ALEXANDRIA, VA — A man was awoken to intruders pointing guns at him while he slept in his apartment. It was the police who barged in, because they suspected that he might be a squatter in his own home.
BRYAN, TX — Federal and local police forces raided a political meeting, taking unusual measures to document every attendee by taking fingerprints and photographs, and seizing every cell phone and all recording equipment in the meeting hall.
SENTINEL, OK — Police performed a no-knock raid on an innocent man’s home because of a hoax phone call, leading to the town’s police chief being shot.
DANBY, NY — A family has been left homeless after law enforcement agencies destroyed their entire house in the process of serving a warrant for a man for driving while intoxicated.
DAMASCUS, MD — Police performed a violent raid on a birthday party based on a suspicion of ‘young looking people with beer,’ then dubiously confiscated guests’ cell phones when they were recorded.
FORT BEND COUNTY, TX — An innocent man was ripped from his bathtub in a surprise no-knock raid, then suffered an onslaught of beatings, electric shocks, concussion grenades, and rubber bullets. The man spent 3 years and his entire life savings vindicating himself from the false charges and malicious prosecution that followed.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A police standoff reached a dramatic conclusion when thirty homes were evacuated and a SWAT team used explosives to blow through the structure of the home they were surrounding, inadvertently causing the floor to collapse.
ALBANY, GA — Police raided an elderly woman’s home because they suspected that she was allowing people to play cards and bet money inside without government permission — an “illegal gambling house.”
STETTIN, WI — An elderly couple was traumatized when two dozen sheriff’s deputies swarmed their rural home, prepared to confiscate their property because of zoning ordinance violations.
MERIDIAN, ID — A SWAT team swarmed into a charity-based community yard sale pointing weapons and “scaring the heck out of” bystanders.
Despite the legally-recognized violations of hundreds of individuals’ constitutional rights, there is no indication that the lawless behavior on behalf of the police will result in any officer or official facing discipline, termination, or criminal charges.
DETROIT, MI — A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head.
DENVER, CO — A family was violently attacked during an unexpected late-night police raid on their home, after being wrongly suspected of doing drugs. The innocent family members were then maliciously prosecuted and threatened with the prospect of spending years in prison, if not for the wisdom of a jury.
EAST DUBLIN, GA — A SWAT team gunned down a grandfather in his home during a late-night raid based on the word of a confessed meth addict and thief.
MARYLAND — Federal agents staged a pre-dawn raid on the home of an award-winning investigative journalist, and walked away with hundreds of documents — including a top-secret list of government whistleblowers.
CARTERSVILLE, GA — A retired man was awoken to his property being invaded by a swarm of police officers, drug dogs, and a helicopter that had mistaken his okra garden for marijuana.
MANCHESTER, NH — During a violent surprise raid on a family apartment, federal agents opened fire on an innocent grandmother as she reached out to protect an infant.
ORLANDO, FL — Deputies and state regulators performed systematic and aggressive raids on Orlando-area barbershops, roughing up innocent staff and handcuffing them on the floor, in an effort to check if the barbers had acquired government permission to legally cut hair.
LOUISVILLE, KY — Police performed a surprise raid on a popular dive bar, detained dozens of people and forced them all to endure warrantless searches before being allowed to leave.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A couple and their two daughters were booted from their home without warning following their son’s first-time arrest over $40 worth of drugs. The homeowners were never accused of wrongdoing or charged with a crime.