Georgia Homeowner Killed in Fruitless Drug Raid

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org

A Georgia SWAT team shot and killed an armed homeowner duringcrimescene a September 24 drug raid sparked by the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property the previous day.  No drugs were found. David Hooks, 59, becomes the 34th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WMAZ TV 13, Laurens County sheriff’s deputies with the drug task force and special response team (SWAT team) conducted a no-knock search on Hooks’ home in East Dublin on the evening of the 24th. When the raiders burst through the back door of the residence, they encountered Hooks’ carrying a shotgun. Multiple deputies opened fire, shooting a killing Hooks.

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Innocent Grandma Shot While Trying to Protect Grandchild During Botched Drug Raid

A New Hampshire grandma, Lilian Alonzo, was shot last month during a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug raid in which no drugsdea, or anything else illegal, was found. The DEA was on a search for distributors of illegal painkillers, and received a tip from an informant that they witnessed $50,000 in cash sitting on Alonzo’s table. Based solely on the fact that the residents of the house were allegedly in possession of a large amount of cash (as if earning cash legally isn’t a possibility), the DEA obtained a search warrant, and raided the house, machine-guns in hand.

Alonzo’s son, Daniel Nuez told The New Hampshire Union Leader that the DEA roughed up his 10-year-old sister as she was trying to answer the door, and then ransacked the home, before eventually shooting Alonzo as she reached to protect her infant grandchild. The bullet entered Alonzo’s arm, and went into her upper-torso. Although the shot wasn’t fatal, doctors weren’t able to remove the bullet, so it will remain in Alzonzo’s body, potentially for the remainder of her life.

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