.Originally Posted by BackgroundIn March 2011 I got some very bad news just before walking into a doctor's appointment.
I was upset. I talked with the doctor about it. She wanted me to "voluntarily" spend the night on the psych ward. I wasn't going to do that. I left. She called police. (So much for being voluntary.)
Somewhere along the line, either she or the police came up with the idea that I had threatened to shoot myself. (I hadn't.)
The police came to my home 9 hours later, 4 hours after my doctor knew I was OK & her judgment had been wrong, broke open the door, tackled me, searched the house, stole one of my pistols & several of my ccl's from a locked case, handcuffed me, & hauled me away to be "evaluated". (Never mind that my own doctor had already done that.)
This is a 2A case because the reason the local PD pursued me so fanatically is that they know (and don't like) that I carry. When they attacked me, tackled me to the floor in my living room, their questions were, "how many guns are in the house?!", and "where are the guns?!".
Also, I've already won several court cases for their wrongful acts against me. They don't like that either.
Under the pretext of searching for "lurking confederates", they broke into a locked case, which was in an opaque gym bag, which was in a room away from where they'd attacked me, and stole not only the pistol but also several of my ccl's from various states and a non-working BB pistol.
They claimed this was for my own protection... but they didn't remove any other means I could have used to harm myself.
The court said that search & seizure was illegal, but gave them a pass because the cops claimed they didn't know it was wrong.
That needs to be reversed.
We also need to re-establish that "exigent circumstances" does not include them forcing their way into someone's home hours after someone has made an unsubstantiated allegation.
They need to be held accountable for not using the resources available to them, preferring to employ brute force.
And it'd be nice if in the future, anyone thinking about taking such drastic action (breaking into a home, kidnapping the owner, etc.) would have to have not only some proof of their intended victim having made dangerous statements or done dangerous actions (not just someone's word), but also a warrant.
The court objects to police being required to get a warrant to do what they did to me, because supposedly there isn't a warrant type that would cover it.
Not my problem. The Constitution says police need a warrant.