Derek Cruice was senselessly murdered in cold blood by an officer sworn to protect all Americans, even the worst criminals you can imagine.
Cruice has been described as a kind and loving young man by those who knew him.
On the morning he was murdered, Derek was at home with friends. He was lounging in basketball shorts sans a shirt, you know, the uniform of an armed killer.
A military-style SWAT team burst through Cruice’s front door with a battering ram and almost immediately opened fire on the individuals inside his Deltona, Florida home.
Derek Cruice, 26, was shot in the face and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
A search of the property found no weapons.
These were not people who have committed terrible injustices or pose some sort of danger to police. This man had broken no moral laws.
Cruice’s biggest crime, according to police, was that he allegedly sold marijuana.
For a crime so small, a mother lost her son. Derek’s mother, Sheila Cruice, said this about her child:
“I want justice for him because he did not deserve to die so young, and not in this manner. Not in this manner. Why did they use so much force? But it’s just hard. It’s a struggle. There was no history or reason in my son’s background, ever, to go in there with such force.”
His life was stolen from him because he distributed a plant that is steadily being legalized across the world.
Sadly, on Wednesday, a grand jury decided there would be no justice for Derek Cruice by deciding not to indict Deputy Raible.
State Attorney R.J. Larizza had this to say about the decision:
“After two days of testimony and in deliberation, the grand jury declined to indict Deputy Raible on a manslaughter by culpable negligence charge.”
Volusia County Sheriff, Ben Johnson, also released a statement about the situation:
“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.”
Shelia Cruice is now working on a wrongful death suit against the department, and has hired attorney Mark Nejame to help her.
Deputy Raible is still a police officer with a service revolver, apparently allowed to shoot at random.
To the potheads of Deltona…WATCH OUT!
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Source: Raw Story