Skip to comments.Online threat — but SWAT team raids wrong house
Posted on 06/30/2012 9:46:54 AM PDT by HojczykEdited on 06/30/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Imagine you're sitting at home, comfortable on the couch, watching the Food Network, when all of a sudden a heavily armed SWAT team breaks down your door and storms into your living room.
That's what happened to 18-year-old Stephanie Milan, who was watching TV in her family's Evansville, Ind., home last Thursday (June 22), when a team of police officers broke down her storm door — the front door was already open — and tossed a flash-bang stun grenade into the room.
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This joint is starting to look like pre-WWII Germany. I wonder what’s up.
Very valid observation & I am looking into leaving this once great nation before we are not allowed to do such. To all, be prepared.
Stupid hopped-up cops with too many toys acting foolishly.
One of these days some idiot SWAT team is going to hit the wrong address and run into someone who knows what he’s doing and all of them are going to end up dead.
When that happens I’m going to stand up and cheer.
SWAT Teams need to have some IED awareness training.
Hope they get a lawyer and sue. I know it’ll probably have littlee effect, but I would at least expect them to recover damages.
“I wonder whats up.”
Just preparing us for the scheduled police state. Move along, sheeple, nothing to see here.
In the final analysis, America came to the rescue and restored freedom to the German people but America will NEVER have the luxury of outside help.
Consequently, we are toast.
Whatever happened to staking the place out or knocking on the door first? Good thing they didn’t have a dog.
Here is a story that outlines exactly what you are commenting on. Thankfully, the soldier did not want to harm anyone, as this trained soldier with considerable combat experience harmed no one. He is now in jail with over a dozen counts of attempted murder against him, no treatment for PTSD and the Army wants to dishonorably discharge him. All this because a fireman tried to smash down his door in the middle of the night and the soldier awoke thinking he was back in Afghanistan fighting insurgents and barricaded the door.
About three weeks ago, the same police officer that shot Joshua Eisenhauer shot and killed another Staff Sgt in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Ft Bragg.
USA Today: Police get help with vets who are ticking bombs. By Kevin Johnson, Published: 01:49 PM, Tues Jan 24, 2012
LA Times: Soldier accused in firefight with police is prisoner to PTSD. By David Zucchino, Published: 5:00 A.M., Sun June 24, 2012
“Good thing they didnt have a dog.”
Ya beat me to it!
Scant effort at explanation, but it’s hinted that someone else might have glommed a connection on to her unprotected wireless home internet network. So the SWATties did home in on the address where the network was, but of course were eluded by whoever used her network to send the threats, whether by war driving or by being in a neighboring house. There are so many open networks today that using them unseen to do something nefarious on the internet, from uploading kiddie porn to committing frauds (let alone threatening police) is a burgeoning problem. And an article linked from this one suggests that, especially with rent-a-cloud computing services, even poorly password protected wireless internet networks are vulnerable — if you use something that’s in a dictionary, the dictionary can be bounced against a sample of your data transmission in seconds. (Of course a dedicated home computer could be used as well. The cloud is just one way.) I’d suggest using at minimum WPA2 with a password that is randomly typed gibberish to the maximum field length you can get.
You’d think someone called the White House and made credible terrorist threats.
Or someone from the home called and reported people shot and hostages were being held at gun point.
This is not our parents America.
SWAT- Stupid Wussies Acting Tough
This is the price for living in a free country.
I owned a a gym, and by far, many of the the LEOs & Firemen were major users
No, they don't... and shouldn't.
If they start getting it, then you know stuff's going down... CWII-type stuff.
-——This is the price for living in a free country.-——
I think you got that completely ass backward
Totalitarian regimes break down your door terrorize you without warning....
In a free country you are innocent until proven guilty....
This is the price for living in a free country.
You’ve mistaken “Freedom” for “Security.” Those who would trade Freedom for Security will have neither.
———The Courier & Press said the police had been investigating “anonymous and specific online threats made against police and their families on the website topix.com,” and had obtained a search warrant for the Milan house-——
Wait a damn minute.... A judge issued a search warrant on “anonymous” threats made online ?
Maybe the judge signs anything put in front of him.
I smell a big ass lawsuit coming & if done right a new command staff for the police dept.
“Youve mistaken Freedom for Security. Those who would trade Freedom for Security will have neither.”
I was being sarcastic. I should have posted the usual warning.
“I think you got that completely ass backward”
I was being sarcastic.
I was being sarcastic. :)
Let me know what you find - a place on the beach, maid, stable currency, some adult beverages, wideband, already had the wife for 32 years so that’s covered, 2A rights at least in the home, etc. anyway $2000/mth and I’m in ... a jacuzzi wouldn’t hurt.
Of course it goes without saying that it’d be best if the muslims didn’t have some misbegotten claim to the area or just made one up to justify their atrocities lately ... that makes your decision harder.
Rats - down to like 2 countries. You?
Once your door is smashed in and a flash bang goes off - its over for you that night. No matter how many you may “get”.
Its going to end badly. Call somebody, put your phone in your pocket (microphone up)and put your hands up with your back to the leos and scream “Help me!” repeatedly. Trust me. ;-)
Good luck with that resistance thing unless you have a tank too?
This isn’t rocket science, people. The SWAT raid is an indicator of a bad police chief.
You organize the local VFW and American Legion and get involved. Then you attend the local town council meeting with about 200 vets and demand that the chief be fired.
That’s how we fired two police chiefs in my town. They were a-holes and needed to go, and we got rid of them.
The key operative phrase is GET INVOLVED. That means for two nights a month you don’t go fishing, you don’t work on the kitchen addition and you don’t watch pre-season football. You lift your fat, lazy butt off the couch or flotation cushion and start controlling what’s going on in your local government.
An increasing number of officers are willing—and eager-—to be “just following orders”.
We need to stop this. Now.
Me too. Raiding the wrong person’s house under color of law is illegal. No protection under immunity for these badged thugs.
I believe he was being sarcastic.