Boise Officers Flash-bang Wrong Apartment

Boise Police and Swat were serving a warrant inside an apartment building on July 16th for theft and drugs.  They busted down the door and threw a flash-bang into the apartment unit.  The only problem was, it was the wrong address.

Police Deputy Operations Chief Eugene Smith said Friday the error “is rare and certainly regrettable.” He says officers apologized to the apartment occupants and began to do “all they could to make it right, including paying for repairs and securing the apartment.”  Smith also stated that they are investigating the incident to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

Stories like this one are becoming all to common over the last few months.  Officers are getting warrants and going to the wrong place and tearing up people’s homes.  For Chief Smith to say that this occurrence is “rare and certainly regrettable,” is a flat-out lie.  It might be rare for that department, but this is happening more and more across the country.

The militarization of our police forces across the country and their never-ending desire to bust heads has placed a dark shadow over them and caused the current mistrust and dislike for our police.  They show no regard for the safety of the citizens that they have been charged with protecting, which shows in how sloppy they have become in the basics, such as verifying what address they are supposed to be raiding.

boise swatThe residents of that apartment are lucky to not have been injured or killed due to the negligence of these officers.  Paying for the damage is a start, but what really needs to happen is a full-scale investigation into the officers that took part in this raid and determine why they assaulted the wrong citizens, and then discipline them.

Had those people decided to protect themselves from these armed intruders, we would have seen a different headline where the officers killed armed assailants ‘trying to kill’ the police who were conducting the raid.  We would have seen a massive cover-up, and these innocent people would have been believed to be the aggressors, even though they were just protecting themselves from an armed attack.

Consider contacting your state representatives to bring legislation to the table that would hold officers accountable for these types of negligent acts and allow citizens to defend themselves from such attacks.  Indiana has already done this and it is time for the citizens across the country to have the same right to protect themselves from these armed thugs.

Dance your mouse this way and press the little button to get your shit all stickered up.
Dance your mouse this way and press the little button to get your shit all stickered up.

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin A Thin Blue Line Matthew 5:9 Officers Prayer picture

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin A Thin Blue Line Matthew 5:9 Officers Prayer

$10.18



Thin Blue Line Challenge Coin Crusader Warrior Blessd Law Enforcement Gift Coin picture

Thin Blue Line Challenge Coin Crusader Warrior Blessd Law Enforcement Gift Coin

$10.78



Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Sheriff Six Pointed Star St Michael Patron Saint picture

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Sheriff Six Pointed Star St Michael Patron Saint

$10.18



3PCS Police Officer Coin St Michael Badge Law Enforcement Challenge  Coins picture

3PCS Police Officer Coin St Michael Badge Law Enforcement Challenge Coins

$11.99



Police Officer Coin St Michael Badge Law Enforcement Challenge Collectible Coins picture

Police Officer Coin St Michael Badge Law Enforcement Challenge Collectible Coins

$5.99



Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Sheriff Five Pointed Star Featured Officers Gift picture

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Sheriff Five Pointed Star Featured Officers Gift

$10.18



Law Enforcement Motorcycle Unit Challenge Coin picture

Law Enforcement Motorcycle Unit Challenge Coin

$13.97



Police Blue Lives Matter Challenge Coin Law Enforcement Shiny Armor Coin US picture

Police Blue Lives Matter Challenge Coin Law Enforcement Shiny Armor Coin US

$6.99



CC-001 Thin Gray Line Correctional Officer Flag Law Enforcement Keychain or Lugg picture

CC-001 Thin Gray Line Correctional Officer Flag Law Enforcement Keychain or Lugg

$6.99



Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Dog Tag St Michael Silver Officer Prayer Gift picture

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Dog Tag St Michael Silver Officer Prayer Gift

$10.18



Kelly W. Patterson

a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, who's been very active in local grassroots activism, as well as on a national level during his extensive travels. He's also the founder/main contributor of Nevada CopBlock, Editor/contributor at CopBlock.org and designed the Official CopBlock Press Passes. ____________________________________________________________________________ If you appreciate Kelly's contributions to CopBlock, consider donating to the CopBlock Network and/or visiting the CopBlock Store. ____________________________________________________________________________ Connect with Kelly at these social networks; Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.