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Wrongfully-arrested man considers lawsuit after marshals storm home
http://www.wlwt.com ^ | 9:37 PM EDT Apr 12, 2013 | unknown

Posted on 04/13/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT by redreno

HILLSBORO, Ohio —U.S. Marshals stormed a home and arrested a man believing he had drugs and guns Thursday morning in Hillsboro.

The only problem was that marshals had the wrong man and even the wrong house.

Nicholas Brown was making breakfast for his three children and getting ready for work when a dozen armed marshals barged into his home and arrested him for offenses he said he never committed.

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1 posted on 04/13/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

One of these days, these “mistakes” will have consequences.

Too bad for the unlucky Jack Booted Thugs.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 8:00:43 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

“Considers”??? I would have decided after they crossed the thresh hold.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 8:03:17 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: unixfox

Yep, they find themselves in court, and someone will have to offer up half-a-million I think to make this guy happy.

I personally think that a federal, state, or county judge ought to be forced to accompany every single raid on a home. If something like this occurs....you take that judge and lock him for a year or two. This would really limit the possibility of legal papers being approved.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Mistakes will happen anytime government nudges citizens.

Big Jack Boots equals big mistakes.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 8:07:48 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: pepsionice

“Wrongfully-arrested man considers lawsuit after marshals storm home”..........

That happened only a few days ago. What took him soooooo long to decide to sue? Seems like a “no-brainer”.


6 posted on 04/13/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: pepsionice

I personally think that a federal, state, or county judge ought to be forced to accompany every single raid on a home. If something like this occurs....you take that judge and lock him for a year or two. This would really limit the possibility of legal papers being approved.


I love it! Of course I would also like it better if the person filing for the warrant was also held PERSONALLY responsible for any and all (Clerical/serving/wrong address, etc.) mistakes and with mandatory JAIL sentences and Massive fines.

It might make them a bit more careful, don’t you think?


7 posted on 04/13/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: redreno

Did the family dog survive the ordeal?


8 posted on 04/13/2013 8:10:31 AM PDT by moovova
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To: redreno

Remember the bumper sticker from 42 years ago?

KEVIN BALLEW COULD BE YOU!

It was a reference to a man shot by cops who raided his house and was shot down.
The cops claimed he had fired on them, but the only shot from his .44 black powder revolver was in the wall 90 degrees away from the shooting cops, and 8 inches from the floor where the man fell.


9 posted on 04/13/2013 8:11:26 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed. The director and actors wept.)
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To: kevslisababy

Think about this. This tactic can be used to confiscate weapons freely, if this is not stopped in it’s tracks!
I hope the City, State, and the Marshalls are all sued seperatley. The statement, that it was a clerical error does not hold water. The were wishing it was a clerical error and hoping the warrant was supposed to say White!


10 posted on 04/13/2013 8:11:53 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: redreno

I highly doubt this was a “mistake.” More likely it’s a “tell your friends about us” psyops action.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: redreno

End the “War on Drugs(TM)”


12 posted on 04/13/2013 8:20:25 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: redreno
Why in the world do they do these "no-knock" raids? Practice for martial law? Why can't the LEO's wait for the guy to walk out of house and nab him there, then go in and search for drugs/whatever?

I can see if the perp is a known violent criminal with a record, but someone that they can't prove to a judge is dangerous? Do judges even bother asking before they issue warrants, or do they just rubber-stamp whatever LEO hands them?

13 posted on 04/13/2013 8:22:35 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: redreno

What was the US Marshall’s jurisdiction in this case?


14 posted on 04/13/2013 8:23:12 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: redreno

->>The only problem was that marshals had the wrong man and even the wrong house.

I would be very upset.


15 posted on 04/13/2013 8:25:47 AM PDT by Christie at the beach ( If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.)
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To: Progov

———What took him soooooo long to decide to sue? ——

It took the ambulance chaser several days to find him


16 posted on 04/13/2013 8:25:53 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: redreno

What was the charge, “guns and drugs”??? What kind of drugs? What kind of guns.... The whole thing is too stupid for words.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: redreno
since when is this a US MARSHALS job???
18 posted on 04/13/2013 8:26:17 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Recommend that you watch the TV show Justified. The marshals get involved in activity criminal ancillary to their real job. It is sort of dual usage law enforcement.


