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    Another SWATing

    Another SWATing

    This time Aaron Walker, the same day he won his freedom from the gag order.

    Someone called the police and said he shot his wife, and the police went the the house heavily armed.

    It’s not just SWATing, it’s attempted murder in practice if not in law.

    More from Twitchy, The Other McCain, Patterico.

    Update: Walker tells what happened in a new blog post.

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    Why haven’t the police figured out that this is a swatting after the first time it happens?
    The police are the ones at risk also. Citizens have a right to defend themselves against a home invasion. At 3:00 AM, a swat team knocking down your front door might just alarm the citizen and he/she fires first. Or a child afraid for his/her safety walks into the line of fire. The police need to figure out how to stop this before there is a tragedy. This is not a time for Obama type dithering.


       
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      WarEagle82 in reply to Towson Lawyer. | June 26, 2012 at 6:49 am

      SWAT units exist to deal with the nastiest people the police have to deal with. The problem is, once you have a SWAT unit, you have to use it to justify it. And increasingly, SWAT units are being used far too frequently and often with deadly results. Documented stories of deadly SWAT deployments are all over the net.

      Ironically, if the Federal government would deal with the problem of illegal immigration and the gangs and drugs and violence it brings, we wouldn’t need so many SWAT units. But, that doesn’t suit the needs of the politicians that create and run SWAT units.


         
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        Phillep Harding in reply to WarEagle82. | June 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

        There’s a major industry here, “bad guys” on one side, and the legal system on the other, plus support industries for both.

        This set up reminds me of the old symbiotic relationship between the hellfire and brimstone preacher and the local cathouses.

        Or, the tea houses where the old biddies met and the cat houses.


       
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      Phillep Harding in reply to Towson Lawyer. | June 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Police are not monolythic, and have overlapping jurisdictions. The also have to treat all these reports as real unless proven otherwise.

      Courts have generally not upheld any right to self defense against police, no matter what, no matter how raw the criminal action of the police.


       
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      Phillep Harding in reply to Towson Lawyer. | June 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Several innocent people have been killed in SWAT raids, and there are a couple of web sites tracking this. I’m behind a firewall, can’t dig out the URL’s.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | June 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Suicide by cop is well known and all too common. Now we have murder by cop, or at least the intent.


     
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    JayDick | June 26, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Inasmuch as Mr. Worthing lives in Virginia, and that’s where the police were called, it would seem that a crime has been committed in Virginia regardless of where the calls originated. Let’s hope that the Prince William County police (as I recall, a no-nonsense group) isn’t already investigating this, they should be.


     
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    OcTEApi | June 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

    #BrettKimberlin is Son of Sandusky


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