The CMPD Bust that was a Bust.
Makes you wonder what CMPD was thinking. Flash bang through the window and busting down both front and rear doors during a pre-dawn raid just to arrest two low level crack heads and a woman who couldn't or wouldn't produce an ID, doesn't make a lot of sense.
Maybe there was more to this then the local press is reporting. But Alexis Jackson was charged with failure to produce, Sekeena Woodard was charged with a misdemeanor possession charge, Desmond Nelson was charged with having some pot, some cocaine and a gun, and just for fun maintaining a place for sale of drugs and within 300 feet of a school. Clearly CMPD was expecting something bigger.
But Charlotte does stop amazing there, the Charlotte Observer ran this headline and photo early this morning.
SWAT Team Raids Central
Avenue Boarding House
Clearly not the photo they should have included with the headline. Admittedly the day care is located next door to the house that CMPD raided, the one in the background.
But the fun doesn't stop with the Observer's Faux Pas, check the spelling of the Daycare sign. Excellence is spelled wrong. And you ask me why I'm concerned about our city?
Cedar Update: An interesting back story has emerged. Seems WSOC was the only news crew on hand to take footage of CMPD SWAT members surrounding the house. So why would CMPD Command Staff give a heads up to WSOC and no one else? Looks like quid pro quo for WSOC hushing the 911 Calls for Service story.