When The Gestapo Breaks Down Your Door and Shoots Your Dog
This is what happens when you combine America’s trillion-dollar War on Drugs with police departments and SWAT teams full of single-digit-IQ trigger-happy goons.
The mayor of Berwyn Heights, MD — Cheye Calvo and his wife, Trinity Tomsic — unwittingly got caught up in a local drug scheme. It worked like this:
Two drug dealers were smuggling and distributing 400 pounds of marijuana. They divided the pot into a bunch of smaller packages and then delivered each one of those packages to an unsuspecting recipient. One of the dealers was a FedEx driver (or else he was just posing as one; I couldn’t tell from the article). The FedEx driver would leave a package of pot out in front of somebody’s house, and shortly afterward his partner would drive up and grab the package.
One of these pre-arranged addresses was the home of Mayor Cheye Calvo and his wife and mother-in-law. Unfortunately the mayor arrived home from work right after the package had been delivered and before the second half of the drug team was able to swoop in and pick it up. The mayor saw the package, saw that it was addressed to his wife, and he brought it inside.
As soon as the mayor had brought the package inside, a SWAT team stormed in on his house. His mother-in-law was out in the yard, saw a bunch of armed goons running toward the house, and screamed. The SWAT drones assumed that the mother-in-law was a lookout, and her screams were a warning to those badass dope dealers inside that the heat was approaching — quick, destroy the evidence!
So the SWATfucks broke down the door, shot and killed the family’s two Labrador Retrievers and hog-tied the mayor and his mother-in-law.
Calvo said the stormtroopers apparently killed his two dogs “for sport.” One of the dogs was running away when it was gunned down. He said, “Our dogs were our children. They were the reason we bought this house because it had a big yard for them to run in.”
For over a week, Prince George’s County Police Chief Melvin “Child Porn Gets Me” High was insisting that Calvo must have been involved with the drug dealers.
Finally, on August 8th (the Gestapo raid took place on July 29th) the chief phoned the mayor and his wife and told them they were no longer suspects. But he refused to apologize for the raid or the killing of his dogs, insisting that the SWAT goons were acting within the law.
A Maryland state senator said that raids like this are common; this one only made the news because the victim was the mayor. The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into this case.
NOTE: The linked article is an updated version of the original, but a lot of the earlier information is missing.
Here is a Google News link to the incident.
And here is a Washington Post article, including some colorful comments at the end of the article.
I don’t know whether the information is true or not, but one of the commenters gives the address, phone number and e-mail address of the police chief:
“Chief of Police, Melvin C. High (soon to be very, very retired)
7600 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD 20785
301-333-4000, e-mail: Police Customer Service@co.pg.md.us
I suggest e-mailing the nazi directly.”
Anyway, that was one of the comments. I’m just passing it on; not making any suggestions or anything. No crank phone calls now.
I can’t seem to find the offending stormtroopers’ names in any of these articles. Funny — at the most absurd inappropriate times, there really IS a right to privacy.
This being America, millions of households are armed to the teeth. It’s too bad the Calvo household isn’t one of them. As the NRA keeps reminding us, there would be a lot fewer home invasions (and that’s exactly what this was) if the invaders were neutralized on the spot.
While the FBI “looks into” this horrifying incident and the pisspoor excuse for a police “chief” keeps making public non-statements, it’s never too late for some good old-fashioned frontier justice. Whether the SWATfucks’ names have been published or not, somebody has to know who they are. It would be just a shame if one of them tripped and fell and hit his teeth on a fire hydrant.
cross-posted at Bring It On!