Tracking Sex Offenders


Denise Berndsen lives in West Allis, Wisconsin, but it was a SWAT team from Milwaukee that knocked in the door to her apartment, roughed up her, her 74-year-old father and a man she was dating  and tore the place apart. After handcuffing everyone, pointing guns at them and breaking furniture, the cops figured out the man they were looking for didn't live there. In fact, he'd been evicted about six weeks earlier, something they'd have found out if they'd asked the landlord before storming the apartment. The police, of course, didn't apologize. "They said, 'We're sorry. I guess you're just one more of his victims,'" Berndsen told local media. "I said, no, we're <i>your</i> victims."