Recently a swat team broke into a law abiding couples apartment while they were having dinner because a criminal was suspected in the area. Not at their apartment, just in the area. The female didnt believe they were police and drew her weapon as anybody would under those circumstances. They lived but the cops played it off like it was necessary and the apartment occupants were the ones overreacting. I'll try to find the article.
The first time I ever heard of something like this happening was back in 1998 to an actor friend of mine in NYC.
She was rudely awoken in the middle of the night, by heavily armed cops kicking in her door, storming through her apartment guns drawn... ripping things apart... laser beams in the dark, traumatizing the hell out of her... demanding all the drugs & the cash... and threatening to shoot her straight between the eyes if she didn't cough them up pronto.
Turns out... the cops were at the wrong apartment.
When they realized they had busted into the wrong apartment, they just left... no apologies no nothing.
Meanwhile, she was left with a kicked in door, and no way to secure herself inside her own home for a few weeks until the property mgmt/landlord got around to replacing her door.
Sometimes... $#|T happens... and what's important is not so much what happens to you, but rather how you choose to deal with it. If life gives you lemons... make lemonade! The Universe has a special way of righting wrongs.
I counselled her to use the incident to her benefit. She did. Rather than trying to forget the experience I encourage her to embrace it. She relived every second of the crippling fear she'd experienced, ...the trauma, ...the overwhelming sense of helplessness & vulnerability, ...every piece of raw emotion, and channeled it into the most mind blowing audition that landed her a guest starring role as a rape victim in an episode of the newly created TV Series Law & Order: SVU.
She may not have been compensated by the NYPD for the emotional trauma, or the broken property, but her ability to embrace the experience and channel it, has worked out to approx. $80K - $90K a year in residual income for the past 10 years, ...and still growing.
Sometimes stuff happens over which we have no control.
In life, storms are going to occur whether we want them to or not.
Rather than scream about the upcoming storm, instead, learn how to dance in the rain!