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Another No Knock Narcotics Raid Leaves Unarmed Young Man Dead

Society & Culture  (tags: Derek Cruice, marijuana, narcotics, shot in face, Deltona, Florida )

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Derek Cruice was a kind and loving young man who was murdered in cold blood by state agents because he allegedly sold a marijuana plant that is legal in five states. Started awake in his shorts only he was shot within seconds in the face by the police.


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Sue H (7)
Monday November 2, 2015, 9:36 am

Sheryl G (360)
Monday November 2, 2015, 10:44 am
And as with so many of one is held accountable.

After the grand jury had decided not to indict this killer cop.....

Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson released a statement attempting to justify the fact that they knocked down the door of a good person and shot him in the face.

“Law enforcement officers have a tremendous responsibility as well as a dangerous job that sometimes requires them to make split-second, life-and-death decisions. That Derek Cruice was unarmed makes the outcome of this incident truly tragic. But it in no way alters the facts and circumstances that caused Investigator Raible and the other deputies in that fateful moment to perceive that their lives were in danger.”

So the Sheriff even admits Derek was unarmed so how did these police, that are suppose to be trained, with guns, body armour and a whole bunch of them feel THEIR lives were in danger.

How about Derek, his life WAS in danger. Having marijuana shouldn't be a death sentence.

I placed this on the C2 news as I've been posting along the way various stories about how we, the citizens, are being robbed by the Corporate Oligarchy and murdered by our own Police. This hits particularly close to home being a town I have previously lived in and only a few miles away from where I currently live.

And as the story unfolds.....

Sheila Cruice has hired Orlando attorney Mark Nejame, who is working on a wrongful death suit against the department, and it will be the taxpayers, not the police, who are held responsible for this murder.

And as a taxpayer, my taxes are paying for that officers job and now will pay for the damage done. He goes on like nothing had happened and a Mother has lost a son, that is the worst loss of all.


Roslyn M (34)
Monday November 2, 2015, 1:08 pm
The U.S. police go overboard, some of them should probably be in jail for murder.

Walter F (129)
Monday November 2, 2015, 2:29 pm
It used to be "we serve and protect".What's happened to change them?

Animae C (506)
Monday November 2, 2015, 2:57 pm
Bloody hell.... how many more?!?!?!?!?!?

Lois J (63)
Monday November 2, 2015, 3:13 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
Heartbreaking to read another story of cops murdering innocent persons in cold blood. Beginning to sound to me like there are too many cops and not enough real crimes to support their jobs. They actually have to go out and shoot innocent people, then try to substantiate their murder. The grand jury here may have been given "faulty directions," as does often happen. I can't imagine any other reason for their decision.

And, yes, we taxpayers end up paying for these police crimes. Here in Tucson, an innocent man was shot in the doorway of his home by a SWAT team a couple years ago. He was a veteran, too. The lawsuit awarded the family millions. I notice that nothing like this has happened since. (And hope it never does).

Lois J (63)
Monday November 2, 2015, 3:30 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion. My previous comment disappeared! Maybe it will pop back up. (?!)

Apparently, there are too many cops and not enough crime. They have to go looking for innocent people, (as well as animals), to shoot. This is cold-blooded murder, and indicates we desperately need a massive reduction in our police forces, as well as completely different training. They are acting like judge and jury.
I wonder if the grand jury was given proper instructions; sometimes they're not. I can't imagine another reason for their verdict.

A couple years ago here in Tucson, a SWAT team shot dozens of bullets into an innocent war veteran, killing him, while he stood in the doorway of his home. His 3-yr. old child and wife were inside. Millions were awarded to the family. An incident like this has not happened here since. And, I hope it never does!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 3, 2015, 2:11 am
Battle of Armageddon, and one can see that many in positions of power are the enemy of the people. I do not feel it's across the board, however, but---to me, it's up to both the government and the Natl. Police Force to heavily and very strictly address it. If they don't, it will turn into that battle between good and evil, and everyone will just have to choose whose side they're on. There are always many innocents killed in all wars. As it is, the general public is at the mercy of all in power. This story could very easily be about you and your's, unless there are majr adjustments and new laws and methods drawn-up. Thanks Dandelion. RIP young Derek Cruice.

Arild G (174)
Tuesday November 3, 2015, 2:48 am
I guess this one hit a bit closer to home Sheryl,be careful out there.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 3, 2015, 5:40 am
No more unnecessary death

Roberto M (88)
Tuesday November 3, 2015, 7:37 am
horrible news

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday November 3, 2015, 8:07 am
Well marijuana is still illegal in this case, so he could of been charged, but what his penalty was to be is up to a jury of his peers.

In this case he got the death sentence for having some marijuana, that he may or may not of been selling. In any case, the police should of arrested him and let him have his day in court. Allow the courts to do it's job, but these police take it upon themselves to be the judge, jury, and set the high price for the minor crime to be the death of this young man.

We cry foul when people are being flogged, beheaded, hanged in other Countries for what we feel are minor infractions in our eyes, yet we seem to remain very quiet when our citizens are being executed for also minor crimes.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday November 3, 2015, 3:17 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 4, 2015, 9:35 am
That's aweful and pitiful - but I bet the policemen which did it will get away with it unpunished...and I say it again: there are too many armed idiots in the USA - private people also as policemen.

Robert B (60)
Wednesday November 4, 2015, 2:01 pm
Unless there is more to the story, this sounds like a case for the ACLU and the federal government should view this as a violation of civil rights. The family ought to sue. The grand jury itself needs to be investigated on this. Sound like a GROSS INJUSTICE has been done to an innocent soul.

Maryann S (112)
Wednesday November 4, 2015, 4:14 pm
So sad. Police need to be retrained! This is happening too often; innocent people & dogs are getting killed for no good reason!

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday November 5, 2015, 2:39 am
Robert, within the story it stated:

Sheila Cruice (the Mother) has hired Orlando attorney Mark Nejame, who is working on a wrongful death suit against the department, and it will be the taxpayers, not the police, who are held responsible for this murder.

Some of the most media covered deaths on TV the Grand Jury's did the same thing......and yes, I hope the ACLU becomes involved, this so needs to stop.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday November 5, 2015, 2:46 am
I've been covering these types of stories, all over this Country this BS is happening, babies are being killed from these "No Knock" raids, children, as well as adults. In fact sometimes they don't even have the correct house and those people have been killed as well, Grandmothers sitting watching TV been killed. We can get the ACLU in on it case by case, but the people of this Country has to realize that despite the lawsuits this is not stopping so far.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 18, 2016, 8:17 am
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