Skip to comments.Buffalo Woman Says Police Raided Wrong House, Killed Her Dog
Posted on 09/04/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT by Altariel
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When Rita Hairston's husband died five years ago, she adopted a dog to keep her company and help her through an emotional time.
Prada was 5-years-old at the time. The black Labrador Retriever became more than a pet, but a part of Hairston's family. A companion.
Last Saturday morning, she returned to her E. Morris Ave. house in University Heights in Buffalo and discovered her home had been broken into and Prada was missing.
There was a puddle of blood on the floor and bullet holes in the door of a bedroom where Prada slept.
But it was not a burglar who broke in. Hairston found a search warrant, signed by a judge, issued to the Erie County Sheriff's Department, on her kitchen floor.
Hairston said police raided her home, searching for cocaine, connected to a man named Lance Thompson.
Hairston said she rents another home she owns to Thompson, who dates her daughter, but he does not live in her residence and she has absolutely no connection to his alleged illegal activities.
A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said they had probable cause to search Hairston's residence because Thompson's alleged drug activities were suspected to take place from Hairston's house on occasion. The home which she rents to Thompson was also searched.
Deputies were forced to shoot and kill Prada during the raid because he threatened them, the spokesman said.
No drugs were recovered from Hairston's home.
Watch Eyewitness News at 11:00 Thursday night for more on this story.
Yet another for the donutwatch ping list.
I always wonder are the cops required to ‘guard’ the door after breaking it down from such a ‘visit’? Can they simply walk away after destroying the property?
Maybe the cops are shooting the dogs so that they can send them to Obama so he has a taste of his childhood to enjoy.
The cops must have been afraid of being licked to death.
Unfortunately, yes. In bad areas, this can lead to your house being looted while you’re trying to get out of jail.
On my Bucket List would be:
Every cop involved.
Every Supervisor involved.
The Judge who signed the Warrant.
Give it a Pepsi so it will “Come Alive”.
Well they had to shoot something otherwise it’s not a good outing, and of course, why not an unarmed dog doing nothing more than protecting its home from intruders.
The cops are your friends. (though they do tend to shoot your best friend these days)
I bet he did. That is why the dog's body is missing... More likely it was shot from behind.
I think I’d be more upset with my daughter and her “boyfriend” than the police.
“I think Id be more upset with my daughter and her boyfriend than the police.”
Funny how that gets skipped over so it becomes all about the Jack Booted Thugs at “the wrong house.”
Lets try it this way, for a change...
The owners were forced to shoot and kill the deputies during the raid because they threatened them, the spokesman said.
The department will clean the apartment immediately, as well as repairing any shot damage.
The daughter and boyfriend weren’t the ones who intruded on the woman’s property in this instance.
law enforcement has morphed into a kind of paramilitary.
Sure, cops as we know them still write traffic tickets and respond to robberies, etc... but it seems all arrests now of any felonies seem to be done by the SWAT style guys.
Not a good sign for our future liberties.
The cops are not your friends. Talk to them with caution. Always make them fulfil the requirements of the law (”Get a warrant”) and don’t talk to them under adversarial conditions without a lawyer.
I really believe they teache these contemporaruy NAZIs at the police acadmies to always shoot the dogs first.
Americans need to take their country back - back from Obama and back from the NAZI goons Bush II unleashed.
Are y’all too stupid to be upset about two things at once?
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