Paralyzed man raided by SWAT, sentenced to 25 years for possessing his own medicine

May 26, 2014 Site Staff 0

FLORIDA — A wheelchair-bound man, suffering from paralysis and multiple sclerosis, was raided by masked, gun-wielding agents and ultimately sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing a one-month supply of his own doctor-prescribed painkillers. Mandatory minimum sentencing laws enabled this to happen, and remain a dangerous threat to the freedom of Americans who have never been accused of a violent crime.

Empty home destroyed in 4-hour SWAT siege, innocent woman left with $100,000 in damages

May 24, 2014 Site Staff 0

RENTON, WA — A SWAT team spent hours firing “mortars, grenades, and teargas canisters” at an empty home. The 4-hour siege destroyed windows, doors, and walls and left the home in ruin. The suspect didn’t even live at the address, and the innocent homeowner was left homeless for months and ultimately was stuck with over $100,000 in repair bills, which police have refused to pay.

Kids traumatized after SWAT team ransacks wrong home

May 6, 2014 Site Staff 0

KALAMAZOO, MI — A family was terrorized and accosted when a masked paramilitary outfit unexpectedly broke through their back door. Frightened children hid in a closet as the masked invaders spent hours tearing apart all the possessions in the home. The family assumed they were being attacked by robbers, but it turned out to be a SWAT team sent from the local “Department of Public Safety.”

Trooper cleared after stomping on innocent man’s skull while handcuffed

April 15, 2014 Site Staff 1

EXTON, PA — Police followed an innocent man into his home, believing that he was a fleeing suspect. When the man protested being handcuffed on his own floor with strangers searched his home, an officer cussed at him and stomped on his head, causing multiple facial fractures and shattered teeth. The scene was so gruesome that a cop testified against a fellow cop. Yet instead of being fired, that stomping officer was later promoted, and now has been officially cleared of violating the victim’s civil rights.

Texas deputy dies performing no-knock, no-announce SWAT raid for marijuana

February 7, 2014 Site Staff 0

BURLESON COUNTY, TX — Tragedy struck when police pursued an aggressive no-knock, no-announce SWAT raid on a marijuana user with no history of violence in his record. One deputy was shot when the homeowner picked up a rifle to protect his family from what he thought were home invaders. The officer’s life is over and the homeowner will now face trial that could put him in prison for a long time because of a confrontation that never needed to happen.

NYPD break down door without warrant, beat up family, stomp pet bird to death

December 11, 2013 Site Staff 287

NEW YORK CITY, NY — A Staten Island family barbecue turned into a nightmare when it was interrupted by police investigating the improper use of a parking cone to save a parking spot on the street. What resulted was a day the family will never forget, as their home was invaded without a warrant, several family members were bludgeoned, and a NYPD officer sadistically stomped on a pet parakeet that lay helpless on the floor.

D.C. businessman, family suffers SWAT raid over ‘unregistered ammunition’

December 3, 2013 Liz E 267

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the capital city of the Land of the Free, a businessman and his family were subjected to a violent paramilitary raid for suspicion of exercising one of the freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Nearly nearly 3 dozen armed SWAT agents held the family at gunpoint and even used a battering ram to rip a naked child out of the shower. The incredible use of force was initiated because of D.C.’s infamous gun control laws. Even more shocking is the fact that the homeowner could still be put in federal prison, despite the fact that not a single firearm was found in his home.

Marijuana raid leaves unarmed New Orleans man dead in his home

October 11, 2013 SovereignSon 294

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Footage recorded by a NOPD officer during a SWAT raid helped secure a conviction on another officer who shot and killed an unarmed man inside his own home. This rare instance of accountability is marred by the fact that no law or policy changes have been made, assuredly setting up more violent scenarios in the future in the name of drug prohibition.

Police chief, two suspects killed during raid over painkillers

October 2, 2013 Liz E 194

GREENLAND, NH — A no-knock raid conducted over suspected possession of pills took a turn for the tragic when the homeowner fought back against officers as they battered down his door. Three dead and four injured bodies later — including the chief of police — leaves us wondering whether all the blood spilled in the name of enforcing prohibition laws is worth the cost.

Jose Guerena’s family gets settlement, but his killers still wear badges

September 19, 2013 Site Staff 272

TUCSON, AZ — A multi-million dollar settlement concludes the disturbing case of Jose Guerena, the Iraq veteran who was riddled with bullets in his own home during a faulty SWAT raid. Not only did these paramilitary police perform a haphazard assault on an innocent family’s home, they prevented their victim’s wounds from being treated after they shot him dozens of times. The hefty disbursement of tax dollars to the Guerena family may be warranted, but does nothing to reign in the aggressive department which is responsible for this murder, nor does it ensure the public that these inept Drug Warriors will not kill their family next.

U.S. Marshals in Sarasota terrorized string of innocents in aggressive searches for suspects

August 26, 2013 Site Staff 354

SARASOTA, FL — New details have emerged about the out-of-control U.S. Marshals who terrorized an innocent Sarasota woman by breaking into her home and holding an armed stand-off with her. It has now been revealed that the same task force, perhaps the same agent, has also been involved in other abusive and shocking behavior, including tackled an innocent cookie decorator during the same July search, and breaking into a home weeks earlier to interrogate two innocent people.

Misidentified man killed when SWAT team started his house on fire

August 22, 2013 Site Staff 261

GREENFIELD, CA — An innocent man was was killed in his own home by a fire caused by an aggressive SWAT team, and while never publicly admitting guilt, the sheriff’s department has finally made a monetary settlement with the family of the deceased. Two years later, justice has never been reached for the killers of Roger Serrato, who received no punishment for their role in the negligent homicide of an man unrelated to the crime they were investigating, and were in fact verbally commended by a County official.

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