• Nicholas Mazza

Nebraska Bar Owner Targeted by Liberal Mob For Self-Defense Commits Suicide

Omaha, Nebraska Bar Owner, Jake Gardener, committed suicide after he was targeted for defending himself and his bar. Jake, a white bar owner, was being attacked and his bar was vandalized by a mob when he chose to rightfully defend himself.

Even though Prosecutors saw the evidence and ruled that he was innocent, acting only in self-defense, the liberal mob put pressure on the District Court to appoint a black special prosecutor to look into the case. Having seen the same evidence that he clearly acted in self-defense, this attorney decided to charge Jake anyway in a highly political and unjustified ruling.

“Mr. [Jake] Gardner, as we know now, has said I did what I did to defend myself and we find that we can’t disprove that from the evidence that we have,” Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said in June. 

According to Kleine, James Scurlock, the victim, jumped on Gardner’s back and started to choke him after Gardner fired two warning shots in front of his business during the height of violent George Floyd protests in May. 

“Words are exchanged and Gardner ends up on his back in the middle of the street when the shots are fired, including the one that hit Scurlock in the neck and killed him,” the New York Post reported at the time. 

Dornan said Gardner was a decorated veteran of multiple tours in Iraq, saying he suffered two traumatic brain injuries. Gardner said he felt like he was in a war zone the night of Scurlock's death, Dornan said.

"I want to make it very clear that this was a clear case of self-defense," Dornan said, describing Gardner as cooperative with police.

Dornan said that Gardner left Omaha following Scurlock's death amid death threats, and went to California.

"The grand jury indictment was a shock to him," he said. "He was really shook up."

He said Gardner was difficult to reach due to the fires in California, but that he did intend to return to Omaha. He was going to be accompanied back to Omaha by a fellow veteran, Dornan said.

Attorney Tom Monaghan said that social media convicted Gardner before the grand jury indicted him.

"There's no way to defend the lies on social media. When you respond, you only make it worse," he said. "We have to stop the lies."

He said Gardner was afraid of returning to Omaha and that he had hired a bodyguard.

"Jake was worried he was going to get shot on the way here, that some of those folks would gave him death threats...would carry through with them," Monaghan said.

Dornan said "who can blame" Gardner for not believing he would get a fair trial. He said he was frustrated that he did not have the opportunity to prove Gardner's innocence. (KETV)

After hearing the news of Jake Gardners death, a Nebraska far-left extremist Senator Megan Hunt celebrated and called him a "white supremacist."

“The indictment of Jake Gardner would never have happened without the community, the people, who stood up for justice and demanded action from city officials. Jake Gardner is gone, but the white supremacist attitudes that emboldened him are still with us today,” Hunt tweeted.
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