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Video: LA Sheriffs kill 80-year-old man in bed in meth raid gone bad
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Posted on 02/18/2014 11:24:16 PM PST by chessplayer

How did an 80-year-old man end up shot to death in his own bed by Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs? Reason’s Zach Weissmuller takes an in-depth look at the death of Eugene Mallory, who died in a hail of bullets triggered by supposedly challenging the deputies with a gun in the hallway of his own home during a meth raid. Only Mallory didn’t get shot in the hallway — he got shot in his bedroom, and the bullets came before the deputy warned him to put his gun down. Did Mallory pick up the gun at all? And what were deputies doing by raiding the house in the first place? Mallory’s widow wants answers:

Deputies approached the house, and what happened next is where things get murky. The deputies said they announced their presence upon entering and were met in the hallway by the 80-year-old man, wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory’s mattress indicated to investigators that he’d most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting. Investigators also found that an audio recording of the incident revealed a discrepancy in the deputies’ original narrative:

Before listening to the audio recording, [Sgt. John] Bones believed that he told Mallory to “Drop the gun” prior to the shooting. The recording revealed, however, that his commands to “Drop the gun” occurred immediately AFTER the shooting.

When it was all over, Eugene Mallory died of six gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones’ MP-5 9mm submachine gun. When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them ON THE BEDSIDE TABLE.

Mallory had not fired a single shot. The raid turned up no evidence of methamphetamine on the property.

The raid was conducted on the strength of a confidential informant and an investigator who claimed to have detected a “strong chemical odor” while downwind of the house. That apparently justified a military-style raid on the property, even though Mallory had no criminal history, let alone any indication of violence.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; mallory; policestate; standingarmy; swat; wod; wosd
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1 posted on 02/18/2014 11:24:16 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Well, thank goodness the cops all went home safe!


2 posted on 02/18/2014 11:27:50 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

Ya gotta have a perimeter.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 11:30:01 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: chessplayer

Cue drug warriors saying this is all totally worth it so long as it maybe, possibly can stop a man from using marijuana to relieve illness pain or college kids lighting up a joint on Spring Break.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 11:30:19 PM PST by freedom462
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To: chessplayer; Admin Moderator

Is it possible to ping whoever is in charge of the libertarian, nanny state and moral absolute ping lists? I do admit it would be largely for entertainment purposes


5 posted on 02/18/2014 11:32:30 PM PST by freedom462
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To: freedom462

>> libertarian, nanny state and moral absolute

Three way cage fight!


6 posted on 02/18/2014 11:35:43 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: chessplayer

I’m guessing the pistol wasn’t registered to mallory in any way shape or form. We have obstruction of justice, tampering with a crime scene/evidence, falsification of legal records, conspiracy, murder. I’ll bet Sgt. Bones gets at least 14 days of paid leave out of this. see my tag line btw.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 11:37:56 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement)
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To: chessplayer
When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them ON THE BEDSIDE TABLE.

It's perfectly obvious that when thugs break into your home and shoot you full of lead, the last thing you do in your life is you carefully put your handgun onto the bedside table.

8 posted on 02/18/2014 11:40:29 PM PST by Greysard
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To: chessplayer

Cops, conf informant, judge that signed warrant should all be charged with murder.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 11:43:02 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: chessplayer

So much for the Drug War. Pass some more cash into the pockets of the mayor and the other corrupt government back pockets to the illegal drug industry.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 11:44:27 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Greysard

I’m of the mind that no search warrant should ever be issued...unless the Judge himself is willing to accompany the cops and stay for the whole episode. If things go wrong...the judge is to be held responsible. Once you establish this threshold....most judges won’t readily approve search warrants, and this whole problem will evaporate within months across the nation.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 11:48:18 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: chessplayer

It’s, you know, because drugs. Drugs are bad.

Mkay?


12 posted on 02/18/2014 11:58:23 PM PST by Redcloak (Was that the primary buffer panel?)
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To: Greysard

It’s perfectly obvious that when thugs break into your home and shoot you full of lead, the last thing you do in your life is you carefully put your handgun onto the bedside table.


Especially when they tell you to put it down AFTER they have emptied their guns into you.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 12:00:02 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Redcloak

OK. so let’s say it was a meth lab. A few things about this raid would have not either been necessary or helpful.A dealer can flush product down the toilet if they have warning. Can’t exactly flush a meth lab. It is there. So, a no knock was not necessary. As far as a surprising these dangerous people, meth people are probably going to know you are there before the knock. So, you knock and say police and if there is no response, you go in. IF you have RELIABLE, ACTUAL evidence, not the smell of acetone!
These POS cops deserve the worst that could be given them, but it will never happen. There are no consequences.That poor man thought he was being robbed. He was right.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 12:08:26 AM PST by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: chessplayer

Details and interviews with the family members that were present here:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1e8_1392397184


15 posted on 02/19/2014 12:12:02 AM PST by expat1000
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To: chessplayer

knock knock ....

who’s there ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwW31u6wYvE


16 posted on 02/19/2014 12:16:49 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: chessplayer

Give the fact we live in a tyrannical police state - based on all these stories I’m reading - you will get killed by the cops for whatever reason they lie about, whether you comply with the demand to submit to a boot on your neck or not.

