Perhaps they were the dream police, and he was dreaming of resisting!
Folks I am sorry.
If your son is a cop, you should have raised em better.
If your husband is a cop, there is always divorce.
If you parent is a cop, one can move to another State and claim their parents were killed by out of control cops, to avoid the stigma of being kin to cops.
I am ok with American Peace Officers, although I have not seen one in years, I fear they may be extinct.
But I would not PISS on a “law’ enFORCEment “officer”, if the pedophile thieving leg breaking murdering son of a bitch was on fire.
I work for the Light, and am not allowed to help the Dark side.
Pissing on a law enFORCEment “officer” when he was on fire, might put the fire out, thus assisting the dark side.
I fight against the dark side of evil.
Now folks, if you think the “cops” had the right to do this, or if you think a government thug murdering innocent people for perverse pleasure and profit, should not be held accountable for their crimes against Humanity and Americans, get the hell away from me!
The men who suffered and many died fighting the British for freedom would gut your ass like a fish!
The Ole Dog!
“The constitution is dead” was the last tweet ever sent by 21-year-old Duncan Socrates Lemp. On Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m., a Montgomery County SWAT team killed Lemp during a violent attack on his family’s home in the affluent Washington suburb of Potomac, Maryland.
Why did the SWAT team attack the home as Lemp was sleeping? The initial county police press release referred only to “firearms offenses.” County police spokeswoman Mary Davison refused to disclose either the details of Lemp’s alleged offense or the affidavit used to justify the raid. Instead, she notified me that my press inquiries were being handled under the Maryland Public Information Act which entitles government agencies to delay responding for weeks or months.
Even the search warrant used to justify the raid is reportedly sealed for 30 days. This Blue Wall of Silence is doing nothing to slow the cascade of allegations on social media that Lemp was murdered.
According to Rene Sandler, a former prosecutor who is representing the Lemp family, Montgomery County police fired into the bedroom where Lemp and his pregnant girlfriend were sleeping without warning. The gunfire was followed by two flash-bang grenades. The Supreme Court of North Carolina last month labeled flash-bangs a “weapon of mass death and destruction,” and a 2019 federal appeals court decision noted that flash bangs are “four times louder than a 12-gauge shotgun blast” with “a powerful enough concussive effect to break windows and put holes in walls.” Criminal defense lawyer Clay Conrad observed in 2010, flash-bangs are “just an assault. These things are designed to blind and deafen… You’re intentionally injuring people.”
And when gunfire and bombs ring out at 4:30 a.m., it is not surprising that someone gets killed in the commotion. Montgomery County police have offered no explanation for the timing of the raid. Instead, they issued a press release late on the day of the killing announcing a “police-involved shooting” — a weasel phrase preferred by police departments and much of the media nowadays.
After Lemp, who was a software developer, was wounded, the police handcuffed the surviving family members and his girlfriend while conducting an exhaustive search of the house. Lemp was pronounced dead at the scene. On Friday evening, the police department posted photos of five firearms (none of which were apparently illegal in themselves) they seized during the raid but omitted including a photo of Lemp’s bullet-ridden corpse. The police also modified their story to assert that Lemp had “confronted” the police officers. But this could simply mean that he stood up after the shooting or took a step towards the window from where shots were entering. The police department has not asserted that Lemp had a firearm or any other dangerous device when he was slain.
Is the version of events that Sanders offers unfair to the police? SWAT team members were reportedly wearing body cams. The ACLU of Maryland is demanding that the police “must be transparent and release all body camera footage” of the raid on Lemp’s home. The county government’s refusal to answer questions or to disclose the body cam footage is doing nothing to help its credibility.
Why was Lemp targeted? Lawyer Sandler said that the search warrant referred to Lemp as a “prohibited person” — meaning that he was prohibited from owning firearms. That could mean simply that he had a permit to use medical marijuana — a violation that would apply to tens of thousands of Maryland gun owners who use marijuana despite federal law prohibiting gun ownership combined with pot smoking. A check of Montgomery County court records [EDIT NOTE: APPARENTLY UNABLE TO SAVE SPECIFIC PAGE WITH RECORD] revealed one offense for Lemp: a speeding ticket from last year. Court records state that Lemp was only 5′ 8″ and 145 pounds but he was towering enough to terrify a SWAT team into opening fire without warning.
Lemp was apparently a member of some online pro-gun groups and had allegedly expressed interest in joining a militia. His Instagram page shows two photos with the motto “Sic Semper Tyrannis” — the Virginia “Thus Always to Tyrants” state motto, including one photo showing firearms held high. Checking his Facebook page on Friday morning, I was surprised that he and I had seven mutual friends, including a savvy libertarian lawyer lady from California. Did Lemp’s political beliefs or associations have any role on his fatal targeting by the Montgomery County police?
Maryland has a long history of deadly SWAT raids that kill innocent people or dogs — lots of dogs. After Maryland police wrongfully raided a mayor’s house and killed his canines in 2008, the legislature required police to report on every SWAT raid. Between 2010 and 2014, police in Maryland conducted over 8000 SWAT raids, killing nine people and injuring almost a hundred, as well as killing 14 animals. Those grim statistics helped spur the Maryland legislature to end SWAT recordkeeping.