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Fitchburg woman and daughter 'terrified' as saw rips down door after getting wrong address
Sentinal and Enterprise ^ | January 31, 2012 | Michael Hartwell

Posted on 01/31/2012 7:07:49 PM PST by 6SJ7

FITCHBURG -- It was a horror movie come to life.

Judy Sanchez woke Thursday to the sound of heavy footsteps in her stairwell, followed by a loud motor. She got to her kitchen in time to see the blade of a chain saw rip through her front door.

"It was so crazy," Judy Sanchez said. "I was terrified."

Jan. 26 was the day of Operation Red Wolf, a multiagency sweep during which 16 people in Fitchburg were arrested on charges related to gang activity, drug trafficking and illegal gun sales after a two-year investigation by federal, state and local law-enforcement officers.

The people sawing through her door were FBI agents, looking for a gang member suspected of trafficking cocaine. But they went to the wrong address.

Sanchez said the ordeal traumatized her and her 3-year-old daughter, Ji'anni, and she is unsatisfied with the agency's response to the error.

About 10 FBI agents came into her apartment at 391 Elm St., that morning, guns drawn and pointed at her. There was no knock, and they didn't shout that they were from the FBI until after the saw was buzzing through her six-panel front door, she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at sentinelandenterprise.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: chainsaw; drug; jackboot; ma
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Once again, the Stasi can't be bothered to double-check an address before they raid an apartment looking for drugs. If there is anything more dangerous than incompetent government officials; it's incompetent government officials with guns and CHAINSAWS!
1 posted on 01/31/2012 7:07:55 PM PST by 6SJ7
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To: 6SJ7

Much better than shooting her dog.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 7:12:20 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 6SJ7

it’s stories like this that create Ron Paul supporters.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 7:13:56 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: 6SJ7

I wonder what state Fitchburg is in.


4 posted on 01/31/2012 7:14:00 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: 6SJ7

Oooops.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 7:14:32 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: muir_redwoods

There is a Fitchburg in Wisconsin, but I don’t recognise the name of the newspaper.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 7:14:57 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Sadly, the head in the sand , stuck in the mud, neo/faux/RINO types will not understand your post.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:43 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 6SJ7

FBI = Famous But Incompetent!


8 posted on 01/31/2012 7:19:05 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: 6SJ7

Apparently there were two apartments on the floor, one marked F for front and the other R for rear. The man the FBI wanted was in the other apartment which apparently wasn’t even being covered while Sanchez’ apartment was being sawed into.

She probably stands a fair chance of recovering damages, but it will be difficult.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 7:20:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 6SJ7
It's so easy to use GoogleEarth to take a good look at any address before making a raid.

Mistakes like this arise out of two problems ~ the agent leading the raid has no idea how to verify an address on the USPS.com site, or how to case the area using GoogleEarth.

Much of this arises out of their misperception that using these tools will somehow violate the 4th Amendment by not getting an administrative warrant (at least) to look at the standard data bases.

The lady will get a new door out of this.

10 posted on 01/31/2012 7:20:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Drango

I have never seen a chainsaw used to serve a warrant. I wouldn’t think it would be safe, not to mention ineffective if you came upon an armored door. What ever happened to having the biggest guy in your team hit it with a battering ram?


11 posted on 01/31/2012 7:21:20 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 6SJ7

So...what if she had emptied her .44mag into the sawer...which I would have done for sure...

Who the **** chainsaws into doors...


12 posted on 01/31/2012 7:22:06 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: muir_redwoods; ridesthemiles

The city is in Mass-a-chew-shitts.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 7:22:24 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: muawiyah

In this case it was at the same building, but the other apartment of the two that shared the floor.

I keep wondering, why not have a harmless looking person like a mailman or a Jehovah’s Witness knock on the door and get the occupant to open it — THEN the police spring?


14 posted on 01/31/2012 7:23:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: muir_redwoods

I didn’t see a sarc tag so I will answer Fitchburg, Mass.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 7:24:24 PM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: 6SJ7

Hmm.. If I woke up to a chainsaw coming through my door, there’d probably be lead going back through it.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 7:24:33 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: TaMoDee

The Mittster state. By all means Mitt should be asked about this one. (Even if it wasn’t Masshole police.)


17 posted on 01/31/2012 7:26:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 6SJ7

Dang, I would be dead, cause I would empty half a clip of my M1A through the door. I just kinda assume that Police are supposed to knock and serve a warrent.

I just am not used to the new Nazi Amerika...

Note to self, buy a bullet proof, steel reinforced door to teach Nazi’s to knock.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 7:28:26 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: USNBandit
The chainsaw adds a nice south of the border Narco touch to the entry (terror effect).
19 posted on 01/31/2012 7:30:56 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: 6SJ7

Good chance I’d have emptied a .357 into the proximity of the chainsaw without checking to see who’s on the other side.
Wonder how that would have worked out?


20 posted on 01/31/2012 7:32:34 PM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: 6SJ7

They announced AFTER starting to saw on the door? How the Hell is that behavior calculated to alert the occupant that they are legitimate LEOs acting on a warrant? On those facts it would take me about 10 seconds to decide to acquit anyone who blew those bastards away in the process of committing their home invasion.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 7:33:23 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: G Larry

For you? Like this: http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2011/05/12/swat-team-fires-71-rounds-former-marine


22 posted on 01/31/2012 7:36:04 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Similar to Sheriff Dupnick/Dipshit of Az. sending SWAT in to a service members home.


