MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) — The man who investigators were looking to arrest was already in jail when a task force raided his former home in Wilmer on Thursday morning.
Ann Rylee, a 19-year-old woman who now lives at the home on Old Moffat Road, was shot several times as investigators made their way inside the house. Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran claims that Rylee had a shotgun in her hand and pointed it at officers.
Cochran said, “The entry team was giving her orders, ‘Drop the gun, put the gun down, drop the gun,’ several times over a period of a few seconds.” He continued, “She pointed the gun at one of them and two or three agents fired upon her.”
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He added, “If she would not have pointed a gun at the agents they would have determined all that on the scene and would have bid her a good day and thank you very much.”
(commentary from Captain’s Journal) “Well isn’t that sweet. If she would have just laid down and grovelled, hoping that the home invaders hadn’t been there to rape her and end her life, she would have been spared by the home invaders who ended up shooting her. Play nice and we might let you live.
… even if they had announced themselves as police, no one can believe them. We have documented instances where criminals have impersonated police officers and busted into homes. The only solution to this problem is when someone announces that they are the police, disarm yourself, lay on the floor and beg for mercy.
One may as well never have a weapon for defense of family, home and hearth to begin with under these stipulations, and thus SWAT raids violate a man’s God-given right to self defense, recognized in the second amendment.
These raids also violate the fourth amendment. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Department later said this. “The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, and US Customs and Border Patrol conducted the raid. Sheriff Cochran said that the shots were not fired by Mobile County Sheriff’s Office deputies.”
I couldn’t care less who fired the shots. The woman would have been within her rights to have shot them all, assuming they were criminals intent on doing her harm.
So it’s come to this. Cops believe that during SWAT raids, people who may or may not be the ones they are looking for, should lay on the floor and beg for mercy, completely defenseless against the home invasion. Such a tactic is sure to invite more criminals posing as cops. On the other hand, most reasonable people believe a man’s home is his castle and he has a right to defend home and hearth.
So even thought it didn’t happen here, cops will continue to get shot, and they deserve it when using these kinds of tactics. I don’t shed one tear for cops who get shot conducting home invasions that violate the second and fourth amendments. Even if not shot during home invasions, cops are increasingly being seen as the enemy.
Go read this report again and tell me why?”