Skip to comments.SWAT entry questioned in Marine's death
Posted on 05/13/2011 10:39:22 PM PDT by petitfour
TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A decorated Marine's family cannot believe their loved one, who served two tours of duty overseas, is gone; never expecting him to die here at home at the hands of law enforcement.
A Pima County Sheriff's Department SWAT team shot and killed Jose Guerena eight days ago; it was executing a search warrant. Four days ago, in a news conference, a sheriff's deputy said the department makes it clear when SWAT is about to enter a home. Lt. Michael O'Connor says SWAT says it never wants to be mistaken for other people, "We had our large armored vehicle there with the markings on it. It also has lights and sirens. It was going. So we do everything we can to try to portray the image that we're law enforcement, we're not home invaders."
But, Guerena's wife, Vanessa, who hid in the closet with her youngest son while 71 rounds were fired her husband's direction, said she heard nothing. At any point did you hear them yell, police" or SWAT'?" KGUN9 asked. "No, no!" answered Guerena.
A neighbor who heard the shooting corroborates the wife's account, "The only sirens I heard out here were like maybe 20-30 minutes into the entire ordeal," said David Watson.
Watson is very familiar with gunfire and stressful situations; he's a Vietnam combat veteran, "I want to make this as clear as possible: you only heard the announcements after you heard the gunfire?" asked KGUN9 reporter Joel Waldman. Watson quickly answered, "Yes!"
(Excerpt) Read more at kgun9.com ...
Actually, under asset forfeiture, any money, valuables can be seized. Your assets have no civil rights, so you have to prove they are innocent. Generally that means let them keep half and go the F#%k away.
Life in Prison for the whole bunch, including the Judge,Sheriff,DA and every last stinking jack booted thug involved right up to the Clerk that stamped the so called never seen warrant.
“...SWAT teams have become like WWII Buzz Bombs over London...” and “...jakboot insanity..”
No, actually, a better WWII analogy would be Gestapo and SS Einsatzgruppen smashing in doors, looking for “enemies of the State” and killing everything that shows even the slightest resistance in the house.
Buzz Bombs were just sort of “thrown” across the channel, not knowing where they’d land. This is focused, directed, and intentional. And you are correct - the Jackboot IS here, now. And they’re bold and arrogant because they’re invincible in their nice shiny black uniforms, body armor and riot shields, and little German submachine guns - they think.
Complaints and indignation won’t reverse this course we’re on. I’m sure the Jews and other “enemies of the State” in Germany were indignant too - as they were being led away to gas chambers or just before they were shot dead and murdered in their beds.
Why is it NOT murder when SWAT teams shoot the wrong person?
I remember wondering about that picture years ago when it first showed up. Does a SWAT team always have a photographer with them?
Yeah....they were so worried about the wounded that they kept medical personnel out of the area for over an hour.
Through a successful, decades-long campaign of fear-mogering by the media and elected officials of both parties entrenching in the minds of Americans that there should be a "War on Everything", we've finally gotten the police force that we've collectively asked for.
And this police force looks less like Mayberry, USA and more like Bogotá, Columbia. Great job, my fellow Americans! You asked for it. You got it.
Make it hard labor 7 days a week. No family visits. ALL their assets should be taken and their families thrown into the street.
Government at all levels is turning against the citizens. It is becoming the innocent patriots VS the government parasites.
“Lt. Michael O’Connor says SWAT says it never wants to be mistaken for other people,”
Then stop invading homes. Criminals can steal a uniform and call “SWAT” just as easily as your men can, O’Connor.
If I remember right, in this high-profile case the house was watched by Miami news 24/7 waiting to see what the government would do.
Some lucky photographer got the answer in spades.
SWAT = standing army....
We were warned.
Couple this article with the one posted below and we will see what is to become of law enforcement in the future.
Doesn’t the require that they find something that is actually illegal?
No. They can “suspect”, and confiscate the “proceeds” of illegal activity. Mant times charges are never filed because there is not enough evidence and you have certain rights in a criminal trial. Your property has no rights, and you must go to civil court and prove your property is “innocent”.
That is a BATF agent and the photographer was with the Elian Gonzalez family.
Mant times = Many times
Actually, he was an INS agent. ATF would have just burnt down the ‘compound.’
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