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"Please send me an ambulance and you can ask more questions later, please!"

 

Guerena tells the dispatcher that her husband had returned home about 6:30 a.m. after work and was sleeping.

 

Prompted by the dispatcher, Guerena says her husband was shot in the stomach and hands.

 

The dispatcher asks Guerena to put her cheek next to her husband's nose and mouth to see if he's breathing, but she replies in Spanish that her husband is face- down.

 

The operator tells Guerena to grab a cloth and apply pressure to his wounds, but the wife responds frantically: "I can't! I can't! There's a bunch of people outside of my house. I don't know what the heck is happening!"

 

A dispatcher asks if the people outside are the SWAT members. "I think it's the SWAT, but they ... Oh my God!" Guerena says.

 

A dispatcher asks that she open the door for the SWAT, but Guerena replies that the door was already opened by police.

 

"Is anybody coming? Is anybody coming?" she asks.

 

The operator tells Guerena help is on the way, but they're still trying to figure out what happened.

 

"I don't know, that's it, whatever I told you, that's it," Guerena says.

 

Just after the five-minute mark, Guerena's end of the line goes silent.

 

The two dispatchers spend about four minutes talking to each other and calling out for Guerena while trying to figure out if the call is coming from the same residence where the warrant was served. At the end of the 10-minute 911 call, a dispatcher says she has confirmation that Guerena is outside with deputies on the scene.

 

This is from Arizona Daily Star reporter Fernanda Echavarri's effort to piece together the death of Jose Guerena, 26, at the hands of a Pima County, Arizona SWAT team. Guerena, who joined the Marines in 2002 and served two tours in Iraq, was killed just after 9 a.m. May 5. Guerera had just gone to bed after working a 12-hour shift at a local mine when his home was invaded as part of a multi-house crackdown by sheriff's deputies.

 

Like enemy of the state Osama bin Laden, Guerena died with his wife close by. Widow Vanessa Guerena, who hid with her four-year-old son when sheriff's deputies raided the home, fills in detail that has been slow to come from Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik’s office:

 

"When I came out the officers dragged me through the kitchen and took me outside, and that's when I saw him laying there gasping for air," Vanessa Guerena said. "I kept begging the officers to call an ambulance that maybe he could make it and that my baby was still inside."

 

The little boy soon after walked out of the closet on his own. SWAT members took him outside to be with his mother.

 

"I never imagined I would lose him like that, he was badly injured but I never thought he could be killed by police after he served his country," Vanessa Guerena said.

 

The family's 5-year-old son was at school that morning and deputies say they thought Guerena's wife and his other child would also be gone when they entered the home.

 

Guerena says there were no drugs in their house.

 

Deputies said they seized a "large sum of money from another house" that morning. But they refused to say from which of the homes searched that morning they found narcotics, drug ledgers or drug paraphernalia. Court documents showing what was being sought and was found have not been made public. A computer check on Guerena revealed a couple of traffic tickets and no criminal history.

 

Tucson KGUN’s Joel Waldman says the SWAT team prevented paramedics from going to work on Guerena for one hour and fourteen minutes.

 

The sheriff’s department maintains that Guerena was holding an AR-15 when the paramilitary force fired 71 bullets in his home, but other key parts of the government story have collapsed. While PCSD initially claimed Guerena fired the weapon he was alleged to have been holding, the department now says it was a misfire by one of the deputies that caused this deadly group panic inside a home containing a woman and a toddler:

 

A deputy's bullet struck the side of the doorway, causing chips of wood to fall on his shield. That prompted some members of the team to think the deputy had been shot, [PCSD spokesman Michael] O'Connor said.

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The sheriff’s department maintains that Guerena was holding an AR-15 when the paramilitary force fired 71 bullets in his home, but other key parts of the government story have collapsed. While PCSD initially claimed Guerena fired the weapon he was alleged to have been holding, the department now says it was a misfire by one of the deputies that caused this deadly group panic inside a home containing a woman and a toddler:

 

A deputy's bullet struck the side of the doorway, causing chips of wood to fall on his shield. That prompted some members of the team to think the deputy had been shot, [PCSD spokesman Michael] O'Connor said.

