"Jack Kimball: Why I Support Jerry Delemus"
April, 2014, Bunkerville, Nevada — Nevada Sheriff Doug Gillespie convinced BLM agents to “stand down,” de-escalating what was a tense stand-off situation between BLM agents and citizens supporting the Bundy family in their dispute over land rights, a huge issue in the western states. After this tense stand-off had ended, the Bundy family and their supporters began rounding up his cattle that the government had taken, and repairing water systems and fencing that were damaged by BLM agents.
Jerry DeLemus arrived at the Bundy Ranch the DAY AFTER the widely publicized standoff, and stayed for a couple of weeks to assist the Bundy family in restoration of order prior to returning home to New Hampshire. JERRY DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE STANDOFF WITH BLM AGENTS.
Two years after his return home Jerry was arrested at his home by FBI agents on a number of trumped-up charges, along with 30 other people around the country who were also involved in the Bundy dispute.
Jerry was arrested in March of 2016 and has been INCARCERATED ever since without bail, without due process and without the Constitutional right to a speedy trial. Jerry DeLemus is a US citizen and a decorated United States Marine veteran who served his country with honor and distinction. We know Jerry to be a man of peace and poses no threat to the community.
We believe Jerry’s arrest is an act of retribution by agents of the federal government because of their dispute and standoff at Bunkerville, Nevada. People who know Jerry DeLemus support him in his fight against the autocratic bureaucracy. Therefore, we demand that ALL CHARGES BE DISMISSED and that he and the other innocent men be returned home.
We must shine a light on this injustice!
"Why One Man Traveled Almost 3,000 Miles To Take On The Federal Government At A Ranch In Nevada"
June 16, 2018