Alameda Cops Raid the Wrong House, Residents Aren't Particularly Flustered About It
[Read the update to this post here.]
Let's say you're getting ready for work one morning when you hear a noise outside your house. It's 7 a.m., and your wife, a TV reporter, is upstairs feeding your 7-month-old baby girl. You pull back the curtains to discover four armed men pointing guns at your head. The men open the door to your house, yank you outside, and shove your hands behind your back. As they're slapping the cuffs on, you happen to tell them that your wife is upstairs nursing your child. Also, that she's a CBS reporter. The cops stop.
Should you be outraged? Alex Clemens, a San Francisco political consultant, is apparently not outraged that Alameda police and the FBI raided his home looking for the drug dealer who soldit to them three months earlier, and who, at the time of the raid, was living across the damn street.
"It was a surreal experience, I gotta say," Clemens told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I made it 44 years without having guns pointed at my face, and then all of a sudden having a whole bunch all at once."
Somebody should tell Clemens that it's perfectly acceptable to be livid when the cops jeopardize your safety, your family's safety, and your property. Everybody responds to trauma in his own way, but this is just ridiculous.