Another day, more overzealous heavily armed cops hurting innocents in the failed war on drugs:
New Hampshire woman was shot and wounded last month when she reached for her infant granddaughter during a DEA raid, her son said.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant Aug. 27 at the third-floor apartment of Lilian Alonzo as part of an investigation into an oxycodone distribution ring.
Police had confiscated about 1,600 tablets, $58,000 in cash, and an unspecified number of firearms as part of the investigation at other locations in the Manchester area.
Two of Alonzo’s daughters, Johanna Nunez and Jennifer Nunez, were among nine people arrested in those previous raids.
According to an affidavit, Jennifer Nunez told an accomplice June 18 that she stashed her drug proceeds “at mom’s,” and a confidential informant told police he saw $50,000 in cash at Alonzo’s apartment.
Her son told the New Hampshire Union Leader his 10-year-old sister opened the door to Alonzo’s home and federal agents burst into the apartment.
“She went to pick up the baby,” said Daniel Nunez. “They thought she was reaching for something, and they shot her.”
The bullet ripped through her arm and entered her torso, the newspaper reported.
No drugs, weapons, or large amounts of cash were found at Alonzo’s home, Daniel Nunez said.
Three children were present at the time of the shooting in the apartment where Alonzo had lived for about six years – including the 10-year-old girl and a 4-year-old child and 1-year-old baby.
It’s all there- a complete checklist of everything wrong in the war on drugs and modern policing.
Wanna be soldier cops brandishing way too many firearms- check.
Charging into a domicile rather than waiting until the home is empty- check.
Itchy trigger finger- check.
A raid based on a confidential informant making shit up (probably for money or for leniency in their own crimes)- check
Bullshit excuses after the shooting- check.
The only thing missing so far is the cops charging Alonzo with child endangerment. We’ll give it some time.