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Machine Gun-Toting SWAT Team Blindsides Innocent Old Man, PUMMELS Him
Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2014 | Eric Owens

Posted on 05/19/2014 10:43:02 AM PDT by Rusty0604

A rural northwest Iowa man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that he was brutally pummeled by a SWAT team after a relative made false harassment allegations against him

Instead of speaking with the retaliatory relative, the sheriff’s department in Pottawattamie County, Iowa (pop. 92,913) sent close to a dozen members of its SWAT team to the home of John Hytrek.

Hytrek, 52, was working on a tractor in his driveway when the heavily armed policemen jumped out of a van.

He had previously warned the relative, who sports a prior conviction for uttering false statements, to leave his property.

According to the lawsuit, the horde of cops tackled the 52-year-old Parkinson’s sufferer. His face slammed on a tire machine. The police officers punched him in the head at least five times.

“I did not resist them, nothing,” Hytrek told the station. “They could’ve came up to me and asked me what was going on, and they didn’t.”

The lawsuit also alleges that the SWAT team positioned a sniper across the street to monitor the situation in case the quinquagenarian man with a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system tried anything squirrely.

In a deposition for case, an unidentified deputy told Hytrek’s attorney Tom Prickett that Hytrek hadn’t threatened the SWAT team in any way. However, the SWAT team members were concerned that he might brandish the hammer he happened to be holding as a weapon.

Hytrek suffered serious injuries as a result of the melee — so serious that the SWAT team had to send him to the hospital before he could go to jail.

A judge dismissed the false charges against Hytrek for harassment and assault in November 2012.

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KEYWORDS: confrontationwatch; donutwatch; elo; feos; police; swat; thugs
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1 posted on 05/19/2014 10:43:02 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604; null and void

JBT Ping?


2 posted on 05/19/2014 10:45:30 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Rusty0604; All

They were geared up and were concerned about an “assault hammer”???

What a bunch of panty-wads!!!


3 posted on 05/19/2014 10:45:41 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Rusty0604

52 isn’t “an old man.”

Or possibly that’s just wishful thinking on my part.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 10:45:44 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Rusty0604

If 52 makes you an old man than I should be dead.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 10:46:29 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I move the line that I consider “old” the older I get.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 10:49:13 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I wonder if any of these SWAT members ever ask, “Is this really necessary?” or are they all punks?


8 posted on 05/19/2014 10:50:25 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Sherman Logan

Whether he was 32 or 52 that level of force was clearly excessive.
This just goes to prove that when law enforcement is militarized they aren’t going to just let their toys collect dust.
The smallest hint of danger without little or no evidence to support it will lead to a full SWAT response.
Those officers involved should be prosecuted.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 10:51:27 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Rusty0604

No military toys for LEOs of any kind. One SWAT team.per county sherrif’s office.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: Rusty0604

Right. At 73 I only occasionally refer to myself as old. At 80 I am sure I will fit the category. Just give me a few more years. I am sure old will catch up to me.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 10:51:59 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Rusty0604
Swat team "Look we have new toys , we are bad .
13 posted on 05/19/2014 10:53:40 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: puppypusher

I am cheating death at fifty five


14 posted on 05/19/2014 10:53:43 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: Rusty0604
Pottawattamie County, Iowa (pop. 92,913)

That is not a real large county population. I do not know if the Sheriff is up for reelection this year or not, but this kinda makes me wonder if maybe Mr Hytrek is supporting the wrong guy this year or maybe supported the wrong guy in the last election.

15 posted on 05/19/2014 10:53:55 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Rusty0604
I move the line that I consider “old” the older I get.

Damn, I move the line depending on how hard it is to get out of bed in the morning, or a chair, or the car , or..............

16 posted on 05/19/2014 10:59:57 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Rusty0604

More from the Gang-in-Blue.
That is what they have become, a destructive Gang.
You are part of the “Brotherhood” or you aren’t.
They simply don’t care what you think anymore.

It’s long past time to choose sides.
When local police are targeting returning military HEROES as TERRORISTS, they are way beyond any legitimate role.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 11:00:41 AM PDT by Macoozie (1) Win the Senate 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Impeach Roberts)
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To: Rusty0604

These sheriff’s deputies officers ought to be facing criminal charges of aggravated assault, but since prosecutors in most jurisdictions have become enablers of this sort of criminal behavior, this farmer had to resort to Federal civil court. I hope that he at least gets a new tractor out of the deal.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Rusty0604

Me, too, which was kind of my point.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 11:02:59 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Rusty0604

What is the use of having a SWAT team if you can’t use them to attack dangerous people like this guy?


20 posted on 05/19/2014 11:03:14 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: ryan71
I wonder if any of these SWAT members ever ask, “Is this really necessary?” or are they all punks?

All police consider other officers as "Brothers" and will support them....by silence if nothing else. We are in a police state.

21 posted on 05/19/2014 11:04:16 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: ryan71

Oppressive regimes never lack thugs to do their dirty work. Never.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 11:05:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: WilliamRobert
One SWAT team.per county sherrif’s office.

That's one SWAT team too many. There shouldn't be any. At all. Anywhere. These are not peace keeping groups. These are military organizations with the expressed purpose of making war on american civilians, which they do thousands of times every year. In a sane world the national guard would been sent in to disarm these military groups years ago.

My lilly white suburb of ~20,000 with two gulf courses has one of these. A SWAT team in this town is a solution in search of a problem. My house goes on the market next month. If the town wants to pay these animals to play soldier, that's up to them, but they won't be paid out of my property and income taxes.

