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  • SWAT unit kills St. Paul family's 2 pit bulls in raid

    07/11/2014 7:35:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-10-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    An officer believed they were acting in an aggressive manner," said Sgt. Paul Paulos, a St. Paul police spokesman. "He thought he'd be bit or the dogs would bite one of the team members." Perry and her fiance, Larry L. Arman, said the dogs had been sleeping by the front door and did nothing more than bark when police used a ram to break down the door of their home to execute a search warrant. The warrant wasn't publicly available in court as of Thursday. Perry and Arman said it indicated police were looking for marijuana, drug packaging, weighing equipment,...
  • Governor interested in results of Habersham raid investigation (Toddler flashbanged)

    06/03/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT · by bamahead · 38 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 2, 2014 | Steve Visser
    Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday he’s awaiting an investigation of the botched drug raid in Habersham County that left a child on life-support to determine if executive action or state legislation is needed. “Any time you have bad facts like this one, it does give you cause for concern. It’s one of those things that require a thorough investigation … to know what if anything we can learn from it.” Habersham County District Attorney Brian Rickman said he is investigating whether officers violated the law when they used a controversial “no-knock warrant” for a raid on a Cornelia house Wednesday....
  • Sheriff Wants Your Prayers; Target of Warrant Could Be Charged For Injuries to Toddler

    06/02/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT · by Altariel · 93 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 30, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    CNN has updates on the story of the Georgia SWAT team that threw a flash bang while executing a no-knock warrant that severely burned a nineteen-month-old baby. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says the deputies involved are "devastated" and that they've been called "baby killers" and received threats. "All I can say is pray for the baby, his family and for us," the sheriff told CNN. Terrell has insisted his officers and those of the local police department did nothing wrong and blamed the target of the warrant (not found at the house that was invaded) on the attack on...
  • Child burned by distraction device during raid (Follow up)

    05/30/2014 5:26:33 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 43 replies
    www.accessnorthga.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Rob Moore
    CLARKESVILLE - Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell now is talking about the high-risk warrant service that resulted in burns to a 2-year-old child early Wednesday. The child was burned when narcotics agents, assisted by members of the Habersham Special Response Team, used a distraction device as they entered a home at 182 Lakeview Heights Circle outside Cornelia. "We had prior information on it," Terrell said of the circumstances of the home and its occupants. "The individual had been involved in an altercation with another male involving a possible AK-47 [rifle] several months ago, and he was arrested on some weapons...
  • Toddler critically injured by ‘flash bang’ during police search

    05/29/2014 5:26:52 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 145 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Alexis Stevens
    A 19-month-old boy critically injured when a police device was tossed into his bed has a 50 percent chance of surviving, his parents said today. But a northeast Georgia sheriff defends the officers’ actions, calling it a tragic accident. “The last thing you want is law enforcement to injure someone innocent,” Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “There was no malicious act performed. It was a terrible accident that was never supposed to happen.” Hours after a confidential informant said he bought methamphetamine from Wanis Thometheva at a Habersham County home late Tuesday, officers returned to the...
  • Flashbang bra holster demo, fast, and practical (video)

    02/28/2013 11:48:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | january 13, 2013
    The Gun industry makes all kinds on interesting holsters where women can carry there gun such as the bra holster. ~Walter Williams~
  • Sen. Schumer: NRA Fringe Group, Doesn't Represent Average Gun Owners, "Very Extreme"

    01/21/2013 2:35:12 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1-20-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made Friday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a "fringe group" that is "very extreme." Moreover, according to Schumer, the NRA doesn't "represent average gun [owners]." Schumer says that during the 1990s the NRA used their lobbying power to fill background checks with loopholes, thus leading to a situation where "40 percent of all guns sold in American have no [background] check." You'll recall that Obama also used this "40 percent" claim when pushing for more gun control earlier in the week. This claim goes back to a 2011 study by Mayor Michael...
  • Schumer: Saudi Arabia's plan to increase oil supply will lower gas prices (RATS need more!)

    03/14/2012 6:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Schumer: Saudi Arabia's plan to increase oil supply will lower gas pricesBy Andrew Restuccia - 03/14/12 01:28 PM ET Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) applauded Saudi Arabia’s plans to increase oil output to make up for potential losses from Iran, arguing the move will lower gas prices. “I was pleased that Saudi Arabia declared that it would fill any oil gap as a result of an Iranian embargo,” Schumer said Wednesday during a speech on the Senate floor, adding that the move is the best short-term solution for lowering gas prices. Reuters reported Wednesday that Saudi Arabia, the only OPEC producer...
  • Taser bust a shocker (Police raid leaves local man fuming)

    03/22/2006 4:42:00 AM PST · by fanfan · 79 replies · 1,774+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Wed, March 22, 2006 | TOBI COHEN
    THE OTTAWA Police Firearms Task Force yesterday swooped down on a Navan Rd. homeowner suspected of having a cache of illegal weapons, shot him and his dog with a Taser and left without finding any weapons. Yvon Richer says he was returning from an early-morning snowmobile ride on his 50-acre property in the city's southeast end at around 9:15 a.m. when a vehicle pulled into the driveway and a voice behind him screamed, "Get on the ground!" He looked back at a police officer with his weapon drawn and as many as 40 others, some of them in tactical gear,...