Houston Cop Lied for Warrant, Married Couple Killed, 4 Police Wounded. Sounds more like an assassination than a drug bust.

The lead investigator and long term Houston Police Department undercover narcotics Officer Gerald Goines lied to obtain a no-knock warrant. The no-knock warrant lead to the death of a middle-aged couple, their dog, and the wounding of four officers, at 7815 Harding Street on 28 January 2019.

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whiskeyriver
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A dirty cop is worse than no cop at all. This Groins ahole deserves the same punishment handed out to the couple who got killed. Bury his sorry ass in a paupers grave, no ceremony, no nothing. Just a cold hole in the ground.

deepthinker
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The smell of shit they cause doesn’t come off.

whiskeyriver
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I’ve known quite a few lawmen over the years, I know every man and woman on our sheriffs department, they all see crap like this and think my day just got harder. When one cop does something like this it destroys the public trust lawmen have to depend on to survive in their world and it stays in the news for days. Never mind all the good cops do for people all across the country all day, day after day, all people think about is this one dirty POS and how all lawmen are bad.

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This shit really pisses me off. Too Many cops I have known can’t stay within the law. How about a knock and talk with the residents. At least no one would be dead. The narc detective was probably not getting enough arrests so he figured “what the hell”, I will make up some shit or NOT check the info from the informant. Informants by the way are Notoriously full of shit and lie to get the cops off their back. Most give up little shit just to keep a cop happy while they go on selling drugs, breaking into houses, stealing cars.

I once had two officers who were on my shift. One was a former Narc Detective, the other wanted to be one. They called me out to a house in south Stockton and told me there was a cannabis grow inside. So I asked how they knew, the former narc told me, I creeped up to the door, and looked through the mail slot and I could smell it but I couldn’t see it. I said “Seriously???” This guy wanted to get a warrant (How he was going to get a judge to sign off I don’t know) based on “smelling” pot???? Then get the SWAT Team and raid the house…I said NO. Turn it over to the Narco guys, let them establish some probable cause, like heavy foot traffic, heavy vehicle traffic, stopping a car leaving the house to find out what they have, The electrical usage, Water usage all the normal shit you have to do. A warrant based on smell?? Shit half of Stockton smells like pot. Just goes to show what happens to some of these guys. Made me wonder about some of his prior arrests…

JPTravis
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When I was young and just going into business for myself, I rented myself an office, a narrow little place that used to be a barbershop. So damn narrow there was barely room for desks facing the front and a walkway down the left between the desks and the outside wall. My dad went with me to check it out after I rented it. To our surprise the place had a full basement and when we went down there we found foundation walls painted black and waist-high shelving the whole length of the building with beautiful electrical conduits from an almost-new circuit breaker box along the ceiling and then down to wall plugs every four feet. I’ve never seen such an abundance of beautiful metal three-prong electrical outlets in my life. We stood there staring for a minute or two and finally my dad asked, “What the hell was going on down here?” “Dad, I’m gonna let you think about that a second,” I answered, “and if you don’t figure it out you’re gonna get roundly mocked at the next family get together.” I went upstairs and left him to think about it. Finally I heard a chuckle and knew he’d finally figured it out. Then when I moved out a few years later, I heard the next guy who rented the place was spreading the rumor that I had been growing pot…

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You should see some of the pot grow houses, they cut into the electrical by breaking through the wall below the meter, knock holes in all the walls, cables running everywhere, hoses from all the facets and shower running through out the house, Usually there is mold from the humidity, and after the raid, you got a house that is usually almost new and worthless due to the damage. The city use to seize the homes as asset forfeiture, then board them up. They sell for very little at auction. And they are always in the best neighborhoods. One or two people live their, don’t talk to the neighbors and outside the place is always immaculate. We had over 50 in Stockton when I was there.

deepthinker
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If you go by the book you don’t have any issues. There’s a Country Music Star here that was “caught” driving under the influence. When it all shook out there’s now a former officer working in another profession because he just knew the Star was drunk and nudged the test to prove it.

The ass hole in Houston has cast a long dark shadow on his brothers and sisters in Houston. His actions are disgusting. There’s now a couple dead. Four fellow officers shot. All because he had to make the bust. Not so is right. Do the damn leg work. Pay attention to what’s going on.

JPTravis
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Seems to me the two biggest things undermining police credibility right now are: one, the ridiculous proliferation of no-knock warrants; and two, the proliferation and abuse of asset forfeiture. The notion that a citizen’s assets can be confiscated before they are even tried, and, even worse, kept by law enforcement agencies AFTER THE CITIZEN HAS BEEN TRIED AND FOUND INNOCENT, is beyond absurd. Neither of those two tools belong in a free society. I can see where there might be rare circumstances where such actions are necessary, but it should be rare that permission is obtained from a judge and very hard to get that permission. Basically, citizens in today’s world cannot even defend themselves in court anymore because prosecutors have confiscated all the resources they need to hire a defense attorney. This is how Mueller is getting people to plead. They’re basically financially ruined before they even get close to a trial. That’s what happened to Flynn and reportedly Mueller was threatening to go after Flynn’s son the same way, so the guy was forced to plead guilty. This no longer sounds like a free country when you see shit like that.

And when I see travesties like the arrest of Stone, I can’t help asking myself, “Don’t those FBI agents with the guns feel stupid, pointing rifles at an old man in pajamas at six in the morning? If I was one of those guys, I’d hunt up the prosecutor responsible, knock the doughnut out of his hand, yank him close by his necktie, and tell him, ‘The next time you get me out of bed at three in the morning for this kind of bullshit, your nose is gonna be flattened all over your face. Capiche?'”