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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 05:24 PM

 

Scenes from a militarized America: Iowa family ‘terrorized’

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Source: Wash Post

Watch this video, taken from a police raid in Des Moines, Iowa. Send it to some people. When critics (like me) warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about. You’ll see the raid team, dressed in battle-dress uniforms, helmets and face-covering balaclava hoods take down the family’s door with a battering ram. You’ll see them storm the home with ballistics shields, guns at the ready. More troubling still, you’ll see not one but two officers attempt to prevent the family from having an independent record of the raid, one by destroying a surveillance camera, another by blocking another camera’s lens.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2014/02/04/scenes-from-a-militarized-america-iowa-family-terrorized//?print=1



This "no knock" shit has got to stop.

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Reply Scenes from a militarized America: Iowa family ‘terrorized’ (Original post)
7962 Feb 2014 OP
warrant46 Feb 2014 #1
indepat Feb 2014 #2
uppityperson Feb 2014 #3
truedelphi Feb 2014 #4
L0oniX Feb 2014 #5
debunkthis Feb 2014 #6
lunasun Feb 2014 #7
Aldo Leopold Feb 2014 #8
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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 05:31 PM

1. Undisciplined Thugs wearin a uniform NOT Professionals

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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 05:40 PM

2. Auctung

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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:01 PM

3. This link from your link is the news report, seems to fit LBN "news" requirement better

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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:01 PM

4. Thank you 7062 (You can call me 841, if you wanna get friendly.)

This is happening all over America. The military/surveillance industrial/governmental Occupyers of our land need to bring us constant police actions, so the purchase of insanely expensive equipment can continue to be justified.

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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:07 PM

5. Ripping off the cams ...Oh what do you pigs have to hide huh?

 

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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:12 PM

6. I wonder

 

how many police officers have been greeted by a bullet for busting into someone's home like this without giving the occupants time to comprehend that they are police bursting through the door and not home invaders ( although the distinction between the two is diminishing every day... )

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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:14 PM

7. scary side note in link

rince’s son, Justin Ross, was in the bathroom when police burst in, and he was carrying a gun that he has the legal right to carry. “I stood up, I drew my weapon, I started to get myself together to get out the door, I heard someone in the main room say police. I re-holstered my weapon sat back down and put my hands in my lap,” Ross recalls.

Ross says he didn’t hear the police announcement until after one officer had already attempted to kick in the door. Had that officer been successful, there’s a good chance that Ross, the police officer, or both would be dead. The police department would then have inevitably argued that Ross should have known that they were law enforcement.

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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:18 PM

8. Fuckin pigs.

Expose them. Thanks for posting!

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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:25 PM

9. This is the wrong forum for opinion articles - locking

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