19 posted on 04/13/2013 8:28:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: unixfox

The rotting racist-hater Clarence Dupnik’s Pima Country Swat Team gunned down a Marine who thought he was being home-invaded. It wasn’t even the right house. The Marine didn’t even pull the trigger — but one of the jackboot goons tripped and the rest went crazy and did a firing squad (it’s all on video).


20 posted on 04/13/2013 8:29:01 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: redreno

Wait: Soon they will be coming for your guns.

If you do happen to see them coming. Remember they wear body armor.


21 posted on 04/13/2013 8:29:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Chode

If there was a federal warrant out there or the Marshals are part of a local area task force with other local and federal LEOs.


22 posted on 04/13/2013 8:34:26 AM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: unixfox

At least the guy didn’t have a dog the gestapo could kill.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 8:35:38 AM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: Christie at the beach
I would be very upset.

I would be very dead.

/johnny

24 posted on 04/13/2013 8:37:27 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Venturer
If you do happen to see them coming. Remember they wear body armor.

Right. Always shoot them low.

25 posted on 04/13/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: redreno

26 posted on 04/13/2013 8:46:28 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: pepsionice

Good idea !


27 posted on 04/13/2013 8:50:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: redreno

It took them hours to realize that their target was black but the guy they arrested was white?

Wow. Just... wow.

Too bad none of the special ed agents who pulled this off will lose their job.


28 posted on 04/13/2013 8:50:09 AM PDT by Gefreiter
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To: pepsionice

When a LEO requests a warrant from a judge and the warrant turns out to be wrong, that LEO ought to go on a list of officers who cannot have any further warrants signed for three years or more.

Get it right or lose the privilege.


29 posted on 04/13/2013 8:50:30 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: redreno

For decades the loudest yelps for law ‘n’ order came from the right, fretting about their property and never pausing to think police powers might one day oppress them. Call it karma.


30 posted on 04/13/2013 8:50:36 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: jeffc

I agree, these raid should only be used for extreme circumstances. They are used constantly when there is no immediate danger, just suspicion of drugs. They don’t even consider children and other family members let alone it being the wrong house. I’m sure the cops love the rush though. I don’t understand how we let them get away with this.


31 posted on 04/13/2013 8:52:32 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: BamaDi; bert
that's what i thought, there had to be a Federal warrant, but it didn't make that clear in the article
32 posted on 04/13/2013 8:52:34 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jeffc

or do they just rubber-stamp whatever LEO hands them?

Yep.


33 posted on 04/13/2013 8:55:13 AM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: Gefreiter

Probably wasn’t PC to put that little piece of identifying info at the top.


34 posted on 04/13/2013 8:55:46 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: ScottinVA

When I was 24-25 this kind of happened to me. I was awakened on a Saturday morning with a whole troop of undercover city cops banging on my door. They came in and searched the place top to bottom, found about 12 ‘pills’ in my purse, handcuffed and arrested me. During the search the head guy kept saying crap to me about the guy I was seeing at the time (I didn’t know it but he was under investigation for arson which I knew absolutely nothing about).
It just so happened that I was a county employee so after the first court appearance by my attorney one of the detectives came to visit me. In a round about way he said that all charges had been dropped since the drugs found were otc caffeine (they were actually diet pills) and that my name had come up as a possible dealer when they had talked to an informant. Once they found out about the connection with my boyfriend (who was under investigation) they had decided to follow the lead to see if they could get some info on him. He actually apologized to me for the treatment of me by his partner.
Sidenote: Never did many drugs and would have never contemplated dealing them.


35 posted on 04/13/2013 9:04:19 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Romulus
"For decades the loudest yelps for law ‘n’ order came from the right"

Well, ok. From now on the right will yell loudly for "criminality 'n chaos."

