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SWAT team fires semi-automatic weapons at unarmed teenage girl

Members of a SWAT team opened fire on an unarmed teenage girl this week when police officers outside of Washington, DC attempted to serve an early morning search warrant.
Myasia Hughley, 18, is recovering from flesh wounds following Thursday morning’s events in District Heights, Maryland. She was asleep in her bedroom at her family house when 15 FBI SWAT agents stormed the house with guns drawn.
“I’m shouting ‘Nobody is armed, nobody has a gun!’ and then all of a sudden I heard ‘She’s got a gun!’ and they just opened fire,” Emory Hughley, Myasia’s father, tells local station WJLA News.
Myasia didn’t have a gun, though, nor did any other member of the Hughley household. The authorities allegedly saw something, and in their minds had enough reason to unleash a barrage of bullets at the girl. Mr. Hughley tells Washington’s NBC News4 that he saw one agent even fire off around seven shots himself using a semi-automatic weapon.

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Send in armed cowards in body armor,

Why the yellow badges?

What gives them authority? What was the warrant?

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I know this isn't funny - but I always have to laugh

THANK GOD half the cops out there are so incompetent. I mean - a swat team opens fire - supposedly becuase their lives are in danger and the use of deadly force is the only way to save themselves - and all the girl gets is flesh wounds??
How big is this friggin house?? Is that hallway over the requisite 25 yard qual distance?
Nothing says wannabe tough guy, has been never will be like a "SWAT" team that apparantley is too busy divying up last nights drug raid proceeds to bother to go to a range now and again. Holy crap - seven rounds and a couple of grazing wounds - and that's just one cop - the others all missed too. Epic fail losers.

If you are going to oppress us and do the bidding of the tyrants can you at least put some friggin effort into it - frankly it is insulting to be oppressed by these idiots.

This story will be buried by MSN after 2-3 hours.

Now back to football.

Federal agents repeatedly demonstrate that they are NOT trained in the proper use of firearms. Give the FBI SWAT team a nuke and they will makeup an excuse to use it on the next door they break down.


Guns don't shoot people...

SWAT team motherf*ckers shoot people!

What would the Founders do?

Not sure

Why the title needed to say "semi automatic" 98% of all law enforcement carry semi automatic pistols.

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Playing on the same emotions as anti-gun crowd...

Of course many people *here* would know the technicalities, but for a story like this, when posted with the hope to be spread far and wide, I see no reasons not to add a bit of scare tactics, if it is truthful, of course!

"Assault weapon" would be even better, IMHO -- is not it what a SWAT team carries *by definition*, and is not it what some people *think* should never be in law-abiding civilian's hands? ;)

And, I am relieved to know that girl survived, really... Can not imagine what the family been through... :(

Paul B.

"It's coming right for us!"

Reminds me of the episode from South Park where Jimbo says that in order to avoid prosecution for hunting an endangered animal, all you have to do is say, "It's coming right for us!" before shooting.

"I thought I saw a gun."

"I smelled marijuana."

"He was resisting arrest."

How long will we continue to accept these transparent lies used to justify the abuse we suffer at the hands of the police?

At least citizen video has begun to show the public how these despicable agencies really operate.

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Stupid thing to shout.

The girl yelled "Nobody here is armed. Nobody has a gun." And there's 15 SWAT goons in the room with her, all yelling something themselves. So it just takes one moron to mis-understand what she's saying as: "(somebody) HAS A GUN!" And they start shooting.

Better chance of surviving the encounter if you just raise your hands, fingers spread wide open. SWAT teams are looking for obedience and submission first; don't try to argue with them until they've decided you're not about to shoot back. They are trained to be bullies and cowards -- a very dangerous combination.

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For gosh sakes...

she was in her own home at an ungodly hour. Her home was invaded. We have no rights anymore. Sadly, it is our own fault for being so asleep for so many years.

I'm not blaming the girl for anything.

Yes, her rights were violated. Had she shot the entire SWAT team dead, and I were on her jury, I would vote to acquit her. Hell, give her a medal for removing dangerous pests from the community.

But she was unarmed and outnumbered. All I'm saying is that her best strategy is to SURVIVE the encounter, and sue the bastards later. Yelling anything that includes the words "got a gun" is not the best strategy for survival, hm?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

It's a bad thing to shout,

It's a bad thing to shout, but I wouldn't expect an 18 year old girl to know that.

oh please

The first Amendment give The People the right to announce your lack of defense. SWAT had conducted their arrest inappropriately and will face due process of Law for their aggressions.

Better chance of surviving the encounter if you just raise your hands, fingers spread wide open?!..I thought Americans were better than this.

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"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

Fascists never want to explain their actions.

Usually because there is no rational explanation.

So they can break into your home, fire unlimited shots at you

and never show a search warrant? This is getting totally out of control.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Getting? It's long been out of control. They've been doing

this for decades.

I'm amazed they were such bad shots that she didn't die or wasn't critically wounded.

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