SWAT team destroyed woman’s house chasing fugitive. City refuses to pay for damages

SWAT team destroyed woman’s house chasing fugitive. City refuses to pay for damages
File: SWAT raid in San Francisco. YouTube video

[Ed. – It should be mentioned that the woman was in no way involved in the crime and that the offender barged into her home.]

What’s a home worth?

It’s a tough question, and it’s one that Vicki Baker found herself trying to answer the hard way after a SWAT team mutilated her house in McKinney, Texas, during a standoff with a fugitive who had barricaded himself inside.

“For two days, I couldn’t quit crying,” Baker says. “The tear gas was everywhere. It was on the walls. It was on the floors. It was on the furniture. It was everywhere.”

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Prior to the SWAT showdown, Baker’s daughter, Deanna Cook, gave officers a key to the home, as well as a garage door opener and the back gate code. Agents took a different route. They smashed six windows. Instead of using the code, they maneuvered a BearCat armored vehicle through her fencing. Instead of using the clicker, they detonated explosives to blow off the garage entryway.

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