05-07-2010, 07:51 PM
I like how wee wee compares one off instances to habitual disreguard for the law. I also like how wee wee is still assuming that it's the cops in the wrong here without even half the facts of the story - just some grainy video. For all we know - this was staged.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
05-07-2010, 07:54 PMJesus watch the video and listen to the number of shots that are fired. These are trained professionals, experts with firearms, how many shots does it take to down 1 dog?Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
05-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Dick-head just wants to vent his spleen and get his ya-ya's off proving how much smarter than conservatives he is. Which probably means something happened at work or school or wherever that reminded him what an ineffectual bitch he is in RL. :D
05-07-2010, 08:17 PM
The common scenario goes something like this: A homeowner is asleep in bed at 02:00 in the morning. The police arrive and yell, "Police! Search warrant!" and break down the door. The homeowner being asleep heard only the door break down, so he wakes with a start and rushes down the stairs or whatever with a flashlight and a shotgun. At this point, one or two things happen. An officer gets shot followed by the homeowner, or the homeowner gets shot before he has a chance to fire. Either way, a simple clerical mistake leads to an innocent man, and possibly an officer dying. However, I can't think of anything I'd do differently. If someone is breaking into my home I have a duty to defend my family, and the if I take the time and exposure to figure out if it is some sort of mistaken police raid, I may fail that duty.
The frequency of these type of occurrences is alarming.
I could Google some more and come up with hundreds of examples.
Here are some other opinions on the subject:
To put no knock warrants into perspective, the frequency of no knock warrants being served in error is low compared to total no knock warrants served. However, when mistakes are made, no knock warrants most likely end in injury or fatalities, and that's a big issue.
This is one of the reasons I'm against prohibition. I'm not the only conservative in the world to be against the war on drugs either: http://old.nationalreview.com/12feb96/drug.html
However, if we want to continue this failed War on Drugs, we should at least reform the no knock portions and require a minimum amount of surveillance, and a standard higher than probable cause. The outcome will only save the lives of innocents and police officers. The drug dealers will continue to deal unaware that they are being watched. If a few slip through the cracks, then fine, let them slip through. I'd rather let 20 drug dealers get away with it for now, than have one homeowner or officer shot over a clerical error.
Not to mention, nearly half of my old platoon are now police officers in different PDs and SOs in my area, and all of them think this drug war is a big waste of their time. Their opinion may not mean much to you guys, but as my friends, their opinion definitely affects mine."In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
óThomas Paine, Common Sense
SonnabendGuest05-07-2010, 08:42 PM
What do we have here.....
As for Whitworth — who pleaded guilty on April 20 to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and was fined $300 — Burton said a federal drug conviction and a history of combative arrests prompted the use of heavy police force. Burton regretted the department waited so long to execute the warrant.
05-09-2010, 04:05 PMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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