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Again - SWAT Raids Wrong Home, Holds Naked Mom at Gunpoint in Front of Children

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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:38 PM
Another botched false no knock raid. False information was given to get a no knock warrant for the wrong address. Cop lied stating his "Informant" had given him this information.

My question to LEO's ... what if the homeowner of a house you are falsely raiding has a firearm. Owner hears door broken down and comes out with a pistol.

You are going to kill them? A man or woman in their own home in the middle of the night because you refuse to do your freeking jobs thoroughly?

This heavily militarized invasion of an innocent family’s home was because incompetent police had raided the wrong house.

During the assault and terrorization, dispatch records show that officers called for a female officer to come to the scene. When the female officer arrived, Diaz, who was completely naked, was then patted down by the female officer and told to spread her legs to be searched.

America can be assured, however, that this sexual abuse and destruction of a family’s home was done in the best interest of public safety, and officers claim that they acted within the confines of their authority.

The only quandary here is this; cops were looking for 36-year-old Shane B. Jackson Jr., who hadn’t lived in the home since February. Diaz had no clue who Jackson was. A simple call to the electric company would have let the police know that the utilities had been switched over to Diaz’ name, months ago.

The fact that they were at the wrong house is only part of their incompetent and brutal blunder, however. These inept barbarians actually arrested Jackson 2 weeks prior to the raid!

At about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Hillside Street woman awoke to the sound of somebody busting down her apartment door. Moments later, the 23-year-old found herself kneeling, her frightened daughters huddling close to her, as police officers with helmets and shields pointed "big guns" in her direction.

“Stop (expletive) crying and take care of your (expletive) kids,” she quoted one officer as saying. It would be 10 minutes, she said, before officers allowed her to cover herself up.

“My (7-year-old) daughter was freaking out,” Ms. Diaz said Thursday as her other daughter, 18-month-old Brieanne, sat in her lap. “She was just shaking, and she couldn’t stop.”

The state police detectives and Worcester SWAT team who raided Ms. Diaz’ apartment Wednesday did so on a “no-knock” warrant procured in Central District Court.

Police seized nothing during the raid, documents show, arrested no one, and did not find the man the warrant authorized them to find or the two guns he allegedly possessed.

The reason, Ms. Diaz and her roommates say, is that the man no longer lives in that apartment, and they have never seen him.

“This botched gun raid, without any doubt, is about an innocent family with two children – one disabled - who were utterly terrorized and abused as a result of the grossly reckless conduct exhibited by (police),” charged lawyer Hector E. Pineiro. “There was virtually no due diligence and surveillance done to ensure that they got the right people.”

Mr. Alequin said he suffered a minor back injury, and Mr. Matos said doctors told him his wrist – which was fractured weeks ago but was healing – was re-fractured.

“I screamed and tried to explain my wrist was messed up,” he said. “They told me to shut the (expletive) up.”

Police radio transmissions show that shortly after 5:30 a.m., Worcester police at the scene requested a female officer come to 17 Hillside St.

Ms. Diaz said when the female officer arrived, she conducted a pat frisk of her nude body, including asking her to spread her legs.

“She questioned (the others) why she had to search me if I was naked,” Ms. Diaz said. “They were like, ‘Search her anyway.’”

Ms. Diaz was disturbed when informed by a reporter that courthouse records show that Worcester police had arrested Mr. Jackson on a theft warrant two weeks ago.

In the police log entry for the arrest – which occurred on Southgate Street on Aug. 6 – officers list Mr. Jackson’s address as 71 Sylvan St.

That’s the same address listed for Mr. Jackson in multiple court cases open against him.

“Oh my God,” Ms. Diaz said after she learned of the arrest. “How can they say he lives in my apartment if he got arrested before they raided it?”

edit on 23-8-2015 by infolurker because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:42 PM

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:43 PM

originally posted by: Kromlech

ummm.. No

New one, That is why I mentioned "Again"

Another incident.
edit on 23-8-2015 by infolurker because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:44 PM
a reply to: infolurker

My question to LEO's ... what if the homeowner of a house you are falsely raiding has a firearm. Owner hears door broken down and comes out with a pistol.

You are going to kill them? A man or woman in their own home in the middle of the night because you refuse to do your freeking jobs thoroughly?

Sadly yes

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:52 PM
a reply to: infolurker

Heaven forbid you shoot and kill an intruder in your home and it turns out they're officers conducting a no knock raid. They'll arrest you and charge you with murder. The link below is a story about Cory Maye. He originally got the death penalty after he killed an officer during a no knock raid on the wrong apartment. He accepted a plea deal and got 11 years... All because the police illegally broke into his home.

More on the no-knock raid gone horribly wrong

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:58 PM
a reply to: EternalSolace

Every state should pass a law like this:

State Law that Legalized Self Defense Against Cops, Just Got Man’s Conviction Overturned

Indianapolis, Ind. – In a case of first impression, David Cupello v. State of Indiana, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed David Cupello’s conviction on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer. The court found that he exercised reasonable force under an amendment to Indiana law which legalized using force against “public servants” that unlawfully enter another person’s property.

The law states:

(i) A person is justified in using reasonable force against a public servant if the person reasonably believes the force is necessary to:
(1) protect the person or a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the imminent use of unlawful force;
(2) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful entry of or attack on the person’s dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle; or
(3) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful trespass on or criminal interference with property lawfully in the person’s possession, lawfully in possession of a member of the person’s immediate family, or belonging to a person whose property the person has authority to protect.

Indiana recognized the sacred nature of an individual’s residence and took immediate action to “recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.”

