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  • Andrew Coffee IV found not guilty of murder, attempted murder in Indian River County SWAT raid

    11/23/2021 4:40:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | November 19, 2021 | Michael Buczyner, Scott Sutton
    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — An Indian River County man on trial in connection with a deadly 2017 SWAT raid in Gifford was found not guilty of five of the six charges Friday. Andrew Coffee IV was charged with second-degree murder of his 21-year-old girlfriend and three counts of attempted murder of law enforcement after the raid led to an exchange of gunfire. He was also acquitted of shooting or throwing a deadly missile. The sheriff's office claimed Coffee IV fired shots first at deputies during an early-morning search warrant for narcotics at his Gifford home four years ago. According...
  • Renowned gunsmith killed in Toronto police raid. Family, experts want to know why

    11/19/2021 3:12:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 19 replies
    CBC canada ^ | 17 November 2021 | Bobby Hristova
    'When you enter the shop of a gunsmith, what the heck do you expect to see?' asks Kotanko family lawyer Hearing about Rodger being near guns wasn't unusual — he was a world-renowned gunsmith, known as one of the best in Canada and someone local police officers trusted to fix their firearms, according to people who knew him.... ...But hearing his brother was hurt had Jeffrey rushing to Rodger's home on Port Ryerse Road. By the time he arrived, Rodger was already dead — shot in his workshop next to his home, according to friends and family, and then taken...
  • Former FBI agent: SWAT Team Raids on Homes of Non-Violent Patriots is to Intimidate the American People

    11/19/2021 6:54:42 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    WVW Foundation ^ | 17 November, 2021 | Leo Hohmann,
    Brian Shephard had a long and storied career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. From 1972 to 2006 he worked cases involving both domestic criminals and Soviet spies in the United States. One of the cases he worked on involving a whistleblower at Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Decatur, Illinois, served as the basis of the 2000 nonfiction book The Informant, which in 2009 was made into a movie starring Matt Damon, But some of the activities of the FBI in recent years have shaken him to his core. In an interview with WVW TV, Shephard pointed to two FBI...
  • James O’Keefe: “10 FBI Agents... handcuffed me and threw me against the hallway... partially clothed in front of my neighbors.”

    11/09/2021 6:32:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 175 replies ^ | Nov 8, 2021 | Staff
    On Saturday morning, James O’Keefe was awoken to the FBI banging on his door to conduct a predawn raid at his home as a continuation of an investigation surrounding Ashley Biden’s diary. O’Keefe was thrown against a wall, handcuffed, and forced to allow the confiscation of many confidential reporter notes and source identities. In a Fox News interview, O’Keefe described the events of this raid: “There were 10 FBI agents with a battering ram… they turned me around, handcuffed me, and threw me against the hallway. I was partially clothed in front of my neighbors. They confiscated my phone, they...
  • U.S. Marshals Draw Guns on Bradenton Mother, Baby After Knocking on Wrong Apartment [FL]

    10/27/2021 11:32:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    WFLA ^ | Oct 27, 2021 | Jeff Patterson
    A young Bradenton mother says she was in fear when she looked at her Ring App and saw armed men at her door. Kada Staples says the men had their weapons pointed at her door and when she said hello, they ordered her to come out and said “we know he’s in there”. The armed men were U.S. Marshals. Staples believes they were looking for a murder suspect, but they had the wrong apartment. At the time she opened her door and still didn’t understand what was going on. Florida elementary school principal arrested after driving BMW at neighbor, flipping...
  • Brian Laundrie lookalike ambushed by feds at gunpoint on Appalachian Trail

    10/18/2021 5:57:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/18/2021 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An upstate New Yorker bearing an uncanny resemblance to Brian Laundrie had a rude awakening when US Marshals on the hunt for the fugitive pulled their guns on him during a nap on the Appalachian Trail. Ithaca couple Severin Beckwith and Anna Brettmann were catching a few winks at the Lodge at Fontana Village Resort after lunch when they heard a knock and their door flew open, the New Yorker reported. “Next thing I see is a bunch of guys with riot shields with ‘US Marshals’ written on them, handguns pointed at my face,” Beckwith told the mag. The stunned...
  • Serial Swatter Who Caused Death Gets Five Years in Prison

