GUN 1 old lady dead, 3 LEO's wounded after wrong address no knock raid

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/10374909/detail.html

    Elderly Woman Killed; 3 APD Officers Wounded

    POSTED: 7:41 pm EST November 21, 2006
    UPDATED: 10:41 pm EST November 21, 2006

    ATLANTA -- Three Atlanta police officers were shot and wounded and an elderly woman killed at a house in northwest Atlanta Tuesday night.

    The woman, who relatives say was 92-years-old, opened fire on the officers from the narcotics division at a house at 933 Neal Street, according to officials. Authorities say they received a tip of drug activity taking place at the home and officers were headed to the house with a search warrant.

    Relatives identified the elderly woman as Katherine Johnston.

    The woman's niece, Sarah Dozier, says that she bought her aunt a gun to protect herself and that her aunt had a permit for the gun. Relatives believe Johnston was frightened by the officers and opened fire.

    "They kicked her door down talking about drugs, there's no drugs in that house. And they realize now, they've got the wrong house," Dozier said. "I'm mad as hell." Officials say they had the correct house and that the warrant they had was legal.

    All three of the officers were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Officials there say the officers are alive, alert and talking. One officer was struck in the arm, one officer was struck in the shoulder and one officer was struck in the thigh. All of the officers are expected to be okay.

    WSB-TV Channel 2 has reporters at the hospital and at the scene of the shooting; they will have live updates on Channel 2 Action News @ 11.

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  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I would say probably so unless the cops were actually right and she was dealing drugs.

    But in anycase if I was 92 years old I wouldn't mind going out like that. Although keeling over after busting a nut in some 18 year old is still top on the list. :o
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Well as long as craigslist is still around... :mamoru:
     
  4. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Did I miss in the article where it said they had the wrong address?
     
  5. vettefan52

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    thats atlanta for you.
     
  6. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    :sad2: good on the old lady for standing up like that, if it were would be robbers she would probably has gotten out alive...

    no knock raids have their place, but not without some serious research!!!
     
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    another no-knock raid screwup. And people say there's no way they could ever make this mistake.

    They're lucky it was a 92 year old lady.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I'd like to hear the rest of the story before jumping to conclusions. I didn't see any mention of the wrong address either. I'm not sure if any of you have been involved in the warrant process, but you can't just get one on total BS from a lying crackhead.
     
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    shit, we got warrents for that. All it takes is a willing judge to sign off on it.

    Honestly, I hope this starts a huge backlash because just as we talked about previously, this was bound to happen, and it will happen again.
     
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    She landed a shot on 3 different narcotic officers before getting killed...badass granny.
     
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    CNN picked up the story: http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/11/22/woman.shot.ap/index.html
    BONUS: They were plain clothes cops.

    I think it's despicable how the police spokesperson insinuates that she opened fire on them as they approached the house, IMO obviously trying to put all the blame on her by making it sound like she indiscriminately shot through the door.
     
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    The CNN article said the "knocked and announced" before kicking in the door? Now if that's true, why did the old lady immediately go for her gun? We also don't know if she has grandchildren or other relatives "working" out of that house. Too many unknowns to jump to conclusions like that.
     
  13. vettefan52

    vettefan52 Guest

    there have been people pretending to be FBI, police, DEA etc breaking down doors and robbing people around here lately.
     
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    Damn, that old lady sure as hell went down fighting... got all 3 of them before she was killed. Was probably yelling "molon labe" when she was doing it.
     
  15. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Story I read had her shooting while they were still in the yard and they busted the door down after taking fire and they announced themselves.
     
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    what i wanna know is, how did they get a search warrent off just a "tip".
     
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    "while it should have been a better shot and hit him in the head"
     
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    Awesome. :bigthumb:
     
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    so what if the lady had an ak for protection and actually managed to sucessfully take them out (under the idea that it was no-knock and they were plainclothed)... would she be up for murder? Unfortunately i'm guessing so.


    I swear, we are turning ever so slowly in to a facist police state.
     
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    Outstanding shooting, too bad they were cops instead of bad guys.
     
  21. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I have a hard time believing they only had plain clothes. Cops wear raid vests that have Police written all over them. I'd like a Police statement. I'm not all for trusting a two paragraph news story to give me all the details. :dunno:
     
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    Really. If she's shooting them in the yard, how exactly were they able to announce themselves at the door? :hsugh:
     
  23. TL1000RSquid

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    She'd end up like Corey Maye then.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    From another newer article

     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    shit i got confused, i have a great aunt who is named "katherine johnston"

    but she's erm, you know, white
     

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