23 posted on 01/31/2012 7:36:46 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: G Larry
Good chance I’d have emptied a .357 into the proximity of the chainsaw without checking to see who’s on the other side.

Honestly, who in their right mind would care about who is on the other side of their front door when there's a chainsaw ripping through it?
24 posted on 01/31/2012 7:38:05 PM PST by andyk (Tax credits == Welfare)
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To: 6SJ7

Reason #1,234,811 to end the WOD and let people do what they are going to do.


25 posted on 01/31/2012 7:42:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: 6SJ7
an $8.3BILLION dollar budget, and they can't afford to double check a two dollar paper map...
26 posted on 01/31/2012 7:46:23 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: muir_redwoods

Fitchburg, Massachusetts


27 posted on 01/31/2012 7:46:51 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

And not a day goes by without a congressman or legislator looking to give themselves more power to keep people from smoking a doobie and eating corn chips.


28 posted on 01/31/2012 7:47:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: bamahead

PING
No Knock.
Yes Chainsaw.


29 posted on 01/31/2012 7:56:17 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets its wings burned off.)
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To: ridesthemiles; muir_redwoods

Always check the keyword tags at the bottom of the article. Most posters put the state in there.

In this case it indicates MA


30 posted on 01/31/2012 7:57:44 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: 6SJ7
We're reeeeel sorry about that, little lady. Heh heh heh.

You know, you oughta get that door looked at. Heh heh heh.

31 posted on 01/31/2012 8:00:02 PM PST by TChad
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To: American in Israel

“I would empty half a clip of my M1A through the door.” Why send 10 rounds when you can send 21 rounds through the door and surrounding walls.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 8:06:47 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: Chode

This was a case of correct building, even correct floor. But of two doors to choose from, they picked the wrong one and to all appearances left the correct one alone! If they later caught him, it wasn’t for lack of telltale hubbub.


33 posted on 01/31/2012 8:06:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 6SJ7

Dang, I’d be dead because if I see a chainsaw coming through a wall or door, they’re going to get Saigafied..
And of course, after I’m dead, they would lie, and say they announced they were the FBI.


34 posted on 01/31/2012 8:10:30 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: muir_redwoods

MA (D)


35 posted on 01/31/2012 8:17:36 PM PST by acapesket
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To: HiTech RedNeck
like shooting, if you aren't sure of your target, don't pull the trigger... a 50/50 shot should NEVER be good enough for the F.B.I.

fire them all

36 posted on 01/31/2012 8:18:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 6SJ7

Sue them.


37 posted on 01/31/2012 8:21:01 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Deaf Smith

“The chainsaw adds a nice south of the border Narco touch to the entry (terror effect).”

Tony Montana approved!!!


38 posted on 01/31/2012 8:23:59 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 6SJ7

I think the only way the fbi is going to learn is when they take home a pile of dead agents. When you knock on the wrong house, do not announce yourself, they are acting illegally and deserve to be blown away as the homeowner believes a home invasion is occurring.

A semi auto shotgun would have launched 8 rounds at them in a few seconds.


39 posted on 01/31/2012 8:25:44 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Chode

This stunt of running a chainsaw in an enclosed hall also could have gotten the Feebs asphyxiated, it seems to me. Unless it was a plug-in electric unit.


40 posted on 01/31/2012 8:27:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: American in Israel

It won’t be c-4 proof. Problem is they will just escalate. Better to put a couple surprises along the way for them so they take themselves out.


41 posted on 01/31/2012 8:28:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Trod Upon

How the hell are you supposed to hear “fbi” over a freaking chain saw gutting your door.


42 posted on 01/31/2012 8:29:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

What would probably actually ensue would be an ugly firefight in which later the Feebs would claim they hollered “Police” before ever starting the saw, and nobody could prove otherwise. And if the occupant of the apartment lived by some miracle, he would soon find himself on death row courtesy the Feds if not the state where it happened.


43 posted on 01/31/2012 8:29:50 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You don’t get it. The WOD became the justification for SWAT. They said they’d go after gangs and fortified drug houses.

The real deal is creating internal paramilitary teams. State Dept. Publication 5277, Freedom From War.


44 posted on 01/31/2012 8:31:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
wouldn't that be a kicker...
45 posted on 01/31/2012 8:32:48 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: meatloaf

In this case I’d shoot through the walls around the door. Normally not unless I knew where my family was.


46 posted on 01/31/2012 8:33:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 6SJ7
For some reason if I saw a chainsaw running through my front door I would imagine it would be someone like this guy yelling


"Here's Johnny!!!!",

Leatherface,


Jason,


or Michael Myers!

47 posted on 01/31/2012 8:37:05 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

For best effect, you’d need to guess what was chest and head level and go for that.

I’d also never be without my attack cats, which had been trained (through ample use of tuna fish and sardines) to claw through black Kevlar face masks and cling to faces. Dogs are for the birds.


48 posted on 01/31/2012 8:38:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 6SJ7

I’d be dead because I’d be shooting. A chainsaw!?


49 posted on 01/31/2012 8:39:07 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Sounds like they went to terrorist think tanks. Headed by terrorists.


50 posted on 01/31/2012 8:40:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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