    08/01/2021 3:51:51 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    Krebs On Security ^ | 7/27/2021 | Staff
    A 18-year-old Tennessee man who helped set in motion a fraudulent distress call to police that led to the death of a 60-year-old grandfather in 2020 was sentenced to 60 months in prison today. 60-year-old Mark Herring died of a heart attack after police surrounded his home in response to a swatting attack. Shane Sonderman, of Lauderdale County, Tenn. admitted to conspiring with a group of criminals that’s been “swatting” and harassing people for months in a bid to coerce targets into giving up their valuable Twitter and Instagram usernames. At Sonderman’s sentencing hearing today, prosecutors told the court the...
  • Deadly standoff ends in Levelland, suspect in custody with injuries

    07/16/2021 5:07:28 AM PDT · by slag · 17 replies ^ | Jul. 15, 2021 at 3:08 PM CDT | By KCBD Staff
    LEVELLAND, Texas (KCBD) - An LSO SWAT Commander was killed and four other officers were injured in a deadly SWAT standoff in Levelland. Law enforcement secured the area near 10th Street and Avenue J around 2 p.m. Thursday, and worked to push back the perimeter as the subject, later identified by law enforcement as 22-year-old Omar Soto-Chavira, fired shots “in all directions” from inside. Soto-Chavira then surrendered to officers around 11:30 p.m. He was transported to Lubbock to be treated for his injuries. Three responding officers were treated for their injuries and released. Sgt. Shawn Wilson with Levelland Police was...
  • ‘Swatting’ call leads to death of Tennessee man targeted for his Twitter handle

    07/15/2021 10:22:34 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    Nexstar Media Wire ^ | 14 July 2021 | Alex Denis and Sebastian Posey
    60-year-old Mark Herring was a tech guy. “He was so smart,” recalled Corinna Fitch, one of three daughters who says their father was always ahead of trends. “I think he joined Twitter the day or the week Twitter came about.” He grabbed a handle that reflected his love for the state where he was born and raised his family. “He just wanted to be @Tennessee because he loved the Vols,” said Fitch, with a slight smile. As Twitter grew, it was clear to all that Herring owned prime internet property. “He would just in passing say, I got another offer...
  • FBI raids Hollywood home of NCIS and S.W.A.T. actor who was inside US Capitol during MAGA riot on January 6

    06/13/2021 1:45:22 PM PDT · by algore · 106 replies
    Some 20 armed agents in tactical gear raided LA-area home of Siaka Massaquoi Address also lists another man, Brian Burks, 42, who was briefly detained Raid took place before 6am in North Hollywood on Friday, LA Times reported Massaquoi was photographed near US Capitol during MAGA riot on January 6 Actor who appeared in NCIS: Los Angeles and S.W.A.T. denies any wrongdoing He was also photographed at an anti-vaccine protest near Dodger Stadium that forced authorities to temporarily shut down the site as a precaution. Massaquoi is an ardent supporter of Donald Trump and Republican politics. His social media account...
  • The Cops Trashed Her House. She Says She Was Targeted for Retaliation.

    04/25/2021 7:06:46 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 33 replies
    Reason ^ | April 23, 2021 | C.J. CIARAMELLA
    A Virginia attorney says police destroyed her unlocked front door and ransacked her house based on a bogus search warrant, all as an act of retaliation... Three days prior to the raid, Reynolds' stepson was acquitted of murder charges. Reynolds represented her stepson in the case. The lawsuit says the acquittal "sparked outrage in the Roanoke law enforcement community."
  • Death of Maryland man shows continued out-of-control nature of SWAT, no-knock raids (DUNCAN LEMP)

    02/02/2021 7:31:25 PM PST · by RandFan · 32 replies
    One of the most positive developments from last year's political strife was a stronger focus on police abuses and no-knock raids. Some states and cities have imposed new restrictions, others are working toward greater transparency when it comes to police shootings. Unfortunately, Maryland, a state that has wrestled with some of the most egregious SWAT and no-knock cases in the country, remains mired in controversy. The state has a long record of SWAT debacles. After police wrongfully raided a mayor’s house and killed his dogs in 2008, Maryland required police to report every SWAT raid. Between 2010 and 2014, police...
  • Her Home Was Wrongly Raided; She Was Handcuffed Naked; Body Camera Video Tells the Story

    12/15/2020 3:58:07 PM PST · by heartwood · 66 replies
    Chicago CBS Local ^ | Dec. 14, 2020 | CBS 2 News staff
    In November of 2019, CBS 2 interviewed Anjanette Young for the first time. A social worker and active in her church, Young had a jarring and traumatic story to tell: she told us her safest place – her home – was invaded that February. We quickly learned she was the latest victim in a pattern of wrong raids by the Chicago Police Department, uncovered by our team as part of its two-year series. But the story was different than others we reported in the past. Young said during the wrong raid, police entered the home and handcuffed her, all while...
  • Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, armed, barricades self in Fort Lauderdale home, police called [Baker Acted]

