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Friday, December 21, 2007

Saint Paul Police RAID wrong apartment unit.

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Blogger Bob said...


Hi All,

Yesturday morning there was a police raid on Curtis St. of the West Side. Looking for stolen property.

The police raided the wrong apartment along with the one they intended to raid in the same building.

The tenants claim the police used gun fire to gain entry by shooting the locks off. The police claim they used an explosive device to blow the door locks.

When I go over to the residence tomorrow for an interview I am told I will see photos of shell casings from the fire power used to blow the locks off. I am also told I will be shown bullet holes that penetrated walls that could have found their mark on innocent people.

The suspect was allegedly beaten to the point he had broken ribs and a punctured lung perpetrated on him while in a surrendering position. No arrest and no charges at this time.

There was a police officer saying they should have brought building code inspectors with them. The building is a class A.

I will be interviewing these tenants tomorrow and hope to have some video footage up and some clarity to the story.

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work Bob. Too bad the news media isn't as informed as this blog

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Storm Troopers and they are getting worse. Are the landlords suing the city our only hope for freedom from these brownshirts?? Why do city leaders allow this stuff to continue?

8:41 AM  
Blogger Nancy Lazaryan said...

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10:09 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Hi All,

I interviewed the tenant who's apartment was wrongfully raided. I will have some video up later today.

I examined the shell casing of the ammunition used to breach the door.>It was door breaching ammunition. Very lethal stuff. The entry holes of this ammunition were the width of a good sized thumb.

It appeared the police GUESSED were the hinges maybe on the door and fired the rounds in an attempt to take out the door hinges. The rounds went through a 2 1/2" inch solid oak door, a oak door jam and through the wall into a rental unit of an innocent tenant not part of the issue the police were there for. Head level I should add. A blow out hole of at least
4" in diameter in the interior wall.

I have more to add to this story later today. Pressed for time now!

3:03 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I almost forgot.

All this lethal power to gain entry, and all the police had to do was break a piece of glass 1/8" thick and reach in and open the door. They also could have asked the LANDLORD for an access key and he would of civic-ally complied.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! What next?

7:05 PM  
Anonymous henry said...

Perhaps someone should email the information on the breaching rounds to Chief Harrington. Obviously he doesn't know how his men recklessly endangered the lives of innocent people in the other units.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Minneapolis and St. Paul have for police officers these days are nothing but a bunch of lame brained bullys that get their kicks out of beating people up and destroying property. They have very little training in people skills and no real concern in protecting and serving.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Esfandiar Khodaee said...

Who is the greatest obstacle in the way of democracy?
It is the United States The country which has the most claims for supporting democracy. It sympathetically condemns human right abuse in China but tries to weaken Indian democratic regime.
It supports Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan dictators and forgets the human right issues in these countries and overlooks the fact that in Saudi Arabia women are deprived of the right of driving car. The United States performs a coup against Iranian first democratic government of Mossadegh in 1960.
Anywhere in the world (specially in Islam world) in Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Africa … the great obstacle in the way of democracy is the United States.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Nancy Lazaryan said...

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1:52 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Hi All,

I am having technical difficulties uploading the video. I'm still working on it.

I do want to say something more about these "breaching rounds".

Below I copied the WARNING from the link I provided about these rounds.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - This is NOT Less-Lethal Ammunition

The US DoD Door Breaching Round is lethal and extremely destructive. DO NOT fire directly at person(s), serious injury or death may result. Intended for use ONLY by qualified personnel properly trained in the specific use of door breaching techniques. This ammunition can cause contusions, abrasions, broken ribs, concussions, loss of eyes, superficial organ damage, serious skin lacerations, massive skull fractures, rupture of heart or kidney, fragmentation of the liver, hemorrhages, and death

I say,

This WARING, is very "WEAK".. I use to be a hunter. I am familiar with guns and what they are capable of. I seen the 2 1/2" oak door with a nickel sized plugs blown completely through them and a 3/4" oak door jam. Had a person been behind this door or the interior wall where one of the blow outs from the shot occurred, it would have not been some small skin abrasion. It would of STRIPPED away FLESH and BONE. Taken a head right off the shoulders!

To who ever instituted this kind of fire power to enter a unit-

You really need to look at the damages on Curtis St. Two words describe the damages. "EXTREMELY LETHAL"

Another thing to consider-

In all the time it took to gain access this way, and all the shooting from the outside in, the tenants could have grabbed guns and started shooting back! This method of entry also puts our officers at RISK!

These rounds are suppose to blow out hinges, the officers didn't even come close to hitting the hinges. And how could they be expected to hit the hinges anyway, you can't see where the hinges are on a door from the outside!

What, are we just BUMBLING our way into LAWSUITS in this city. What if someone had been MAIMED or KILLED!

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that's it! Lawsuits are the name of the game with this city. This city council likes to fight with people, and the way to do that is to sue. Bring it on.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those argueing about what type of Gov't the U.S. is; we are a Democratic Republic. You can use any political science book or wikipedia to verify.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What St. Paul PD needs to do is go back to holding their traditional police academy. This is where the city has a test to find the most qualified people, then they train them. When SPPD and other departments went away from their own training to the POST Training they lost something.

Many of these cops tho attended this last academy are retiring. There was always somethinf special about these cops how came through these longer academies. These were people who had some brains, and used them to protect out city. Now, only using POST certified/trained cops who only get a shortened academy has resulted cops not using their head and their public service is questionable.

St. Paul can do better than this that is for sure.

3:21 PM  

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