Drug Raid Across Street From Detroit School During Lunch Hour Leads to Unspecified “Policy Changes”

raid was for the childrenDetroit Public SchoolsPolice in Detroit raided a home across the street from a middle school while children were in the playground for lunch. Outrage over the timing has led the police department to say its changed its policies “overnight,” even though it won’t explain those changes, because officer safety. The Detroit Free Press reports:

[Assistant police chief Eric] Jones said at a news conference Wednesday that the department “implemented policy changes to prevent this from happening in the future.” [Police chief James] Craig and Jones declined to detail the changes, citing a need to protect officers’ safety.

“I have children and if a search warrant was executed while my child was on the playground, I’m not going to sit up here and say I wouldn’t be upset. I would be,” Jones said. “Fortunately, no one was injured, and we’re re-examining our policies, and in fact reconfigured them overnight. So the chance that it will happen again has been significantly minimized.”

The local CBS affiliate reports the police chief acknowledging the raid near the school should not have happened, while Jones pointed out that the department couldn’t give advanced notice to the school that a raid was taking place in a school zone because that, too, could jeopardize officer safety, a trump card to “for the children”.

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  • sarcasmic||

    because that, too, could jeopardize officer safety, a trump card to “for the children”.

    Better all the children die than one officer get a paper cut.

  • WTF||

    Unlike the children, the cops need to go home at night.

  • cavalier973||

    Detroit still has police?

  • Gadianton||

    Detroit still has schools?

  • Chaucer||

  • Chaucer||

    Obamacare hotline number is 1-800-FUCKYO that's why.

  • mr lizard||

    It's a Feature , not an oversight

  • Live Free or Diet||

    That 10-digit telephone number only has 9 digits. Being the suspicious kind of guy I am, I looked up the real number. 800-318-2596.
    Sure enough, it's 1-800-F1UCKYO.

  • Ska||

    Supplies!!!

    Fluck yo.

  • DK||

    Yes, the article mentioned that. I think the more likely scenario is that some phone company employee who hands out numbers is fucking with the administration.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    If such a person comes to light, please note it on H&R so I can send him $200 toward his legal defense fund.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Detroit should start employing kids as law enforcement officers, thus killing two birds with one stone.

  • Invisible Finger||

    God forbid we educate children on how police really operate.

    But I'd bet most Detroit kids already knew anyway.

  • Rich||

    [Assistant police chief Eric] Jones said at a news conference Wednesday that the department “implemented policy changes to prevent this from happening in the future.”

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "this" is.

  • UnCivilServant||

    The story being reported.

  • Brett L||

    Why don't they just, oh, I don't know, wait until the people come outside at night and arrest them, then search the house? Its like they've never spent a second thinking about how not to be confrontational. Watch the house, know who goes in and out. When the last two guys in the house make a dinner/beer run, pull them over and then show them the warrant and search the house.

  • sarcasmic||

    What's the point of military toys and training if you don't get to use it on defenseless civilians at every available opportunity?

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    This, a thousand times over.

    Of course, we know the reason already. It's hard to live out a fantasy of being a hard driving cowboy that way. And there are less opportunities to bash heads and physically assert their authority.

  • SIV||

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  • Loki||

    the FBI learned that Ulbricht had an interest in the Austrian school of economics and the Auburn, Alabama-based Ludwig von Mises Institute.

    Next week: FBI and DEA raid shuts down LvMI (and any other libertarian organization). Because DRUGZ.

  • Brandon||

    significantly minimized.

    Glad to know you have to be so eloquent to be an assistant police chief in a formerly-major city.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    So we need a rock-paper-scissors game for this. "For the Children" beats Liberty. "Officer Safety" beats "For the Children". Liberty beats "Officer Safety"? No, that doesn't work...

  • sarcasmic||

    Nothing beats "Officer Safety." That's what trump means.

  • Invisible Finger||

    Still deciding if "officer pension" trumps "officer safety". The police union is happy to fuck over the not-yet-hired police.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    [Police chief James] Craig and Jones declined to detail the changes, citing a need to protect officers’ safety.

    OFFICER SAFETY PWND

    STFU!

  • Invisible Finger||

    "Officer safety" sounds like a no-show job.

    If the officer shows up, he obviously doesn't really care about his safety.

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    I actually think this was an important life lesson for those kids to learn. Seeing their police violently raid a house and not give fuck-all about the citizenry is actually a valuable life lesson for them.

    Can you imagine the problems they'd have later on as adults if they grew up thinking the cops are the good guys?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I actually think this was an important life lesson for those kids to learn. Seeing their police violently raid a house and not give fuck-all about the citizenry is actually a valuable life lesson for them.

    You're fooling yourself on this. Those kids thought it was the coolest thing they'd ever seen. Guaranteed.

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