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)

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2 Responses to Fuck the Police March in Olympia, Saturday 5-12, for Bradden Ferber

  1. DP says:

    Wow! Awesome diatribe. I just think its just so amusing when someone knows jack diddley shit about a case or person involved in said case, but decides nonetheless to go about drawing all manner of wild and inflammatory conclusion. Let me just start out by saying, I actually knew Brad….you probably did not, Allow me to just expound on a few things here. Yes Brad was unemployed, yes Brad was most likely losing his house, and YES, Brad was probably going to be completely shit faced that evening, not necessarily because of the above mentioned misfortunes, but because the man was a major alcoholic. For years, Ferber had been a fixture at certain bars around Olympia, and getting wasted is what he did pretty much every night. The repetitive scene that comes to mind most clearly is him sitting for hours all by himself just getting trashed, smoking cigarette after cigarette and occasionally trying to reach out to people around him who would, a grand majority of the time, promptly ridicule and rebuff him. If you are like 99 percent of people out there….you would have done exactly the same. The fact of the matter was, that despite being an Olympia attorney, Brad was one of the most socially awkward people you could ever meet, and he was about as animated as a piece of rod iron. Simply put, there was like this invisible force field around the man that unfortunately just repelled people. I remember him trying desperately to reach out at various points during the last years of his life and his attempts were met by others with nothing but disdain and rejection. So you see, society….everyday people with their judgement, arrogance, and disparity were most likely what lead to Ferber becoming despondent enough to put himself in the situation that night that ultimately killed him. Everyday, garden variety, non riot gear wearing folks actually killed Brad. Not the OPD with their guns and batons. So stop making stupid claims. What really throws me in a corner is how now, after the man is dead, people who probably wouldn’t have given him time of day want to capitalize off of his tragedy to promote some bullshit agenda. Give it a rest.

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