SWAT raid

Job Security vs. Personal Freedoms: An Analysis of Priorities

Job Security vs. Personal Freedoms: An Analysis of Priorities

Trigger Warning: This article discusses a police raid. I’ve been living my life inside a confirmation bias bubble for a few years now. The bubble has meandered a bit as I educated myself with the help of my hunni, my like-minded online community and Mr. Google. But for the most part, because of my own […]

Grand Jury Fails to Bring Charges in Flash Bomb Incident; Cops Not Responsible

Grand Jury Fails to Bring Charges in Flash Bomb Incident; Cops Not Responsible

In a predictable but outrageous turn of events, the Georgia Grand Jury reviewing the botched raid earlier this year that left Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh’s face and torso severely damaged and burned decided that the police were not responsible for his injuries. For those not familiar with the case, the Habersham County SWAT team burst […]

Justice for Aiyana: Cop Who Killed 7 Year-Old Girl Sleeping in Bed Begins Trial

Justice for Aiyana: Cop Who Killed 7 Year-Old Girl Sleeping in Bed Begins Trial

The jury has been seated in the trial of Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley, who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl sleeping on a sofa during a SWAT raid that was being filmed as part of a reality television show, “The First 48.” The murder happened on May 16th, 2010. Aiyana Stanley-Jones was sleeping when law […]

Don’t Shoot: Foam Sword Protest to Protest Police Murders in Utah

Don’t Shoot: Foam Sword Protest to Protest Police Murders in Utah

Supporters of two dead young people from Utah, Danielle Willard and Darrien Hunt (along with supporters of Matthew Stewart, who was killed by a raid in his own home are organizing two protests in Utah to bring attention to these needless police murders. The protests are sponsored by Utah Ghost-Crew.  , they state on the […]

Another Surgery for Baby Bou-Bou, State Not Paying

Another Surgery for Baby Bou-Bou, State Not Paying

Last week, Baby Bou Bou had to have yet another surgery as a result of his traumatic injuries in a botched, poorly researched raid on the home where he was staying on May 28th, 2014. For those who need a refresher, Bou Bou, whose legal name is Bounkham Phonesavanh, was sleeping in a crib in […]

ACLU Report Shows  Disturbing SWAT Trends

ACLU Report Shows Disturbing SWAT Trends

The ACLU released a new report on Friday, and it says something truly shocking: they estimate that only 7% of domestic SWAT teams raids are conducted for barricade or hostage situation. In reality, these paramilitary teams are kicking in doors in the early morning to serve search warrants (typically related to the War on Drugs). […]

Flash Bomb Incident Turns Mom into Anti-SWAT Activist

Flash Bomb Incident Turns Mom into Anti-SWAT Activist

Trigger Warning: SWAT Raids, terrible injuries. Alecia Phonesavanh has been through so much in the last few weeks that few people would blame her for turning into a media-shy recluse. Ever since her family sprang to national attention in the wake of a bungled drug raid that left her son in a medically-induced coma, she’s […]

More Than a “Bou Bou”: Why The Recent Flash Bomb Incident Demands Action

More Than a “Bou Bou”: Why The Recent Flash Bomb Incident Demands Action

Content Note: This article discusses horrific child injury and SWAT-style paramilitary raids. People want to believe that law enforcement officers’ sole objective is to protect and serve the citizens of the municipalities and jurisdictions they serve. Unfortunately, over the last decade, there has been a drastic shift in the nature of the police force in […]

My Best Friend Rachel Hoffman Was Murdered At 23-Years-Old

My Best Friend Rachel Hoffman Was Murdered At 23-Years-Old

Pictures courtesy of Elizabeth Patty-Lugo and the Hoffman family unless otherwise noted. I was less than one mile south and about five minutes away from my best friend when she was shot point-blank five times with the gun she was ordered by police to purchase. Rachel Hoffman had been a confidential informant with the Tallahassee […]

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Make no mistake about it, I am an introvert. I like to read, write and watch old television shows by myself. My husband often complains that I hole up in my room, ignoring the whole family. This may be true. This is because I am an introvert and I crave solitude. However, when I watched […]