Serious head shake. Last night I was kept up until the wee hours of the morning watching armored men with rifles hide beneath my bedroom window. They had my entire house surrounded with floodlights blaring at the unit with the door facing mine. It was like watching a movie but with the convenience of not having to turn on my TV.
They opened the neighbors door and then stayed back behind my place, using a bull horn to call the number of the unit occupants to come out with their hands up. They said to send out the girl first. Then later about 8 armed men surrounded the door with their rifles pointed inside and sent in a police dog. They meant business.
As I hid in my house and watched this go down, all I could think was, "What the fuck did my neighbors do?!!!"
The entire block was cordoned off and other than calling them out of the house it was eerily silent. On the road side, there was a huge armoured vehicle that looked like it could ram it's way through a house and painted flat black with no markings. Later they sent in a search dog (different from the attack dog). I mostly stayed on the top floor of my house. I did peak out my kitchen window where there were 2 guys with rifles a couple of feet from me, then realised what a BAD idea that was.
What a mess. Social housing has been a real eye opener for me. This area is so beautiful and an object of envy to anyone who I mention the area to. I guess it's so central, though.... I get really ticked off that there are so many decent families genuinely in need of a little help and we have to live with assholes that are doing something illegal. How hard is it to weed them out? I'm guessing they'll be evicted now at least.
Anyway the police here are not to be messed with and I'm so exhausted today, I can't move. What a weird reason to have a bad day for.