what do you do when you hear a knocking and the announcement: police, or don't even hear anything beyond your front door collapsing;
Many questions remain to be cleared up, and it’s certainly the case that she wasn’t a pillar of the community.
Questions are raised as to whether this was an announced raid, or a so-called no-knock raid, how long the cops banged on the door, who shot whom, where she was when she was killed, etc., etc.
Somebody (or somebodies) are lying, maybe everyone. I encourage you to read this additional information. However, some very important points remain, and we may insist on one very important observation.
One commenter remarks “It also shows the wisdom of not getting involved, in any way, with drugs. It’s too bad that Taylor lost her life, but when you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.”
This misses the point entirely, as does the question of whether she was guilty of anything with which she was charged or thought to be guilty before the raid.
A much more astute commenter says “Anyone can yell POLICE ! I’m not going to second guess who’s breaking my door down. Especially from a sound sleep. I doubt I would even hear someone knocking on my front door. With location of my bedroom. As proven in my past. Which leads to me to ask Breanna didn’t have a DOORBELL ? Or does a NO KNOCK warrant specificaly mean you need to knock ? This case & many others show why we don’t need NO KNOCK warrants. These were Red Coat tactics. And people should install their own video surveillance system. Not from a third party.”
Yes, he’s got it. We’ve documented cases before just like this.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Police Department is looking for two people who impersonated police and forced their way into a Norfolk home.
It happened in April in the 3300 block of Illinois Avenue.
The two victims inside the home heard a knock at the door, someone yelled, “Police!” and moments later the door was kicked in, according to court records.
Records state the two suspects entered the house wearing ski masks armed with handguns.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police are trying to catch a group of armed robbers who pistol whipped a couple inside their condo while wearing fake SWAT uniforms.
“I think it made us hesitate enough to give them the jump on us,” Brad Ouellette said. “Just oh, SWAT, maybe the wrong house, what are you doing here?”
The masked men got away with three Rolex watches and five guns. They are also accused of inappropriately touching Ouellette’s wife.
“This reminded her of something she would see in Colombia,” he said. “She never thought she’d see it in America.”
On the assumption that anyone who yells “Police” is actually police, you can lay on the floor out of fear of being sent to prison for the rest of your life, or on the other hand, on the assumption that it’s home invaders intent on killing your family, you can defend your home.
You see the dilemma, of course, if you’re a thinking man. If you’re too stupid to see the problem here, it’s only because it hasn’t happened to you, or you haven’t sat and thought about it enough.
So instead of saying that “If you lie down with dogs you get fleas,” you could say something like “If you own firearms when the FedGov has made that illegal …,” or “If you believe in fairy tales and believe that your local home invaders will act like cops to get the advantage …”
It’s all the same thing. Having to disarm, lie on the floor and follow orders when someone shows up and yells “police” effectively extinguishes the God-given right of self defense.
I only need one good reason to demand an end to police raids. This is one. It is the best.
As for your drug evidence – where cops are trying to get evidence before it gets flushed down the toilet – that’s just too bad. Cops can find another way to get that evidence. An exchange of evidence-gathering latitude for the extinguishment of the right of self defense is not a tradeoff I’m willing to make, even if the cops are........https://www.captainsjournal.com/2020/09/27/put-an-end-to-police-raids/