- Posted August 6, 2008 by
Charlestown, New Hampshire
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NEW HAMPSHIRE SWAT TEAM KILLS UNARMED MAN
Anthony Jarvis, 53, of Charlestown, NH. was gunned down by a New Hampshire SWAT Team on July 26, 2008.
It is reported that between 21 and 48 shots were fired by police at Jarvis, who was killed at the scene.
Witnesses at the scene claim that Jarvis was unarmed.
A NH. State Trooper, not involved in the shooting, was wounded by a (stray bullet) in the leg and has been released after a brief hospital stay.
The authorities present had an arrest warrant for Jarvis's son and had the young man and his girlfriend in custody. They had no warrants for Anthony Jarvis.
It is unclear and being kept hush- hush by the NH. Attorney General's Office why the police team was at the elder Jarvis's in the first place, or where the bullet came from that wounded the State Trooper.
Sullivan County, New Hampshire Authorities have a 'checkered history' of it's authorities acting as a "Quasi-Military Organization" rather than a Police Force.
Several Complaints of Civil Rights Violations, Searches & Seizures without Warrants, Lack of Court Orders, and Theft of Personal Property have reportedly been lodged with the ACLU, The Attorney Generals Office, Governor John Lynch, and NH. State Representatives.
As of yet, and to our knowledge, No Investigation has been launched into these alleged violations and corruption.
(photo:Courtesy of The NH Union Leader)