Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blast from the past: SWAT raid shuts down Dallas VFW over veterans' poker night

This is a little dated but new to me, so consider it a Veterans Day Special. Via Radley Balko, check out this video from Reason.TV about a raid by SWAT personnel during poker night at a Dallas VFW hall, narrated by the comedian Drew Carey back in 2007:


I wonder if this heroic endeavor ever made it onto an episode of Dallas SWAT?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, but I bet it makes it to an episode of The Good Guys.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Musta been a slow night for the SWAT team in the Bid D.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:22

Probably not. The police these days seem to look for any excuse to play dress-up in their tacti-cool gear and go kicking down doors. Allows them to live out their Bruckheimer fantasies!

Anonymous said...

This incident still causes my blood pressure to climb!

Retired 2004

Texas Maverick said...

Did you see the swat team drills for the super bowl on Dallas newcasts last nite? I'm sure that makes all the visitors feel warm and fuzzy. The rational for the drills was to prepare for all the drunks and parties. Beam me up Scotty, I'm outta here.

Hook Em Horns said...

Did there wear there Army uniforms, military style helmets, carry there grenade launchers and ride in there armored cars?

God help us!

Hook Em Horns said...

Texas Maverick said...

Did you see the swat team drills for the super bowl on Dallas newcasts last nite? I'm sure that makes all the visitors feel warm and fuzzy. The rational for the drills was to prepare for all the drunks and parties. Beam me up Scotty, I'm outta here.

11/11/2010 09:56:00 AM
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Wonder how many Super Bowl visitors will end up being long-term guests of the State of Texas? Call this a conspiracy theory but does anyone else really trust that Texas will not come up with some clever way to arrest and incarcerate as many people as possible during the big game?

Instead of tourism commercials inviting people to the Super Bowl, we should buy TV time to tell people what to say and do when they encounter Texas law enforcement.

It's mostly a game, in and of itself, to keep our 112 prisons filled and our gurney busy!

Anonymous said...

Just another reason gambling needs to be made legal here in Texas.

Anonymous said...

In a series of poker room raids a few years ago, with the Dallas Swat television crew along for the spectacle, people said the TV and police videos were all mysteriously lost.

kory said...

NEED SOME HELP / ADVICE / MEDIA COVERAGE , TO STOP THE CORRUPTION THAT IS GOING ON IN TARRANT5 COUNTY TEXAS , I NEED SOME ONE (LIKE YOU TO ) THAT IS NOT FROM HERE , TO EXPOSE HOW A MAJOR CONSPIRACY IN THE DFW IS GOING ON WITH NO KNOCK SEARCH WARRANTS ISSUED FROM C.I INFORMANTS sworn statement ONLY

ARLINGTON TX POLICE RECEIVED A TIP FROM A CI , ON MARCH 30,2010,
ABOUT A ALLEGED DRUG DEALER KORY GAUTREAUX, DEALING METH FROM A SINGLE STORY HOME IN ARLINGTON TX
ON MARCH 31, 2010 AT 9:45 PM BEGAN Surveillance ON THE SUSPECT HOME ,

DURING THE SURVEILLANCE THAT ONLY LASTED 5 HOUR BEFORE A NO-KNOCK SEARCH WARRANT WAS ISSUED AT 4:15AM

THE SUSPECT JUST 2 MONTHS BEFORE HAD BE BEATIN AND ROBBED AT GUN POINT AT HIS HOME THAT WAS SO BAD HE WAS KNOCKED UNCOSCECN AND HAD TO SEEK MEDICAL CARE , AND ONLY A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE POLICE RAIDED HIS HOME HE RECEIVED A PHONE CALL SAYING " THE PEOPLE WHO BEAT AND ROBBED HIM MONTHS BEFORE WERE COMING BACK TO ROB AND BEAT HIM AGAIN EXCEPT THIS TIME THE WILL BE IN FAKE POLICE UNIFORM



AT AROUND 4AM SOMETIME KORY GAUTREAUX AND PREGNANT FEMALE FRIEND WHERE AT KORYS HOUSE WHEN THE FRONT DOOR BEGAN TO BE BUSTED IN KORY SHOOTS 3 WARING SHOTS INTO THE CEILING THINKING HE WAS BEING ROBBED AGAIN , OF COURSE THE TASK FORCE RETURNED FIRE TO THE FULLEST SPAYING HIS HOME WITH BULLETS KORY AND FEMALE FRIEND RUN FOR THERE LIFE TO THE GARAGE , BEFORE THE POLICE HAD ANNOUNCED THAT THE WHERE THE LAW AS SOME AS KORY REALIZED IT WAS THE POLICE HE THREW HIS GUN UNDER THE CAR AND OPENED THE GARAGE DOOR WITH HIS HANDS UP IN THE AIR WHEN A OFFICER LAYING IN THE NEIGHBORS FRONT YARD SHOOTS HIM IN THE LEG HITTING A MAIN ARTERY AND HE IS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHILE A POLICE OFFICER HAD TO PUT HIS FINGER IN THE SHOT WOUND THE WAY TOP THE HOSPITAL TO KEEP HIM FROM BLEEDING TO DEATH

THE POLICE STAYED AT THE SEEN TIL 10PM THE NEXT DAY AND WOULD NOT TELL KORY GAUTREAUX MOTHER WHERE HER SON WAS OR THAT HE HAD BEEN SHOT , UNTIL 5DAYS LATER

ALSO NON OF THIS IS EVER IN THE NEW OR EVEN MENTIONED EVEN THE CRIME MAPPING OF NEIGHBORHOOD NO LONGER EVEN SHOWS ANY THING AT THAT ADDRESSES EVER OCCURRED

KORY GAUTREAUX IS BEING HELD AT TARRANT COUNTY JAIL ON
2 COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A PEACE OFFICER THAT ARE ONE MILLION DALLORS EACH ! ( I VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY MURDER SOMEONE HAVE LOWER BONDS THAN THAT )


KORY GAUTREAUX HAD A RETAINER ATTORNEY ALREADY
NAMED JIM SHAW THE ARREST AFFIDAVIT WAS OBTAINED AND THE AFFIDAVIT SAY THE POLICED KNOCKED AND ANNOUNCED THEM SELF AND THAT THE SUSPECT WAS APPREHENDED IN THE GARaGE ! IT NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT ANY SHOTS BEING FIRED OR THAT KORY WAS SHOT BY POLICE


TO TOP THINGS OFF THE TARRANT COUNTY D.A HAS HAD HIS PAIDED ATTORNEY ( JIM SHAW )KICKED OFF THE CASE BECAUSE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST


ALL OF THIS ISNT RIGHT IT S BEEN COVER UP AND KORY GAUTREAUX STILL SETS IN JAIL WITH OVER 2MILIONS DOLLARS BONDS



PLEASE CONTACT ME BACK AT


freekory@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Law enforcement in Texas at their best, raiding a VFW! I hate Texas! I am going home when my husband is released by TDCJ (soon, I hope!) When they imprison you for 15 years for writing a hot check, then it is time to go!

Anonymous said...

What reason did they use to justify this excessive use of force?

This is the kind of thing that needs to make it to the mainstream news, because people need to know a lot more than what is presented.

Anonymous said...

Amazing and Sad.

They raid an organization where the normal member has not only killed in the name of this nation, but has forgotten more about it than some sad sack police officer ever will.

Damned Shame.

USA, 1988-1997