The trigger-happy twat who killed Lemp was ‘cleared of any wrongdoing‘.
When the Montgomery County Police Dept finally released the body cam videos none of them showed the actual shooting:
……The videos show the covered body of Mr. Lemp; detained individuals in the house; and various weapons found at the scene.
……The video shows a gun propped up at the head on the bed of the room in which Mr. Lemp’s body is lying covered. An officer states off camera “that was the weapon that he (Lemp) had that was underneath him at the door leading into the rest of the main house. It got moved as medical treatment was being done on him.” The officer also states, “He (Lemp) was blocking the door with the gun directly underneath him as we were trying to come through that (same) door.” (Lemp had fallen against the door after being shot through his bedroom window by another officer after Lemp allegedly raised and pointed the weapon at the officer.)
……Lemp’s family reportedly said that Lemp and his family were asleep “when police besieged the residence from the front of the house” and the family was “awakened by shots fired through Duncan’s bedroom window followed by the sound of flash bangs.” According to the family’s attorney, an eyewitness said Lemp was asleep in his bedroom when police opened fire from outside the house.
……The MCPD maintains that, upon making contact with Lemp, officers identified themselves as the police and gave Lemp multiple orders to show his hands and comply with the officer’s commands to get on the ground. It also reportedly maintains that Lemp refused to comply with the officer’s commands and proceeded towards an interior bedroom door where other officers were located.
The MCPD statement said Lemp was out of bed and standing “directly in front of the interior bedroom door” holding a rifle “he slept with” each night as officers “made entry into the bedroom.”
Duncan Lemp is a name you’ve probably never heard. It’s never been on a picket sign or splashed all over 24/7 news channels. But Lemp was gunned down by police, unarmed, while he slept next to his pregnant girlfriend on March 12 of this year for the crime of owning a firearm. There were no riots or protests in his name. When his friends and family planned to protest the Montgomery County police in Maryland, they were threatened with a $5000 fine and a year in jail because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Bovard at The American Conservative has done a great job reporting on this story that no one else in the mainstream press seems interested in, maybe because Lemp is white and his death doesn’t help paint the police as racists in order to divide people and foment hatred. His death is simply not interesting to the race baiters, but it is terrifying and relevant to what happened to George Floyd and every other innocent person who has died at the hands of police.
Lemp was the subject of an anonymous call turning him in for suspicion of having a gun illegally. He was executed without a trial while he slept as a result of “red flag laws” that are in use in the state of Maryland and effectively erase due process. Five guns were found, none of them illegal.
…….Police claim that they received an anonymous tip two months earlier that Lemp possessed firearms. The police department asserted Lemp was prohibited from owning firearms due to a juvenile conviction but there are apparently zero court records or other records to support that justification. Regardless of Lemp’s juvenile history, there was no evidence that he posed an imminent threat justifying a frontal assault that included throwing flash-bang explosive devices into the family home.
……The police are in overdrive to hide everything from the family who want answers. Even the arrest warrant used to attack him in his home has been withheld from the family. Montgomery County has spied on the family’s Facebook postings and sent their lawyer a nasty letter threatening them with fines and jail if they protested the police.
County prosecutor Haley Roberts sent a warning letter to Lemp family lawyers Jonathan Fellner and Rene Sandler: “Open source information indicates that your clients intend to participate in this planned protest” over the killing of Duncan Lemp at Montgomery County Police headquarters on April 25. “Open source” apparently means that the local police are tracking Lemp family members on social media, where the Lemp killing is still enraging legions of folks. Roberts warned that Gov. Hogan’s “‘stay-at-home’ order… does not appear to include planned protests.” Roberts stated that the county police department asked the lawyers to remind the Lemp family “of the Governor’s orders, as well as the charge from those orders and state law mandating law enforcement must enforce these orders.” At least the prosecutor did not hint that the SWAT team would attack them if they showed up.
……There is a fundamental problem here that we are missing and it’s that the government has grown to enormous proportions and has amassed more power over our lives then they should ever have. We have a big-government problem that far outweighs any individual cops who might be racists. It’s the big government monster that has conditioned government workers to believe they are in a higher class than others. They are “essential,” they are the “authority,” they are not accountable and they rarely do jail time. This goes way beyond police officers.
It is a systemic cancer in all of our government agencies from the FBI to the CIA to your local school board. This attitude of superiority instead of servitude to the Constitution and the People opens the doors for people to be targeted for their color or economic status by bad actors given the power to taze you if you look at them the wrong way. It is this environment where the government is always right, all-powerful, able to invade your life in ways you never dreamt possible that these abuses trickle down.
There’s no accountability at any level anymore. We have a Constitution that exists to limit the power of the state over your life no matter what color you are. If we would hold our government to it, this would end. Instead, we allow people to write legislation that erodes your liberty and empowers the state. Mankind is conditioned to accept the abuses while the abuses are tolerable. But this has become intolerable. Don’t you feel it?
This is not the country we were given by our forefathers. It has been transformed into something that looks like America on the surface with baseball games and Fourth of July fireworks but when you take those things away (as conveniently the COVID-19 panic has) we can see clearly a place that bears no resemblance to a free country.
What this probably boils down to is that Lemp’s activism against law enforcement’s abuse of power drew the attention of the Montgomery County officials and they used an unsubstantiated “red flag” warrant to raid his home and kill him. Lemp was terrified and had no idea what was going on. He tried to defend himself against a jackbooted home invasion and died for it.