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Woman, 92, Dies In Shootout With Police
Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 11/21/06

Posted on 11/21/2006 9:13:25 PM PST by steve-b

ATLANTA -- A 92-year-old woman was shot to death Tuesday after she fired at three narcotics officers trying to serve a warrant at her house, officials said.

Neighbors and relatives said it must have been a case of mistaken identity. Police said they had the right address.

Police said the woman, whose name was not released, was the only person home at the time, and had lived there for about 17 years.

As the plainclothes Atlanta police officers approached the house about 7 p.m., a woman inside started shooting, striking each of them, said Officer Joe Cobb, a police spokesman. One was hit in the arm, another in a thigh and the third in a shoulder.

The officers were taken to a hospital for treatment, and all three were conscious and alert, police said.

Sarah Dozier, identified as a niece of the woman, told WAGA-TV that there were never any drugs at the house.

"My aunt was in good health. I'm sure she panicked when they kicked that door down," Dozier said. "There was no reason they had to go in there and shoot her down like a dog."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
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1 posted on 11/21/2006 9:13:27 PM PST by steve-b
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To: steve-b

Duplicate thread.


2 posted on 11/21/2006 9:14:31 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: steve-b
Sarah Dozier, identified as a niece of the woman, told WAGA-TV that there were never any drugs at the house.

Bet this is the first ever case of a 92 year old with no drugs in the home.

3 posted on 11/21/2006 9:17:48 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: steve-b

Another victim of the War on Drugs. Have we won yet?


4 posted on 11/21/2006 9:30:27 PM PST by billybudd
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To: billybudd
Another victim of the War on Drugs. Have we won yet?

Another victim of the War on Literacy. Looks like the illiterates won.

As the plainclothes Atlanta police officers approached the house about 7 p.m., a woman inside started shooting, striking each of them, said Officer Joe Cobb, a police spokesman. One was hit in the arm, another in a thigh and the third in a shoulder.

They were shot when they approached the house, not when they entered the house.

5 posted on 11/21/2006 9:33:09 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: steve-b
D*mn fine shooting for a 92 year old woman. Those drugs must really pump her up.

Seriously, this is pretty poor PR for the guys in blue.

6 posted on 11/21/2006 9:36:08 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Paleo Conservative

It probably was the ATF, trying to take her gun.


7 posted on 11/21/2006 9:42:19 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: steve-b

Happens all the time. And the little Nazis never apologize or clean up the destruction if they get the wrong house.


8 posted on 11/21/2006 9:50:55 PM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
They were shot when they approached the house, not when they entered the house.

Maybe, it's a toss-up, who are we to believe, the journalist or the niece?

"My aunt was in good health. I'm sure she panicked when they kicked that door down,"

9 posted on 11/21/2006 9:51:21 PM PST by RJL
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To: steve-b

omg


10 posted on 11/21/2006 9:51:59 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: RJL

Given the rest of that quote, I'm inclined to conclude that she's the ancestor of several generations of "original gangstas."


11 posted on 11/21/2006 9:52:33 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Hmm, I guess we can't own land now either.

Also, I'd love to see your reaction to some strange men with guns approaching your house in the middle of the night.
12 posted on 11/21/2006 9:53:14 PM PST by billybudd
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

What does that mean?


13 posted on 11/21/2006 9:55:44 PM PST by A.J.Armitage (http://calvinist-libertarians.blogspot.com/)
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To: billybudd
Also, I'd love to see your reaction to some strange men with guns approaching your house in the middle of the night.

Politely inquire as to their business, and be ready to engage if necessary.

Less fun that opening fire on anyone and everyone like the keyboard Rambos threaten to do, but probably a wiser course of action.

14 posted on 11/21/2006 9:56:26 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Republicans are told to court "the base," which translates to Arabic as "al-Qaeda.")
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Quote from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in the other thread on this story: "92-year-old woman was killed after she shot three Atlanta narcotics officers Tuesday night when they broke down the front door of her home trying to serve a search warrant, police said."
15 posted on 11/21/2006 9:57:25 PM PST by billybudd
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
The article in the Atlanta paper reporting this starts with this lead: 92-year-old woman was killed after she shot three Atlanta narcotics officers Tuesday night when they broke down the front door of her home trying to serve a search warrant, police said.

The SPI is not famous for its great reporting. Even among NW newspapers.

