One of the dogs was shot three times: once in the throat, once in the back and the last time in the leg while trying to run away, Rita Patterson said.
They were probably afraid the dog was retreating to get a gun.
The police had a warrant for the home, but it named no suspects. It said only that investigators were looking for a white male and Hydrocodone. Information that led to the warrant, according to the warrant itself, came partly from an informant, Rita Patterson said.
Well, it was another warrant for a house (no word if they arrested the house) hastily drawn up on information from dubious informants whos' identities must remain sooper seekrit.
But at least they had a suspect. A white male. Hey... Are YOU a white male? Is there any reason to believe a white male might be in your home?
Do people realize the police can, at any time, break down your door, gun you down in self-defense (it looked like you were going for something, you gonna believe a cop or a dead man?), say "oh shit,
"Executing a search warrant, police never know what they’re going to find on the other side of that door," DeGeorge said. "In most cases, these can be life and death situations."
He's right. Executing no-knock search warrants is very dangerous business.
So dangerous, in fact, that they should probably do things like, check who's home at the time, surveil the house, or even, hell, I don't know, check the goddamn address before they kill another 92 year old woman, protecting her life from unidentified assailants.
Tell me again why it's "life-or-death" important that the cops break down a door, and overwhelm the occupants with force, without so much announcing that they are policemen?
Oh yeah, because someone might flush a baggy a drugs down the toilet if they say they're police seconds before rushing in.
Hey, if these raids have the slightest chance of locking up people to do drugs, who cares how many innocent people are gunned down in the process?
Certainly not Obama.
Just more American collateral damage in the War on Drugs.