If you read the local news sites in Las Vegas earlier this month, you’d assume that police officers were ambushed and two of them were shot, just escaping with their lives while saving the public from a violent murderer. The “shooter’s” face was posted all over the internet, telling the public that he fired 18 rounds at officers before being courageously slain. Isaiah Tyree Williams, on the other hand, wasn’t so much a shooter as a victim of police brutality. Their emblems have no effect on this reality.
“Police said the gunman, 19-year-old Isaiah Tyree Williams, opened fire after cops broke a window and entered the apartment near Nellis Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive at approximately 5 a.m. on Monday,” a local CBS affiliate said after Williams was murdered in his own home.
But, is it true that protecting your home from armed attackers qualifies you as a “shooter”?
Perhaps police would have been more justified in their actions if Williams had been charged or suspected of committing a crime. He was not, however. Williams was not the guy the policemen were looking for, and as a result of their callous stupidity, two policeman have been shot and a black youngster has died.
During the early morning raid, authorities were seeking for Wattsel Rembert, a 23-year-old man who was not sleeping at the flat. Rembert is suspected of taking part in a November shooting at a casino. Rather than simply detaining Rembert in a normal manner, police arrived in the middle of the night, smashed doors, threw flash-bang grenades, and placed everyone involved in risk.
After a flashbang grenade smashed through his window during the raid, Williams, who was dozing on the sofa when armed invaders broke into his home, began fire. Police retaliated with AR-15s and pistols, firing 23 rounds into the teen’s torso, killing him on the couch. When he died, he was still under the blanket.
Officer Kerry Kubla, 50, and Officer Brice Clements, 36, were two of the armed invaders who were shot.
After the shooting, police held a press conference, during which they demonized Williams, rattling off all the charges Williams would have faced for defending himself in his own home against armed intruders who threw a grenade through his window as he slept.
“Had he survived,” police explained, “Williams would have been arrested on counts of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon on a first responder; battery with a deadly weapon on a first responder, assault on a first responder and three counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.”
For defending himself against armed intruders, clearly intent on doing him harm in his own home as he slept.
As you watch the video below, it is clear that police did yell, “police department, search warrant.” But they did so as they bashed in windows, set off a flash-bang grenade,
and used a battering ram on the door.
The idea that a person — who had committed no crime — is supposed to wake up calmly as windows are breaking and grenades are exploding in their home is utterly asinine and speaks to the failed and ineffective nature of no-knock raids. Sadly, judging by the comments from Assistant Sheriff Andrew Walsh, police still think that early morning no-knock raids keep them safe.
“You have to take into consideration the danger to officers, the danger to the community if you’re ever in that area and in that neighborhood,” Walsh said. “In the early morning hours, it’s much safer for the officers and it’s much safer for the community for us to do it at that time because there are less people out.”
Had Williams not been executed and two officers shot during this raid, Walsh’s comments would be laughable. Unfortunately, however, they highlight the sheer disconnect between the reality of policing and playing warrior cop.
Exposing the entirely unnecessary nature of the raid is the fact that the actual person police were looking for, Wattsel Rembert, turned himself in to police without incident.
Watch as cowboy cops in Las Vegas, Nevada serve a warrant on WRONG person; KILL HIM as he tries to figure out if he’s victim of home invasion. *Full shooting shown. pic.twitter.com/je7UoPBrt4
— Sarah Ashton-Cirillo (@SarahAshtonLV) January 19, 2022
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