Raid that killed 92 year old -- gets even worse
Story here. It was pretty appalling to begin with, and now is getting even worse.
The raid was based on the word of a junkie trying to get charges dropped.
They convinced the junkie that they could jail him, by planting drugs in his yard before they called in a drug sniffing dog.
To get the search warrant, they just invented a story of an undercover buy.
After they shot her, they planted drugs in the house.
[Hat tip to reader David McCleary]
To protect and serve?
Posted by: Letalis at May 2, 2007 04:38 PM
NEVER let the government have a power that you wouldn't want your worst enemy to have. And this kind of crap is the reason why. You might also google up the story of Donald Scott.
Posted by: RKV at May 2, 2007 07:59 PM
Or Cory Maye. Or Sal Culosi. Or a myriad of others. See here for more.
Posted by: JT at May 3, 2007 09:31 AM
No-knock raids are an abomination, in general...If you're worried about someone flushing drugs away, block the sewer...it's not that hard, and there would be residue in the pipes at least. Kalifornia has conducted no-knock raids for unregistered .50 caliber weapons...that's utterly absurd...anyone who collects or shoots should be armed and prepared to defend his gun collection from criminals, and there's no guarantee a bunch of armed men breaking into your house at night who SAYS they're police or FBI really are.
Posted by: doug in colorado at May 3, 2007 09:54 AM