The cops in Greenwood Village, CO, tried to get a suspect out of a house, destroying the home in the process. The suspect barged into the home and a shootout with the cops ensued. The city eventually offered the homeowners $5000, after they condemned the home and it was torn down. Here’s an earlier report on the whole incident, along with a good look at the damage the SWAT team did getting the suspect out of the house.
It’s great to live in the land of the free. My opinion? Well, the bad guy is definitely on the hook financially, but that’s like getting blood from a turnip. The cops? These guys need to protect the public and the guy was a threat, but destroy the house to get to the guy? At least they could have burned the place down like the FBI did to David Koresh in Waco. Maybe the owner could have gotten some compensation for fire damage. I know one thing, I wouldn’t want these morons coming to my house in a similar situation.
Here’s what happened in Granby, CO, in 2006, when the city government pissed off one of the residents there: