Radio hellraiser-in-chief Scott Horton talked to me today about my American Conservative article on the SWAT team killing of Duncan Lemp. The Montgomery County Police Department have released no more details on why they launched a violent 4:30 a.m. attack on Lemp’s home that left him dead. Dudes, nobody is forgetting or moving on.
You can listen to the 34 minute podcast by clicking this link –
Here is the write-up on the interview from the Libertarian Institute (where Scott is Boss) –
Jim Bovard shares the story of the death of Duncan Lemp, a 21-year-old Maryland man recently killed by police in his home in the middle of the night. The police aren’t releasing their side of the story yet, but it looks as though Lemp hadn’t even been charged with any crimes—police were simply executing a search warrant on what they deemed a “high-risk” target. The SWAT team threw stun grenades into his room, where he and his pregnant girlfriend were sleeping, then shot Lemp to death. Scott suspects that the officers responsible will face few to no repercussions for this crime, as is almost always the case.
Discussed on the show:
- “Did Maryland Police Shoot And Kill A Sleeping Man?” (The American Conservative)
- “Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)” (IMDb)
- “Potomac man killed in police-involved shooting in Maryland” (The Washington Post)
- “James Bovard Playboy 2000 Flash Bang You’re Dead SWAT Team Abuse” (jimbovard.com)
Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author of Public Policy Hooligan: Rollicking and Wrangling from Helltown to Washington. Find all of his books and read his work on his website and follow him on Twitter @JimBovard.