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Wilmington SWAT members raid wrong house
Digitriad.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Unknown

Posted on 10/05/2012 12:21:00 PM PDT by Altariel

Steve and Jennifer Tuppeny describe an early morning raid by Wilmington SWAT team members on their Middletown home. Officers were in search of a man who had not lived in the house since 2009. (10/4/12)


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: delaware; donutwatch; middletown; swat; wilmington
If you can't view the video, here is the story here: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20121005/NEWS/310050060/Terrorized-family-SWAT-team-raids-wrong-home?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home&nclick_check=1
1 posted on 10/05/2012 12:21:04 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Did they at least kill the dog?


2 posted on 10/05/2012 12:22:37 PM PDT by BipolarBob (G Orwell was an optimist it seems.)
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To: BipolarBob
It is getting to the point where the real story is:

SWAT Team Hits Correct House - Chief of Police States No Dogs Killed in the Raid.

3 posted on 10/05/2012 12:29:20 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: Altariel
Who needs recon when you have black uniforms and cool automatic weapons.
4 posted on 10/05/2012 12:30:45 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Altariel

Isn’t sovereign immunity awesome? Well, unless you’re a border patrol agent.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Not even so much as ‘sorry we broke your door down and we’ll pay to replace whatever damage we did’? This could have gone really wrong if the homeowner responded with deadly force against someone breaking down his front door.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 12:35:27 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Altariel

Another one? Goodness, five year old kids can use a GPS device on a smartphone. SWAT can’t get the right house?


7 posted on 10/05/2012 12:36:30 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: Altariel
Police had a search warrant authorizing them to obtain a DNA sample.

So they had a no-knock for a DNA sample? Were they afraid he'd get rid of the evidence?
8 posted on 10/05/2012 12:36:42 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Altariel

I wonder who will protect us from the police?


9 posted on 10/05/2012 12:38:34 PM PDT by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: andyk

Well, at least they gave ‘em a copy of the search warrant. And managed not to kill any dogs.

I wanna see the bootlickers justify this one.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 12:41:35 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Fledermaus

It’s not incompetence.

It’s planned terror.

They were as willing to enter that house and terrorize the residence as any brazen criminal—unlike said brazen criminal they were paid, out of your tax dollars, to terrorize this family.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 12:45:12 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: toolman1401

“Not even so much as ‘sorry we broke your door down and we’ll pay to replace whatever damage we did’? This could have gone really wrong if the homeowner responded with deadly force against someone breaking down his front door.”

Someone trying to bust in my door...well...
Would make more sense...to walk up...post LEO’s around house, knock on door and serve warrant.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 12:45:45 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: Altariel
So the police had a four year old address for the suspect, had to smash in a door when they had already caught the current owner at gunpoint outside his house, brought in some type of "social worker" to talk to their child without permission, and then finally caught their suspect at the current address they had for him. And after all that they released him in an hour?

I wonder what the social worker talked to the kid about. "Does your daddy express fear of the government? Do you want to turn him in and get new parents for that?"

Forget the Cops! theme. I don't know whether to replace it with a tinny piano playing some Keystone Kops music or something a little more Wagnerian.

13 posted on 10/05/2012 12:48:41 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: MeganC

Smith and Wesson, Mossburg, Remington, Colt and others are all waiting to help.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 12:49:34 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: andyk

So they had a no-knock for a DNA sample? Were they afraid he’d get rid of the evidence?

_____

(Laughing. With anger and sorrow.)


15 posted on 10/05/2012 12:55:49 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Altariel

Not even a no-knock drug-flushing type justification. They were looking for a guy to give a DNA sample.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 12:57:56 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Altariel
Ooops!


17 posted on 10/05/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: toolman1401
This could have gone really wrong awesome if the homeowner responded with deadly force against someone breaking down his front door.
18 posted on 10/05/2012 1:02:07 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Altariel

I’d sometimes hear reports of horrible violent crimes in the very most public ethnic places and ZERO witnesses —even when HUNDREDS were documented as having been right there.

NOW I’m beginning to understand it —I mean...it seems puzzling to rat-out one set of criminals to simply another set of criminals.

I used to be a VERRRY active civic citizen and now? I’m above average headed to so-so.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 1:05:18 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Altariel
Middletown is way far out of the Wilmington, DE city limits. By what protocol did any member of the Wilmington city police force have any authority in this town outside the Wilmington limits? Who authorized the use of a SWAT team in this fashion, and unaccompanied by a member of the Middletown police? Eh?
20 posted on 10/05/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: Repeat Offender

Since they didn’t shoot the dog I’m sure one of the JBTs killed the cat! Or at least the goldfish!


21 posted on 10/05/2012 1:11:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Sloth

I disagree. The homeowner may have been shot himself, his family may have been shot, or he may have killed a police officer. Even if he survived and the police didn’t, he would face the possible legal issues, expense, and hardship of having endured the situation he was put in. Being a firearm owner and law-abiding citizen, using deadly force is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 1:11:54 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Altariel

“It’s not incompetence.

It’s planned terror.

They were as willing to enter that house and terrorize the residence as any brazen criminal—unlike said brazen criminal they were paid, out of your tax dollars, to terrorize this family.”

