There have been an inordinate number of "no knock" SWAT raids in the last several years. I recently got to see one, up close and personal, as the
presumed guest of honor.
Here's the story.
A few days ago, I was outside on my front porch, minding my own business and smoking my pipe. It was just getting dusk, on a rainy evening. I noticed
a light beam flashing through the treetops, and being the curious sort I am, I determined to find the source, having decided that it wasn't lightning.
I heard voices to the south side of the house, and so I went through the house (can't get to the ground from the porch, or vice-versa - that's
important, later) to the deck on the south side, and intercepted my cousin coming up...