Emergence Of The American Police State: Example #3

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  1. MikeK

    MikeK Gold Member

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    On October 15, 2002, about 20 police armed with pistols and shotguns served a no-knock warrant on the home of retired police officer Robert Rogers and his wife, Marie. The two were watching television when the officers stormed their home, in Queens, NY. Mr. Rogers initially grabbed his handgun, believing the raiders to be intruders. Once he recognized they were law enforcement he dropped his weapon and covered it with his body. Rogers later told Newsday that had the raiding officers seen his gun, "I'd be dead!" Again, the police had the wrong address. Marie Rogers would take the news of Alberta Spruill's death especially hard. "When I heard about what happened to this woman I broke down and cried," Rogers later told the New York Post.

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