We are becoming more and more like Nazi Germany a little bit at a time.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 1:13:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Altariel

The fact is this:
This will continue to happen as long as no police officer is held responsible for it.

The law should read that the officer responsible for the raid has to be named, and be held liable for any damage or injury to property or persons injured in raids to the wrong house.

Now the Government is virtually free to do practically anything they like with immunity. Make someone bear the burden, and they will start making damned sure they are at the right place.

The police has no business breaking into home in the middle of the night or early morning anyway. Too many innocent people have been badly injured with this BS.If a police officer shoots an innocent civilian in one of these raids , there should be no excuse, that man should be prosecuted for murder.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 1:13:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: toolman1401

Just for curiosity’s sake what kind of rifle round could you depend on to cruise through a bullet proof vest? .308, .22-250, .30-06, 243, .223. .45-70?

Am I right in figuring a .308 would handle anyone coming through the door. Seems like you need a large magazine for special occasions.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 1:17:11 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: MeganC
Even protecting yourself against the police is a crime, no?

This is why I wish we'd hurry up and establish new places to live off-planet. :(

26 posted on 10/05/2012 1:20:34 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: toolman1401
Being a firearm owner and law-abiding citizen, using deadly force is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly.

And I, being a homeowner and law-abiding citizen, think that protecting my home and family is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly.

If "law enforcement" has business with me they can knock or ring the door bell. People breaking down the doors of private, law-abiding citizens should be considered home invaders until positive identification of the corpse on the floor proves otherwise.

27 posted on 10/05/2012 2:02:40 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: the anti-liberal

Remember: they are from the government, and they are there to help you.


28 posted on 10/05/2012 2:10:40 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: KarlInOhio

“I wonder what the social worker talked to the kid about. “Does your daddy express fear of the government? Do you want to turn him in and get new parents for that?””

If that wasn’t one of the questions asked, it probably soon will be.


29 posted on 10/05/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Little Ray

*crickets*


30 posted on 10/05/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Venturer

as long as lawsuits get paid out from taxpayer funding , nothing will change.


31 posted on 10/05/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Altariel

It’s getting so that the only way these folks could possibly get the right place is if they were given the wrong address in the first place.


32 posted on 10/05/2012 3:21:52 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Congratulations on your big 'win.' Obviously, Romney is a much more capable socialist than Obama.)
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To: EternalVigilance

The problem is not incompetence. The problem is a *desire* to break into the homes of law abiding American citizens.

Good training, if your goal is to prepare the police to be willing to mindlessly break into homes and drag away “political prisoners” or “religious fanatics” in the dead of night.

So long as people assume the problem is incompetence, those involved will smile and say “Of course, we’ll get it “right” next time”; like a wolf who *promises* the sheepdog that *next* time, he won’t attack one of the lambs.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 3:34:54 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: carriage_hill; Travis McGee

“Wrong House” (if you believe that, we have oceanfront property in Oklahoma you might like to see) ping


34 posted on 10/05/2012 4:03:52 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
Thefts another bump in deputy's career - SWAT sgt. was fired from Key West PD

Overnight Sleep-Over at the Police Chief’s House Turns Bad (Key West)

KEY WEST the newspaper ^ | JULY 13, 2012 | Dennis Reeves Cooper

Update: Overnight Sleep-Over at Police Chief’sHouse Turns Bad(Key West)

KEY WEST THE NEWSPAPER ^ | AUGUST 10, 2012 | Dennis Reeves Cooper

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MCSO: Evidence lacking to arrest drunk deputy

Deputy Donald Dalton, who by Jan. 9 had already racked up a history of alcohol-related misdeeds with the Sheriff's Office, including a previous allegation of drunk driving while on patrol, was never arrested for the alleged DUI that day and has not been charged with a crime.

Dalton blew 0.155 and 0.151, both almost twice the legal limit of 0.08, in two Breathalyzer tests shortly after he was ordered off the road on Jan. 9, say Sheriff's Office documents.

The incident, however, wasn't the first time Dalton was drunk on patrol, according to the Sheriff's Office. On March 11, 2007, Dalton was breath-tested due to concerns that he smelled strongly of alcohol while on duty. The tests, which were administered at 12:30 that afternoon, showed a breath alcohol of 0.02, below the legal limit of 0.08. But the Sheriff's Office concluded that before 9 o'clock that morning, when a co-worker first complained that Dalton smelled of alcohol, he had been driving with a breath alcohol level slightly above 0.1, higher than the limit.

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35 posted on 10/05/2012 4:35:58 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: meatloaf

I’ve been looking at A Ruger 10/22 Takedown Semi-automatic rifle. They’re sharp looking.

I want to teach my boy to shoot with it.

I’ve heard that 22s get a bad rap for their perceived lack of stopping power. I don’t believe that to be true with a rifle, but are you suggesting they will penetrate body armor too? Must you have a particular type of round?


36 posted on 10/05/2012 7:32:12 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: All

Case in point. This time it was a 76 year old woman.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55032396-78/burbank-police-search-lake.html.csp


37 posted on 10/06/2012 9:34:29 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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