Tag Archive: Wrong Address


Jury sides With Man Who Fired At Cops After They Forcibly Entered Wrong Home

 

 

 

Brandon Watson

 

 

” After battling authorities for more than a year, a Portsmouth, Virginia, man was handed a verdict of not guilty by a jury who determined that he did not, in fact, act recklessly when he fired a warning shot at officers who attempted to make forcible entry into his home, only to later discover that they had gone to the wrong house.

  The incident, which happened last January, unfolded while Brandon Watson and his wife were watching late-night TV and heard noises coming from the back yard.

“ She said, ‘Oh my gosh, someone is in the backyard,’” Watson told reporters. “The noises got closer and then she heard the clicking of the backdoor handle.”

  At that point Watson ran to grab his gun, which was legally owned.

“ We ran upstairs very quickly,” Watson recalled. “She saw guys in all black.”

  Watson didn’t immediately call 911 because he couldn’t find his cell phone. However, he wasn’t about to let anyone come into his home and possibly harm his family either. So he ran back downstairs, gun in hand.

  Watson called out into the darkness, saying, “Who is that? I have a gun.”

  He received no response, but instead then saw a red laser aimed at his chest.”

 

 

 

So the man did what any law-abiding , self-reliant citizen would do to protect his home and loved ones …

 

 

 

” At the point, still not knowing who was trying to get into his home, Watson fired a warning shot through the window and ran across the street to seek help from his neighbor, a Virginia State Trooper.

  Then things became even more confusing for Watson. As he ran out of his house he was confronted by authorities who told him to drop his weapon. He complied.

“ They said, ‘We just got news you shot at an officer.’ I said, ‘An officer? Nobody came to my door. What do you mean an officer? I didn’t know there were any officers in my backyard,’” he said.

  According to Watson, the cops never announced who they were or why they were there. And the officers, responding to a call from Watson’s neighbor about a possible break-in, had apparently gone to the wrong house.”

 

 

 

     Not only did Mr Watson have the intestinal fortitude to engage in armed conflict in defense of home and hearth , he refused to knuckle under to a judicial system rigged to favor the prosecutors and police and forced a jury trial . The jury is to be commended for making a bold statement with regard to the sanctity of the home and the increasing lawlessness of the “law” .

 

 

 

The judge found Watson guilty, but the matter was far from resolved. Watson appealed the decision and a mistrial was declared by the second judge. Watson then requested a jury trial.

“ This can’t be doing your job. You come in my backyard, try to open my door, open my window and flash red laser beams on my chest because you thought I was the burglar, and I thought you were the burglar,” Watson said.

  And apparently the jury, who deliberated for a total of 47 minutes, agreed.

  In fact, the jury felt Watson actually showed restraint by only firing a single warning shot.”

 

 

 

     That last line is a fabulous statement on individual rights … Mr Watson “showed restraint by only firing a single shot”  … You gotta love it …

 

 

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SWAT Raid In Kalamazoo Turns Up Empty-Handed, Frightens Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A SWAT team raids a Kalamazoo family home looking for drugs, but turns up empty handed.

  It happened last Thursday at a house on Southworth Terrace. Two young children were home at the time. Their parents tell us, police made a mistake, and now they’re left to cope with the trauma.

  The family tells Newschannel 3 the man police were looking for, was renting the home nearly a year before they moved in, and they’re upset police didn’t do their homework before busting through their door.

” I thought it was somebody either trying to rob us, or hurt us,” said Jeremy Handley.

  Handley tells us after the KDPS SWAT team busted through his back door, he and his wife Becky were handcuffed and searched.

“He had me sprawl out right here on the floor, and then he had me put my hands behind my back,” said Handley. And Handley’s two children, ran and hid in a bedroom closet.”

 

Another family has been turned upside down by the barbarism of the State . Read on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield Police Ram Down Door Of Wrong Apartment In Search For A Suspect

 

 

Bakersfield No Knock Wrong Address

 

 

 

” Bakersfield Police kicked in the front door of an apartment on Saturday night during a late-night search warrant service.

But the people who live there say they had the wrong address.

  Jessica Walker says she was getting ready to take a bath when police pulled down her security door then use the ram on her front door about 11 p.m.

She said she was still nude from the waist up as police charged in and told her to get on the ground.

After police searched the entire apartment they told her they had the wrong address.”

 

Read more about another family that will never trust the police … Great job , at least they didn’t kill anyone this time .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly Hill Police Shoot Dog While Serving Warrant To Wrong House

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A dog owner is demanding a Holly Hill police officer’s badge, after that officer shot his dog while serving a warrant to the wrong house.

