Ryan Frederick was unjustly indicted and convicted of voluntary manslaughter when he proactively acted to defend his life and property from what he perceived was an invasion of his home.
In the process a Chesapeake detective was fatally shot on Mr. Frederick's property.
This conviction sets a very bad precedent for future protection of our rights as citizens. It makes no difference if the person invading my home is a criminal or a law-enforcement officer. If someone illegally and forcibly enters or attempts to enter my residence, they will deal with the consequence of deadly fire.
That is one of the most sacrosanct and precious rights granted by the Constitution and Bill of Rights and will be, nay, SHOULD BE, exercised by more lawful citizens to protect their liberty and property.
It is your duty as Governor of THE FOUNDRY OF LIBERTY, Virginia, to uphold Constitutional law, pardon and free this man. He was accused by a discredited prison narc and was being invaded for allegedly growing marijuana in his home for personal use.
The drug war must be ended immediately and kowtowing to illegal and unconstitutional federal mandates of that and other natures must be permanently ceased. I have forwarded a copy of a 10th Amendment Resolution being entered in Oklahoma, Florida, Washington and New Hampshire, among others, that MUST BE INTRODUCED in Virginia. The federal government is ultimately responsible for the usurping legislation and policy that made what this man was doing considered as a "crime" in the first place. That it came to the consequence of an honorable officer of the peace being laid to rest is unfortunate, but I believe that myself and many other Virginians would have acted in the exact same manner if our homes, lives and safety were threatened the way Mr. Frederick's was.
Again, I implore you, pardon Ryan Frederick and make an example of this case as another reason that the "war on drugs" is a failed exercise in tyranny and usurpation of individual and state sovereignty.