27 November 2006

Police Raid and the Dead 92 Year Old Woman

A 92 year old woman shot three narcotics officers after they forced her door and the officers returned fire killing her.

This looks like a major FUBAR. Mind you, once the police were taken under fire they had the right to shoot back but it looks an awful lot like they screwed up before the raid (whomever they were there to get sure wasn't there). The closing of ranks afterward has not resulted in any persuasive argument for the raid; the police haven't told us the dealer actually lived there with his grandmother or that the house was in his name or that a huge meth lab was in the basement or anything else persuasive.

A more indepth discussion has been going on between Radley Balko and Orin Kerr:

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