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Old 07-01-2013, 10:27 PM   #21
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These stories scare the crap out of me, especially since I have repo man and debt collector pounding on my door to collect a debt that isn't mine.

" John Adams, 61, was shot and killed by police in a drug raid on the wrong house. His wife Loraine, 70, was also handcuffed and forced to the ground.
Officers Kyle Shedran, 25, and Greg Day, 24, were placed on administrative leave with pay following the shooting

Read more: Man Killed By Police In Raid On Wrong House : Freedom Outpost

"While the majority of police officers are good men, reports like raiding the wrong house and subsequently killing the individuals inside are becoming more common place and the officers that are involved rarely face any sort of consequences. One that comes to mind was when Jose Guerena was shot and killed by several members of the Pima County Sheriff’s Office on a drug raid that yielded no evidence that he was doing or selling drugs. He was an Iraq veteran and these officers let him bleed to death over the course of an hour after being shot 60 times, as the deputies denied him medical attention. As of today, not one of the officers has lost their job. In fact, some have even been promoted.


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Old 07-01-2013, 10:43 PM   #22
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a dozen or so years ago one of my nieces was driving at 2AM on a highway (returning to college from visiting home) when a car pulled behind her with the familiar blue light and headlights flashing. She kept going and called 911 and told them that she wasn't trying to evade but being so late and alone wanted to make sure it was an officer. They checked and told her no one had responded to following a car where she was, and directed her to pull off at an exit where they had dispatched a police car. When she approached the exit and could see the other police car waiting, the light in the car behind her suddenly went out and the car changed to the other lane and sped off. So calling 911 in such a situation is a good thing to do.

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:03 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by RunningBum View Post

On another note, the thread title could certainly be more specific, couldn't it? When "this" is your only noun, I think that's a clue that you should add something more so people can understand what the topic is without opening the thread.
Point taken. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #24
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I saw this on another site. I could post a LOT of police no no's from there. Seems we don't have a constitution anymore.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:52 PM   #25
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I took a self-defense course years ago, and at that time the instructor (ex-policeman) advised that if you are stopped and you have any doubt that the people stopping you are real officers, you should advise them that you are driving to the nearest police station and that you will be happy to speak with them there. If they are legitimate officers, he said they would have no problem with that, and if they are not, they would disappear pretty quickly. I've never had to follow this advice, but I've never forgotten it.
This. I remember in college there was a CHP officer who killed a girl (after harrassing other women) while on duty. He'd have women pull over to a remote offramp. I've been somewhat more suspicious of law enforcement since then...

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:33 PM   #26
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The site below provides a map of this type of excessive police search/raid activity. Dozens of instances, details provided when you click on the pointers.

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids | Cato Institute
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:13 PM   #27
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It is sad that this stuff can even happen. As a kid I was always to look for the uniform and the badge..not someone waving a gun in my face with plain clothing on. The worse thing is they charged her with felonies for things that werent her fault. I dont think the majority of people would have no been afraid if this happened ot them.

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