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As with all drug raids, the element of surprise was essential.
It was 6.30am when half a dozen policemen with sledgehammers smashed the window of the red-brick terrace house and piled in to find their target.
Instead of junkies crazed on crack, however, they found school dinner lady Kathleen Oldham sitting in her dressing-gown enjoying an early-morning cup of tea.
At that point they realised they had blundered.
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"Sorry, love, wrong house", they said and immediately departed leaving a female colleague behind to make a more effusive apology.
Miss Oldham was presented with a bouquet of flowers and workmen arrived promptly to repair her front window.
Yesterday Greater Manchester Police issued a public apology to the 58-year-old dinner lady over the bungled raid on her home in Bolton.
"As part of an ongoing operation to target drug-related crime, officers entered the wrong house," said a spokesman.
There has been a growing number of military style drug war raids in America. With this comes mistakes associated with these raids. They range from raids on the wrong house to deaths of suspects and police officers. This is just about one of these stories there are many more.
Here is a small sampling of what is being called an Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"
According to interviews since the incident, Frederick says when he looked toward his front door, he saw an intruder trying to enter through one of the lower door panels. So Frederick fired his gun.
The intruders were from the Chesapeake Police Department.
rip you and your mate's naked behind out of bed with a machine gun buried in your temple, traumatize your children, and give grandma a heart-attack.
Not to mention the fact that they hardly ever bother to repair the damages after a bad raid.
You only further strengthen my argument that a lot of ppl on ATS want to hate every police officer because they're too ignorant to realize that theres a few bad apples in every pile.
Shut up and quit spewing nonsense.
I have a friend who's in training to become a police officer and I'm pretty goddamn sure he doesnt want to do the above.
Did you even bother to read the article, they clearly FIXED AND APOLOGIZED for their mistake.
Did you bother to read the rest of the thread? It makes no difference if they fixed the window and apologized. There would be no fixing and no apology if someone had gotten killed. Now what were you saying about ignorant?
And I would watch my mouth if I were you, especially since you clearly have no idea what you are talking about, or who you are talking to.
I have a friend who's in training to become a police officer and I'm pretty goddamn sure he doesnt want to do the above. Shut up and quit spewing nonsense. Its people like you that plague ATS and make me hate coming to this site.
But to make it seem like the police ordered a mafia hit is just plain wrong and you know that.
Quite frankly, I dont care who you are.
You know you're wrong to assume all police officers are evil.
Its a childish argument at best, unless you can prove to us that all cops are secret satan worshippers intent on ruining lives. Save your propoganda for lunch time, buddy.
Obviously you know then that the entire force is not this way.