Iraq War Vet Commits Suicide After Being Charged with Shooting BLM Attacker

| September 26, 2020 | 37 Comments

The NewAmerican reports that an Iraq Marine veteran and bar owner committed suicide after he was indicted for shooting James Scurlock, a BLM protester that attacked him and his father.

Iraq Marine Vet Commits Suicide After Indictment for Shooting BLM Thug in Self-defense

The former Marine who shot and killed a Black Lives Matter “protester” in self defense has committed suicide, yet another victim of a new rule in major cities in the grip of BLM terror: A white man cannot defend himself or his property, no matter the circumstance.

Jacob Gardner, a Purple Heart recipient and veteran of the Iraq War, shot himself in Portland on Sunday, five days after a grand jury in Douglas County, Nebraska, indicted him in the death of BLM attacker James Scurlock.

On May 30 during the BLM riot in Omaha, Scurlock and two other thugs attacked Gardner and his father outside the younger Gardner’s bar in Omaha.

The chief prosecutor decided not to charge Gardner, but then surrendered to BLM pressure and petitioned a judge to appoint the special prosecutor who convinced a grand jury to indict the veteran.

Apparently, he knew what was coming. The country for which Jake Gardner went to war permitted the radical Left to declare war on Jake Gardner.

He couldn’t take it. And so he killed himself.

In another article, it details the shooting and says that Gardner would not be charged… but apparently, things changed due to public pressure.

No charges will be filed against Omaha bar owner who fatally shot protester, Don Kleine says

A surveillance video from Gardner’s bars, played Monday at a press conference, shows a group of young people, including Scurlock, approaching Gardner.

Walking backward, Gardner lifts his shirt to show a handgun, then pulls it to his side and continues backing up. Two people from Scurlock’s group — a man and a woman — tackle Gardner, who ends up on his back in a puddle in the street.

He fires twice into the air — he characterized them as warning shots in an interview with Omaha police. The two people run away from him.

Four seconds after that, Scurlock rushes from the sidewalk and dives on Gardner. Kleine said Scurlock was on Gardner’s back and had his arm around the bar owner’s neck. Gardner could be heard on another bystander’s video hollering, “Get off me, get off me.”

His right arm pinned, Kleine said, Gardner switched the gun to his left hand and fired over his shoulder. The bullet hit Scurlock in the shoulder-neck area, killing him.

Here is the actual video.  The conflict moves out of the frame for a while but then returns. Gardner is in the dark gray and black t-shirt.  Although I would have to say that it is hard to form an opinion based on where they chopped off the video.

https://omaha.com/video/news/footage-from-omaha-shooting-that-killed-james-scurlock/video_575dae19-e7ec-522a-a054-4ac7a6dae6c9.html

 

Category: BLM, Iraq

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  1. 2banana says:

    How did we get here?

    The evil of democrat controlled areas.

    We tax you to death.

    We encourage and support looters and arsonists in mostly peaceful demonstrations.

    We order the police to leave the violent thugs alone and the local democrat DA will not press charges even if they were arrested.

    And if you defend yourself or property, you will be brutally prosecuted. Have your licenses revoked. And bankrupted.

    The easy answer is to stop voting democrat

    • Daisy Cutter says:

      I’m waiting for the last straw – and that would be these cities declaring the protests a natural disaster that requires federal funding/bail-outs. They’ve already tried and failed, but will probably try again.

      The solution to this is to have the CITY offer bailout money if the business rebuilds in the exact same place, and the FEDERAL bailout money is available for those that choose to relocate to another city.

    • Anonymous says:

      F*ck Democrats. Vote GOP, keep voting GOP.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    We been all over and on top of this one Steveie, but it is good to keep this story in the fore front of the news. I personally think the prosecutor in this case needs to be charged with wrongful death, this hounding of a citizen that was defending his family, his business, and himself is just wrong on so many levels. And as we have seen, it was pure politics. It is sad that Mr. Gardner felt this was his only way out. I do believe I’d of taken my chances with a jury. Flip side of that, is Omaha has become like so many other cities in this country. It is full of trash, riff raff, and ne’er do wells that are in the jury pool.

    Deep down I’m hoping that Mr. Gardner’s death was faked and he is in a “Witness Protection” type program running a Tiki Bar in Tahiti somewhere.

  3. The Other Whitey says:

    If you don’t have the right to defend yourself, you don’t have any rights at all.

  4. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace and God be with your family.

    Fuck BLM!

  5. Mason says:

    Don’t worry. It’s all Trump’s fault.

    The KoB had sent me this article last week. I was just too disgusted to post about it.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oregon – Portland – again with the morons who side with evil destroying the lives of decent people.

    Those are the people who should be herded into walled megacities and made to stay there for eternity.

