In a similar vein....
About a month ago, I had three Sheriffs officers come into my home. I was in my upstairs working on my computer. It was about 5 o'clock and I wasn't expecting anyone to come over. All of a sudden I heard a large "bang bang BOOM", the last shook my house enough that I felt it up stairs. I jumped up out of my chair and made my way to the stairs when I heard someone yell "HEY!". This of course set my heart racing as the man's voice was one that I've never heard before. I made my way down the steps and turned the corner to find three Sheriffs inside my home.
I think the one that was the closest to me was a bit surprised to see me, as he stuttered a bit in what he was asking me. He said " We're looking for Tommy something-or-another. We were given information that he hangs out here". I told them I've never heard of the guy and the sheriff said "Yeah, it looks like this isn't the right house. We were given information that he comes over here". With that they turned around and left, body armor and all.
The bangs and boom was my front door slamming against the wall, as it wasn't locked, just sort of shut. The first two loosened it and the last sent the door slamming into the wall.
The thing that really had me shaking, was that had I been armed, I would have came down stairs with a shotty and faced off against three Sheriffs. Not only did they not announce themselves, you know like "SHERIFFS DEAPARTMENT SEARCH WARRENT", they just came right in. The thing that gets me is that it doesn't take much to drive past a house in an unmarked vehicle and check it out. They would have noticed that the only person coming and going is me. They took some person's "tip" and went door busting.
I've called everyone and wrote letters to everyone under the moon, but no one has responded yet. Something needs to be done, if the story about that old lady is entirely true, well I feel she was in the right to open fire. Hell, had I had a gun and it was dark out, that same story might have been me. Maybe it's just due to being on the internet and having access to a lot of news that I wouldn't normally get. But it just seems like law enforcement is getting out of control.
there's hope in the words and emotion in the eyes
it's so easy to be misled by the savvy gentle guise
and like fools we trust the delivery
but it's all just drunk sincerity