A mother and daughter are suing the Orange County Sheriff's Office after a negligent SWAT raid on their home left the daughter full of bullet holes and their family dog dead.
July 26, 2014
The mother and daughter, who are choosing to remain anonymous, are the latest victims to come forward in the state's immoral war on drugs.
The incident happened back in 2010, when an Orange County Sheriff's Office SWAT team raided the home looking for a family member who did not even live there.
"I got up and went towards the door and literally once I went towards the door, boom!" the daughter said."I was 17. I was 5 feet 2 inches and 100 pounds wet," she said. "And they came in shooting."
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The overzealous SWAT team came in guns drawn and firing. The family's boxer, startled at the noise, ran into the room and was gunned down by these violent storm troopers.
"The dog was startled and ran to the closet, to the room, and when he ran to the room is when they shot him," she said.
Of course the police report stated that the dog "aggressively came toward them when they entered the house."
The unidentified woman said she was also injured by bullets the shooting. Photos show wounds to her leg and apparent bullet holes in the floor and walls of the home.
The Sheriff's Office search warrant was issued in connection with a wanted man believed to be a drug dealer.
"I said, 'Chris hasn't lived here in weeks so if you've been surveillancing my house, why are you here?" the woman said.
Deputies found ammunition, but no weapons in the home. Cannabis seeds and drug paraphernalia was found in a room the suspect had lived in, the report states. He was later arrested, but court records show the charges were eventually dropped.
This is yet another tragic example of the horrid consequences realized from trying to tell people what they can and can't put into their bodies. It is high time we demand PEACE be brought to the WAR on drugs.