I remember when this happened….note the part about police shooting EACH OTHER, and note how they tried to cover it up.
If you or I had murdered that woman, we’d be doing life without parole…these cops will be out soon.
There are just way too many of these incidents…One is way too many. How many lives is it worth to catch an alleged drug dealer? How much of your liberty is it worth it to sacrifice to catch an alleged drug dealer? or terrorist? or pornographer? or people breaking the speed limit?
When are we going to get mad enough to put a stop to this?
Kathryn Johnston (June 26, 1914 – November 21, 2006) was an elderly Atlanta, Georgia woman who was shot by undercover police officers in her home on Neal Street in northwest Atlanta on November 21, 2006, where she had lived for 17 years. Three officers had entered her home in what was later described as a ‘botched’ drug raid. Officers cut off burglar bars and broke down her door using a no-knock warrant.Police said Johnston fired at them and they fired in response; she fired one shot out the door over the officers’ heads and they fired 39 shots, five or six of which hit her.None of the officers were injured by her gunfire, but Johnston was killed by the officers. Police injuries were later attributed to “friendly fire” from each others’ weapons.
One of the officers planted marijuana in Johnston’s house after the shooting. Later investigations found that the paperwork stating that drugs were present at Johnston’s house, which had been the basis for the raid, had been falsified. The officers later admitted to having lied when they submitted cocaine as evidence claiming that they had bought it at Johnston’s house. Three officers were tried for manslaughter and other charges surrounding falsification and were sentenced to ten, six, and five years respectively.