Skip to comments.Elderly Couple Hospitalized After Cops Raid Wrong House
Posted on 03/23/2006 10:59:34 AM PST by seacapn
HORN LAKE, Miss. An unidentified elderly Horn Lake couple were hospitalized Thursday after police burst into their home thinking it housed a methamphetamine laboratory.
The incident occurred Wednesday about 4 a.m., said police Capt. Shannon Beshears. Beshears said it was the right address but the wrong house.
Beshears said a heavily armed Tactical Apprehension Containment Team stormed the house.
"We had good information from a reliable source that had been backed up by a purchase of narcotics linked to the address. However, when we arrived at the designated address, there were two houses on the lot. We hit the larger of the two houses.
"It was the wrong house," Beshears said. "The house was totally dark and the TACT members went through to the bedroom looking for the suspects."
A man and a woman both in their 80s were injured as TACT team members secured the house although no drugs were found. There were children in the house also, but they were not awakened, Beshears said.
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I can see this going no where so when your kids end up in a crack house or held hostage don't call the police, they might hurt your cat, go and get them yourselves. Then be prepared to spend your nest egg on lawyers.
When you people learn abut about how entries are done then we'll talk. Who do you think taught the military to do entries in urban warfare thay are now doing in Middle East. The police.
Will do. Those pesky cats have got to pay!...(applying camouflage makeup)
I've noticed that old folks do not recover very well after breaking a bone. I hope these folks did not sustain broken bones, since these initial reports are sometimes inaccurate.
Why did these old folks resist the cops?
Or were the cops out of control when they entered the home in a dangerous dynamic entry?
Because they are meth-crazed criminals?
And if you can't do it any better than you described above, then it's a good thing you quit, Bud.
LOL. For extra fun, you could dress up in all black like a ninja, and spew profanities at granny while slamming her to the ground.
Guess what, "big Johnson" (your brag reported to admin moderator btw) the public are the ones who ultimately get to choose what kind of policing they get. If the public want something that would make policing the next worst job to being a gardener, rather than the next better, but less innocents get their ribs bashed in, well the public should get it. That's democracy. You don't have hotline to God.
The War on [some] Drug plus dynamic entries, a dangerous combination for all involved.
IMHO, getting some weed will never be worth the life of a citizen or police officer.
Why don't you save yourself some hurt and sprinkle a few mothballs in your flowers? You can get 'em for a dollar at the Dollar Tree and sleep good all night.
(that woman oughta pay me for saving her cats and her door)
Shows your kind of mind, that you view moral indignation as being of sexual origin. That theory went out with Freud.
Just like some must put on their little paramilitary outfits and have little tactics and overwhelming firepower just like real army men and break into citizen's homes and abuse them to reach theirs.
Maybe some men leaped onto the bed to pin them there. That would be a best case scenario. "Procedures in the dark" care not whether the subject is 18 or 80.
"COMMENT 110 REMOVED BY MODERATOR" LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!
Lord! I 'bout lost a whole mouthfull of SunDrop readin' that one!
That's OK. The message got to those to whom it applied, i.e, those who responded.
Now you've scared me.
If you do no wrong, you have nothing to fear.
It's for The Children.
Well yes, your bullshat got called as bullshat.
BTW, we live in a Republic not a democracy.
Moderator nuked your comment. You are not the police here, they are.
The suspect you were apprehending was what? A murder? Serial killer? Terrorist? A drug dealer that would have no turf to protect if not for the war on drugs and in all probability wouldn't be a drug dealer if not for the WOsomeD.
I know all about how entrys are done now please tell me what you would do if you were the one being entered?
There were TWO houses and they failed to find out which one was the one to hit.
That should have been clarified or the raid called off/postponed until they knew which one it was.
There is no call for "flip a coin' cop work in this case.
They roughed up the wrong people, likely tipped off their target, and compromised the informant (if the target has squat for brains) as well.
Real friggin' genius, and frankly inexcusable.
This foulup was preventable. Someone did not do their homework.
I am no fan of dynamic entry because a little slop in the paperwork and someone busts down my door, I will shoot first and ask questions later, assuming that anyone breaking into my house does so with malicious intent.
We are a representative (democratic) republic. If enough popular votes can be had to change things, change they will.
I've never screamed about mopes who ran. That isn't the police's fault. Not exercising judgement and throwing granny to the ground is the officer's fault. I wonder he put a boot to granny's head.
Sorry, dude. I'm not buying it. There's no need for the ninja gear. There's no need for masks in small towns and there's no need (not even a tactical one) for kevlar helmets. Too many of your brethren (and I know quite a few) are rambo-wannabes in search of an enemy. Police forces need to be SURE of an address before they try to make an arrest and dynamic-entries should be of the last resort.
I'm military too and I keep a gun by my bed. If the police burst into my apartment in the middle of the night screaming, I'd probably be dead because I'd be reaching for my weapon.
Just so everyone here knows where this is. Horn Lake is about 3 miles from Memphis.
"Don't blame us, we're only the dumb machine that by the way tells the one who pushes the button what to do."
Mods have repeatedly backed me up, lol.
That's like being shot with your own gun by your mother.
What I would like is for you to tell me what you would do if the entry team got your house on mistake?
Flip a coin?
Boy, we are so lucky to live in a free country where government doesn't attack innocent citizens in the middle of the night, aren't we?
SWAT goes where it is asked and has the lawful instrument supporting that position.
Nazis tried that: "I was just following orders, doing my job.", at the Nuremberg trials.
I will close in saying I am not advocating that all police are righteous. My argument here is the members of the entry team are not at fault for the wrong address. You can point to one guy for that, but of course the police haters have to come on board and start quesioning all police. Until you've done some you do not know what they are like. Read all you want. I am just amazed how many here hate police, but are the same ones that used suck up to them when meeting one in a public forum and then slamming them behind their backs. For all you say I have never seen anyone actually be rude to an officer outside the scope of official business ( like being arrested ). So bacially most are hypocrites, bash them here, but buddy up when then need to stay in good graces to avoid that next ticket.
I too sleep with a weapon and will react to any intrusion the same I you. I just pray I do not have to.
Then there's the case somewhere in the south where the cops broke in on some guy and he did shoot the cop dead. No drugs were found, and the dead cop was the only one who allegedly had the information that led to the raid. But he was the Chief's son, so now the shooter is on death row. There have been a couple of threads about the case here.
So what if they kill 1% of innocent people in their own home, it's for the children.Right?
By the way, Haley Barbour, where are you? Want to stand up for justice and make some fast political hay in the bargain? Call to the MS Attorney General and have him call these thugs with badges on the carpet. That would warm the hearts of millions around the country and show that you are a man of true character.
The only explanation that comes to my mind is that they didn't want to pay overtime two nights in a row for the same raid. However, in the long run, I suspect this will cost them much more in both dollars and respect.
The smoke of your kind has gotten this whole sordid mess banished to Smokey Backroom.
The public deserves something better than "oops, an accident, we are not to blame" when police harm the undeserving. Why not set up some kind of fund, perhaps fed by legal seizures and fines on legally convicted criminals, to recompense those unfortunates or their families. If an actual criminal is found connected with the injury (i.e. pursuing that criminal resulted in the injury) then the government should sue later to get the compensation back out of the assets of that criminal. But compensation should be paid without the need of the victim to sue.
Wouldn't YOU "buddy up" too? Or would you royally tell the occifer off, assuming you knew the occifer was up to no good.
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