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Old 4 May 2019, 16:12
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I'm wondering how many more people are going to have to die before the "no knock" raid is seen for what it is, a home invasion. Dynamic Entry is for hostage rescue, not warrant service. Pick up the phone, grab the guy at the 7-11, whatever. Maybe if the casualty stats weren't so lopsided we'd reach that point sooner rather than later. This stuff is not worth anyone's life, on either side.

These officers are lucky the dead guy wasn't a Vet with some training and an decent long gun.
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Old 6 May 2019, 19:45
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I'm wondering how many more people are going to have to die before the "no knock" raid is seen for what it is, a home invasion.
There is no legal provision for no-knock warrant service in my state.
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Old 14 May 2019, 09:46
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More information regarding botched raid.

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Old 14 May 2019, 13:04
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I hear Houston is considering a name change - to Ass Clown City.
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Old 15 May 2019, 15:04
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I hear Houston is considering a name change - to Ass Clown City.
We definitely need a change in city management.
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Old 23 August 2019, 15:15
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HPD officer charged with murder in botched raid.

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Old 24 August 2019, 12:37
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These are the assholes that give all good cops a bad name - thin blue line BS. If it was up to this "chief" - these dudes would still be committing crimes. I don't know what the agenda was for digging this deep, but DA Ogg did a good job so far. Hopefully she won't pull one of those "cops can do no wrong" jury's.
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Old 24 August 2019, 13:03
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Hopefully she won't pull one of those "cops can do no wrong" jury's.
Depends on if it’s a Grand Jury (hidden and secret membership) or panel of locals. If it’s a panel of locals the PD is not going to like the experience. The downside for HPD to Houston the city having been “living blue in a red state” is that the citizenship is far more likely to distrust if not hate the PD.

However the DA is still one of those Blue ones as well, and has a record of not prosecuting when the law clearly states to prosecute.
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Old 25 August 2019, 14:55
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This case is terrible and it looks like they pulled some shit straight out of a bad movie. I can't even imagine how this is possible. I can't believe a large department like that doesn't have
normal checks and balances. Felony murder seems like a very appropriate charge. Thanks assholes, mouth breathing cop haters will be citing this one for a generation.

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Depends on if it’s a Grand Jury (hidden and secret membership) or panel of locals. If it’s a panel of locals the PD is not going to like the experience. The downside for HPD to Houston the city having been “living blue in a red state” is that the citizenship is far more likely to distrust if not hate the PD.

However the DA is still one of those Blue ones as well, and has a record of not prosecuting when the law clearly states to prosecute.
You seem to be confused about what a grand jury is. They don't do trials, they evaluate whether a case has enough probable cause for an indictment.
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Old 27 August 2019, 13:35
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Thanks assholes, mouth breathing cop haters will be citing this one for a generation.
There's also corrupt cops that plant drugs for possession arrests like Zach Wester and Richard Pinheiro... or Philip Brailsford being allowed to retire due the PTSD resulting from him murdering a man.

Departments and Unions will make sure that by protecting the bad apples, there will be plenty of ammunition for the critics.
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Old 27 August 2019, 15:17
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Will Nathan Sodek be lumped in with the tragic suicides of police officers suffering from the stress of the job?
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Old 27 August 2019, 16:10
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Will Nathan Sodek be lumped in with the tragic suicides of police officers suffering from the stress of the job?
Are these posts directed at me? What kind of stupid question is that?
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Old 27 August 2019, 20:11
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Will Nathan Sodek be lumped in with the tragic suicides of police officers suffering from the stress of the job?
Oh boy, here we go. SMDH.
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Old 28 August 2019, 11:55
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I can't even imagine how this is possible. I can't believe a large department like that doesn't have normal checks and balances.
There was a story on the news this morning about HPD raiding the wrong house and threatening to kill the homeowners dog. There are some major issues with this department.
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Old 28 August 2019, 15:12
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There was a story on the news this morning about HPD raiding the wrong house and threatening to kill the homeowners dog. There are some major issues with this department.
Mistakes are always possible given a big enough sample size. I don't think you can ever totally eliminate that. But the criminal behavior involved in this warrant should never really be possible.
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Old 29 August 2019, 11:35
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Mistakes are always possible given a big enough sample size. I don't think you can ever totally eliminate that. But the criminal behavior involved in this warrant should never really be possible.
Mistakes happen, yes, but this was not a victimless mistake.
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Old 29 August 2019, 13:29
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There was a story on the news this morning about HPD raiding the wrong house and threatening to kill the homeowners dog. There are some major issues with this department.
Not Houston .... but....cops chase suspect who runs into/through a family's yard. Police put several children on the ground at gunpoint. Family dog is in the yard but not barking or approaching police. One officer tries to shoot dog and misses so he shoots again and misses while striking a child a couple feet away from the dog.

Family sues. Federal court says "denied". Qualified immunity. Sucks to be you.

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A federal appeals court dismissed a civil-rights lawsuit filed against a Georgia deputy who tried to shoot a family’s dog, but instead hit a 10-year-old boy lying down on the ground. Instead of having to face a $2 million lawsuit for excessive force, Coffee County Deputy Sheriff Michael Vickers was entitled to “qualified immunity” for his actions and cannot be sued in federal court, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week.
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Old 29 August 2019, 13:48
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Not Houston .... but....cops chase suspect who runs into/through a family's yard. Police put several children on the ground at gunpoint. Family dog is in the yard but not barking or approaching police. One officer tries to shoot dog and misses so he shoots again and misses while striking a child a couple feet away from the dog.

Family sues. Federal court says "denied". Qualified immunity. Sucks to be you.

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Shitty situation, but what's your point? This case has nothing to do with the Houston raid. What happens in TX doesn't equal whats happening in Georgia. Do you have some kind of axe to grind?
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Old 29 August 2019, 16:08
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I continually forget that eventually all threads of this nature devolve from intelligent discussion to "cops did something bad somewhere" in a more or less linear way. The ratio of intelligent commentary and discussion to axe grinding is lopsided.
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