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FBI wrongfully raids Massachusetts woman’s house

On January 26, 2012, FBI agents cut a hole through a woman's door and burst into her home. They knocked her to the ground and held her at gun point while her three year old child cried out in despair.

The agents were apparently looking for someone in her building who they suspected of dealing drugs. Oops. 

Stay tuned for more on this case, and check out this important piece on the militarization of the police in the United States. Was this kind of heavy-handed raid really necessary? 

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