By Tony Schinella (Patch National Staff) – April 26, 2017 9:30 am ET
Organizers hope the rally will bring attention to his DeLemus ‘ lack of due process and Constitutional right to a speedy trial.
CONCORD, NH — Granite Staters on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. will be meeting in front of the NH State House at 107 N. Main St. in Concord to show support for Rochester resident and decorated U.S. Marine Gerald (Jerry) DeLemus, and for President Donald Trump, according to a press statement. DeLemus was arrested by FBI agents in March 2016 and transported to Nevada on a charge in connection with the 2014 tense standoff involving Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy.
The Bundy ranch is located 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Bureau of Land Management agents confiscated Bundy’s cattle over grazing rights and the Bundy family went public with their plight against the government agency, and they gained a network of citizen supporters who flocked to Nevada from across the country to help round up the cattle back to the Bundy ranch.
DeLemus remains incarcerated in Nevada without bail, without due process, and without the Constitutional right to a speedy trial, according to activists. The rally is being held to bring the public’s attention to his plight.
“We believe it is an act of retribution by BLM agents,” said Jack Kimball, former NHGOP Chairman and organizer of the event. “Jerry is a decorated United States Marine who served his country with honor and distinction. He is a man of strong passions with a thirst for freedom. He is a man who cares deeply about community and this country. This is a gross miscarriage of justice for an honorable man who does not deserve this archaic treatment.”
Submitted by Di Lothrop.