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Fake cops break into home with guns (TX)
kxan ^ | August 18, 2012 | Omar Lewis

Posted on 08/19/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT by bgill

Neighbors said a group of about nine men kicked in the door to a home with a shotgun and a handgun.

According to police documents, the men then tied down the people inside the home.

APD arrived on the scene moments later and were able to catch one of the suspects. Several others fled the scene, but left behind a shirt and hat that had the word "POLICE" written on.

Ralph Ellison, a neighbor who saw and heard the entire thing, called police and said he is now taking action to protect himself and his neighbors.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; fakecops; texas
Just when you only thought you had to worry about cops busting in your door, now it's fake cops. You know it's bad when the real cops warn you to protect yourself.

FWIW, reporter says it happened in East Austin and even shows it on a map... on the west of I35. The bozo can't tell east from west. This guy never gets the reports correct.

1 posted on 08/19/2012 9:32:42 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

How do they know the cops were fake?

It is sad that this question is not unreasonable.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 9:37:27 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: bgill
Neighbors said a group of about nine men kicked in the door to a home with a shotgun and a handgun.

Why didn't they use their feet?

3 posted on 08/19/2012 9:38:09 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Moltke

And why did the house have a shotgun and a handgun? Or should the headline have been “Fake cops with a shotgun and a handgun break into a home”?


4 posted on 08/19/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: bgill

People, particularly newbies living in Houston, have a difficult time with Highway 59, the Southwest Freeway. It does slice through the city from the southwest to the northeast but parts of it do run east/west, parts true north/south. Some things really are on the east side of the Southwest Freeway as it is headed straight north. Then, of course, some always have trouble describing where something is located on the 610 Loop which in some areas isn’t quite a loop.

It may be I-10 to the newbies in Houston, but it really is the Katy Freeway! Sometimes how you describe where something is depends on how long you have lived there.

Given that a lot of folks must have missed Compass 101 in school, they do seem to have difficulty with their directions!


5 posted on 08/19/2012 9:46:23 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bgill

This sort of thing isn’t new.

Fifteen years ago in Phoenix, five guys claiming to be bounty hunters broke into a home and murdered the two occupants.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2000-02-17/news/mutiny-on-the-bounty/


6 posted on 08/19/2012 9:49:40 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: bgill
This is why no-knock warrants are unacceptable. You can call them "dynamic entries" but whatever name you use they are still violent home invasions. A resident has only moments to mount a defense and wondering if the invaders are actually agents of the state is a distraction that can get everyone killed.

Storm a citizen's house, die in a citizen's house.

7 posted on 08/19/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: bgill

There are a heck of a lot of unanswered questions in this one.

The relative lack of weapons and the large number of perps makes me think this was less about robbery than it was about revenge. Maybe for rape, real or imagined. Family honor and nonsense like that.

Just a shotgun and a handgun are about control, not a shoot out.

If it was a robbery, the people being robbed would have to have a lot of something that was heavy and hard to move, like gold bars or bales of marijuana. Otherwise, I’d leave half of them on the perimeter as pickets.


8 posted on 08/19/2012 10:03:43 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Grams A

But this is Austin, not Houston. I35 is a straight shot down the middle of town. East is east and west is west. Nothing to be confused about. Read the posts laughing about the reporter’s other goofy reporting.


9 posted on 08/19/2012 10:08:17 AM PDT by bgill
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To: DuncanWaring
We've had something similar here in west Texas.

Robbers breaking into homes dressed as police.

The no knock raids have to stop.

My family and I have been law abiding citizens our whole lives and if someone attempts a break in I WILL mount a defense and I don't give a tiny rats azz who it is. With the security doors I have in place, even a 10lb battering ram will take time for someone to gain entry and that is all the time I will need to be ready.

Decent, hard working Americans should not have to worry about cops or people pretending to be cops, breaking into their homes in the middle of the night.....but we do.

This exact thing happened just a few doors down from me. Thugs pretending to be cops broke into a home and beat the crap out of the occupants, threatened with their lives and then robbed them blind!

