Botched raid terrorizes Minn. family
By GREGG AAMOT and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press Writers
MINNEAPOLIS - With her six kids and husband tucked into bed, Yee Moua was watching TV in her living room just after midnight when she heard voices — faint at first, then louder. Then came the sound of a window shattering.
Moua bolted upstairs, where her husband, Vang Khang, grabbed his shotgun from a closet, knelt and fired a warning shot through his doorway as he heard footsteps coming up the stairs. He let loose with two more blasts. Twenty-two bullets were fired back at him, by the family's count.
Then things suddenly became clear.
"It's the police! Police!" his sons yelled.
Khang, a Hmong immigrant with shaky command of English, set down his gun, raised his hands and was soon on the ground, an officer's boot on his neck.
The gunmen, it turned out, were members of a police SWAT team that had raided the wrong address because of bad information from an informant — a mistake that some critics say happens all too frequently around the country and gets innocent people killed.
"I have six kids, and only one mistake almost took my kids' life," said Moua, 29. "We will never forget this."
When cops become gestapo pieces of shit. . . the sad part of this is, that the only problem most people see is the case of mistaken identity. Oh gee, we meant ot break down the door of and terrorize someone else.
This is not civil behavior. This is nothing short of terrorist behavior. Yes, our police and the people who command them are nothing short of terrorists when they perpetrate bullshit like this.
So next time you thiink that realing in the police is protecting criminals, and that the Constitution of the United States doesn't really need to protect law biding citizens, think again. "Khang,. . . raised his hands and was soon on the ground, an officer's boot on his neck."