Monday, August 18, 2008

Not for "Cops" Show: Another Bad Raid

Militarizing the cop shops has its disadvantages--for residents.

Armed with a battering ram and shotguns, Buffalo police looking for heroin broke down the door and stormed the lower apartment of a West Side family of eight.

The problem is that the Wednesday evening raid should have occurred at an apartment upstairs

Pennyamon alleges that after wrongly breaking into her apartment, police proceeded to strike her epileptic husband in the head with the butt end of a shotgun and point shotguns at her young children before admitting their mistake and then raiding the right apartment.

She says she’s left with a broken door, an injured husband, jittery children and — what bothers her most — still no apology from police.

The family did not have a dog, so the cops didn't kill it.

Lo and behold!! It was "the process!!"

“We can say comfortably that over 1,100 search warrants were executed last year and 580 to date this year and that, with such a high volume and such a fast-paced environment, it is understandable that mistakes could happen.”

Yah. That "UPPER" and "LOWER" stuff is hard to read at night.

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