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Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House
ABC News ^ | 9/29/2012 | Vicki Brown

Posted on 09/29/2012 5:11:28 PM PDT by JohnKinAK

L E B A N O N, Tenn.

A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house.

Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door.

The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay.

“They need to get rid of those men, boys with toys,” said Adams’ 70-year-old widow, Loraine.

John Adams was watching television when his wife heard pounding on the door. Police claim they identified themselves and wore police jackets. Loraine Adams said she had no indication the men were police.

“I thought it was a home invasion. I said ‘Baby, get your gun!,” she said, sitting amid friends and relatives gathered at her home to cook and prepare for Sunday’s funeral.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; druginformant; mistakesweremade; passthebuck; policestate
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1 posted on 09/29/2012 5:11:36 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

You’ll be seeing this every day after November 7th if a certain person wins.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 5:14:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: JohnKinAK
I thought it was a home invasion.

It was.
3 posted on 09/29/2012 5:14:28 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Whoops awwwww shyt!


4 posted on 09/29/2012 5:16:12 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: JohnKinAK
Police say her husband fired first with a sawed-off shotgun and they responded.

Odds pretty good it wasn't even a short barrel shotgun, just a completely legal PG.

5 posted on 09/29/2012 5:17:11 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: JohnKinAK

They should face first degree murder charges. There is no definition if negligence that encompasses this sort of act.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 5:17:42 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: JohnKinAK

Posted earlier but worth repeating. The police have huge powers and with power comes responsibility.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 5:18:45 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: JohnKinAK
Police Chief Billy Weeks said. “It’s a very severe mistake, a costly mistake. It makes us look at our own policies and procedures to make sure this never occurs again.” He said, however, the two policemen were not at fault.

Ummm. Yes, they were. They homeowner was certainly not at the wrong address.

8 posted on 09/29/2012 5:19:31 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: JohnKinAK

These sonsabitches need to be investigated and somebody needs to be punished with extreme prejudice for this nonsense. It is becoming far too commonplace. Each time this happens, somebody needs to go to prison or be executed. There are NO excuses.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 5:20:06 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: JohnKinAK

Bookmark to see the bootlickers comments.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 5:20:50 PM PDT by pdunkin
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To: VeniVidiVici
Fine. Chief Billy is the captain of the ship. He takes credit for every success and failure. They failed, it's his responsibility. He should resign if he had any sense of honor.
11 posted on 09/29/2012 5:22:22 PM PDT by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: JohnKinAK

They’ve got to get some better drug dealers on their intelligence team.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: JohnKinAK
Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night.

How tragically ironic.

13 posted on 09/29/2012 5:24:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: JohnKinAK

They should swing from the lamp posts.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 5:25:27 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: JohnKinAK

Both cops and the chief should be tried for murder.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 5:30:07 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: JohnKinAK
They intended to raid the home next door.

If I'm going into a house with guns ready, I think I want to know if I'm going into the right house.

I wonder if they checked the phone book, or the post office, or anyone else (except their excellent informant) before they chose the wrong house.

After these negligent guys get out of prison, they can start their own company cleaning out the wrong houses for banks foreclosing.

BTW, no dead dog?

16 posted on 09/29/2012 5:30:17 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Fairly old news as far as FR is concerned. When did ABC news eliminate the dateline? That is problematic.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 5:30:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You’ll be seeing this every day after November 7th if a certain person wins.

This insanity was started in 1972 by a Republican President, so I doubt it.

18 posted on 09/29/2012 5:31:04 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: JohnKinAK

All accross the country, cops chase/follow cars for hours on end and often break off just so no one gets hurt, but they kick in doors in drug raids to get the evidence before it’s flushed. Yeah, that’s why they kick in the doors.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 5:31:44 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: count-your-change
The police have huge powers and with power comes responsibility.

Unfortunately with power also comes sovereign immunity. "Sorry, we screwed up, but you can't even sue us in civil court, let alone file criminal charges. Too bad for you!!"

20 posted on 09/29/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan
Unfortunately with power also comes sovereign immunity. "Sorry, we screwed up, but you can't even sue us in civil court, let alone file criminal charges. Too bad for you!!"