36 posted on 04/13/2013 9:14:56 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: redreno

This is always so unfair. Whenever they get it wrong and don’t find guns and drugs, the least they can do is to leave him some guns and drugs as an apology.


37 posted on 04/13/2013 9:17:01 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
"For decades the loudest yelps for law ‘n’ order came from the right"

Well, ok. From now on the right will yell loudly for "criminality 'n chaos."

As if there is no middle ground where the police aren't militarized civil-rights trampling jackboots but still professionally go after REAL criminals.

38 posted on 04/13/2013 9:36:29 AM PDT by EricT.
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To: pepsionice
"Yep, they find themselves in court, and someone will have to offer up half-a-million I think to make this guy happy."

Yes, but one of the problems is that it is only taxpayer dollars. They don't care unless there are individual sanctions against individual officers or other officials.

39 posted on 04/13/2013 9:36:30 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: JRandomFreeper
Would be very scary, wouldn't it. An entire team of cops in your home unannounced. I do understand they have to get the bad guy though they have to get it right or wait until the person is outside. I don't know if I would sue, though it would be an intimating ordeal. Most of these cases, it's timed so precisely, no time to react. My hubby as a teen, he and his cousin was thought to be involved in a crime. It was 2 others guys similar in age. The 2 did the robbery had the same color car as hubby's (dark green Dodge Dart). He says he'll never forget that. He didn't sue. His dad wanted to. Gosh, his dad was furious when he went to the sheriff to get his son. It's a wonder he didn't end up in jail. Hubby's been a cop so he looks at that differently now. He says that have to be sure before going in or don't mess it up. They have to have their tools though I don't want them getting too much power.
40 posted on 04/13/2013 9:41:59 AM PDT by Christie at the beach ( If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.)
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To: EricT.

Each day I read of the arrest of people for crimes like robbery, rape, murder, burglary, auto theft and child porn. To some people, these arrests don’t matter. It is only important when the police make a mistake.


41 posted on 04/13/2013 9:43:38 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
well..that’s because some people don’t like police in general anyway. and will never see the good police officers. It is a hard job dealing and balancing with this society that we live in while maintaining sanity with their own politically correct many times, commanders and city council people. The bad ones (with patterns that keep coming up) need to be removed as soon as it appears.
42 posted on 04/13/2013 10:00:43 AM PDT by Christie at the beach ( If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.)
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To: pepsionice

what you do is jail every officer in the raid, and all of their pensions are turned over as compensation.


43 posted on 04/13/2013 10:01:08 AM 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: Enterprise

Kicking down the door at the wrong damned address isn’t a mistake. Shooting a truck full of holes that doesn’t remotely fit the description of the one in the A.P.B. isn’t a mistake.

This is potentially lethal negligence.


44 posted on 04/13/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT by EricT.
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To: redreno
The only problem was that marshals had the wrong man and even the wrong house and the wrong race.

Fixed it...

45 posted on 04/13/2013 10:05:18 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: redreno

It’s a good thing he didn’t have a waffle shaped like a gun or he and his family would be chilling in the local morgue.


46 posted on 04/13/2013 10:07:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: EricT.
"Kicking down the door at the wrong damned address isn’t a mistake."

Is this true for all cases of wrong addresses?

"Shooting a truck full of holes that doesn’t remotely fit the description of the one in the A.P.B. isn’t a mistake."

Since you are not referencing a specific incident, and are leaving the question open to interpretation, what if the truck that was accidentally stopped contained wanted violent felons who were intent on killing a police officer?

"This is potentially lethal negligence."

Yes, potentially.

47 posted on 04/13/2013 10:15:36 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Head shots come to mind.


48 posted on 04/13/2013 10:18:18 AM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: NY Attitude

So why aren’t the “good” police officers reporting on the bad ones. They don’t, when these things happen they all cover up for the fellow policeman. That leaves only bad police officers in the end.


49 posted on 04/13/2013 10:27:09 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: Cowgirl

I totally agree with you. I have worked with people that do not question the job but just go out and perform it,just like puppets.


50 posted on 04/13/2013 10:30:14 AM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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