Here's a shitty story. It focuses on having the wrong house, but look at how the people were treated. That was intended for someone else, but it was intended. I hope -- probably in vain -- more publicity for police brutality and error and racism will result from the Michael Brown shooting. But I probably hope in vain, unless the cops start shooting little blond girls or something.
Sheriffs bust in wrong door, put gun to woman's head. Blue Nation ReviewLaretta McCaskill told WCTV that she woke up at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning to a gun pointed at her head and her 16-year-old nephew in handcuffs.“I just kept hearing something, like a loud noise. I felt as if I was just dreaming,” said mother Laretta McCaskill. “Then, once I woke up, I’d seen a flashing light and a gun pointed to my head, just cops yelling, ‘hold your hands up, hold your hands up! Put your hands up!’”
The Madison County, Florida Sheriff’s Office knocked down McCaskill’s door after being issued a search warrant. The nephew, Terrance Coleman, said the cops came into his room and told him to “Turn around, turn around, turn around,” he said. “And put my hands behind my back. So, he had snatched me off the bed and put me in the living room. So, I came in here and there were guns pointed and me and my cousin. I just feel like they had misplaced me with somebody else.” It turns out the warrant was a mistake. It should have been issued for a mobile home adjacent to McCaskill’s.
“The warrant was obtained for that residence in error. It was a very unfortunate event,” said Chief Deputy Epp Richardson. “Investigators, reviewing the video from the previous transactions that had been occurring over previous months, identified the video by mistake as being the wrong mobile home. It should’ve been the mobile home that was adjacent to it.”
According to officials, Tommy Turner was the man they were looking for, and was subsequently arrested Wednesday night.
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