Late Saturday night the Duncanville Police raided the “cherry pit”, a private residence that also hosts swinger parties. According to DMN the police stormed in guns drawn (insert joke here). From DMN
Duncanville police executed a search warrant at the club, the Cherry Pit, which has been the subject of a Duncanville ordinance that bans sex clubs.
“They had guns drawn when they busted down the door,” said Ed Klein, the Cherry Pit’s attorney. “You’d have thought this was some kind of meth lab.”
What “crime” did this raid uncover? The police issued 10 tickets for operating a sex club. That’s it. Class C misdemeanors. We usually don’t call out SWAT teams to raid the homes of code violators; and for good reason. It’s dangerous to raid a private residence at night.
Besides being dangerous, this raid is a poor use of resources. Here is the crime report from the Duncanville police web site. These crimes all occurred during the 48 hours before the raid on the Cherry Pit.
600N MAIN ST ALARM BUSINESS
1900 BLUERIDGE DR CRIMINAL MISCHIEF REPORT
200 N MAIN ST BURGLARY REPORT
1500 S CLARK RD ALARM ROBBERY HOLD UP
900 RED BUD DR BURGLARY REPORT
600 E CAMP WISDOM ALARM ROBBERY HOLD UP
1400W DANIELDALE THEFT REPORT
300 VAN ROWE AVE DISTURBANCE MAJOR
900 CLINT SMITH HARASSMENT REPORT
700 HUSTEAD ST BURGLARY REPORT
200 JELLISON BLVD BURGLARY OF VEH REPORT
600 W WHEATLAND THEFT IN PROGRESS
400 N CEDAR RIDGE THEFT REPORT
I would hope these crimes would take priority over code violations.