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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2019, 11:52:25 pm »

Bad warrant, I get that and the smile is going to come down as it should.

However, if this couple were law-abiding and had nothing to hide, they typically aren't going to be on the radar screen of the narcs in a huge metro like Houston.  Have there been any reliable accounts of who instigated the shooting?


"Immediately upon breaching the door," Acevedo said on Monday, "the officers came under fire from one or two suspects inside the house." But as he revealed during a press conference the next day, it was actually the police who fired first, killing what he described as "a very large pit bull that charged at that officer."  https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/30/the-cops-were-the-aggressors-in-this-wee




A law traditionally used to get cops off the hook could end up putting a narcotics officer who lied about deadly drug raid behind bars

“If you commit one felony, in this case, aggravated perjury, or tampering with a government document, and in the course of, or in furtherance of the commission of that first felony, you engage in conduct that is clearly dangerous to human life, and somebody dies, that’s felony murder."

“If he knew that that warrant had the force and effect of last week’s losing lotto ticket, and he’s at the front door getting ready to achieve entry, he’s no longer a cop. He’s a home invader with a badge and a gun.”

https://www.click2houston.com/news/kprc-2-legal-analyst-brian-wice-breaks-down-possible-charges-for-officers-in-drug-raid
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« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2019, 12:04:06 pm »

Houston police to end use of no-knock warrants, chief says
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Houston-police-to-end-use-of-no-knock-warrants-13626158.php

The officer accused of falsifying the no-knock warrant for the home invasion that killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas retired last Friday, will be collecting pension.
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Gerald-Goines-the-Houston-police-narcotics-13709866.php

Too many similarities to an Oklahoma case:
https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1753295.html


https://abc13.com/man-says-2-officers-at-center-of-raid-terrorized-neighborhood/5169437/
https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/police-brutality/houston-s-botched-police-raid-is-case-study-on-how-cops-spin-and-twist-the-truth-9XPOgXSi90GwaxPBIUfEFw/
https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/21/after-deadly-drug-raid-on-his-watch-hous
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Aftermath-of-deadly-Harding-Street-drug-raid-13733254.php


The Houston police officer who allegedly lied in order to obtain a search warrant for a city residence has been charged with murder after a raid on that home resulted in the deaths of a couple inside.

"If, during the commission of one felony, in this case tampering with a government record, a person commits an act clearly dangerous to human life, execution of a no-knock warrant by an armed squad of police officers into a private residence that causes the death of another, in this case two deaths, it's first-degree murder," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said at a press conference Friday. "We call that felony murder."


https://abcnews.go.com/US/houston-police-officer-gerald-goines-charged-counts-murder/story?id=65165276
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« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2019, 10:10:49 pm »

119 Dismissed Cases Later, a Crooked Cop Was Arrested for Planting Drugs During Routine Traffic Stops

There did not appear to be any rhyme or reason to the drivers deputy Zachary Wester singled out for false arrests on drug possession. Some were parents with a diaper bag in the back seat. Others were young men and women, some crying as they insisted they had never touched drugs, let alone meth, in their lives.

Wester, who was fired last September, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 52 counts of racketeering, false imprisonment, official misconduct, fabricating evidence and possession of controlled substances, among other charges. He’s accused of indiscriminately targeting innocent drivers and hauling them off to jail after planting meth or marijuana in their vehicles while feigning a “search."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/07/11/florida-cop-meth-drugs-arrests-scandal

Wester arrest a righting of scales of justice for victims
https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/2019/07/13/drug-planting-probe-florida-zach-wester-arrest-victims-justice-drugs-meth-jackson-county-arrest/1703423001/

“Wester circumvented JCSO’s body camera policy and tailored his recordings to conceal his criminal activity.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR4qdEQ4PFI
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« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2019, 06:49:51 pm »

Tulsa private investigator gives away years of his time on wrongful incarcerations: 'Rewards come another way'

“I’m looking at 1988 to 1995 specifically in Tulsa County, and I have been for 12 years. Over and over and over, there are facts — and all my investigations are led by facts — there are facts that point toward a knee-jerk reaction to the crack epidemic,” Cullen said, referencing the demographics of those wrongly convicted.

“Mind you, the quote-unquote ‘War on Drugs,’ which gave law enforcement and the Department of Justice et al. keys to the kingdom to perpetrate that war, was 16 years in the making.”

Norwood agreed, saying he believed “there were practices” employed in each case that prioritized obtaining a conviction over finding who was actually responsible.


https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-private-investigator-gives-away-years-of-his-time-on/article_a7974854-7e1e-5e27-9aff-2d986b1856c5.html
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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2019, 05:56:53 pm »

Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs

The war on drugs has been one of America’s most grievous mistakes, resulting in as many citizens with arrest records as with college diplomas. At last count, an American was arrested for drug possession every 25 seconds, yet the mass incarceration this leads to has not turned the tide on narcotics.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/opinion/sunday/opioid-crisis-drug-seattle.html
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