TriggerFinger


Not officer friendly anymore


A well-meaning friend of Chad Chadwick called the Missouri City, TX police to say that he was afraid that Chadwick was having emotional difficulties; the cops lied to a judge to say that they had reason to believe Chadwick was heavily armed, then they sent a SWAT-team to his house (where he was asleep in the tub), beat 11 kinds of shit out of him, gave him permanent hearing loss, held him in solitary confinement, fraudulently accused him of resisting arrest, and tried to have him imprisoned -- he was acquitted, but a judge wouldn't punish the cops or the DA, because "There is no freestanding constitutional right to be free from malicious prosecution."

The problem with SWAT raids is that they effectively presume not only guilt, but violent resistance, and punishes both in the process of the raid itself, even if the target is subsequently found not guilty of anything they were actually charged with.

This entry was published Mon Dec 22 15:29:25 CST 2014 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2014-12-21 18:45:04.0. [Tweet]

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