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Fitchburg woman and daughter 'terrified' as saw rips down door after getting wrong address
Sentinal and Enterprise ^ | January 31, 2012 | Michael Hartwell

Posted on 01/31/2012 7:07:49 PM PST by 6SJ7

FITCHBURG -- It was a horror movie come to life.

Judy Sanchez woke Thursday to the sound of heavy footsteps in her stairwell, followed by a loud motor. She got to her kitchen in time to see the blade of a chain saw rip through her front door.

"It was so crazy," Judy Sanchez said. "I was terrified."

Jan. 26 was the day of Operation Red Wolf, a multiagency sweep during which 16 people in Fitchburg were arrested on charges related to gang activity, drug trafficking and illegal gun sales after a two-year investigation by federal, state and local law-enforcement officers.

The people sawing through her door were FBI agents, looking for a gang member suspected of trafficking cocaine. But they went to the wrong address.

Sanchez said the ordeal traumatized her and her 3-year-old daughter, Ji'anni, and she is unsatisfied with the agency's response to the error.

About 10 FBI agents came into her apartment at 391 Elm St., that morning, guns drawn and pointed at her. There was no knock, and they didn't shout that they were from the FBI until after the saw was buzzing through her six-panel front door, she said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: chainsaw; drug; jackboot; ma
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To: Trod Upon

ya, but if they lose one of their own in the process, they’ll be encouraged to check the address next time.

61 posted on 02/01/2012 4:53:41 AM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: DTogo
sooner or later, it's gonna happen...
62 posted on 02/01/2012 5:03:56 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 6SJ7
“Famous, But Incompetent.”
63 posted on 02/01/2012 5:39:51 AM PST by Travis McGee (
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To: chris37
Who the **** chainsaws into doors...

64 posted on 02/01/2012 5:41:53 AM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: 6SJ7

As G Gordon Liddy once said Aim For the Knees.......

65 posted on 02/01/2012 5:48:11 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Changing Hearts and Minds. Two to the Heart, one to the Mind.

66 posted on 02/01/2012 6:00:43 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Of course!

67 posted on 02/01/2012 6:12:00 AM PST by meatloaf
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To: Secret Agent Man

Oh, I get it. The WOD is just an excuse to get more and more control of us.

68 posted on 02/01/2012 6:42:41 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Svartalfiar
Hmm.. If I woke up to a chainsaw coming through my door, there’d probably be lead going back through it.

Same here. There would have been some 45 cal bullets or 00 buck headed the other direction.

69 posted on 02/01/2012 7:16:10 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: 6SJ7

Okay, so how do you mitigate the risk of a “wrong address” no-knock?

Stating you would shoot through the door etc is not a best outcome solution; is your primary arm at hand, all the time? Buying some time, gaining some intell is the logical thing to do.

You insure your house, drive, front and rear doors are clearly marked with your full house/apartment number (let teh cops have every opportunity to see your house number, maybe one will actually be thinking rather than anticipating the drill).

You then install security doors and frames. You insure your home security system is fully operational (you do have one, right?) and it consists of PIRs (passive IR motion detectors), window/door sensors and breaking glass sensors. You insure you also have a FMV (full motion video) with audio and it satays on, preferably with local and remote recording (so the LEOs cannot claim it is unusable etc). Set your alrm to “instant once you are all accounted for for the night-that way, it calls the montoriing station regardless of who trips teh alrms. If a fire, etc, and you run out, it calls the station etc.

All this for about $50/month after installation. Door systems etc cost about $200-500 per, but most homes have three or less exterior doors, apatrments. maybe two, often only one.

If you are in fact the victim of wrongful assault, you must use your best judgment. I know what I will do, as a law-abiding person, however. I will assume the worst. Besides, after hours my hearing ais are removed and I can’t hear even a DrillSgt shouting “FBI/Police” etc...

70 posted on 02/01/2012 8:23:56 AM PST by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: MediaMole
Thugs learn how to game the system, but innocent people put up a fight and won’t plea bargain their charges away.

You misspelled "tyranny" - General Bethlehem, The Postman

71 posted on 02/01/2012 8:32:07 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: MediaMole

Depends where you hit em and what you’ve loaded the shotgun with.

Vests really don’t cover a great deal of a person’s body. THey keep a lot of space around joints and necks, groins and below are usually big damage areas where you can bleed out, lose a foot or part of a leg, and basically shoulders and necks and faces are open. Plastic eye goggles and baclavas not withstanding.

72 posted on 02/01/2012 3:16:59 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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