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Interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids (CATO)

See what's happening in your neck of the woods:

http://www.cato.org/raidmap

BTW the related book looks like one I will have to pick up.



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We should have home invasion

We should have home invasion training for residents who may have their homes invaded by people without warrants. There should be "No Hesitation" target practice posters of people in black uniforms. Home owners should learn to shoot first and ask questions later. If it saves just one family pet, it's worth it.

SWAT Team Kills Mayor's Dogs In Botched, No Knock Raid.

3 minutes. Blame the victims.

Uploaded on May 6, 2010.
A Maryland mayor had his dogs killed in a Botched SWAT Raid. He is demanding the federal government to investigate why SWAT team members burst into his home without knocking and shot his two dogs to death in an investigation into a drug smuggling scheme. One dog was shot dead where it was laying when SWAT burst in, the 2nd dog was killed when it tried to run away from SWAT, it was killed from behind.

All victims innocent.

Title: Berwyn Heights mayor Cheye Calvo and his wife Trinity Tomsic. Raid on an innocent suspects.
State: Maryland Date: Jul 29, 2008

Description: Policemen posing as delivery drivers delivered a package containing nearly four pounds of marijuana to the home of Berwyn Heights mayor Cheye Calvo and his wife Trinity Tomsic. After Mr. Calvo brought the package addressed to his wife into the home, the Prince George's County SWAT team initiated a raid into the home using no-knock entry. Upon entering the home, the officers shot and killed Calvo's two black Labrador retrievers. Calvo, dressed only in his underwear and socks, and his mother-in-law were handcuffed and interrogated for hours-a short distance from the dogs' corpses. The SWAT team had been issued a standard warrant-not a "no-knock" or "dynamic" warrant that allows for the initial tactics used in the raid. Subsequently, on August 6, 2008, the Prince George's County police announced that they arrested two men in connection with a delivery scheme to deliver drugs to homes of unsuspecting recipients. The package addressed to Tomsic was among those tied to the men. A review by the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office concluded that the killings of the couple's dogs were justified. Neither Calvo nor Tomsic were arrested or charged in the case. Source: Rosalind S. Helderman, "Pr. George's Officers Lacked 'Knock' Warrant in Raid," Washington Post, August 6, 2008. Rosalind S. Helderman and Aaron C. Davis "Killing of Mayor's 2 Dogs Justified, Pr. George's Finds," Washington Post, September 5, 2008. Rosalind S. Helderman and Aaron C. Davis, "Pr. George's Police Arrest 2 In Marijuana-Shipping Plot," Washington Post, August 7, 2008. Aaron C. Davis, Police Raid Berwyn Heights Mayor's Home, Kill His 2 Dogs, Washington Post, July 31, 2008.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

http://youtu.be/pV7u91A3KGQ

FAR more people are being killed in

Botched Paramilitary Raids than by "terrorism".

SWAT: Take All Your Expensive "Raid" Vacations to Hawaii!

Raid on an Innocent Suspect
Victims: The McCulley Family (Grandpa, Grandma & Grand Kids. Innocents. Wrong address raid. Then, it was followed by another wrong address raid moments later.
State: Hawaii
Description: In March 2005, police in Omao, Kauai break into the home of Sharon and William McCulley on a drug raid. They're tracking a box that allegedly contains marijuana, and believe it to be in the McCulley's possession. The McCulleys, who are home with their grandchildren, are thrown to the ground in the raid. Sharon McCulley is handcuffed and held to the ground with a gun to her head as her grandchild lays next to her. William McCulley, who walks with a walker and has an implanted device that delivers electrical shocks to his spine to relieve pain, begins flopping around the floor after the device malfunctions from the trauma of being thrown to the ground. Police have the wrong address. They erroneously raid a second home before finally locating the box and arresting several men for distribution of marijuana.

Source: Tom Finnegan, "Wrong House Bust Brings Suit," Honolulu Star Bulletin, January 12, 2006.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Bump.

Grim truth.

Soon there may be another color of dot / category to include: law enforcement officials gunned down at their residences / while on duty, paramilitary-style. (This insanity *must* be curtailed.)

What would the Founders do?