April 25th, 2013
Media says SWAT teams “rescued” families by ripping them out of their homes at gunpoint
(PrisonPlanet) – Further footage has emerged from last week in Watertown where armies of SWAT police went door to door ripping families out of their homes in the manhunt that ensued following the Boston bombings.
On Monday we posted an article featuring footage of one raid on a house in Watertown, Massachusetts, where police can be seen screaming at a family to get out of their home and run down the street with their hands above their heads, all the time with automatic weapons trained on them.
We received hundreds of eyewitness photographs and accounts of this taking place, with militarized police pointing guns and treating citizens like terrorist criminals. While armies of police in armored vehicles roamed around the suburban streets, public transportation was shut down, businesses were forced to close, and a no-fly zone was enacted over the entire city of Boston in an unprecedented show of force.
We said that this was the epitomy of martial law.
Detractors simply could not accept that this could happen in America, and immediately claimed that we were overstating and exaggerating the situation and that what was witnessed in the video footage was an isolated incident.
This latest footage puts those erroneous claims to rest as it reveals that police instigated this course of action as a matter of routine for every home they searched in the twenty block zone around Watertown.
As the local 7News reporter states, and eyewitnesses testify, the pattern was repeated “house after house”, as SWAT police entered the homes of hundreds of residences, sometimes forcibly, without warrants or regard for the Fourth Amendment.
Note how the reporter states that the SWAT teams were “rescuing” residents who had been ordered to stay in their homes in a complete lockdown.
The new term for warrantless armed SWAT police raids on your property is “rescuing”.
As this video from RT reveals, police were actively trying to prevent the media from covering the raids by constantly telling them to move away:
Here is the original footage we posted on Monday:
And just a selection of photographs:
Source: Prison Planet