Death By Police March 26, 2007


Derek Hale of Manassas, Virginia retired from the Marines in January 2006 after two tours of duty in Iraq.

Last November 6, Derek was killed by police in Wilmington, Delaware. He had traveled there with members of his motorcycle club to promote the Toys for Tots program. Unknown to Derek, who had no criminal record of any kind, he had been under surveillance as part of a drug investigation.

According to witnesses, Derek was surrounded by a dozen police and hit with three Taser blasts and then shot three times at point-blank range. He displayed no aggressive or uncooperative behavior; paralyzed by the Taser, he couldn't comply with an order to remove his hands from his pockets.

Police officials described this as ?resisting arrest? and adequate justification for the use of lethal force.

A lawsuit has been filed by the Rutherford Institute on behalf of Derek's widow and parents against the police agencies responsible for this atrocity.

Derek survived Iraq. It was the embryonic American police state that killed him.

Let us stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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