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They're trying to ruin my son's life

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Aug 17, 2022

From the Desk of Peter Spencer:

In these days where there is a war against all types of law, it's never been more important that we support our law enforcement! In every form-these men and women and their families need our prayer and honor for sure; but even financially too as we're able. By doing so we're both honoring and blessing the One who created law to begin with.

Here's one opportunity to do so with the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund.

Dear Elijah List friend,

Joe Biden betrayed my son.

Chad was a U.S. Marshal defending the Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, during the violent summer riots of 2020.

But instead of rewarding Chad for bravely putting his life on the line to protect life and property, the Biden administration is allowing his life to be destroyed.

And now I'm afraid he'll lose everything...which is why I'm reaching out to you today to help my son.

That's my son, Chad Skaggs, his wife Roxana and my three beautiful grandkids.

At the height of the 2020 riots, President Trump sent Chad and his fellow Marshals to restore law and order in Portland--because the local and state authorities refused to stop the riots.

A violent left-wing mob blocked the Courthouse doors to trap Chad and his fellow Marshals inside.

Then they set the building on fire.

Thank God he escaped.

But outside--as the city burned around them--Chad and his fellow officers were pelted with rocks, frozen water bottles, and Molotov cocktail-style firebombs.

Eventually, the Marshals were able to disperse the mob restore law and order.

What happened next is shocking... and left my son and his family devastated.

Leftist rioters brought a civil lawsuit against Chad.

After escaping the burning Courthouse, Chad and his fellow Marshals tried to move the rioters away from the building.

One of the Marshals was forced to use his baton and pepper spray on the violent leftists who refused orders to disperse.

Video evidence shows minimal force was used against the mob. And remember, this was a group of radicals who tried to kill these federal officers--and then refused commands to back away.

All summer they were chanting slogans like "all cops are bastards" and "pigs must die."

Still, the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) jumped at the chance to sue Chad on behalf of the radical rioters.

President Trump was also named in the lawsuit, along with other officials and law enforcement officers.

With a lawsuit against a law enforcement officer, the government typically provides an attorney and legal resources for the officer.

But Biden's DOJ said it was "not in the interest of the United States" to defend Chad in court.

Joe Biden chose the rioters over my son.

Chad was home recovering from hip surgery for an injury he sustained when they came to his house asking for his gun and his badge...

I know that Chad is being thrown to the wolves for purely political reasons.

And I know that Joe Biden is making a statement by turning his back on the law enforcement officers like Chad because they were sent into Portland by President Trump.

Let's be honest, the leftist base of Joe Biden's party hates the police.

They want people like Chad to suffer.

They know he can't afford to pay for a legal defense for himself.

They know he will be financially destroyed and his family will be destitute.

But they want to make an example out of him.

And so I'd resigned myself to thinking that there was nothing I could do and that the bad guys were going to win.

Until we got the phone call that changed everything.

It was Jason from LELDF saying they would help provide a free legal defense for Chad.

Believe me, your kind donation today of $35, $50, or $100 to LELDF to defend Chad will mean so much to our family.

Friend, I can't emphasize enough that my son never asked for any of this!

After more than 14 years in the Army as a Green Beret, Chad has served with distinction for the past 11 years in the U.S. Marshal Service.

And this is the "thanks" he gets from the Commander-in-Chief: betrayal and retaliation.

LELDF is preparing to ramp up legal action in Chad's case, so I'm counting on your gift of $35 or more today to help fund his defense.

Whether or not you can give, please keep Chad and our family in your prayers.

With deep appreciation,

Linda Skaggs

P.S. I know in my heart that most Americans are good people who support law enforcement and don't want to see my son Chad destroyed for simply doing his job. Please consider taking a stand for what's right today by helping my son by clicking this link:

More such officers who sacrifice so much for will face similar fates unless we speak out and stand up for the brave men and women in blue. The next time you see a police officer in your community, please thank them for their service. To read more about our mission or the other Law Enforcement officers we're defending, please visit And remember - Blue Lives Matter!

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