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FBI Uses Chain Saw On Wrong Door
Fail Daily ^ | 02/01/2012

Posted on 02/03/2012 8:39:11 PM PST by FailDaily.TK

A Massachusetts woman says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home.

Judy Sanchez, of Fitchburg, says she awoke to heavy footsteps in the stairwell on Jan. 26 and walked into her kitchen in time to see a blade chop through her door.

"I took two steps, face the second door, and I heard the click of a gun, and saying, ‘FBI, get down,’ so I laid down on my living room floor,” Sanchez told WHDH.com. "I was screaming, ‘You have the wrong apartment, you have the wrong apartment,’ over fifty times. And then I seen the big blade coming down my door."

She says she was held face-down on the floor at gunpoint while her 3-year-old daughter Ji’anni cried in another room.

It turns out agents were after the other tenant on the floor of the multi-unit building who was suspected of dealing drugs. The raid was called Operation Red Wolf, a two-year investigation into drugs and weapons, WHDH.com reported.

Sanchez says she and her daughter now have trouble sleeping. The mom told WHDH she now sleeps with a baseball bat next to her bed.

The FBI has apologized and is paying for the damage.


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; cops; fail; fbi; oldnews; weirdnews

1 posted on 02/03/2012 8:39:20 PM PST by FailDaily.TK
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To: FailDaily.TK

FBI = Famous But Incompetent


2 posted on 02/03/2012 8:43:50 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: FailDaily.TK

Here's the FBI ...

3 posted on 02/03/2012 8:52:30 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: FailDaily.TK

Oh, thats awkward.


4 posted on 02/03/2012 8:54:16 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: FailDaily.TK

OFFS...

Send the pizza guy in first. at least he’ll lead you to the right door.

And what the heck.. How could they have botched this? 2 years... 2 FRICKING YEARS.. and hit the wrong door?

Good thing they didn’t have a dog or they would have shot that too.


5 posted on 02/03/2012 9:01:59 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: cableguymn

And what the heck.. How could they have botched this? 2 years... 2 FRICKING YEARS.. and hit the wrong door?

Its the Government.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 9:18:25 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: cableguymn
How could they have botched this? 2 years... 2 FRICKING YEARS.. and hit the wrong door?

My thoughts also. Don't ya have to have a college degree to be an FBI agent? Says a lot about our education system too!

7 posted on 02/03/2012 9:23:52 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: FailDaily.TK

crying... howls.
The last line is the best. LOL!!!!


8 posted on 02/03/2012 10:19:12 PM PST by Mountain Mary (I'll vote for Romney when my pig learns to sing..or when hell freezes over..whichever comes first.)
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To: FailDaily.TK

9 posted on 02/03/2012 10:27:30 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: FailDaily.TK

Ummm...Sorry about that...see ya’...


10 posted on 02/03/2012 10:53:52 PM PST by immadashell
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To: NYTexan

I think “2 Frickin’ years”, far from making the mistake incomprehensible, contains the very explanation for it. Namely that such a length of time means that certain information becomes, in effect, “lore”, and is unquestioned by all.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 11:14:55 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: FailDaily.TK

Thank goodness it’s unconstitutional for people to medicate themselves. /nanny state /s


12 posted on 02/04/2012 12:09:02 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: NYTexan; cableguymn; FailDaily.TK; immadashell
It turns out agents were after the other tenant on the floor of the multi-unit building who was suspected of dealing drugs.

The FBI has apologized and is paying for the damage.

Sorry isn’t good enough.

The Forth Amendment states “no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Even if I grant that no knock raids are legal one of two things had to happen for this raid on the wrong residence to have occurred.

One – the FBI had a proper warrant for the correct address and broke in to the wrong residence. In this case they did not have a legal warrant to search this woman’s home and therefore committed an illegal home invasion and should be prosecuted for at a minimum burglary and kidnapping or illegal imprisonment.

Two – They had a warrant to search this woman’s home (her address but with the other person’s name as the resident). In this case they could be prosecuted for perjury for having falsely sworn to facts that they had evidence of crimes having been committed by persons living at that address.

It seems to me that these LEOs are a bit too cavalier with their execution of these home invasion raids. There is just too little accountability for the huge mistakes that occur much too often that have lasting effects on the people who’s homes are violated.

13 posted on 02/04/2012 1:13:49 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: cableguymn

She did have a small dog. She had to hold it while it peed in fear on her. And then lay in the pee for 30 minutes.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 3:59:56 AM PST by doodad
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To: FailDaily.TK
The raid was called Operation Red Wolf, a two-year investigation into drugs and weapons,

Two years of investigation and they hit the wrong house. Nepalincompetano strikes again.

15 posted on 02/04/2012 5:35:19 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Pontiac
It seems to me that these LEOs are a bit too cavalier

That's what I'm saying, but in a different style. What's the chance they didn't even have a warrant in the first place? Has anybody seen it?

16 posted on 02/04/2012 7:17:27 AM PST by immadashell
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To: FailDaily.TK
I see no problem with a two year investigation culminating in a visit by chain saw wielding FBI agents. That's perfectly normal and it's the only way we can win the drug war.
17 posted on 02/04/2012 10:01:10 AM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: immadashell; NYTexan; cableguymn; FailDaily.TK; hattend; doodad; rawcatslyentist; dr_lew
So what some one needs to tell me is; Why isn’t the ACLU and the Tort Lawyers all over these police departments, FBI and the DEA when they perform these False warrant/warrantless raids on innocent home owners?

I have my own theory but I would be interested to hear that of others.

18 posted on 02/04/2012 4:58:55 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Jay Santos CP

You forgot your /sarcasm tag


19 posted on 02/04/2012 5:18:56 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Pontiac

You would question the obvious?

Like: Why hasn’t holder resigned yet. Or why did a judge in GA refer to another opinion not presented in court to allow 0 to stay on the presidential ballot?

We have been had by our goobermint!


20 posted on 02/04/2012 5:22:09 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
You would question the obvious?

One should always challenge their assumptions.

If you live your life assuming you have all of the answers you become like the Liberals assuming that your opponents are idiots and living your life by the perennially entrenched lies of long dead fools.

21 posted on 02/04/2012 5:38:10 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Very philosophical and non-reactionary..I commend you!


22 posted on 02/04/2012 5:52:00 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Thank you kindly sir.


23 posted on 02/04/2012 6:35:03 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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