” She was shot in the face and the neck and her side right here,” Richard Stotler told FOX 35.

  Lady was shot late Friday night in the backyard of Stotler’s home. According to a statement by Holly Hill Police, officers came to the Elsie Avenue house to serve a woman with a warrant for prostitution charges.

  The problem is; the woman doesn’t live there anymore. Stotler moved in after her, and said he has no idea who the woman is. 

  He added when he told police, they didn’t listen; going through the gate around the back of the house, where they found Lady and Stotler’s other dog.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman Sues Pierce County Over SWAT Raid Meant For Her Neighbor

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“Pierce County sheriff SWAT team invaded my home, shattered my bedroom window above my bed while I was asleep, detonated an explosive device, covered me with broken glass, frightened me,” Stivers wrote in her damages claim.

“Afterward, they did not secure my home, board up my window. They made no effort to repair the damage or even clean up the mess they made.”

The suit, filed by Tacoma attorney Geoffrey Cross, says Stivers’ daughter, who has multiple sclerosis, was frightened by the commotion.

The younger woman, who cannot move from her bed to her wheelchair without help, was isolated in her room for 30 minutes without knowing what was going on, according to the suit.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer disputed the allegations Friday.”

Reason has an update on the police killing of Andrew Scott by the Lake City Sheriffs Department and it does nothing to make the police look any better. Quite the contrary 

  “The fatal shooting of Andrew Scott by Lake County, Florida police provoked a flurry of outrage on the Internet and in Scott’s own  neighborhood. The anger is because Scott died in his own doorway, because he was not the suspect for whom police were searching; nor did police identify themselves when they came to his door.

As I noted last week, Scott answered the door while holding his gun at 1:30 a.m. on July 15.According to WFTV 9, deputies saw the muzzle of the gun and nothing else (implying that Scott did not open his door very wide) and quickly, without identifying himself, K-9 Deputy Richard Sylvester shot and killed Scott. His girlfriend was present in the apartment and was heard screaming. After an hour and a half, deputies realized they had shot the wrong man. They were actually searching for suspect Jonathan Brown, whom they had trailed to Scott’s apartment complex. Turns out hisapartment was next door.”

Another senseless killing of the innocent by the police .

  ” Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed a man they assumed was an attempted murder suspect on Sunday, but they now know they shot the wrong man.

   In the early morning hours, deputies knocked on 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott’s door without identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. Scott answered the door with a gun in his hand.

“When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment was pointing a gun at deputies and that’s when we opened fire and killed him,” Lt. John Herrell said.

  Deputies thought they were confronting Jonathan Brown, a man accused of attempted murder. Brown was spotted at the Blueberry Hills Apartment complex and his motorcycle was parked across from Andrew Scott’s front door. ” 

HT/ Instapundit

Our Protectors at Work

   We are indeed living in the age of thuggery . While the crime rates continue to fall we are left to worry about the typo by an tired clerk or the false testimony of a petty crook trying to save his bacon . Thanks to the “War on Drugs” and government growth in general the police state is upon us . No knock raids , police departments nationwide arming themselves as if for war and the ever present threat of the president’s Kill List should provide ample proof of the authorities intentions . 

     Add to these most physical of threats the endless attempts on the State’s part to take over the internet , control our speech , taking over our freedom to choose regarding our healthcare , dictating what and how much we eat and you have the foundation being laid for an authoritarian regime far worse than the rule of King George III . 

   The fact that the court ultimately ruled against the DEA in this case is small consolation for the terror those innocent girls have been made to live with . And they are some of the lucky ones . At least they weren’t killed by mistake as has happened and continues to happen to innocent citizens regularly .

 

   ” The agents entered the 14-year-old girl’s room first, shouting “Get down on the fucking ground.” The girl, who was lying on her bed, rolled onto the floor, where the agents handcuffed her. Next they went to the 11-year-old’s room. The girl was sleeping. Agents woke her up by shouting “Get down on the fucking ground.” The girl’s eyes shot open, but she was, according to her own testimony, “frozen in fear.” So the agents dragged her onto the floor. While one agent handcuffed her, another held a gun to her head.

Moments later the two daughters were carried into the living room and placed next to their parents on the floor while DEA agents ransacked their home. After 30 minutes, the agents removed the children’s handcuffs. After two hours, the agents realized they had the wrong house—the product of a sloppy license plate transcription—and left. “