More on SWAT shooting in Atlanta
Reason Online is noting that the story about the Atlanta raid that ended with the SWAT team shooting 88 year Kathryn Johnson ... is getting even worse. The warrant was apparently based on claims from an informant that he'd purchased crack there ... but the informant says he never did, and later was pressured to falsely claim that he had.
The report is that it was a "no-knock" warrant. As Reason notes, the department is probably hosed no matter what it does, at this point. Bottom line is they charged into a house and snuffed a grandmother when she had been doing nothing wrong. This is a pretty bad bottom line.
From there, we get to either (a) the informant is truthful, and he never told the PD what they say he did so the whole thing was BS, or (b) the informant is untruthful, and they're raiding houses and shooting people over what untrustworthy informants are reporting. (OK, I know they do that, but they're not supposed to admit it).