Federal Marshals Raid Woman’s Home After She Screams And Hides From Officer Pointing Gun At Her Through Window

woman2-230x300200px-U.S._Marshals_knock_and_announceWe have been discussing the increased powers claimed by police in searching homes without warrants under claims of exigent circumstances or hot pursuit, including the right to search an entire area of a city. Sarasota Florida resident Louise Goldsberry came face to face with these powers recently after eating dinner. The nurse was at her kitchen sink when she looked out the window facing a man in a hunting vest pointing a gun in her face. She dropped to the floor and started screaming and then thing got really bad. (The picture on the right is of a different “knock and announce” raid by the Marshals and local police).

Goldsberry crawled into her bedroom and retrieved her gun. She has a permit for the .38 caliber revolver. She and her boyfriend then heard a man screaming at the front door. The man was, according to the couple, screaming profanities and saying that he was police. They did not believe him given his dress and his vulgar language. When her boyfriend asked for identification, they say the men simply screamed “We’re the f—- police; open the f—- door!” The couple staying huddled on the floor in fear as an unidentified man pushed through the door. A man screamed at her to “Drop the f—- gun or I’ll f—- shoot you.” The couple was pulled outside, handcuffed, and left for about 30 minutes. Men poured into the apartment. They then took off the handcuffs and left.

Police later explained that the man at the door was Matt Wiggins of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive division and the police were searching for a suspect, Kyle Riley. They received a tip that he was somewhere inside the apartment complex. Based on that tip, they proceeded to raid the apartment complex. They had no reason to believe that he was in Goldsberry’s apartment. When asked why the raid on the apartment given the lack of information on his whereabouts, Wiggins is quoted as saying “Nobody in the other units reacted that way.”

So, police can show up in what looks like a hunting vest at a kitchen window and point a gun into the face of a woman. If she screams and crawls away, that is sufficient to bust into the apartment, drag the occupants outside, and handcuff them in public. Wiggins also said that she admits that she knew that they were the police when Goldsberry has denied she knew who the man was at the window or at their door. Wiggins is also quoted as saying that, since she was not simply shot for pointing a gun at an officer, “She sure shouldn’t be going to the press.”

By the way, suspect, Kyle Riley, was arrested hours later in another part of Sarasota.

In his insistence that there really is nothing to report or see in his story, Marshal Wiggins by the way should not be confused with Chief Wiggum:

Source: Herald Tribune

53 thoughts on “Federal Marshals Raid Woman’s Home After She Screams And Hides From Officer Pointing Gun At Her Through Window”

  1. SwM,

    ” …Saw that some gun group is going to buy Zimmerman a new fancy gun.”

    I wonder how they are going to get it to him as he and all his family members are in hiding. Do you think his lawyers will act as delivery boys?

  2. Blouise, Yep. Saw that some gun group is going to buy Zimmerman a new fancy gun.

  3. I like the IN law and I hope it spreads. This needs to be expanded to be able to kill bounty hunters as well, and to remove their legal protections. Bounty hunters can do worse than the cops, and you have no rights against them.

  4. Bruce, excellent idea “Hopefully, this posting will draw a host of lawyers interested in pursuing a civili suit against these rogue power junkies. If the City gets the bill, you know there will be some curtailment in the future.”

    Indeed this blog should have more than its share of lawyers reading. If they can take cases like this, or know of other lawyers that can, please, lets get the ball rolling. I have talked to people about the spying and their reaction is “Great, they should do this, I have nothing to hide”. Until it hurts our government to act illegally, they will continue to act illegally.

  5. JINSA might have something to say about how this new ‘community’ policy actually came into effect. Are Americans being confused with Palestinians now? Has America been turned into an occupied [communitarian] territory eerily unbeknownst… to its sleep-walking citizenry? Who innocently… have misplaced their trust… in well-coiffed celebrities… smiling out at them from inside those magic boxes?

    Is this how ‘our’ courts were taken over by the ‘self-regulating’ private trade associations… the ABA (1878)… and the National Lawyers Guild (1947)?

    Whose membership has carte blanche to fleece its customers – its marks – with impunity since they collude essentially as a criminal protection racket?

    Have ‘We, the People’ been conquered and made slaves to Zion? Sadly, I think so.

    Search: ‘ABCD’… ‘COPS’… ‘COMPASS’… ‘Living Outside the Dialectic’

    “They Own it All (Including YOU) By Means of Toxic Currency”… by Ron McDonald… tells how they were fleeced of their right… to privacy… and of their right to own property. Essentially made beggars and squatters…

    ‘Bank Fraud in 10 Minutes’ tells the story… of how ‘We, the Sheeple’ were made victims… by marauding packs… of ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’.

    http://newpeopleorder.com
    The New People Order

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NZO9Io3PSmk
    Bank Fraud in 10 Minutes

  6. “clearly these cops were just standing their ground…..” (Woosty’s still a Cat)

    yep … George Zimmermans with actual authority

  7. So the lesson is as long as the police don’t shoot you you should be grateful.

  8. We are so anxious to fill up our already full prisons we will just have to dispense with the sanctity of our homes and freedoms no matter how many soldiers die for our freedoms. Screw the founding fathers and the constitution.

  9. Wiggins is also quoted as saying that, since she was not simply shot for pointing a gun at an officer, “She sure shouldn’t be going to the press.” –
    Almost sounds like there’s an “If she knows what’s good for her” being implied there. Maybe she hadn’t heard of Micheal Hastings.

  10. I think its time we start shooting police when they do this stuff.

    awesome law btw

    http://theweek.com/article/index/229167/the-indiana-law-that-lets-citizens-shoot-cops

    The Indiana law that lets citizens shoot cops
    The Hoosier State now allows people to use deadly force to keep public servants from illegally entering their homes or cars. Police, of course, are not pleased

    P

    olice officers in Indiana are speaking out against a new law that gives citizens the right to use deadly force to protect themselves against a public servant who oversteps his authority. Tim Downs, president of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, says the law (signed in March by Gov. Mitch Daniels, but only now getting national attention) might give people the impression that they can shoot police with impunity. “It’s just a recipe for disaster,” he tells Bloomberg. Here, a brief guide to this controversial legislation:

  11. She should have shot him. In fact i wish she had of. If I sat on her jury I would never have convicted her either.

  12. Yeah. And they keep getting away with this crap. No apologies, no changes in policy, no successful lawsuits, and all kinds of official denial of wrongdoing.

    The only check/balance is voting out the politicians that let it happen. But people simply don’t do that enough to send the message.

    The official thugs are so protected from their bad behavior, they thumb their noses at us, and say ‘we can do that because we are the government”. And in fact they are right about that.

  13. Outrageous and unprofessional conduct that should not only be grounds for permanent dismissal from ANY law enforcement affiliations, but should be charged with some sort of abuse of power and harassment (if not actual criminal charges for assault with a weapon in this case).

    Hopefully, this posting will draw a host of lawyers interested in pursuing a civili suit against these rogue power junkies. If the City gets the bill, you know there will be some curtailment in the future.

  14. There is no limit on what the police can do. They have no code of conduct or behavior. They are the law. In some cases judge, jury and executioner.

    “We are the f…Ing police!” Now there you have it. In a nut shell. They are the police and you, my friend, are toast. Who cares if you are not the “droid they are looking for.” They are fired up and ready to go and they DON’T MAKE MISTAKES!

    The founders would be appalled.

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