That's not only wrong, it's evil.

21 posted on 09/29/2012 5:34:12 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: JohnKinAK
This outrage needs to end. Now. Police do not get a license to kill....

Give those police the death sentence. Yes, the death penalty!

22 posted on 09/29/2012 5:35:39 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Talisker

I completely agree.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 5:36:01 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: elkfersupper

I wasn’t talking about “the war on drugs” I was talking about “accidental” raids on houses of people who criticize Dear Leader, bitterly cling to their bibles and guns, post messages on places like this, attend Tea Party rallies, buy “too much” ammo, complain about Michelle’s school lunch plan or ObamaCare or insult the prophet. Stuff like that.


24 posted on 09/29/2012 5:38:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: JohnKinAK

“We did the best surveillance we could do, and a mistake was made,” Lebanon Police Chief Billy Weeks said.

So what he actually said was they did their jobs 100% in this type of operation, it’s just that random folks will be killed occasionally. Ho hum.

Freegards


25 posted on 09/29/2012 5:38:28 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: JohnKinAK

This is disgusting!!!

I would like to know what they thought was going on at the house next door? Did they think millions of dollars worth of cocaine was being dealt? I highly doubt it. Cops on a power rush....I don’t blame the man for trying to defend his wife and property.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 5:40:03 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter
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To: umgud

My husband was almost killed by a man fleeing cops in a chase. It was in December 2005. The chase began when a city cop randomly ran a tag on a car and it didn’t match the car. He tried to pull the guy over but he sped off and a chase ensued involving city, county and highway patrol. They reached speeds of 125 mph on city streets and interstate. The guy went around a blind curve doing about 85 and hit my husband head-on. My husband was just driving home from work at about 11 pm. My husband is in a wheelchair and will be until he dies. The guy being chased wasn’t drunk or on drugs - just scared. Wasn’t even his car - belonged to a friend. He had some bumps and bruises but didn’t even spend the night in the hospital. Chases for stupid reasons injure and kill a lot of innocent people. I’m not too fond of cops.


27 posted on 09/29/2012 5:42:47 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Stuff like that.

The grandchild of the "War On (some) Drugs".

28 posted on 09/29/2012 5:43:07 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: JohnKinAK

Somebody posted this the other day. The event took place 12 years ago - not exactly breaking news...


29 posted on 09/29/2012 5:44:05 PM PDT by stormer
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To: JohnKinAK

Every one of them should be charged with murder, and the judge and supervisors charged with accessory to murder and conspiracy.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 5:45:35 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Looks as if it happened back in early October.

They posted it today based on the dates on the comments at the end.

Guess they wanted to make sure they had the facts right first like good little journalists. ;-)

Then I found another story about a different guy:

"Tennessee: Unarmed man mistakenly shot by police"

ALSO in Lebanon, Tennessee. Around April 29th, 2010.

They've got some problems.

31 posted on 09/29/2012 5:46:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
BTW, no dead dog?

He didn't have a dog, they had to shoot something...

32 posted on 09/29/2012 5:48:47 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1348 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You have my sympathies. Sorry for you situation.


33 posted on 09/29/2012 5:50:12 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I’m not too fond of cops.

At the risk of having my house raided, I endorse what you say. Way too many cops think that they are entitled to push the peasantry around (or worse). Aggressive punks with badges, that describes a substantial percentage of them.

34 posted on 09/29/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: stormer

Oops. You’re right. Early October, 2000! Are they sending reporters back in a time machine?


35 posted on 09/29/2012 6:02:00 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
I wonder if they checked the phone book, or the post office, or anyone else (except their excellent informant) before they chose the wrong house.

I was thinking the same thing. Someone had to have staked the house out to plan the raid--entrances, possible escape routes, etc. You'd think they would have taken the time to identify the people living there while they were at it.

BTW, no dead dog?

Took the words right out of my mouth.

36 posted on 09/29/2012 6:02:41 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: JohnKinAK

Just a bump in the road in the war on drugs!


37 posted on 09/29/2012 6:06:02 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: JohnKinAK

This article brings to light a problem I’ve seen for many years getting worse.

