The family of Jake Gardner is suing Douglas County, NE, Special Prosecutor Franklin, and the Attorney General’s office. Jake Gardner was the owner of a bar called The Hive when BLM thugs attacked his 70-year-old father. Gardner then confronted the mob. He fired a warning shot and then tried to back away from the thugs. He was knocked to the ground when one of the rioters began choking him.
Gardner pleaded with his assailant to stop. “Get off me, get off me, please get off me.” But, the thug continued to choke him and he fired a shot and killed his attacker. It was a simple case of self-defense. The county prosecutor called the shooting self-defense. Douglas County District Court Judge Shelly Stratman appointed Special Prosecutor Fredrick D. Franklin to persecute (Not a misspelling) Gardner.
Franklin is the President of the Midlands Bar Association, a black-only attorney organization, decided to press charges. He was able to find a jury who indicted Gardner for manslaughter, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, attempted first-degree assault, and terroristic threats. One week after the indictment, Gardner committed suicide.
John Pierce, who is representing the family of Jake Gardner, made these statements on the case to timcast.com:
“This is more than a typical case to us at Pierce Bainbridge and the NCLU, this is a personal matter. As a military veteran myself, I am disgusted to see another member of the United States Military be treated the way Jake was. This was not only a tragedy for the family but also for this country. Jake was a beloved man by his family, friends, and his community.”
“Jake was specifically targeted by numerous forces, including the media, to be labeled as a murderer and a racist. The simple fact is Jake was simply and absolutely defending himself from being killed and his property being destroyed by rioters. All responsible here will be held accountable, and this will be an important step in putting the country back on track and restoring true equality and justice.
“Jake’s death will not be in vain.”
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Franklin was quoted as saying:
“Gardner had set up an ambush inside his business, waiting on a looter to come in so he could ‘light him up.’”
That was in direct conflict with Gardner’s right to due process. I hope the family receives a big check for what I consider a state ordered suicide.