Mistaken address?

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    I love how the family lawyer is saying the police had no right to fire back. They were shot at first, what are they supposed to do? Run?
     
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    Idiots.
     
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    Not only were they shot at, they were hit. Three cops were hit by this granny. Too bad they were cops instead of burglars, and that she was too paranoid to believe them when they identified themselves as cops.
     
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    Worse, they MAY have had the wrong address. We'll see in time.
     
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    Actually, if one knows urban police officers and police officers who work in high-crime neighborhoods, they can tell you plenty of horror stories of robbers, rapists and kidnappers who pretend to be police. The people in these neighborhoods are scared to death of that happening to them.

    Right or wrong address (and perhaps the information they had came from an inaccurate informer or one with an alterior motive, hmm, hmm, hasn't that happened a lot in the past?), the lady likely thought they were crooks. I feel bad for the cops, but they've done this to themselves by depending on informers and on using militaristic tactics which crooks have caught on to... once again, civilians caught in the middle.
     
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    She must have been in the musical "Granny Get Your Gun" ;)
     
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    I think this is probably a 'no knock' case, we'll see. I'm certainly not one to jump on the police. Ask yourself, the odds of a lady of those years, hitting three officers as they approach? If indeed that's the case, how is it they had time to 'identify themselves' after knocking?

    My guess, they had a tip on 'drug pusher', went with 'no knock', she was armed and scared-she was not a drug pusher. Very sad, all around.

    No knocks should only be employed after extensive stake outs and/or terrorism or like threat to community in general. Face it, drugs immediately effect only those using them. I know all about the 'cost' to society, but it's not immediate and not worthy of 'no knock.'
     
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    Amen. God knows if she had survived she could have been in jail like Corey Maye down there in MS.
     
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