Showing posts with label home invasion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home invasion. Show all posts

DC Cop Raids Are Undeterred By Lack Of Probable Cause

from the Washington Post. Government's domestic terrorists. Sallie Taylor was sitting in her apartment in Northeast Washington one evening in January 2015 watching “Bible Talk” when her clock fell off the wall and broke. She turned and looked up. Nine D.C. police officers smashed through her door, a shotgun was pointed at her face and she   ... MORE

M. David: Is It Ever Legal To Shoot Cops?

Badges do not grant special rights.   Is it ever legal to shoot cops? A growing number of states are passing laws that say that yes, in fact, sometimes it is well within a citizen’s rights to shoot a police officer. Other states have already ruled in favor of citizens shooting police officers in self-defense, (even hip-hop legend Tupac walked    ... MORE

An 11-Year-Old Demonstrates Good Judgment And Good Marksmanship, Striking Down Home Invader With One Shot

Gun control means using both hands.   An 11-year-old Missouri boy shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during an attempted home invasion Thursday afternoon, St. Louis County police said. Police said two suspects tried to break into the home north of downtown St. Louis twice before the shooting on Thursday. On the third try, authorities said the     ... MORE

Matt Agorist: Stupid Cops Break Into Wrong Home, Shoot Innocent Homeowner, Kill His Dog, Then Shoot Each Other

Another botched home invasion by trigger-happy cops.     An almost unbelievable tale of police incompetence comes out of Dekalb County Tuesday after police responded to the wrong home on a burglary call. During the blunder, police officers wrongfully entered a residence as the homeowners, Chris and Leah McKinley and their small child, ... MORE

‘Stop F*cking Crying', Demands Cop Holding Naked Woman And Children At Gunpoint After Raiding Wrong Apartment

by Travis Gettys.   Public masters or public servants? Police terrorized a naked woman and her children at gunpoint last week during a no-knock raid on the wrong apartment. Marianne Diaz said she was awakened about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday by SWAT officers knocking down the door to her Worcester, Massachusetts, apartment as officers wearing      ... MORE

5 Eye-Opening Facts, Figures on No-Knock Warrants

by Sean Piccolli. Stats illustrate America's move to a police state. At a time of anxiety over policing in the United States and heated debate about "militarized" law enforcement, the practice of conducting "no-knock raids" – in which heavily armed SWAT teams burst unannounced into homes – has come under widespread scrutiny. Here are facts, figures, and     ... MORE

Matt Agorist: Family Raided by SWAT, Their Home Trashed And Their Dog Shot For Not Being Able To Pay Utility Bill

Police state USA. Nothing says Police State USA quite like a SWAT team raiding a family home and killing their dog because they are unable to pay their natural gas bill. The woman whose dog was killed and home destroyed by SWAT officers is Angela Zorich, and her story about her police state experience will shock the conscious. According to a federal ... MORE

SWAT Team Raids House And Kills Homeowner Because Criminal Who Burglarized The House Told Them To

by Tim Cushing.  We've heard complaints that warrant requirements for searches are an obstacle to efficient crime fighting. Here's a timeline of an incident that led to the death of a homeowner during a SWAT team raid in search of drugs it never foundLate Sept. 22nd/early A.M. Sept. 23rd: David and Teresa Hooks' home was burglarized. Among     ... MORE

Radley Balko: Absurd Fourth Circuit Ruling Embodies Everything That’s Wrong With SWAT Drug Raids

Some police state bootlickers have robes.  Earlier this month, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an appalling decision in a lawsuit stemming from a fatal 2005 drug raid in Maryland. In fact, the opinion encapsulates everything that’s wrong with sending militarized police barreling into homes to serve    ... MORE

Radley Balko: Another Day, Another Drug War Fatality

Pot suspect shot in the face by cops in his own home.   Meet Derek Cruice, your latest collateral damage in the drug war:A deputy shot and killed an unarmed man while attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant in Deltona, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said deputies were entering the home on Maybrook  ... MORE

SWAT Kills Man In ‘Drug Raid’ That Finds $2 Of Marijuana

One less pot smoker, America is safe!      Original story. Jason Westcott had no criminal record to speak of, and yet he died in a SWAT “drug raid” on his house which yielded only $2.00 in marijuana. It all started when a confidential informant lied to police about Westcott. That informant, who approached the Tampa Bay Times in July using   ... MORE

Cops Do 20,000 No-Knock Raids Against Citizens Each Year

by Dara Lind.     Most of the time, when a person kills an intruder who breaks into his home, dressed in all black and screaming, the homeowner will avoid jail time. But what happens when the break-in was a no-knock SWAT raid, the intruder was a police officer, and the homeowner has a record? A recent pair of cases in Texas are an example of how    ... MORE

Mark Almonte: Why Do Civilians Need Assault Weapons?

Could you visualize yourself needing one?   The two strongest reasons for civilians to own assault weapons are self-defense and defense against tyranny. One self-defense situation that comes to mind is the L.A. riots.  Who can forget the nightly news's live footage of thugs hurling rocks at passing cars, buildings on fire, and looters smashing storefront   ... MORE