Skip to comments.Man Impersonating DEA During Home Invasion, Shot, Killed
Posted on 07/26/2018 5:23:33 AM PDT by marktwain
At about 1 a.m. on July 18th, 2018, in Alquippa, Pennsylvania Brionna Hicks stepped outside on the porch of her home to smoke a cigarette. Her mother was upstairs with three children. Her brother, Anthony Farley, lived in the other half of the duplex.
Two men, wearing shirts with DEA printed on them, ran up to the porch, yelling DEA! and DEA survellance! They tried to handcuff Brionna. She fought them and started screaming. From post-gazzette.com, 18 July:
Her mother came downstairs and was confronted by a tall man wearing something white on his head, according to the complaint. The man pointed a gun at the mother and told her to lay face down on the stairs.Brionna's brother, Anthony, ended up in the hospital. He will recover. His assailant ended up dead, on the porch.
The two men then tried to drag Ms. Hicks out of the house, she said, at which point her brother, who lives in the adjoining half of the duplex, came to the front door.
The unidentified man shot her brother, Anthony Farley, in the neck.
Mr. Farley returned fire, striking the man, according to the complaint.
Scary stuff. Sounds like she would have been trafficked, or raped and dead. Thank God for the brother.
Does the phrase “actions have consequences” have any meaning to most Americans today?
If you drug-test both knuckleheads here....they both fail. The drugged-up guy has no concern about consequences...the stuff has melted their ‘compass’ and they can’t imagine being dead in twelve minutes.
You can go down the 500 shootings/killings of the past week from across the nation, and if the cops would just go and drug-test every single one of guys....they would all fail.
“Police officers have been killed when they have attempted to serve warrants without sufficient notice. Homeowners who have shot police officers have been found not guilty by juries.”
As it should be. When the police are acting like criminals the lines are often blurred and homeowners have no choice but to defend themselves. Mistaken identities/wrong addresses further complicate these issues.
The recent spate of GVRO/Red Flag laws passed in blue states will make this situation even worse. Anyone can now point his/her finger at someone and tell a cop, “He threatened me, he has guns, I’m afraid”; the cop goes to a judge, GVRO issued, no due process, and the po-po are banging on someone’s door with no warning whatsoever.
Confiscation, one gun owner at a time.
meanwhile they’ve been arrested and charged for attempting to shoot a DEA officer :\
My point was about stupid and corrupt policing, not drug-addled killers smart enough to imitate dumb policing methods.
And I generally am a great supporter of cops.
“The war on drugs has vastly expanded the use of “no knock” warrants, which have been issued promiscuously in recent years. The mere ownership of legal firearms has been used as a premise to issue a no-knock warrant.”
You really can’t know whether it’s a home invader or a Fed when you’re woken up at 5AM and someone is shouting “DEA” or “FBI” or “police”! This policy of
“no knock” raids is obviously being copied by the regular criminals. Of course, this makes it more dangerous for the Feds and a positive feed back loop is created.
The morons at the DEA and other Federal agency should really re-consider the untoward consequences of their no knock raid requests. I really can’t have much sympathy for these Gestapo agents using Gestapo tactics so the Feds are reaping what they sow.
In WI, we even saw no-knock pre-dawn raids used as a means of collecting evidence by local Milwaukee police in a politically driven investigations driven by anti-Walker “East German” DA Chisholm
Not that it’s easy to do real-time, but if it’s only one or two people claiming to be cops breaking into a house, it’s probably a home invasion rather than a legit search, at least that’s what I see watching TV. For a no-knock, they do want and need overwhelming force.
Either way, it’s an ugly situation.
It strikes me as being kind of odd that the house and yard are fenced in.
Thresholds are so low for these raids that criminals and miscreants are calling police departments with fake information prompting the police to launch a SWAT raid based on a fake call.
It’s called SWAT-ing, and it wouldn’t work if police checked things out before sending in a heavily armed platoon and armored cars.
“It strikes me as being kind of odd that the house and yard are fenced in.”
Small children? Pets? Keep neighbors kids/pets away? Good fences make good neighbors?
Not odd or out of line in any way.
Hard to tell at 5AM when you’re waking up. That’s the point.
The regular criminals don’t really need to worry that their badges are fake when the victim is going from just waking up to tunnel vision.
More SWAT raids means more fake SWAT raids. More real and fake SWAT raids means more deaths for everyone.
Kids and pets? We know there were 3 children.
The only reason for a “no-knock” warrant is that there is something on the other side of the door worth killing or dying for.
IMHO, “Flushing the evidence” is not a reason.
Otherwise, how do you tell a cop from a criminal?
This problem has a relatively easy solution. Any police warrant party should be required to have a marked police cruiser with them.
And the instant the cops go through the house’s door, that cruiser must turn its blue and red emergency lights on, and hit the siren. Let folks know that it’s really the police out there.
You can’t tell the difference between cops and robbers these days.
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