76-year-old Granny Suffers Heart Attack in Botched Drug Raid

Atlanta Journal Constitution

An elderly Polk County woman suffered a heart attack after police mistakenly came to her home with guns drawn, looking for drug suspects.

Polk police officers and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration went to Helen Pruett’s double-wide trailer Tuesday morning to serve an arrest warrant but mistakenly went to the wrong home.

“It was not a search warrant,” Polk County police Chief Kenny Dodd told WSB Radio. “She came to the door, opened it and talked with us on the steps. The house was never breached.”

“These were considered high-risk warrants,” Dodd said. “These individuals are known drug dealers and they were looking at a lot of time in federal prison, so obviously, when we serve those types of warrants, we usually go in with guns drawn just to protect ourselves.”

“It was not a search warrant.”….”These were considered high risk warrants.”

So, was there a damn warrant or not? Either they had a warrant or they didn’t, regardless of what kind of warrant it may have been. Good thing Ms. Helen Pruett didn’t have a cuddly little lap dog, too or it would have surely been shot and killed.

How many more innocent people are we going to allow to be scared to death, shot to death, have their homes illegally invaded by government sanctioned thugs and have their pets killed in front of children before we say ENOUGH!?

The drug war, which isn’t really a war on drugs as they are inanimate objects, must stop. It is a war on American citizens. There was a new report yesterday from the AP and being carried on Fox News which points out that 40 years and $1 TRILLION later the drug war has been an abject failure, not once meeting any of its stated objectives.

So, how much longer will we allow it to continue. It appears that not much of anyone gives a damn. And they won’t give a damn until the cops get the wrong address (which will be their address) and come storm trooping through the door killing pets in front of children and giving MeMaws heart attacks.

Will you only care when it happens to you or will you stand up and fight back now….before it happens to you and your family? It doesn’t matter if you love drugs, hate drugs, or don’t give a damn about drugs, you must do something to end this failed and extremely costly policy. It affects you in a very negative way regardless of your opinion of drugs or drug users. For every person sent to prison in Alabama for one year for a non-violent drug offense an Alabama teacher gets a pink slip.

In the drug war everyone is a suspect. The cops can come rampaging through your home at any time, regardless of whether you have anything to do with drugs or not. They can shoot and kill you, your pets, your children, give your elderly relatives/guests heart attacks and get away with it because they are cops and they rarely punish their own. Even when they do ‘punish’ their own it is far from the type of punishment you or I would receive if we did the same thing. Just look at the Kathryn Johnston case, or look at the Corey May story. Take a gander at the long list of botched drug raids and deaths related to them.

Will you only care when it happens to you or someone you love?

(H/T Thomason Tracts?



  1. Anonymous on

    Some would say they intended it

  2. Adam on

    well i guess we all hate ourselves at least a little bit, some more than others.

    look at love. opposites attract. sometimes male and female is opposite enough, sometimes it is not. we are trained to see ourselves in images of humans. it’s essential for us to process an advertisement. but we see nothing of ourselves in dogs or images of other animals. So there is nothing for us to hate? No excuses for them to make.

    which is why they do it. no pain is ever great enough for them to cause. These cops need to believe in the back of their minds that they alone have been through more pain or suffering, for whatever often pathetic reasons, than you have or ever will be. that you are like the people who “did it” to them, that you should be harmed for expecting them to protect you. And when they have to excuse left for you to believe, they can finally believe you feel their pain.

    when your kids start to believe they are going to watch you die, the police get the rush they came for.

    isn’t it fucking pathetic?

  3. moldy on

    you got that right David! Police are running things now. Our Founders warned us about this and even saw it coming.

  4. David762 on

    Papers, please.
    Gee, Mister or Misses, there seems to be a problem with your papers. Are you, or are you not a citizen? I’m afraid we will have to detain you for out-processing and deportation since your papers aren’t in order.
    Papers, please.
    Well, your papers appear to be in order, citizen, but my K-9 dog has been alerted by your scent. There is a reasonable suspicion that you are holding some contraband, which will necessitate a strip search. Do you, or do you not have contraband in your possession? I must warn you that lying to Law Enforcement Officers may threaten your status as a citizen, and we don’t want to hear any bullshit about your constitutional rights … Gee, Mister or Misses, this appears to be contraband, and in sufficient quantity to get 10 years in our private for-profit prisons making furniture. If you will not sign this plea agreement, we can strip you of your citizenship administratively, you terrorist.
    Police, Police.
    We are entering your home without a search warrant, because one of your neighbors turned you in for a finders fee. That is considered probable cause, so no warrant is required. This appears to be contraband. You are under arrest. We will be seizing that nice automobile in the driveway, and this house, and your bank accounts besides. Don’t you complain or raise your voice — that’s resisting arrest. Do you want to lose your citizenship, as well as your freedom for 10 years?

    If these are not already standard police procedures, they soon will be in “freedom-loving” America. Methinks it’s about time for another revolution here, like the Declaration of Independence recommends. Welcome to America, the fascist police state.

  5. ray christl THC Ministry=COMFORT on

    In Thailand the red-shirt leader is shot in the head. WHO CARES??? thank GOD that the continuous slaughter of DOGS will make a few more join our cause and end 95% of SWAT TEAM arrests. Be strong like Ms. Nall with VOICE and VOTE. Raymond Christl teacher and care giver in Phnom Penh

  6. Anonymous on

    I’m surprised the police didn’t shot her as she reached for her oxygen tank…

  7. Anonymous on

    How do you get a warrent if you haven’t even done enough investigation to know where the suspects live?

    The whole process is corrupt.

  8. Cremater on

    “THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

    THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

    THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    THEN THEY CAME for me
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

    It’s the exact same thing that Loretta is saying only from a differnt period in history.

  9. ToxicSludge on

    The more botched drug raids perpetrated by the Gestapo,the more our people will see thru all the bullshit……and DEMAND CHANGE! It greaves me to read about all the violence done in the name of the “drug war”.One can only hope (and believe)that what goes around….comes around.In other words,the facist pigs will get payback for all the evil they have done to countless American families,including in some cases to their own families.We will win.