    09/27/2020 6:05:16 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 134 replies
    Former campaign manager for Donald Trump, Brad Parscale, who was replaced by the President less than four month until November’s vote was reportedly armed with a gun and threatening to harm himself at his Fort Lauderdale home on Sunday afternoon. Police have not confirmed that Parscale worked for Trump, but records confirm that the property in Fort Lauderdale is owned by Parscale, 44, and Local 10 has spoken to neighbors who also said it was the former advisor to the President. Fort Lauderdale Police responded to a home in reference to an armed male attempting suicide Sunday afternoon. When officers...
  • Putting The ‘Fat’ In Fatwa: ‘Big’ ISIS Head Arrested In Mosul — Twitter Reactions Are Comedy GOLD

    01/17/2020 7:09:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | on January 17, 2020 | by Wes Walker
    Not to brag or anything but this arrest was HUGE. Not much of a flight risk, this one. Even if he CAN make it up to his feet, how fast could his mobility scooter possibly go? ___________________________________________________________________ Ali Y. Al-Baroodi @AliBaroodi Latest photos for #ISIS Mufti. He was the strongest supporter of demolishing Mosul heritage. He used to give the Friday Sermon in my neighborhood. He cheered up in the very Friday after the blowing of Prophet Jonah Mosque in the early days of their invasion. 📷 Social media … View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Ali...
  • Islamic State’s ‘very own Jabba the Hutt’ captured in Mosul

    01/17/2020 1:29:08 PM PST · by blueyon · 63 replies
    NYPost ^ | 1/17/20 | Yaron Steinbuch
    He put the fat in fatwa. A morbidly obese ISIS fanatic dubbed “Jabba the Jihadi” has been captured by Iraqi forces — who loaded him onto a flatbed truck because he couldn’t fit in a police car. The 560-pound mufti Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was nabbed Thursday by an elite SWAT team of the Nineveh regiment in the city of Mosul, according to Stars and Stripes.
  • Breaking: SWAT Called out in Woodland Hills after someone from an apartment on Ventura Boulevard shoots at pro-Trump caravan of cars

    08/30/2020 7:24:56 PM PDT · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 34 replies ^ | 8/30/2020 | Emily Valdez KNX 1070
    Breaking: SWAT Called out in Woodland Hills after someone from an apartment on #VenturaBoulevard shoots at pro-Trump caravan of cars. Tire on vehicle was shot out. No injuries. Suspect barricaded in apartment, per LAPD. ⁦ @KNX1070 ⁩ Video in link.
  • Shielding more Than SWAT

    08/27/2020 7:00:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/27/20 | R Taylor
    Handheld Armor Has Come A Long Way Since Roman Times - Turn on the 6 o’clock news, and eventually you’ll see a "bulletproof" shield in use. They're standard equipment for law enforcement entry teams, but thanks to Sandy Hook, civilian-market shields now include everything from bulletproof clipboards and backpacks to full-on police-style shields. School districts in a number of states have started working shields disguised as whiteboards into their "lockdown” strategies. "For the past 15 years, most of what we've done is for the military," says Emily Heinauer with Hardwire LLC ( We armored the sides of many of the...
  • Boston “Abolishes” Special SWAT Team That Captured Marathon Bomber

    08/05/2020 10:44:44 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    hotair ^ | August 2, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    If you happen to be an aspiring domestic terrorist, particularly in or around Boston, with a hankering to blow up a marathon or some other large, public event, it’s been a pretty good week for you. First we learned that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty sentence has been revoked. (At least temporarily.) And now we find out that the elite Boston Transit SWAT team that was widely celebrated for bringing Tsarnaev to justice has been unceremoniously disbanded. Officers assigned to the highly-trained unit were told to turn in their special equipment and return to more regular duty. (CBS...
  • Canada's militarized police forces face defunding and de-tasking', experts say

    07/28/2020 9:02:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    680News ^ | Jul 16, 2020 | Michael MacDonald
    “There has been in this province a history of systemic racism, and we have to do better,” [Mayor] Savage said at the time. “This announcement sends a positive message,” said Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a sociology professor at the University of Toronto. “I have no doubt that what we call defunding of police … will take hold in Canada.” That money will be spent on housing, social services and a safety task force. In the same vein, police should not be expanding their duties to include what the military is trained to do, because it transforms peace officers into soldiers who see...