When someone is robbed of their motor vehicle, the authorities are supposed to retrieve it, not provide fodder for a “police execute victim” headline.
But that is what happened.
Not only that, the thief was the one who sent the armed gang of police to the home where they killed the husband of the household.
East Dublin, Georgia, residents, David and Teresa Hooks, had their SUV stolen from their driveway and their house burglarized. So when Teresa saw an SUV pull into her driveway at great speed late at night on September 24, and then saw two hooded, dark-clothed men jump out with weapons, she feared the worst.
As PoliceStateUSA.com reports: “Police shoot, kill Georgia grandfather during no-knock drug raid.”
Mrs. Hooks bolted for the bedroom to alert her sleeping husband. “The burglars are back,” she insisted. […]
Mr. Hooks, a 59-year-old businessman, sprang from his bed and picked up a firearm, then took a defensive stand to protect his wife and home from the intruders. As he exited his bedroom, the back door of the house was breached, and gun-wielding home invaders charged in.
What happened next was described as “chaos.” The intruders used their weapons to send a hail of gunfire into the residence; a total of 16-18 shots from rifles and .40 caliber handguns.
When the gun smoke cleared, it became evident that the intruders were actually a Drug Task Force and members of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Response Team (SRT). Mr. Hooks was killed without returning fire.
Only an hour earlier a judge had signed a warrant base on nothing more but the word of the burglar who had robbed the Hooks of their SUV. He was a meth-head who told the cops a story about finding drugs inside the vehicle he stole.
That’s all it took to warrant a visit from the Death Squad. A judge authorized the raid on that basis alone.
Mrs. Hooks points out some damning inconsistencies in the official version of events versus what she says actually happened. She insists that the police did NOT use emergency lights or sirens, and the police did NOT knock or announce before breaking down their door. The couple had every reason to believe that they were being robbed — again.
The SRT team, on the other hand, claimed that after loudly knocking on the door and repeatedly announcing, “Sheriff’s department, search warrant,” Mr. Hooks came to the door carrying a shotgun and pointed it at the officers, who had to shoot in self-defense.
Drawing further questions in the official story was the fact that Mr. Hooks was not shot at the back door — he was shot through an interior wall. According to a statement released on behalf of the Hooks family, the shooters had no way of “knowing who or what was on the other side of the wall.”
I can’t help but wonder what this reveals about so-called “law enforcement” priorities. You would think that catching a car robber and burglar so that the vehicle and perhaps other stolen property were returned to the victims would be considered a “job well done” by law enforcement. But it seems such a victory is rather worthless. Instead, the cops are so desperate for a drug bust they will endanger households on laughably weak evidence.
It is a pretty bitter irony to be victimized by a “private” criminal only to have that lead to even worse victimization at the hands of tax-fed criminals. The people assigned the task of protecting us from criminals, not only offered no protection, restoration, or justice when they had the chance, but they used a criminal as an excuse to do a much worse crime.
Is it really surprising that people are refusing to get out of their vehicles when police draw their weapons? How can one ever imagine that a police officer, if you know nothing else about him, is an especially trustworthy individual who wants to protect and serve?