Time for a little humor!


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ebd10
August 25, 2005, 03:08 PM
:D The episode of 'COPS' you'll never see! :D

Ooops! (http://media.ebaumsworld.com/index.php?e=copsmistake.asf)

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Godfather
August 25, 2005, 03:16 PM
Would you mind putting a language advisory on that?



This would be funnier if a guy hadn't been killed last year when the cops got the wrong house. They (an older couple) heard someone breaking their door down, grabbed a shotgun, and fired on the fire masked, armed SWAT guy that came flying through their doors. Fire was returned, and the man was killed. No cops sustained injuries. They were off by one house. But whose fault was it?

GunnySkox
August 25, 2005, 03:44 PM
But whose fault was it?

Hmmm...

~Slam_Fire

tuna
August 25, 2005, 03:57 PM
Godfather, any info on that scene? I've always wondered about that in a "what if..." way, but never knew it had happened.

ceetee
August 26, 2005, 12:03 AM
This would be funnier if a guy hadn't been killed last year...

Or just a couple of weeks ago in Sunrise, Florida when SWAT served a no-knock search warrant at 5:30 am on a CCW holder. He answered the loud crashes in his skivvies, holding a revolver, and now his family's got one less breadwinner...

sixandout
August 26, 2005, 01:28 AM
A few years ago in New York cops raided the wrong house. Used a concussive grenade before entering. To bad the old grandmother got a heart attack, and died from the grenade. I think her family sued the city.

Godfather
August 26, 2005, 01:32 AM
No, I don't have documentation, I heard it on the radio.

Now the police are required to identify themselves (I think).

Double Maduro
August 26, 2005, 04:26 AM
Yeah, but the home invaders have gotten smart. They knock down the door wearing DEA or other LE marked jackets, shouting "Police". Gives them a few extra seconds to subdue the victims.

DM

1911 guy
August 26, 2005, 11:11 AM
It seems that this is happening more, or possibly we are just hearing about it more. Maybe the proper response is now to answer all bumps in the night expecting a full scale firefight and let the cops bury their mistakes. My point of view is that I know I've done nothing wrong so anyone busting into my house is not supposed to be there. Amounts to a "home invasion" no matter who comes a'knockin', right?

MudPuppy
August 26, 2005, 11:47 AM
If its a SWAT team, I'm sorry, but I doubt they'll be taking the KIA. Those guys are going in as a team, wide-awake, and well armed.

I agree that should be part of your ongoing training--to allow for that possibility--but the solution probably shouldn't be expecting a home-owner to take down a SWAT team that is at the wrong (yours) house. I don't want to bring a knife to a gun fight, and I don't want to bring the Mossy 500 to a MP-5, M-16, they have body armor and I'm in my underwear fight either.

Those no-knocks are dangerous, obviously. And you can't really assume that even if the several guys coming in identifying themselves as SWAT actually are.

GunGoBoom
August 26, 2005, 12:36 PM
This would be funnier if a guy hadn't been killed last year when the cops got the wrong house.

My thoughts exactly. It crystallizes the point, however, so I like it being out there.

Zrex
August 26, 2005, 02:35 PM
Would be funnier if it did not hit so close to home.

N.J. Officers, DEA Smash Doors, Raid Wrong Home Again (http://www.wnbc.com/news/4894524/detail.html)

POSTED: 8:36 am EDT August 25, 2005
UPDATED: 11:32 am EDT August 25, 2005

NEWARK, N.J. -- Federal and state authorities are trying to determine how armed officers raided the wrong house, smashing doors and frightening residents earlier this week, a state police spokesman said Thursday.

"We are investigating what went wrong," said Sgt. Gerald Lewis Jr. "For some reason, whether it was erroneous information or supervision, we actually hit the wrong house."

He said the address on the state search warrant was correct, but that the team of state police SWAT officers and Drug Enforcement Administration agents went to the wrong street and raided a home with the same number on Tuesday.

An assessment of the damage had not been completed, Lewis said, "but of course we will work with the attorney general's office and other agencies to make restitution."

Residents of the four-family home in Newark said officers cursed at them while ripping through two upstairs apartments and asking where guns were for 15 minutes before realizing the mistake.

"The investigator said they were looking for bad people and they were in the wrong place," homeowner Cedelie Pompee told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Thursday's newspapers.

"That's a bad mistake they made," said Pompee, noting that several doors would not close properly.

Pompee, 59, has owned the house for 27 years, and shares it with her two sisters and their children, as well as a family that rents an apartment.

State police also hit a wrong house in May, raiding the home of a retired truck driver in Woodbridge while looking for a prostitution racket.

2005 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

lee n. field
August 26, 2005, 02:44 PM
Quote:
This would be funnier if a guy hadn't been killed last year...


Or just a couple of weeks ago in Sunrise, Florida when SWAT served a no-knock search warrant at 5:30 am on a CCW holder. He answered the loud crashes in his skivvies, holding a revolver, and now his family's got one less breadwinner...

Every couple months, if you pay attention.

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