No Knock Raid Results in Multiple Cops Shot - One Killed

A lot of people — innocent people — and their pets have wound up dead during no knock raids in recent years in this country.
A no knock raid is when officers can serve a warrant on a house without notifying the residents first. At all. Period. Without ringing the doorbell, calling first, a knock, nothing. Police typically do it in the middle of the night or in the wee hours of the morning, too, when people are more likely to be asleep. The majority of these raids aren’t even for violent crimes or imminent threats to life and limb, but drug crimes.

So a lot of people tend to die. It’s a pretty stupid way to enforce laws.
We live in a country where the citizenry are armed. If it’s the middle of the night and you hear someone busting through your front door, and if you exercise your 2nd Amendment rights by owning a firearm, your first reaction is going to be to draw that firearm to protect yourself and your family.

If you do that when a burglar or worse is breaking into your house to possibly cause harm to you and your family and property, then you’ve done the wise thing. That’s called self-defense.

However, if you pull your gun in the same scenario, only replacing the burglar with a SWAT officer, it’s very likely you, and possibly your family and pets, might end up dead. Really dead. Shot 22 times and left to bleed to death dead, like this Marine:

U.S. Marine Jose Guerena was shot twenty-two times by a SWAT team planning to execute a search warrant. He retrieved a legally possessed rifle in response to sudden intruders, and the SWAT team opened fire on him before establishing any communication. The team later retracted its initial claims he had opened fire when it was established that Guerena had never fired and his safety was still on. The police refused to allow paramedics to access Guerena for more than hour, leaving Guerena to bleed to death, alone, in his own home. Members of the SWAT team subsequently hired legal defense and a large following of fellow Marines held a memorial service at his home with his widow.

Or you might end up charged with capital crimes because you thought you were defending yourself but you didn’t realize the people breaking into your home were actually police officers.

Here is just another example of exactly why no knock raids are stupid.

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This type of incident happens daily across the country, thanks to the militarization of police and the us-against-citizens mentality cultivated by SWAT teams now in place even in small towns, as well as police departments accepting as gifts unwanted assault vehicles and gear from the Department of Defense. "Rise of the Warrior Cop," an excellent book by Radley Balko that speaks highly of former Toledo Police Chief Galvin, is available through the Lucas County Public Library.

Patience is a great virtue.

This is definitely one you will get liberals to agree with you on. The ACLU has been calling this kind of stuff unconstitutional for many years.

That is goddamn right. Stop this War on Drugs bullshit that the pigs like because they get to seize all the stuff they find and make it their toys under the drug laws in addition to all the toys they get as part of the War on Drugs. Cops love the surveillance state (look at all the fucking cop cams all over Toledo) but when you make the pigs wear cameras they immediately shit bricks and cry about their rights and make noise with the cop union. Betcha these fuckers would have shit themselves and been furiously trying to figure out how to hide or delete the video if they had been required to wear cameras during this incident.

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Sounds tom me like A-Clown had a long lunch at some tavern.

Remember the 2008 SWAT team raid in Lima that resulted in a 26-year-old mother and the baby she was holding being shot by police? A no-knock raid with guns drawn over a suspected drug dealer. Video cams on the cops' helmets might have resulted in a different jury verdict. On a side note, more police departments are taking delivery of armor-plated vehicles capable of knocking down brick walls. Problem is, when local yokels get 'em, they wanna use 'em, even if it's only over a baggie of grass.

Patience is a great virtue.

Exactly. What is the point of having all the fun toys if you never get to use them?

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