posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 03:24 AM
The Sheriff Deputy said he had a bench warrant. However, the Bail Enforcement Agent doesn't need one and can make entry. They have more authority
that any law enforcement officer in pursuing a fugitive (bail jumper in this case). One thing people don't often read the fine print when signing for
a bail bondsman to get someone out of jail because that paper says that you give them the right to search any address you list as where you are
staying. Even then, if they have good reason to believe the fugitive is in a building they have the right to make entry to try to apprehend the
fugitive. That is where State laws may differ concerning what bail enforcement agents can do. In certain states, a bail agent must bring a Sheriff
Deputy with them, and in some the bail agent has to identify the target location and let the Sheriff go after the fugitive. That is how it is in
Now the lady made some errors in what she was saying and the officers/agents knew that as well. I suspect the Sheriff Deputies did have a bench
warrant because the guy didn't show up for court. That would have the bail bondsman call in a Bail Enforcement Agent to hunt the fugitive down before
he ends up having to be out the total bail amount for the fugitive not showing up for court. They usually are given a short amount of time to provide
the fugitive to the court before having to make good on the bond amount.
I don't know, but I have a feeling the back door was open (unlocked) and she opened the front door before anything happened like busting in. A door
being locked is a lot different in terms of legality than an unlocked door or an open door. The lady saying things like, "You've been served" only
made them realize she didn't know her legal terms, etc. She didn't have any legal papers to serve for one thing, and a process server would need to
serve them for it to hold up in court. A few comments like that and they will run all over your rights because they know you don't know them. It is
like when you get out of your car during a traffic stop, you should lock your doors (windows closed) because they are not allowed to search a locked
compartment without a warrant unless someone was in danger. Now, if you have a warrant or something and they arrest you, your car can be searched
incident to arrest. Knowing your law and terminology is the only way you can hold your ground with police. They know most people don't know the law
and use it to their advantage. They are allowed to lie to you in pursuit of their investigation, so don't believe everything they say just because
you think they can't lie or bend the truth.
They may try to say you’re obstructing their investigation by locking your doors, but that is just a lie to get you to voluntarily open the door for
them. Otherwise they would have to get a warrant, which they can do over the radio or phone if they were that determined.
And the last thing is that they don't need anything with the Patriot Act. They can search your house with no warrant, day or night, even when
you’re not there, and they don't even need to admit it. You might call the police to report someone broke in your house, and the whole time it was
the FBI or someone with any particular agency and the police won't tell you what happened either. The Patriot Act has changed the game big time.
And if you knew how many times a week officers are threatened with being fired or sued, you would realize that they are not worried in the least. It
does more to irritate them and may make them get petty just to irritate you back. You heard them threaten to arrest the lady once or twice because,
and I am guessing, they would say she was opposing an officer or hindering their investigation. At the end, the officer that kept telling her to back
away from him was about to lock her up, but the other higher ranking deputy came around back and called him to come on. Otherwise, that younger deputy
might have locked her up for some frivolous charge like opposing an officer or failing to follow lawful orders. They have plenty of laws that they can
throw on you if they are so inclined. I do think something like that would have happened if not for the video camera running. That was a smart move by
the lady being confronted at 6:30 in the morning. I would have been too groggy to think to grab my video camera. I think I need to put a few web cams
around the house and have the record on my server, where the recording goes over the same disk space every 72 hours or so. That way you could have
video and audio in every room as they run all over the house. You can't keep track on all of them by yourself. That would provide proof in the
unlikely event you get a bad cop planting something, or doing something illegal.
Unless the people vote in new leaders, take back our government and put an end to the police state, things like this will only happen more and more.
Like I said, they really don't need a warrant thanks to the Patriot Act. That is the first law that needs repealed if you don't like the law being
able to do things without warrants and checks and balances.