First, the police in general just ain’t too bright. Second, this is an example of just how sorry their investigating gets.

I just cringe when I hear that they finally completed an arrest at a meth lab after 17 to 24 months surveillance. Wow! The people next door knew after 3 hours and the people down the street knew it within a day. However, Scotland Yard had to “investigate” it for a painfully long period of time before doing anything.

I’ve been personally involved in telling these politically correct zombies about drug and Mexican illegals around my general area for years without ANY action what-so-ever by these so-called “detectives” and officers.

Now, in this article they clearly don’t have the intelligence to even verify the address of the criminal they were after.

These erroneous raids are getting more and more frequent, and will become more so for as long as all involved are not prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


38 posted on 09/29/2012 6:10:52 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Oops. You’re right. Early October, 2000! Are they sending reporters back in a time machine?

Nope. The cop haters and druggies are digging up old stories and posting them as news. This isn't the first time this story has been posted on FR either.

39 posted on 09/29/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Seems that anyone can claim that so and so is dealing drugs and the police can legally take them out. Ex-partners getting even, neighbor against neighbor - hells bells, this will put hit men out of business!


40 posted on 09/29/2012 6:30:14 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: muir_redwoods

I totally agree


41 posted on 09/29/2012 6:47:17 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Right Wing Assault

They’ve got some problems.


Let’s name the problem - jackboot murder squads.


42 posted on 09/29/2012 6:48:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: JohnKinAK

Here we go again.....


43 posted on 09/29/2012 6:53:05 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: stormer

Have you proof of this, or is it your usual apology for all misdeeds by the cops you seem to worship so much?


44 posted on 09/29/2012 6:53:16 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wasn’t talking about “the war on drugs” I was talking about “accidental” raids on houses of people who criticize Dear Leader, bitterly cling to their bibles and guns, post messages on places like this, attend Tea Party rallies, buy “too much” ammo, complain about Michelle’s school lunch plan or ObamaCare or insult the prophet. Stuff like that.

I thought the same thing, a very good cover for killing who you want without penalty.

45 posted on 09/29/2012 6:57:13 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

What sounded paranoid in 2007-9 sure sounds reasonable now, doesn’t it?


46 posted on 09/29/2012 7:00:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Bellflower

Better check and make sure that your neighbor has taken care of his unpaid parking tickets. Hell, yes, it is your business.


47 posted on 09/29/2012 7:02:47 PM PDT by Tuanedge (The Buffalo hates the Tiger, but the Tiger loves the Buffalo.)
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To: coloradan

“Unfortunately with power also comes sovereign immunity. “Sorry, we screwed up, but you can’t even sue us in civil court, let alone file criminal charges. Too bad for you!!”

I might try a different tack. Based upon this and other recent evidence, which is starting to pile up, I wonder if a US citizen can appeal to the UN to have the US declared a terrorist state or American citizens as oppressed peoples. That would be hilarious. Because that would completely undermine our entire foreign “holier than thou” policy, this crap would end very quickly regardless of which of the same political parties is in charge here.

I do wonder, though: HOW did they miss the dog?


48 posted on 09/29/2012 7:22:56 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: JohnKinAK

The police have been turned into paramilitary thugs.

I want all of you to keep this thought in mind. Eventually they are going to use this “oops wrong house” BS to hit suspected political dissidents, AKA conservatives, Christians, etc.

It’s probably already set to go into a tactics manual during the Kenyan Thug’s second term.


49 posted on 09/29/2012 7:29:31 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: JohnKinAK

I admired cops. I even worked for them. I was proud to always help them in every possible way at all.

Then one robbed me. Another two cuffed me then beat me up —I never swore, yelled, or raised my voice at them. I have no tattoos, no hip-hop clothing. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs. I carry no swagger, no attitude.

Now i mostly hate cops and if I saw one being beat up, well, he probably deserved it.

Did you know that if you have a documented past affiliation with a street gang that that is NOT suffice as a basis for exclusion from employment...?


50 posted on 09/29/2012 7:31:43 PM PDT by gaijin
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