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As Many as Nine Cops Raid Home Over Alleged Credit Card Fraud

janklow
janklow god's lonely man.Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
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As Many as Nine Cops Raid Home Over Alleged Credit Card Fraud, Destroy Security Camera, Apparently Find Nothing They Were Looking For, Make Unrelated Arrests
Justin Ross of Des Moines, Iowa told local TV station WHO 13 that police from nearby Ankeny might’ve shot him after using a battering ram to enter his mother’s home executing a warrant over alleged credit card fraud. Ross said he drew his weapon after hearing what sounded like a home invasion, but re-holstered it when someone in the next room said “police,” and before cops entered the bathroom where he was. WHO 13 reports:

The whole search was caught on surveillance video.

Ankeny police tell us they knocked first, but the video shows one officer pounding on the side of the house and seconds later, officers use a battering ram to force their way in.

The video also shows an officer destroying a security camera outside the home.


Another officer is seen on the surveillance video (seen as part of WHO 13’s segment here) covering another camera inside the home. At one point, the video appears to show nine SWAT-like cops marching near the home.

Ross’ mother, Sally Prince, said she would’ve opened the door if police had knocked. Ankeny cops found nothing listed on their warrant for the Des Moines home, but made two unrelated arrests of non-family members, one for a probation violation, the other for possession with “intent to deliver.”

Prince told WHO 13 she was traumatized by the incident and couldn’t sleep at night. Ankany police say they don’t have a written policy (!) on executing search warrants and wouldn’t comment because there’s an “ongoing investigation”. No word on whether Des Moines police, in whose jurisdiction the incident took place, is investigating.

No one was hurt, including a dog seen in the video, so this almost-home invasion could qualify as a “good” story with nothing to see here.

Comments

  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1984 is here.......America is now the world's biggest police state so this story should surprise very few
  • aladdin1978
    aladdin1978 Poo Poo Jenkins- pronounced Pow POW West coastin'Members Posts: 4,609 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1984 is here.......America is now the world's biggest police state so this story should surprise very few

    Goat post. Nuff said
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Another example of America becoming a police state.....Obama promised (aka lied) to have the most transparent administration in American history but Obama's wack ass govt has been prosecuting whistleblowers and journalists so much America is now ranked 46th in press freedoms........

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/us-press-freedom-index-2014_n_4773101.html

    The United States plunged 14 places in the annual Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday. The group said it was "one of the most significant declines" in press freedom it had tracked during 2013.

    The US in now ranked 46th on the RWB list, in between Romania and Haiti. It was ranked 32nd in the 2013 index. (Finland tops the entire list.)

    The press freedom group was blunt in its explanation. It cited increased efforts to track down whistleblowers and the sources of leaks, mentioning Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden in particular. It also condemned the Justice Department's surveillance of reporters, and the continued leak battle facing New York Times journalist James Risen.

    The US also came under fire from the Committee to Protect Journalists, which, in its annual Attacks on the Press report, said that press freedom had "dramatically deteriorated" in 2013.

    The US was 20th on the list just a few years ago. It fell 27 places in the 2012 index thanks to the harassment and arrest of journalists covering Occupy Wall Street, before climbing 15 places in 2013.

  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2014
    I guess Obama likes having low poll numbers.......he's officially a wack president now.
  • Black Boy King
    Black Boy King Members Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2014
  • janklow
    janklow god's lonely man. Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    Another example of America becoming a police state.....Obama promised (aka lied) to have the most transparent administration in American history but Obama's wack ass govt has been prosecuting whistleblowers and journalists so much America is now ranked 46th in press freedoms........
    to be fair, there's a LOT of 🤬 that Obama's administration lied about. lobbyists in the admin, non-political ambassadorships, etc, etc.

  • Mike.
    Mike. Members Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    this is not the worlds biggest police state foh you ignorant ass bafoon