16 posted on 11/21/2006 9:57:25 PM PST by Jack Black
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I'm sure she panicked when they kicked that door down,

"Hi, we're from the government, and we're here to help you".

17 posted on 11/21/2006 9:57:40 PM PST by budwiesest
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

"Politely inquire" - haha!


18 posted on 11/21/2006 9:59:18 PM PST by billybudd
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To: billybudd

I've done it.


19 posted on 11/21/2006 10:01:27 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Republicans are told to court "the base," which translates to Arabic as "al-Qaeda.")
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To: steve-b
The outstanding Atlanta Police Department stands out once again.


20 posted on 11/21/2006 10:13:11 PM PST by Jeff Gordon (History convinces me that bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: steve-b
Old age does not confer innocence. Young, wicked, malevolent people sometimes become very old, wicked, malevolent people.

Ma Barker died with a gun in her hand, and she was no sweet little old lady. Albert Fish, the monstrous child killer at the turn of the 20th century, looked like a sweet, kindly grandfatherly figure--which is how he snared his victims.

Without knowing more about the Atlanta case, I'd say the cops did what was necessary and right, given the circumstances.
21 posted on 11/21/2006 10:29:35 PM PST by Rembrandt_fan
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To: billybudd
Another victim of the War on Drugs. Have we won yet?

Please allow me to be the first to give the usual answer when someone objects to an innocent person being gunned down in a WOD raid:
"You sound like a drug-addicted libertaaarian. We have to accept collateral damage to create a drug-free utopia. The government knows best, and it should know everything about its subjects -- especialy about you, you drug-addicted libertaaarian. The police can search my home any time without a search warrant and I wouldn't mind, because I'm not a drug-addicted libertaaarian. If she had nothing to hide, she should have left her doors unlocked."
So there. We are winning the war on drugs. We have the body count to prove it.

22 posted on 11/22/2006 12:18:16 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: billybudd

It is pretty hard to shoot someone before they break in the door, unless you open the door first.

A high velocity rifle is best for firing against persons who wear body armor.


23 posted on 11/22/2006 1:54:02 AM PST by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: billybudd

Truer words were never said. What a country.


24 posted on 11/22/2006 3:33:45 AM PST by beyond the sea ( Now that Pelosi Galore is in charge, it's never too late or early to start drinking.)
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They were shot when they approached the house, not when they entered the house.

The police wouldn't have been there AT her house without the INSANE war on drugs.

The war on drugs is a colossal failure and a bad joke and great waste of money!

25 posted on 11/22/2006 3:36:05 AM PST by beyond the sea ( Now that Pelosi Galore is in charge, it's never too late or early to start drinking.)
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Without knowing more about the Atlanta case, I'd say the cops did what was necessary and right, given the circumstances.

Here's betting they were at the wrong address..... yes, I know they said they were at the right address. LOL.

26 posted on 11/22/2006 3:39:45 AM PST by beyond the sea ( Now that Pelosi Galore is in charge, it's never too late or early to start drinking.)
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To: Wilhelm Tell
LOL............ a missing "ssarcasm" tag???

;-)

27 posted on 11/22/2006 3:40:52 AM PST by beyond the sea ( Now that Pelosi Galore is in charge, it's never too late or early to start drinking.)
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To: steve-b

absolutely horrible.


28 posted on 11/22/2006 6:30:21 AM PST by jjm2111 (http://www.purveryors-of-truth.blogspot.com)
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To: Rembrandt_fan

Was she muslim? The MSM isn't giving her name.


29 posted on 11/22/2006 1:34:07 PM PST by Syllojism
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To: beyond the sea

Weren't they undercover,as in not-wearing-uniforms? So when anyone or a group of men breaks in our doors we should assume they're the good guys?
I say again that the most warants should be served in a profesional,polite maner by uniformed officers.All warants should be served by persons easily identified as officials.Breaking the door down first rightfully invites lethal response.If there was such a small quantity of drugs that a moment is time enough to get rid of them ,then it wasn't enough to be a problem.

Too bad she wasn't a better shot.


30 posted on 11/22/2006 3:14:30 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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Too bad she wasn't a better shot. -----

lol

31 posted on 11/23/2006 12:02:48 AM PST by beyond the sea ( Now that Pelosi Galore is in charge, it's never too late or early to start drinking.)
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