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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Politics - the "No-Knock" Warrant


This is why we don't need "No-knock" warrants. Because a 92-year-old woman should not be riddled with bullets by stupid frightened policemen acting on false information. Poor thing! Imagine being in your home and hearing what you think is someone trying to break in. What would you have done?
The charges followed a Nov. 21 "no-knock" drug raid on Johnston's home. An informant had described buying drugs from a dealer there, police said. When the officers burst in without warning, Johnston fired at them, and they fired back, killing her.

Fulton County prosecutor Peter Johnson said that the officers involved in Johnston's death fired 39 shots, striking her five or six times, including a fatal blow to the chest.

Johnston fired only once through her door and didn't hit any of the officers, he said. That means officers who were wounded likely were hit by their own colleagues, he said.
I swear to gawd, it sounds like the fucking Keystone Kops.

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