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Another Maryland Man Red-Flagged to Death by the Cops

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Another Maryland citizen was killed in March by a police SWAT team during a red flag no-knock raid. We missed this story when it originally happened in mid-March (there was a lot going on then), but new developments and totalitarian actions by the authorities since then make this a story that you really need to know about.

First, we have to tell you what originally happened. According to police, they served a no-knock warrant on 21-year-old Duncan Lemp at 4:30 a.m. in Potomac, Maryland – a ritzy Washington, DC suburb. Police say they received an “anonymous tip” that Duncan Lemp was in possession of an assault rifle.

The cops claim that Lemp is on Maryland’s “prohibited persons” list because of a juvenile offense that he committed, so he’s not allowed to own a firearm until he turns 25 (an age the young man will never attain now, thanks to the red flag raid).

Police also say that Duncan Lemp was a right-wing militia nutjob who posted spooky things on militia social media forums. The cops claim that when they executed the peaceful and safe no-knock raid on the Lemp family home at 4:30 in the morning, Lemp refused to comply with their orders and had a rifle in his possession. Officers were forced to shoot Lemp, which resulted in his death.

Except… there were a bunch of other Lemp family members in the house at the time, and they have noted some inconsistencies in the official police story. Duncan Lemp’s brother and parents were all asleep in the house at the same time. As was Duncan Lemp’s girlfriend.

According to the family, the first thing they heard that woke them up was the sound of gunfire from outside the house. Duncan Lemp’s bedroom window faces the street, and the family says that the cops shot him through that window – while Duncan was asleep in bed. They also shot Lemp’s pregnant girlfriend who was asleep next to him, just to be on the safe side. (She and the baby fortunately survived.)

You can never be too careful when dealing with a rightwing militia nutjob. Oh, except… the family says that Duncan was not in a militia, and that he simply liked venting about politics on social media and was fairly libertarian in his politics.

Not to worry! I’m sure the police body cam footage will clear these discrepancies up. Except… the Potomac Chief of Police refuses to release the body cam footage, after more than six weeks of waiting.

The Chief also refuses to meet with Duncan Lemp’s family members who want to know why their son – a 21-year-old software geek who lived at home with his parents – was considered so dangerous that they needed to shoot him from their front lawn while he was asleep.

The family hasn’t received any answers from the police, while the police continue stonewalling and claiming that the murder of Duncan Lemp by cops playing Rambo happened exactly like they say it did.

And now… the story gets even worse.

The Lemp family is obviously furious about all of this and was planning a sidewalk protest outside the Potomac PD. But the county prosecutor sent a warning letter to the Lemp family’s attorneys. The letter stated that the cops have the Lemp family under surveillance and knew that they planned to attend this protest of Duncan’s red flag murder. The prosecutor threatened to arrest any protestor who shows up and slap them with a $5,000 fine for violating Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s social distancing and shutdown orders.

The cops were surveilling Duncan Lemp’s family members.

This is yet another unnecessary tragedy that resulted from Maryland’s unconstitutional red flag orders. Last year we told you about 61-year-old Gary Willis in Fernland, Maryland, who was killed by police who showed up at his door at oh-dark-thirty to strip him of his gun rights. Now another Maryland man – a young man who was about to become a father – has been killed under the color of this “law.”

So, after violating Duncan Lemp’s Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful search and seizure, and executing a no-knock warrant to violate his Second Amendment rights, and depriving him of his life in the process… the authorities in Maryland have now revoked the Lemp family’s First Amendment right to peacefully protest Duncan Lemp’s murder.

Here’s the last tweet that Duncan Lemp sent on his Twitter account: “The constitution is dead.”

Unfortunately, he was right.


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9 Responses

  1. What is wrong America ! Stand up for your rights! Is this a communist country ? I can’t believe that the authorities go along with this! This won’t happen in west by god Virginia!

  2. You think things are bad NOW? Wait until dementia (CHINA) joe and his ineligible “anchor baby” take over.
    You won’t have to “worry” about the police, because there will not be any. YOU will have to deal with PAID terrorist groups that will have you wishing there were police around to protect your butt. (and if you cal 911, you will find a “psychiatrist” or a “negotiator” on the end of the line, as your house is broken into , or you are threatened by an armed suspect. Welcome to our “banana republic” third-world cesspool, brought to you by the democommunist “party” and the fools that “voted’ for them.