They will kill you in your bed and then make up bullpuckey to justify your murder.

There is absolutely NO REASON to trust the police, PERIOD.

We’d be safer taking our own chances with criminals, at least your chances of surviving an encounter with them is far greater than an encounter with cops.


17 posted on 02/19/2014 12:22:03 AM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ozaukeemom
That poor man thought he was being robbed. He was right.

It remains to be seen if the old man even owned that gun. It could be a drop gun, deployed by one of LEOs present when it became obvious that they killed an innocent man. A .22LR (or worse) gun isn't an ideal choice for home defense, especially if it's a semi-auto - they cycle poorly because there is too little energy in this tiny cartridge, and you have to carefully select the ammo that works in a given handgun. Revolvers have no such problem, of course.

Typically, drop guns are deployed when an LEO kills an unarmed criminal. Then the origin of the drop gun (often another criminal) is not a concern. However in this case it may be possible to trace the gun... and if it appears that it was stolen and then went through several hands, it would be very, very unlikely that an old person would even consider getting a "hot" gun like that when he can go and buy his very own gun at the nearest gun store. Furthermore, a person who has a gun when he is 80+ years old probably had guns since he was a kid... and then he had no need to buy anything for decades. Guns last a very long time if they are even minimally cared for. This means that either the old man owned this gun fair and square, for a long time, or he never owned a gun.

There will be also other signs, such as presence of ammo in the house, and of cleaning supplies. If there is no ammo, then the owner had no firearms, and the gun was added to the crime scene by the police.

Another test one can do is fingerprints. A personal firearm will be full of fingerprints of the owner, all over it - simply because you have to hold it in every possible way when you clean it. But a drop gun will be perfectly clean (carried in a plastic bag) with only a token fingerprint or two made by briefly pressing it into the dead hand.

The most essential action here is to make sure that the police who "fixed" the crime scene is not allowed to "investigate" itself. An external investigation, by an independent team, is necessary (like the FBI.)

18 posted on 02/19/2014 12:32:31 AM PST by Greysard
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To: chessplayer
Eugene Mallory died of six gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones’ MP-5 9mm submachine gun.

If the thug cop was on full auto with a MP-5, that's about half of a second burst, the old guy didn't stand a chance.

19 posted on 02/19/2014 12:36:07 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: chessplayer

Throw away gun?


20 posted on 02/19/2014 12:45:23 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: chessplayer

“The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory’s mattress indicated to investigators that he’d most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting.”

They’ll do anything to justify their violent tendencies.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 12:52:37 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: Nailbiter

>Cops, conf informant, judge that signed warrant should all be charged with murder.

And locked up for life.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 12:57:58 AM PST by soycd
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To: chessplayer
80 y.o. frail, elderly (presumably armed) *nevermind* human shot, died/cover-up commencing..
*beep/deleted*..there were no dogs..no pets or caged parakeet targets avail.
..another mtg./more donuts/more coffee or alcohol/got home safe. *affirmative/out*

23 posted on 02/19/2014 12:58:39 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Throw away gun?

My best guess would be, absolutely. The police scrambled to cover their butts.
I think you have some rookie punk who wanted to shoot somebody to see
what it feeeels like. And to also get attention from people in an attempt for others
to feel sorry for him because he had to do it. This isn't about the innocent elderly man,
this is about a murderer wearing a uniform to get away with Murder.

/imo

24 posted on 02/19/2014 1:04:55 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
er, This isn't Is about the innocent elderly man
25 posted on 02/19/2014 1:06:21 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: freedom462; Alaska Wolf

How about the police state boot lickers like alaskawolf?


26 posted on 02/19/2014 2:15:51 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Sure, give a pm and I’ll give you some better ones for future references. FR, to be sure, does have its police state fans - provided the police state is only setting its sights on people they deem not “moral” enough for them.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 2:44:26 AM PST by freedom462
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To: chessplayer

One of these days...there will be cops getting their brains blown out in a raid like this...and no jury will convict the armed citizen using self defense


28 posted on 02/19/2014 3:35:10 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: INVAR

I agree. With all the gun sales and carry laws of the last several years the populace should be sufficiently armed to deter crime without the need for large police forces. There should be corresponding dividend in reduction of LEOs and taxes.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 3:47:15 AM PST by Justa
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To: chessplayer

BFLR


30 posted on 02/19/2014 3:55:18 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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Too many idiots given responsibilities they don’t deserve.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 3:59:05 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chessplayer

...another INNOCENT American gunned down in his OWN home by the police.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 4:06:30 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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...investigator who claimed to have detected a “strong chemical odor” while downwind of the house.

