I am more afraid of a botched "No knock" warrant than criminals when it comes to home security.
These "smash & kill" raids have to stop.
What happens if my door gets smashed in at 3 AM? I come out armed... What would happen if cops hit my house by mistake or on a so called "tip"?
Tell me Mr. Cop, I come out armed.... What am I supposed to do now die? I have a pretty good idea that they will gun me down in a heartbeat if I come
out with a shotgun... Don't You?
So, what do I do now... die or shoot? Why the hell am I being put in this position of even thinking about it? Because cops are abusing their authority
and the peoples constitutional rights by not even knocking or doing a bit of investigation before performing a freeking military raid!!
So, what is the answer... Die by gunfire and not fire back because they have a black/ navy blue uniform on or do I defend my self and family and get
charged with murder if I live? At 3 AM, I might not even know they are cops you know... these asses raided that mayors house in street thug cloths.
Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America CATO Institute:
These increasingly frequent raids, 40,000
per year by one estimate, are needlessly subjecting nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and
wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having their homes invaded while they’re sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units
dressed not as police officers but as soldiers. These raids bring unnecessary violence and provocation to nonviolent drug offenders, many of whom were
guilty of only misdemeanors. The raids terrorize innocents when police mistakenly target the wrong residence. And they have resulted in dozens of
needless deaths and injuries, not only of drug offenders, but also of police officers, children, bystanders, and innocent suspects.
Meantime, a black man named Cory Maye was still sitting on death row in Mississippi, the last I heard, because he heard men trying to break into his
Prentiss, Miss. home late at night in December of 2001, where he was alone with his 18-month-old baby daughter.
Mr. Maye, who had no criminal record, got the child down onto the floor and lay down beside her to protect her. When one of the men finally broke into
the bedroom, Cory Maye shot and killed him.
The man was hit in the abdomen, just below his bulletproof vest, and died a short time later. It turns out the man who had failed to knock and
identify himself before breaking in was a cop, who was really after suspects in the other half of the duplex where Cory Maye lived. Turns out the cop
was the white son of the white chief of police. An all-white jury sentenced Cory Maye, who is black, to death for exercising his right to defend his
locked home and family against violent invasion by an unknown intruder. The all-white jury took only a few hours to do so, at least one juror
explaining he wanted to get home for supper.
The list of such abuses goes on and on – Atlanta police planted marijuana on Fabian Sheats, a "suspected street dealer." They told Sheats they
would let him go if he "gave them something." Sheats obligingly lied that he had spotted a kilogram of coc aine nearby, giving them the address
of the elderly spinster Miss Kathryn Johnston, who neither used nor dealt drugs, but who did live in fear of break-ins in her crime-infested
Police then lied to a judge, claiming they had actually purchased drugs at the Johnston house, acquired one of those once-rare "no-knock" warrants,
and violently battered down the reinforced metal door of a private home where there were no drugs.
Miss Johnston fired a warning shot at the unknown people busting down her door. That bullet lodged in the roof of her porch, injuring no one. Police
replied by firing 39 rounds at her, hitting her five times, and wounding each other with another five rounds – though they lied and said they’d
been shot by Miss Johnston.
They then handcuffed the old woman as she bled to death on the floor, and searched her house. Finding no drugs, they planted three bags of
Next day, the cops picked up one Alex White, an informant, advising him that they needed him to lie, saying that he had purchased coc aine at
Johnston’s house. White refused, managed to escape, and went to the media with the story.
Last month, two of those officers pleaded guilty to manslaughter – in deals which helped them escape murder charges – and now face more than 10
years in prison, after authorities demonstrated they lied to get their warrant.
So, what do we do and again why are WE put in this situation?