  3. People defending the police now they pull this nazi crap on someone who disagree with communism. Your on your own now police. You broke your oath of office to protect people against home grown terrorists. Your mayor and governor are against the constitution and people rights. Why are you looking at people post. Better start looking at China on our shores.

  4. It’s the Democommie wet dream come true.. The law abiding and supporting middle class and the police at war with each other.

  5. What defies understanding is how any officer in law enforcement can be so irreversibly brainwashed to “carry out the order, no matter what!” This is only one of a growing number of incidences where shooting and killing a suspect is the “solution.” We all should ask ourselves, if someone hands you a gun, points to a guy, and tells you, “He is bad and dangerous. Take no chances.” is that enough of an “order” for you to think shooting this “guy” in his sleep is acceptable? If so, today’s devolving law enforcement can use your services.

  6. some problems there. Why did they shoot him through the front window? How did they know that he’d be in that front bedroom (or that it was a bedroom)? Did he shoot at them first? Also, why don’t they sue the PD in court?

  7. I agree with the gist of this article but Gary Willis was not killed last year or even year before last. He was killed by police November 5, 2018. And he didn’t live in Fernland. He lived in Ferndale, MD.

    I’m a regular reader here and abuses by red flag laws are my pet peeve. Red flag laws were created to transfer authority from licensed psychiatrists to unqualified persons more obedient to democrats, e.g., local judges and nosy neighbors.

    Nobody wants criminals to have firearms but to be taken seriously, if the accused is a danger to himself (not against the law) or others, he should be legally arrested. In other words, take the man but leave the arms. Every state allows for the involuntary detention of dangerous individuals for psychiatric evaluation. The difference is red flag laws only confiscate arms, the obvious objective.

    I’ve often wondered how the police, teacher, classmate or aunt would know the rightful owners of which firearms. Seems law enforcement would risk serious lawsuits if they err on that point. Currently, that point is being litigated in Lori Rodriguez v. City of San Jose, currently accepted by the Supreme Court for conference review.

    Also submitted for Supreme Court review are Pena v. Cid, Mance v. Barr, and Culp v. Madigan. However, the major cost of these laws is the loss of trust between peaceable, lawful citizens and their elected officials. Battles are just beginning and these laws have triggered a colossal movement with 14 states now having declared themselves 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries. Thus far a clear majority of 1,880 counties and 245 municipalities are part of this movement.

    Big media give scant coverage to this subject because details lay bare the value and unconstitutionality of these laws. Wikipedia lists 19 states and D.C. that have enacted these unconstitutional measures. I often ask where are their citizens? Enforcement varies widely across these states with Florida leading the pack. Governor (now Senator) Rick Scott signed the bill into law and has been defending it ever since.

    Florida used the law 2,227 times in the first year and judges approved more than 97 percent. In Maryland, 989 petitions were filed in its first year with just over half being approved. Emphasis varies widely and enforcement is inconsistent.

    These laws are focused on gun violence rather than self defense. Gun violence is the go-to-term for grabbers and confiscators. It’s brilliant for public relations and incendiary to owners of firearms. Nobody says, “That gun is violent.” Literate persons say, “That person is violent.” Violence is a quality that applies to people and actions, not objects. The term is wrong in many ways, but psychologically, it is powerful.

    Although use of the term is clever, democrats cannot grasp the fact that criminals don’t ask government’s permission to use or even possess a firearm. Nevertheless, “gun violence” has become a mainstay of the democrat flimflam because it narrows the focus to fit the objective. The objective of course is to disarm the American public.

    Think about it. Have you ever heard the term “gun gentleness” used by a politician or anyone else? No? Then ask yourself why the democrat party doesn’t focus on just violence instead of gun violence. Fact is they’re after guns, not violence. They couldn’t care less about the entire field of violence because it commingles criminals with peaceable, lawful citizens and deflects from their intended focus on peaceable, lawful citizens.

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