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Originally posted by onlyhurtsu
There wasnt a doorbell? like they couldnt have been loud or waken a kid up first then enter someones bedroom.
Originally posted by defcon5
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Ever heard of a SEARCH WARRANT -
Which is not required if there is probable cause:
An exigent circumstance, in the American law of criminal procedure, allows law enforcement to enter a structure without a warrant, or if they have a "knock and announce" warrant, without knocking and waiting for refusal under certain circumstances. It must be a situation where people are in imminent danger, evidence faces imminent destruction or a suspect will escape.
Generally, an emergency, a pressing necessity, or a set of circumstances requiring immediate attention or swift action. In the criminal procedure context, exigent circumstances means:
An emergency situation requiring swift action to prevent imminent danger to life or serious damage to property, or to forestall the imminent escape of a suspect, or destruction of evidence. There is no ready litmus test for determining whether such circumstances exist, and in each case the extraordinary situation must be measured by the facts known by officials.
So it comes down to a discussion of whether or not the events are significant enough to warrant probable case. In this case I agree that the officers had enough reasonable suspicion to allow them to enter the structure after there was no response to their attempts to knock on the door.
I noticed you two bickering and was waiting for something to come up about a search warrant or trespassing.
The open doors at 3 am could be considered criminal activity, that is "perceived" as criminal activity.
I don't know what you have been done to by law enforcement to have so much of a grudge against them
Originally posted by malganis
Yeah I wouldn't have blamed him for shooting them if he heard them wandering round his house. I know the cops feel they're doing a good thing, but the police shouldn't get involved in people's personal lives so much. Who cares if they've got a uniform on, they should leave people to their own privacy in their own homes. Maybe leave a note through the guy's letterbox, but don't intrude on his property.