23 posted on 05/19/2014 11:05:58 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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Here’s a song about the Pottowattamie County Sheriff...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIIVjj8L3a0


24 posted on 05/19/2014 11:06:27 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: moose07; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou; napscoordinator; ...
"He had previously warned the relative, who sports a prior conviction for uttering false statements" a perfect accuser for The State, eh?

JBT Ping list


25 posted on 05/19/2014 11:07:09 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Clump

The thing is if this had been an even with real danger, such as a crazed Democrat going nuts and shooting people in a mall, the SWAT team would have waited safely inside their armored vehicles until the coast was clear.


26 posted on 05/19/2014 11:07:51 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Clump
I quite agree. Would if not have been possible to politely ask him to put the hammer down and answer a few questions?

I keep remembering scenes from Arnold's movie Twins. These guys kept jumping into assaulting Arnold and coming out of it on the short end of the stick.

Arnold would repeatedly explain to them that you can always move from politeness and diplomacy to violence, but moving the other direction is a lot more difficult. And going straight to violence doesn't always work out the way you think it will.

So a wise person always starts off being politely diplomatic. Or, as TR said, talk softly and carry a big stick.

27 posted on 05/19/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: puppypusher
If 52 makes you an old man than I should be dead.

Are you suggesting 52 is middle age?

You think most people live to 104 years old?

Not hardly.

28 posted on 05/19/2014 11:12:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; All
or shooting dogs and other pets.
crushing caged parakeets cages.
all in to instill fear/dread..
certainly, not respect.

29 posted on 05/19/2014 11:13:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Rusty0604

The USA needs to disband 99% of all the SWAT teams, give them their billy clubs and send them back to walk a beat.
SWAT is way over used. SWAT should not be used to serve warrants, resolve domestic disputes or ever go to a school to beat up unruly children.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 11:17:40 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (ItÂ’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

As pointed out frequently here on FR, they need to go home safely and keep their pensions.


31 posted on 05/19/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Militarized police goons.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Sherman Logan

“I did not resist them, nothing,” Hytrek told the station. “They could’ve came up to me and asked me what was going on, and they didn’t.”


33 posted on 05/19/2014 11:21:42 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you (?)


34 posted on 05/19/2014 11:25:17 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Eric Owens must be in his 30s.

-PJ

35 posted on 05/19/2014 11:27:15 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Rusty0604

Yet with his gun, and the citywide chase, and accomplice driving, OJ was treated with kid gloves and allowed to move around in the car, enter his home, and no one shot him or tackled him, and he was a psychotic slasher and a mass of athletic muscle and speed, with a super tough accomplice with him, also untouched.


36 posted on 05/19/2014 11:34:51 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Rusty0604

BTW, Pottawatamie is SW Iowa, not NW. As in Council Bluffs, aka Counciltucky. High population of Democrat inbred rednecks there.


37 posted on 05/19/2014 11:35:29 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: dragnet2

If 52 makes you an old man than I should be dead.
Are you suggesting 52 is middle age?

You think most people live to 104 years old?

Not hardly.

I’m not suggesting any such thing. The author of the report is making the claim this guy is old.I’m Not.

By the when I’m going on 60 myself.


38 posted on 05/19/2014 11:40:55 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Rusty0604

Steroid-puffed pussies.


39 posted on 05/19/2014 11:43:47 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: puppypusher

Lets see, he’s 52, well over middle age, so that makes him what?


40 posted on 05/19/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: F15Eagle
He needs a tractor upgrade.


41 posted on 05/19/2014 11:45:31 AM PDT by FBD
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To: dragnet2

He’s not an old man at least not by state criminal statute.A person over the age of 60 is usually considered to be an,I hate to say this;Senior citizen.

Damn!I’m almost there.


42 posted on 05/19/2014 11:48:17 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher

Well, he’s not a young man, he’s well over middle age, so yeah, he’s an “older” guy....A nice way of putting it...lol..


43 posted on 05/19/2014 11:49:51 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Rusty0604
Is that a hammer?

HE'S GOT A WEAPON!

PUT HIM DOWN!




What a bunch of pussies.
44 posted on 05/19/2014 12:01:59 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Sherman Logan

yeah - 51 over here - between the degenerative arthritis, Disc thinning, high BP, enlarged heart, yes - I feel great......for a man of 72 ;) —God Bless you if you feel good


45 posted on 05/19/2014 12:07:19 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: ryan71
I wonder if any of these SWAT members ever ask, “Is this really necessary?” or are they all punks?

Why on earth would they ask that?
46 posted on 05/19/2014 12:10:40 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Sherman Logan

It is now. It wasn’t just a few years ago when the Baby Boomers were useful to the liberals, so over course 60 was the new 30.

Unfortunately, the liberals are now putting their stock in the millenials, so now we’ve recycled back to the 60’s, and it’s ‘don’t trust anyone over 30 man’.

I’m 45 and I’ve went from ‘gee you’re not that old’ to ancient is just a few years, all from the pop culture change in mantra spoon fed to the high school/college crowd.


47 posted on 05/19/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Rusty0604
Instead of speaking with the retaliatory relative, ... “They could’ve came up to me and asked me what was going on, and they didn’t.”

Actual police work is apparently too taxing for today's "law enforcement" officers.

48 posted on 05/19/2014 12:13:42 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: moose07

Aw, common, the JBT’s just want to be able to go home at night.


49 posted on 05/19/2014 12:22:07 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: JAKraig; null and void

Go Home ?...Not until they have had the Nully treatment! :)

Courtesy ping to Mr Nully.


50 posted on 05/19/2014 12:33:57 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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