Guerena family sues Pima County

Jose Guerena’s family has filed a lawsuit against Pima County for the raid that resulted in his death. Jose Guerena, a 26-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran, was killed May 5 when a SWAT team broke into his home a little after 9:30 a.m. According to Guerena’s wife, Vanessa (who was home at he time, […]

New development in the Jose Guerena killing

The Pima Co. Sheriff’s Office is now saying that one of the guns found in Jose Guerena’s home was stolen. There is no information on what kind of gun it was or how he may have gotten it. Considering how hard (and unsuccessfully) they were trying to smear him earlier, I’m surprised it took them […]

More on Jose Guerena’s killing

Confederate Yankee has several posts on the killing of Jose Guerena that I’ve missed. They’re all collected in one archive now, so go check it out. END OF LINE

Guerena’s killers cleared – by their own prosecutor

Update: Linoge has a good post about this. You should check it out. As I noted I’ve been busy the last couple of days, so I’m a bit behind the news cycle. I just saw this today: Guerena did not fire a single shot in the incident, but Pima County Chief Criminal Deputy Attorney David […]

Breakdown of the Guerena SWAT raid

Update: A police audio file of the raid can be found here. It reinforces my belief that they were completely unprepared for actual resistance – coordination and control after the shooting stops seems almost non-existent, and – as Confederate Yankee pointed out in his post – there seems to be no effective follow-up to the […]

More on the killing of Jose Guerena

Remember the former Marine killed in his home by a SWAT team? Courtesy of N.U.G.U.N., we have a few more details from The Huffington Post. There are a couple of interesting points. First, the Sheriff’s Office originally stated the raid was part of a marijuana investigation. Now, it appears that their most recent statement is […]

UPDATED: URGENT! Frightening bills to allow secret GPS tracking in Virgina!

Update 2012-03-07: The Senate bill as been passed out of committee in the House, with a change. The House change does not actually alter the effect of the bill in any noticeable way. If it passes the full House, I believe it will have to go back to the Senate for the change to be […]

Cop or Soldier?

You decide. How did I do? I’m going to put in a break here so I don’t give away any spoilers, but I do have a couple of comments.

Slow weekend

Haven’t felt very bloggy the last few days, sorry. Linoge does have a good take on the Guerena killing that he posted the other day, though. His final conclusion? While it is taking every ounce of self-control to limit myself to the following comment, let me just say this: I guess our country had a […]

An egregious and unneccessary use of SWAT

Update: Link to the story repaired – it was apparently taken down for some significant editing. Google cache of the original version is here. h/t to Standard Mischief (in a comment at Tam’s) for the link to the cached version, and h/t to Tam for the link to the new version. —– Serving a search […]