Thursday, March 20, 2008

Another needless use of a SWAT team,

and another needless death, and another life needlessly ruined.

I said it before, I'll say it again: I am so damn sick of reading of cases like this.

Kim puts the position of a lot of people very well:
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: if anyone tries to break down my door and invade my home, he’d better be prepared for a shit-storm of Biblical proportions, because I will unload it on him. And that goes for cops, robbers, ex-husbands, ATF, FBI, whoever. I have nothing illegal in my house: no drugs, drug paraphernalia, unregistered NFA guns, espionage materials, nada.

End of sentence, end of statement.

I've seen a lot of downright vicious comments on some sites noting incidents like this, ranging from "You idiots have no idea what cops face" to "I hope you die because a cop wouldn't save you" bullcrap. My answer: There is NO EXCUSE for using a tactical team for serving arrest/search warrants on non-violent possible offenders. Period. If you have no evidence- 'evidence' does NOT include words from an informant alone- that the person/people are armed or otherwise dangerous, you do not need a SWAT team kicking in doors. And running around in masks, etc.


Anonymous said...

I agree 100% but would ad that if even Barny fife knocked, waited for an answer and showed me a warrant I would politely invite him in.

Put me in fear for my life at your own peril.

Anonymous said...

"You idiots have no idea what cops face"
Is this like saying, "It's a black thing, you wouldn't understand"?
"It's a blue thing, you wouldn't understand"?
I can only imagine what they face, but I have a vivid imagination, so I conclude that the cops have no business manufacturing needless hazards for themselves to face.

"I hope you die because a cop wouldn't save you"
What, we live in a police state that is as sensitive to well-founded criticism as the Soviets or Nazis or countless two-bit, puffed-up, south of the border
dictators with a chest full of medals bought out of a catalog?