Thursday, May 26, 2011

Police State?

UPDATE:  Fromk Andrew Sullivan,. The raid captured on helmet-cam.

He quotes Radley Balko:

[I]magine you’re asleep—behind a couple walls, after working a graveyard shift—for what you see in the video. Would you have woken up and known that these were cops breaking into your home? Might it have been in the back of your mind that you had relatives murdered by armed intruders just a year ago?
There is more to the story. Is this type of action called for? In a marijuana raid?

ORIGINAL POST: Friends, I respect police officers and the jobs they do. They put their lives on the line to keep us safe. However, this is unacceptable. The Pima County SWAT team enters the house of Jose Guerena, a former marine, and his family, looking for marijuana. Guerena hid his wife and 4-year-old son and armed himself with an AR-15 rifle, to protect his family. The SWAT team entered, and shot at him 70 times and hitting him 60 times in seven seconds. No drugs or paraphernalia were found in the residence. Please read the story; people need to be held accountable. I will have updates as they come.

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