onsdag 19 februari 2014

USA: Polisen sköt ihjäl oskyldig 80-åring i sängen, vid misslyckad raid efter falskt tips

USA: "Another one bites the dust." - Poliser sköt ihjäl en oskyldig 80-åring i hans egen säng, enligt vittnesuppgifter. Dödsskjutningen skedde under en misslyckad polis-raid som i sin tur genomfördes efter ett falskt anonymt tips om att 80-åringens hem skulle ha använts för narkotikaproduktion...
 RT 2014-02-18
An 80-year-old California man was shot and killed by police who raided his home based on an incorrect, anonymous tip that the senior citizen was housing a methamphetamine lab on his residence, despite having no criminal record prior to the incident.

Eugene Mallory was a retired engineer living with his wife in Littlerock, California, a rural area on the outskirts of Los Angeles. LA Sherriff’s deputies arrived on his property early on the morning of June 27, 2013, at which point Mallory’s wife, Tonya Pate, and stepson Adrian Lamos made themselves visible to police.

The libertarian Reason.com news site reported that Detective Patick Hobbs, a self-described narcotics expert, spent four days monitoring the property before leading the warrant’s execution. Hobbs later said he “smelled the strong odor of chemicals” downwind from Mallory’s property.

- The no-knock warrant that police were in possession of gave them the authority to enter the home without making their presence known beforehand – either by knocking on the door or announcing their presence vocally from outside.

Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed...

Video publicerad den 13 feb 2014
In the early morning hours of June 27, 2013, a team of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies pulled up to the home of Eugene Mallory, an 80-year-old retired engineer living in the rural outskirts of Los Angeles county with his wife Tonya Pate and stepson Adrian Lamos.

The deputies crashed through the front gate and began executing a search warrant for methamphetamine on the property. Detective Patrick Hobbs, a self-described narcotics expert who claimed he "smelled the strong odor of chemicals" downwind from the house after being tipped off to illegal activity from an anonymous informant, spearheaded the investigation.

The deputies announced their presence, and Pate emerged from the trailer where she'd been sleeping to escape the sweltering summer heat of the California desert. Lamos and a couple of friends emerged from another trailer, and a handyman tinkering with a car on the property also gave himself up without resistance. But Mallory, who preferred to sleep in the house, was nowhere to be seen.

Deputies approached the house, and what happened next is where things get murky. The deputies said they announced their presence upon entering and were met in the hallway by the 80-year-old man, wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory's mattress indicated to investigators that he'd most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting. 
Investigators also found that an audio recording of the incident revealed a discrepancy in the deputies' original narrative: Before listening to the audio recording, [Sgt. John] Bones believed that he told Mallory to "Drop the gun" prior to the shooting. The recording revealed, however, that his commands to "Drop the gun" occurred immediately after the shooting.

When it was all over, Eugene Mallory died of six gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones' MP-5 9mm submachine gun. When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them on the bedside table.

Mallory had not fired of a single shot. The raid turned up no evidence of methamphetamine on the property.

To find out more about this case, including details about what the police did find, watch the above video, featuring Mallory's widow Tonya Pate. Pate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, an agency plagued by prison abuse scandals, questionable hiring practices, and allegations of racial profiling and harassment in recent years.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department declined multiple requests to comment on this story.
Approximately 7:30. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Tracy Oppenheimer and Zach Weissmueller. Additional voice acting by Paul Detrick, Alex Manning, and Oppenheimer.

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USA: Polisen sköt ihjäl oskyldig 80-åring i sängen, vid misslyckad raid efter falskt tips

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    Published time: February 19, 2014

    The US Department of Homeland Security warned airlines Wednesday that flights from overseas traveling into the United States could carry passengers who are hiding explosives in their shoes, according to a new report.

    Multiple sources told NBC News that “very recent intelligence” found credible threats indicating that passenger jets could be targeted by airline customers who attempt to hide bombs in shoes. Passengers traveling into the US could expect their shoes to receive extra scrutiny at international security checkpoints, the officials said.

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    “Out of abundance of caution, DHS regularly shares relevant information with domestic and international partners about relevant threat information as we work to meet our mission of keeping the traveling public,” the DHS said in response to the treat. “These types of regular communications are part of that important priority.”

    American travelers are forced to remove their shoes before boarding planes in part because of an attempted terrorist attack just months after September 11, 2001. On December 22 of that year a British man named Richard Reid attempted to detonate explosives packed into the shoes he wore onto an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, Florida.

    Reid was unable to ignite the fuse to the shoe before he was subdued by other passengers on the plane. He pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts of terrorism and is currently being serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.




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