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:03 PM
a reply to: infolurker

I wish that included a section that allowed an individual to sue the department, judge, district attorney, and city in the case that a family member is injured or killed in the process of a no knock raid, and for damages incurred during the raid.

It's good legislation, but doesn't quite go far enough.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:26 PM
nothing to see here folks, just another day in modern america.

Especially when the police force is Reno 911

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:45 PM
The thing that always makes me shake my head in cases like this is that they "acted within the confines of their authority" which, sadly, is true.

Most times police are not acting outside of their authority nor outside of department policy when incidents like this happen. That's why they are put on administrative leave after violently attacking someone. There's been no infraction of policy.

It seems to me that it's not the individual LEOs that need to be reigned in, it's the out of control laws and police policies that allow these incidents to happen that need to be reevaluated and restricted.
edit on 8/23/2015 by N3k9Ni because: typo

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 05:26 PM
a reply to: infolurker

Being a medically retired cop from Ca. that got injured while conducting a Search Warrant at a meth lab I can type You that the officers who authored this Search Warrant did NOT do their 'due diligence'
Because in the Law Enforcement field, "This week's suspect is next week's victim" and versa visa, one of the first thing one SHOULD do is check the Arrest Log. Then depending on the case, a surveillance would be done on the Suspect's residence and/or His girlfriend's place/friend's place. Then the Suspect is usually "put to bed" i.e. the search warrant is for Thursday at 0600 hrs. The "tail" would then keep eyes on the Suspect Wednesday night.
Unless the warrant is "Sealed" and is approved for "Night Service" the warrant HAS to be served between 0600-2200 hrs.

Because the majority of the search warrants I wrote were for narcotics. It would take 3 "controlled buys" with the buys having been recorded. If I bought the dope Myself, I could write on 1 buy. You don't bust them right then to keep the undercover, undercover.

This reads as if both the Street officers AND supervisors cut some corners but also KNOW this, each time the cops step on their undersized 'tools' the Ones that got into 'it' to help others and NOT to settle vendettas from high school, cringe.
Those stories don't sell papers or attract web hits..

"Pee poor police work" Clear, concise and to the point.


posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 05:42 PM
a reply to: infolurker

These cops seem to take the word of their informants as gold.. They should all be arrested including the judge that signed off on the warrant.. Wow I type that alot on ATS

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 05:45 PM
Another sad product from the war on drugs.
What amazes me is how absolutely cruel and vulgar the cops are when handing the citizens - regardless of their guilt or connection to any crime. Broken wrist, sexual assault, PTSD children - and being cussed at the entire time. Absolutely no respect given to people. It's a terrible self-image problem with the SWAT teams who think they're Marines in Fallujah instead of a rinky-dink militarized police unit from small town Nebraska.
Dress them up like G.I. Joes and just watch them go kick Cobra's ass.
Taking out their aggressions on citizens must be stopped.

In cases like this the entire town needs to surround the police department and bring them to heel in no uncertain terms.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 06:35 PM
a reply to: Kromlech

Another example of the lack of due diligence displayed by most.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 06:38 PM
a reply to: Asktheanimals

Could not have worded it better myself.
Bang on brother!
Its sad but completely true.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 06:56 PM
The poor family will be suffering the rest of their lives...
PTSD...the kids will never forget...this is truly horrible
& these no knocks need to stop.

EDIT We need regular friendly police your friendly
beat cops that everyone knows & trusts. The militarized police
need to go away unless they are put on the bloody border where
they are needed... & not in our neighborhoods.

edit on 2382015 by Ektar because: needed an edit

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 07:42 PM
a reply to: infolurker

im pretty sure their plan is to kill the homeowner then find some way to blame the homeowner for their incompetsnce and reckless manslaughter.

I'm mean it's what they've always done and they'll keep doing it cause the Leos and court in that community are probably pretty corrupt
edit on 23-8-2015 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 07:51 PM
The majority of no knock warrants I see are ridiculous. I'm fine with them in some circumstances, but the majority just shouldn't happen. It's too dangerous for everyone involved and the track record is pretty abysmal.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 09:18 PM
a reply to: infolurker

Why in these stories are all the women naked at home with their children?

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 10:59 PM
a reply to: MinangATS

Because a majority of these raids take place in the middle of the night when people are sleeping. Or with this particular raid, it took place at 5:30am which depending on your work/life schedule can still be pretty early in the morning. And many people like to sleep in the nude which is perfectly legal, even if you have children.

The bigger issue is how yet again these "highly trained" individuals operating under the gang name S.W.A.T. are still not competent enough to find the right addresses before they terrorize a family. And yet we give them armored vehicles, high powered firearms and free reign to do as they will.

posted on Aug, 24 2015 @ 10:47 AM

originally posted by: Reallyfolks
a reply to: infolurker

My question to LEO's ... what if the homeowner of a house you are falsely raiding has a firearm. Owner hears door broken down and comes out with a pistol.

You are going to kill them? A man or woman in their own home in the middle of the night because you refuse to do your freeking jobs thoroughly?

Sadly yes

This actually happened in my state Georgia several years ago . One of the "Bulldog Task Force's" informants reported this house was the home of a big-time dealer.And rather than check it out , they took the informant's word. The judge allowed a no-knock warrant.The task force broke down the door and roared in.Unfortunately the house was owned by a 90 year old lady. No one else lived there. She heard the noise , thought someone had broken in her house. She reached for her pistol and was shot to death by the officers.This is how no-knock warrants work. Heaven help us all.....PEACE

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