Grandmother sues city, police department over June flash grenade incident

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:48 PM
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Grandmother sues city, police department over June flash grenade incident




Police were looking for person who posted threats on Internet
to the local PD.

EVANSVILLE, Indiana,


— A 68-year-old Evansville woman, who was at home with her granddaughter last June when police in SWAT gear tossed in flash grenades into her home and forced their way inside to serve a warrant, has filed a lawsuit against the city and the Evansville Police Department.






Turns out the real suspect but had been hijacking her unprotected wireless Internet connection.


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Evansville IN SWAT team raids wrong house

Video sound isn't working?

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:49 PM
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So once again police buffoonery will cost the taxpayers tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:51 PM
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“We don’t have a crystal ball. We don’t know what is going to happen. We have to to act as if it is going to be a serious threat,” Bolin said.
- from source

Yes serious threat on a supposed 'guilty' grandma. Could have gave her a heart attack, etc.
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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:53 PM
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I hope she gets millions. It should come out of the SWAT commanders paycheck.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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Their "ready for anything" excuse completely falls apart when you consider they arrested the actual culprit, a gang member making violent threats, by knocking on his door with a couple uniformed cops. No raid? I thought they just had to be ready for anything?

No. These idiots just got all caught up playing G.I. Jackass in front of the camera.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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You know all it would have taken is one uniformed officer knocking on the front door to ascertain who was in the house and asking a few questions to figure out what was going on. Are these SWAT teams just itching for any excuse to use their training no matter what? Around where I live the SWAT boys are only called in as a last resort.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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They get called out for mundane reasons all the time in a lot of places.

Use it or lose it and to keep the funding flowing they use it. All the time.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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They were so sure they had the right place they invited a local film crew to tape it.



The front door was unlocked!

Shown and explained here...
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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 06:39 PM
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Don't forget folks those are the people who will be "enforcing" gun laws;.

Flash bangs are illegal for civilians to own, just like smoke grenades, and believe it or not?

Less than lethal munitions.

In what world does that make sense?
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