  7. gitarcarver says:

    Once again, this is a tough case. Apparently new evidence came to light after the prosecutor declined to charge Gardner.

    According to some reports, that new evidence were texts and postings of Gardner stating he would shoot people whether or not they were creating a threat to his safety, safety of others or safety of his property.

    There have been many cases of setting up circumstances that essentially eliminate a “self defense” claim which generally has to be a spontaneous reaction to a threat.

    What “new” evidence that was presented to the Grand Jury will now come out as there is no case. (As well as the Grand Jury transcript.) It may be best to wait until all is known as we are only seeing a part of that evidence at this moment.

    The fact that a former Marine felt the need to kill himself is troubling on many levels. Perhaps he felt that no matter the outcome of the trial, his life as he knew it was over. Perhaps he felt that the police had evidence that would convict him of the crimes. Perhaps he thought that a jury would convict him no matter what.

    The death of anyone due to suicide is a tragedy on many levels. We would have hoped that Gardner would have reached out to health professionals before taking his own life but that was not to be.

    • Mason says:

      Go watch the videos. Regardless of his online postings and text messages, he was being attacked. He tried to retreat. He fired warning shots.

      • Anonymous says:

        Prosecutor couldn’t see that with his head up his own leftist ass.

      • gitarcarver says:

        He tried to retreat.

        Did he?

        Jake Gardner, a former Marine, had written on Facebook the weekend of May 30 that he was going to “pull military-style firewatch” at his bars.

        As he, his father and a bouncer sat inside the bar that Saturday night, they said they thought someone had shot out their windows.

        No one had. Instead, surveillance images showed Scurlock and Randall with objects in their hands as they faced the front of Gardner’s bars, 15 minutes before the fateful encounter.

        Video from the scene showed a tall man whom authorities have identified as Randall hurling a signpost at the windows. Randall has denied that he is the man in the images.

        Authorities have told The World-Herald that Gardner and his father did not know who they were looking for when they emerged from the bar. Soon after, however, David Gardner began pushing a woman who was walking near the bar. Seeing this, Randall sprinted a half-block and shoved David Gardner to the ground.

        https://omaha.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/its-about-justice-white-bar-owner-is-charged-with-manslaughter-in-james-scurlock-shooting/article_7ec77c96-94be-5c5d-9e43-fbff9845c51b.html

        Gardner’s writings and posts will determine whether his state of mind was to be confrontational which precludes self defense, or whether it was self defense.

        It is also important to note that the “charges” were only to proceed to a probable cause hearing and not a trial where guilt or innocence would be determined. The Grand Jury determined there was probably cause, which is only “the preponderance of the evidence.”

        Like I said, there is more information and evidence out there and people need to see all the evidence and not just part of the evidence.

        • Anonymous says:

          Um, “military-style firewatch” just means staying awake all night to make sure the AO doesn’t burn down from a short circuit, cigarette butt, coffee pot left on, etc. If authorities said that was “premeditation” for killin’ somebody, they’ll gonna feel awful stupid.

  8. JarHead Pat says:

    RIP Bother , so sad that it has come to this.SEMPER FI.

  9. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Never quit.

    -never- quit.

    If only “don’t give the pricks the satisfaction”, never quit.

    Sometimes, all you have left is head-butt the hangman. Do it. Give them nothing free. Make every fight expensive. If you can fight another day, fight. If your end is upon you, sell your life and Liberty dearly. Sneaky or brazen, -fight-! Never quit.

    They can -only- win if they convince you to quit. They want you to quit. They -need- you to quit. They will tell you endlessly you can’t win and should quit.

    Never quit.

  10. Poetrooper says:

    The lefties have been steadily backing the good people of this country into a corner which they are REALLY going to regret when we finally come out of it…

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      The there is that apocryphal quote, attributed to Yamamoto:

      “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

      Some folk need reflect on that thought. Also the one about “a rifle behind every blade of grass”.

      Please. While there is still time.

      • Ex Coelis says:

        Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis: ‘I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.’
        11B-Mailclerk – same sentiment as yourself and Gen Mattis is expressing applies to myself and Bro’s, I am just get’n plain tired of the same ‘ol fuck’n shit.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        That old philosopher Aesop once said “Be careful what you wish for… you might get it.”

        You and I know it means there are consequences… for everything… and act accordingly.

        None of this occurs to those arrogant people who are on a roll… especially when arrogance blinds them to those things called consequences.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      So, Poetrooper, are you saying I should get to the shooting range and get some bullet time in before the fit hits the shan?

      I also cook, you know.

  11. Ex Coelis says:

    They didn’t listen to Yamamoto and well, we all know how that one played out…. Those that have ears and do not hear.

  12. Daisy Cutter says:

    Is it just me or does Gardner look like political pundit Charles Lane?

    Charles Lane

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