East Dublin, GA — Acting on a bogus tip about methamphetamine from a car thief, the Laurens County Sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant for the home of devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, David Hooks.
An hour after the judge signed the warrant police raided Hooks’ house and took the life of this innocent grandfather.
An attorney representing David Hooks’ widow says that the September 24, shooting did not go down as law enforcement authorities stated in initial news releases, and the “true facts of this tragedy are in stark contrast” to official accounts.
At approximately 11:00 pm on September 24, Laurens County Sheriff’s deputies barged unannounced into the home of Hooks. The sheriff’s office claims Hooks was shot after he got out a firearm and started showing aggression. Hooks was met with 17 shots from SWAT officers.
Since the Free Thought Project initially reported on this killing by police in October, recent revelations show that not only were no shots fired, but the shotgun wasn’t even loaded. Even if the shotgun would have been load and Hooks would have shot at the officers, he had every right, as he was protecting his wife and home from, who he perceived to be unannounced intruders, who obviously meant him harm.
Raids like this have GOT to stop. Period. They are designed specifically to put citizens in harm's way, forcing us to either completely surrender our rights of liberty and self-defense or face execution without trial. And the crux of all of these stories? The fuel to the fire? The War on Drugs, the biggest money-making scheme ever perpetrated by The State on the American People. It's not about saving us from drugs, it's about seizure of assets and keeping the prison and law enforcement complexes fully funded. Big money there.