Originally posted by ninjas4321
This story is disgusting So a quick recap a St. Paul, Minn drug team came and busted down the wrong door they shot the family dog handcuffed the homes nine occupants 3 of witch were children and instead of leading them out of the house they forced them to sit next to their dead and bloody pet for over an hour I am absolutely shocked that someone would do something like this
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Originally posted by nathanscottecho
The family shouldn't receive any money. IMHO the officers involved in this massive screw up should all be let go. I'm in the healthcare industry, and if I make a mistake as big as this I could lose my license and never get to practice again. How is this any different??
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by gunshooter
I've replied to this thread at least 4 times, and I've deleted every reply. No way to say what I want to say within the terms and conditions or confines of modern law.
Suffice to say, I would sue for the money, but I would put the money toward my pursuit of "justice." If I had to sit and watch my kids scared for their lives, crying and mourning over their family pet, and I couldn't do anything to defend them at the moment, I would spend a lifetime making up for it in the aftermath. Those kids just experienced real-life monsters, and they'll never feel safe again, because they never will be safe again as long as monsters like that are walking the streets.
Originally posted by miniatus
Something to consider though is that the police were more than likely acting on orders.. the officers themselves should have handled it differently and not had the kids or family members sit with the dead pet .. but the person conducting the investigation, acquiring the warrant and ordering the no-knock raid would be the one fully responsible in my opinion .. If you're a cop and you enter a home by force, expecting that you could get shot in the face when you enter.. your adrenaline is high, you see an animal running at you .. no doubt trying to defend the territory and family.. they will most likely fire..
Again .. it's not the officers really who hold the blame here.. unless they themselves got the wrong address and didn't read the warrant properly .. but otherwise they were just doing what they were told and no doubt expected potential hostility .. They were mis-lead by bad orders/faulty warrant most likely
The family deserves justice.. it was wrong, and horrible.. but the blame should be properly placededit on 8/7/2012 by miniatus because: (no reason given)edit on 8/7/2012 by miniatus because: (no reason given)
This is another reason why it's absolutely imperative to be armed; you have the RIGHT to open fire and defend yourself against any intruders who don't have a warrant to be in your residence and in this situation the family could have defended themselves against this evil and protected their children had they known how.