No knock raids should be illegal, then innocents would not have to fear if the people breaking into their homes are cops before trying to defend themselves.

10 posted on 08/19/2012 10:42:27 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: qam1

They didn’t shoot the dog. Dead giveaway.


11 posted on 08/19/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: jeffc

I think you’re on to something there...


12 posted on 08/19/2012 11:38:07 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: bgill

And people thought Hoosiers were crazy with the shooting cops during illegal entry law. It also protects us from these dirtbags that dress up as cops and kick in the door.


13 posted on 08/19/2012 11:51:47 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Azeem

That should be the law everywhere.


14 posted on 08/19/2012 12:16:07 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: bgill

Good thing the neighbor called the real cops. A lot of people would have just gone inside and ignored the whole business. It’s a shame that we have gotten to the point where we have to call the police just to guard against fake police. Come to think of it, this might have to become standard procedure in the future.


15 posted on 08/19/2012 12:23:05 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: bgill

This has been going on long before this story.


16 posted on 08/19/2012 12:29:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: qam1

Because not all the uniforms match, and the footwear the fake cops use sometimes provides clues they are not real officers. Also the fact not all are armed is also a clue. Finally if they don’t shoot your dog they are not real police. (ok but come on you were thinking it).


17 posted on 08/19/2012 12:31:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: bgill; Grams A
But this is Austin, not Houston. I35 is a straight shot down the middle of town. East is east and west is west.

You don't want to be in east Austin after dark. If you do have to travel on streets east of IH 35 at night, lock your doors. The saying that nothing good happens after midnight takes on a different meaning in east Austin.

18 posted on 08/19/2012 12:37:33 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: qam1
How do they know the cops were fake?

The family dog was not immediately shot to death.

19 posted on 08/19/2012 12:45:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Not to worry - I don’t even like to be anywhere in Austin even at High Noon.

What is it with the east parts of cities? We were in East St. Louis many years ago and even back then it was not good.


20 posted on 08/19/2012 12:52:26 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A
What is it with the east parts of cities?

If 0 bummer had sons, they would blend in REEEEEEEAALLY good over there.

21 posted on 08/19/2012 1:34:19 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: bgill; Grams A

The “East Side” of Austin was the east side before I-35 existed. It is the residental and business are east of down town which can be west of the freeway.


22 posted on 08/19/2012 2:31:21 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: TigersEye

No-knock warrants enable a free-fire zone between the perps making ingress and the hopefully, ready resident.


23 posted on 08/19/2012 3:02:47 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Actually, people should keep a stuffed dog just inside the door. The cops will first open fire on the dog, alerting the residents to the incursion.


24 posted on 08/19/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: bgill

FWIW, reporter says it happened in East Austin and even shows it on a map... on the west of I35.


North is to the top thus he’s showing it in east Austin. Google will give you the same picture of that address.


25 posted on 08/19/2012 3:12:17 PM PDT by deport
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Actually, people should keep a stuffed dog just inside the door. ...

LOL Filing that under 'jokes that are actually good ideas.'

Add some strategically placed hidden speakers and an audio track of a very vicious sounding dog/s. When the stuffed dog is shot it triggers a program that plays the snarling dog/s coming from alternating speakers. Keep the invaders turning this way and that for a little bit.

26 posted on 08/19/2012 3:35:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

LOL, omg I like that! It should result in total chaos, but there may be rounds fired everywhere. Well, then we mount a camera to record the whole episode.


27 posted on 08/19/2012 8:23:29 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper
...but there may be rounds fired everywhere.

That occurred to me too. Take cover and let the fluster cluck begin! ;^)

Well, then we mount a camera to record the whole episode.

Live streaming on the internets and automatically stored on multiple mirror site servers. Add a few sound tracks on speakers outside of gunfire, shouting, vehicles, helicopters ... maybe even a little artillery w/smoke & flashbangs for effect ... the whole team might cut itself to ribbons while you watch on a bigscreen in your safe room.

28 posted on 08/20/2012 10:13:59 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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