 

Of course the man was armed he was a soldier. Did they try knocking? Quite tragic.

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Here is an current update on this tragedy: Funny thing, of all the agencies involved, the DEA was AWOL ? .....fat chance

 

Az Daily Star ....Sheriff BS Article

 

 

Dupnik won't release more info about SWAT shooting of Tucson man

 

The Pima County Sheriff's Department will release no more information about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Jose Guerena during the serving of a search warrant by the department's SWAT officers May 5 at his home.

 

Two weeks after the shooting the department has yet to disclose exactly what they were searching for in the Guerena home as well as three other residences in the area that were subjects of a drug investigation. Court documents that show what officers were searching for in the case have been sealed and what was seized as evidence has also been sealed.

 

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, through a department spokesman Tuesday morning, declined an interview request.

 

No one from the department will comment about the case until the investigation is complete, Deputy Jason Ogan said Tuesday. There is no timeframe for when the investigation will be over, he said.

 

On May 5, five members of the SWAT team fired 71 shots at Guerena while serving a search warrant at the 7100 block of South Redwater Drive. He was shot 60 times.

 

The 26-year-old former Marine was sleeping at about 9:30 a.m. after working the graveyard shift at Asarco's Mission Mine when his wife woke him saying she heard noises outside and saw a man was at their window. Guerena told his wife to hide in a closet with their 4-year-old son, his wife said. He grabbed an AR-15 rifle and moments later was slumped in the kitchen, mortally wounded from a hail of gunfire.

 

Guerena did not fire a shot and his gun had the safety on, deputies said, after initially saying he had fired on the SWAT officers.

 

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This is what happens very often when you train people to use guns that really don't have the mental ability to stay calm in high pressure situations.

 

There are professionals and then there are 'professionals'.

 

To fire that many rounds into a house without truly knowing who is inside that might be harmed is negligence and the indication of a team of people that did NOT have adequate instruction and training.

 

If I were related to this man I would get myself a good lawyer.

 

JM2CW.

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Remember this:

 

The convicted homicide rate amongst LEO is SIX TIMES higher than that amongst the general population.

 

The convicted sexual assault rate amongst LEO is TWO and A HALF TIMES higher than that amongst the general population.

 

In other words, there are a lot of psychopaths amongst "the men in blue".

 

These statistics generally [hopfully] reflects the behavior of LEOs OFF the clock.

 

When they are ON the clock, that psychopathy REALLY gets the chance to take off !

 

"The overwhelming majority of people in this country do not commit violent crime against other people, but how many people if asked would say that violent crime is not worthy of concern or attention. I do not think many people would. In fact, the argument that the “police keep us safe” from violent crime is often the excuse offered for the blind support of all actions taken by the police. But violent crime committed by police officers is just as serious of a problem as violent crime committed by non-police. If you offer your support to the police shouldn’t you also offer support to those that are armed with a video camera and the internet in an attempt keep themselves and others safe from the violent crimes of the police?

For many, enforcing arbitrary laws that result in the caging of people who have not aggressed against another person or their property should also be considered misconduct on the part of the police. But you do not have to hold that belief to be worried about the rate by which police officers commit violence against those they purport to protect. Even if you think that laws against victimless crimes, such as jaywalking, drug possession, prostitution, gambling, etc. should be enforced, there is, as Packman points out, enough violent crime committed by police officers for you to still be outraged by the lack of accountability those police officers face....".

 

http://www.copblock.org/1595/making-the-case-for-more-police-accountability/

 

 

 

Dr. Jinx

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Share this! It'll be a grassroots effort to get this known, like the ATF's gun smuggling efforts into Mexico ... the national news didn't get word of it until a handful of bloggers and journalists started digging, and shared the word.

 

CALL THE DEPARTMENT! Let them know SWAT style tactics are only harming innocent lives, imagine what the 4 year old must have had to go through. This is insanity in a civil nation, I expect to hear of this happening in Rwandan or some 3rd world nation...

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