Originally posted by Murgatroid
"The raid netted drugs, large amounts of cash, bulletproof vests, about 30 cellphones and a stolen vehicle, records show, but no arrests have been
made." News Source
What was found?
In their words:
- a "Bag" of Marijuana in the stove. (Size of bag not given, could be a baggie or a garbage bag for all we know.)
- Bulletproof Vests scattered amongst the homes. (Not illegal. Circumstantial evidence at best, considering he is military.)
- a Colt .38 pistol, and an AK47, some "ammunition" and "other guns" (Other guns they do not specify, not sure if AK47's are illegal in his state,
does not specify in the article if it is even automatic or not.)
- a "Large Amount of Cash", or as it states later in the article: "$94,000 in a shoebox under the bed."
- 30 cellphones, no remarks if they're disposables, old unused phones or anything, nor how they were distributed amongst the many members of family
throughout the four homes.
- "Puddle of Blood" in one of the houses. No idea what this is about, they don't elaborate. Related to one of the earlier murdered family members?
Which again they do not elaborate on and seem wholly unconcerned with in light of the "bag of pot" and "$94,000".
Near as I can tell, that was all they found according to this article. Everything else is a pile of 'newspeak' and 'hearsay assumption', such as:
- One of the officers smelled the "distinct odor of decaying flesh" in one of the vehicles, but found no body parts. Keep this Sherlockian on the
payroll. He is going places.
- the Officers said the door was "Incredibly Hardened". Oh my, so suspicious.
- they found a "Border Patrol Hat" in the garage. No idea what they're alluding to here. Was a federal agent killed recently, was a patrolmen killed,
what? I don't get it.
- Other random nonsense.
Keep in mind this is evidence from 4 separate homes, the only evidence found at Jose's home (where he was killed), was the .38 pistol. That was all.
They found bank statements and other forms detailing his shared properties with other people in the family for the other 3 homes. This goes against
what I remember when this story first aired that Jose was "pointing an assault rifle at SWAT when they broke in". There were no rifles in this home,
which means this was false, this article is erroneous, or I'm tired and not reading this article correctly.
Is it likely he was involved in drug trafficking, or as a secondary element due to the family connections? Likely. To what extent, we will probably
never know. What I'd like to point out here is that, this is what they are claiming as their trophy score. This goes on while 3 members of Jose's
family were recently killed in home invasions, and no arrests have been made and that case is probably a mess. What matters to them is the bag of pot
and some cash, not lives. They care if you muscle in on the drug trade, nothing else.
I'll leave with this:
It was initially reported that Jose Guerena was shot 60 times by five SWAT officers who fired 71
rounds in less than 10 seconds. The family was told by a doctor that Jose was shot 60 times, they told the Star. Preliminary reports
from the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office state that Guerena died from 22 gunshot wounds, Dr. Gregory Hess said Friday.
According to Germany’s Der Spiegel, German police shot only 85 bullets in all of 2011, a stark reminder that not every
country is as gun-crazy as the U.S. of A. As Boing Boing translates, most of those shots weren’t even aimed anyone: “49 warning shots, 36 shots on
suspects. 15 persons were injured, 6 were killed.”
edit on 4-6-2012 by SyphonX because: (no reason given)