Skip to comments.Wilmington SWAT members raid wrong house
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)
Did they at least kill the dog?
SWAT Team Hits Correct House - Chief of Police States No Dogs Killed in the Raid.
Isn’t sovereign immunity awesome? Well, unless you’re a border patrol agent.
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.
Another one? Goodness, five year old kids can use a GPS device on a smartphone. SWAT can’t get the right house?
I wonder who will protect us from the police?
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.
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.
“Not even so much as sorry we broke your door down and well 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.
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.
Smith and Wesson, Mossburg, Remington, Colt and others are all waiting to help.
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.)
Not even a no-knock drug-flushing type justification. They were looking for a guy to give a DNA sample.
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.
Since they didn’t shoot the dog I’m sure one of the JBTs killed the cat! Or at least the goldfish!
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.
“Its not incompetence.
Its planned terror.
They were as willing to enter that house and terrorize the residence as any brazen criminalunlike 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.
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.
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.
This is why I wish we'd hurry up and establish new places to live off-planet. :(
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.
Remember: they are from the government, and they are there to help you.
“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.
as long as lawsuits get paid out from taxpayer funding , nothing will change.
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.
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.
“Wrong House” (if you believe that, we have oceanfront property in Oklahoma you might like to see) ping
KEY WEST the newspaper ^ | JULY 13, 2012 | Dennis Reeves Cooper
KEY WEST THE NEWSPAPER ^ | AUGUST 10, 2012 | Dennis Reeves Cooper
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.
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?
Case in point. This time it was a 76 year old woman.
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