The Bullies Of The Raleigh, North Carolina, SWAT Team

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 2 weeks ago

Reason:

This week a North Carolina mom told the Raleigh City Council that police “terrorized” her parents and her 6-year-old special-needs son.

A Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) team—Raleigh’s version of SWAT—had a warrant to search Michael and Wanda Clark’s home last November. Michael’s nephew, Brian Clark, was a suspect in a recent armed robbery. Police found a box Brian had left at the scene of the crime with his uncle’s name and address on it, Indy Week reports. So they paid a visit to the Clark home, where Michael and Wanda’s daughter LaDonna had dropped off her son, who has autism and cerebral palsy, before going to work.

Brian Clark did not live at his uncle’s house and was not there at the time. Nonetheless, police forced Michael, Wanda, and their grandson to walk out of the house and sit on the ground. “On a 35-degree and rainy night, my son with autism was forced out of the home with military-style rifles aimed at him and made to sit on the cold, wet ground for over an hour by RPD SWAT,” LaDonna told the city council Tuesday.

“You can sit down there, or I will handcuff you,” an officer told her father, according to a complaint Michael Clark later filed with the department.

“Having guns pointed at a six-year-old was extremely frightening and completely unnecessary,” Wanda Clark wrote in a complaint of her own. “Even now, I still have nightmares about those guns being pointed at me and my grandson.”

“Not only was I not allowed to see the footage of my son being terrorized,” LaDonna told the city council, but the police wouldn’t give her an internal affairs complaint number unless she specifically stated which department policies had been broken and agreed to an in-person interview. At this point, the police already had three written complaints describing the incident.

That’s because you’re not special and they are because they are cops.

Why didn’t they just walk up the sidewalk and knock on the door?

I think the entire unit, including cops who didn’t participate in the raid, should be forced to strip naked and parade through the streets of Raleigh from one side of the town to the other, with the entire city watching, wearing signs that say, “I am a toad.”

Right before they are all fired and hauled into court for breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon, and carrying firearms to the terror of the public.


Comments

  1. On February 12, 2019 at 8:21 am, Mark Matis said:

    There is only one solution for these continuing crimes. And it is NOT the one you propose, because that will NEVER be done as long as “Law Enforcement” and the “Legal” system are running the show. Just like this up in Canuckistan:
    https://vancouversun.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/mark-norman-lawyers-protest-strategy-talks-between-crown-federal-lawyers/wcm/b8529494-f776-453d-a58b-00694509963c

    The judge comments on the prosecutors, but then does NOTHING. Can you imagine what he would have done to a Mere Citizen if they acted similarly? But then “contempt” does not apply to the anointed…

  2. On February 12, 2019 at 8:29 am, Frank Clarke said:

    And then the police wonder why they’re being shot in seemingly random incidents.

    Decades of police departments coast-to-coast failing to take out their own trash (and, in fact, creating whole divisions full of made-to-order trash) have brought us to the point that we are just short of open warfare. Well, the police are already there; it’s just a matter of time before before the other side figures it out.

  3. On February 12, 2019 at 10:23 am, Bram said:

    That’s the problem with SWAT – eventually the cops and politicians will want to use to justify the expense. No hostage situations or gang shoot-outs? Then send them to an autistic kid’s house.

    Surprised they didn’t kill everyone there like they did in Houston.

  4. On February 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm, LiberTarHeel said:

    Pingback: SEU-eeeee!

    https://www.carolinafirearmsforum.com/index.php?threads/seu-eeeee.39656/

  5. On February 12, 2019 at 7:44 pm, Gryphon said:

    Search Warrant at a Relative’s House of a Suspect calls for a couple of Plainclothes Detectives politely serving a Warrant and looking for well-Defined Evidence relating to the Crime/Suspect….. yeah, Riiiight.

    Like Frank points out, Eventually, the ‘other side’ in the War figures it out, and by Then, it will be Too Late for the government gangsters to ‘walk it back’.

    And Bram correctly points out that since the Militarized Coproaches actually have NOTHING useful to Do, they have to do ‘something’ to Justify their Expense.

  6. On February 13, 2019 at 6:38 am, DAN III said:

    ALCON,

    Do citizens have to start employing armed, overwatch on their abode fearing badged thugs attacking them ?

    Time draws ever nearer to execute an American version of Northern Ireland’s “Troubles”.

    There are no good cops….

    Nor district attorneys….

    Nor judges.

    I say again, there are no good cops.

  7. On February 13, 2019 at 7:26 am, DAN III said:

    Gryphon @ 1944,

    Your scenario of how a warrant should be served is right out of the ’50s and ’60s. Back in the day when “the people” were respected and much of .gov were public servants. Today, the citizens cower in fear of .gov encroachment using their tool that has become known as “law ENFORCEMENT”.

    In the Amerika of the 21st century, there is a direct correlation of the mentality of badged thugs who proudly proclaim themselves as an “LEO” vs the “cops” of mid-20th century America. Today, those carrying a shield and firearm habitually refer to themselves as, or once having been, “law ENFORCEMENT”.

    The badged thugs of today never refer to themselves as cops. Unlike the more subservient mentality of those badged, public servants of yesteryear when “police officers”, “deputies”, “cops” respected the citizenry. The servants have become the served while the citizens have become the servants of and to, government !

    Words have meaning. Witness “law ENFORCEMENT” as opposed to “police officer”.

    There are no good LEOs !

  8. On February 14, 2019 at 6:56 am, Matt said:

    Dan III, You just reminded me of something I noticed almost a decade ago, right around the time I got into shooting sports and carry for defense. Back then I would comment on how we used to have cops, now we have “law enforcement officers”. The connotation difference between the two is stark. One is a servant of his community. The other is a hired government thug paid for with funds stolen from said citizenry.

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