What was the dog's name?

33 posted on 02/19/2014 4:09:09 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: chessplayer

Over armed pumped up testosterone/adrenaline lased cops, plus poor investigative ground work leads to these kinds of tragedies too often today. They not only had the wrong house to swat, they went in with sub-machine guns blazing. Then after the mayhem when the only guy in the place is a very dead, bullet riddled 80 year old man, they change their account of what happened as the original story starts to resemble swiss cheese. Too much high powered fancy hardware turns cops into trigger happy rambos. They believe they can make up in sheer fire power what they disregard in preparation and pre-staging of a raid. Unfortunately, duplicating in real life what they watch on the silver screen results in these sobering tragedies for all the parties involved.


34 posted on 02/19/2014 4:18:36 AM PST by iontheball
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To: chessplayer

This sounds like cold blooded murder to me.


35 posted on 02/19/2014 4:21:14 AM PST by RetiredArmy (God's judgment on America is here for us to see. If America does not wake up, it is going to suffer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly. Especially since it is obvious the cops were willing to lie about the old man accosting them in the hallway when the bed is blood splattered.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 4:27:19 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: chessplayer

Now all the Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs will get promotions and new toys so they can play army.


37 posted on 02/19/2014 4:50:57 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: chessplayer

Ah, the adrenaline rush of getting to shoot a citizen! So strong that it renders normal perception and thought impossible! It even changes the order of events!


38 posted on 02/19/2014 4:51:27 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: chessplayer

Obviously the fault belongs to the submachinegun.
Ban “assault weapons”..../s


39 posted on 02/19/2014 4:52:41 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: chessplayer

Sgt. John Bones was scared to death and should not have been on the raid


40 posted on 02/19/2014 4:53:03 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: who knows what evil?

So thats the total basis of an armed SWAT raid?
Someone smelled some solvent? Remind me not to thin paint.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 4:55:13 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: chessplayer

The .22 was the cops throw down weapon.

It didn’t belong to the victim.

This was murder.


42 posted on 02/19/2014 5:26:55 AM PST by G Larry
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To: SeminoleCounty
One of these days...there will be cops getting their brains blown out in a raid like this...and no jury will convict the armed citizen using self defense.

This has already happened. I can't quote you chapter and verse but I do recollect seeing a story on this very subject on FR within this past week. A guy was acquitted of murder for killing one of these jackboots busting down the door of his home.

43 posted on 02/19/2014 5:31:06 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

I should add that the story I read may have referenced an instance in this happened, i.., it may not have occurred very recently.


44 posted on 02/19/2014 5:35:04 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Nailbiter

Add to that list the Police Commissioner, the head of the SWAT department, etc.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 6:00:23 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: chessplayer
In the video at liveleek.com they said Mallory was politically active. I wonder if that drew attention to him, they my have not liked his politics.
46 posted on 02/19/2014 6:58:34 AM PST by MCF
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To: MCF

‘Meth raid gone bad’??? There wasn’t any meth to begin with!


47 posted on 02/19/2014 7:10:26 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: chessplayer

Arizona is now considering a law that information received from unlawful, unwarranted organizations, like the NSA, is to be inadmissible in state courts.

It seems to me that this law needs to be expanded so that anonymous tips given to the police *cannot* be used to justify a violent SWAT raid, without other evidence presented to a judge who then issues a written warrant.

The way things have become is like the Democrats’ indictment of Justice Clarence Thomas, that evidence does not matter as long as the accusation is serious enough.

Which is ass-backwards to how the law should behave.

Once again, an innocent man was murdered in cold blood by an overly-aggressive, machinegun armed, possibly steroid drugged police officer, with or also likely without a written warrant. Seriously, to repeatedly shoot an elderly man in bed, then lie about it, is beyond the pale.

In effect, this officer committed 1st degree, premeditated murder, which in the absence of any mitigating circumstances should qualify his actions for the death penalty.


48 posted on 02/19/2014 7:27:42 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
It seems to me that this law needs to be expanded so that anonymous tips given to the police *cannot* be used to justify a violent SWAT raid, without other evidence presented to a judge who then issues a written warrant.

Standing and applauding...while they're at it; they can outlaw drug/sniffer dogs. The damn things are wrong 55-60% of the time, according to a piece in the Chicago Tribune.

49 posted on 02/19/2014 7:36:24 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: OldPossum

Didn’t Indiana just pass a law allowing citizens to defend themselves against the police in such raids?


50 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:43 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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