One thing I fear is there going on a no knock warrent but they enter the wrong house. It has happened a number of times. In one wrong address case, an elderly woman, in a wheelchair, heard her door crashing down and men rushing at her. She fired one shot and a volley of bullets went her way, killing her.
The officers say they loadly said: "Police!" but who knows.
What I fear more than that, is the disturbing trend among BGs to announce "Police!" as they enter. Some are wearing T-shirts that say police. They could even buy a police uniform, badge, etc. How do I know if it is real officers or not?
There would be no reason to enter my home, but I couldn't shoot someone dressed as a LEO. I woul hate to be wrong and be murdered when I had the means to protect myself.
Another reason why I am very much against no knock warrants. It is extremely disturbing that the departments are militarizing theirpolice units and wearingfull head gear like some spec ops group. There are a number of stories where police have gotten address wrong and done these no knock warrants. When people have been hurt their excuse is" well our inside man (drug dealer) has assured us it was the right address and we are sorry for the family loss".
Instead of turning our police into another military group how aboutgoing in the day time to do more surveillance on the home and make sure it is the right address and not some honest family. Or better yet giving the honest citizen little to zero restrictions on their right to defend their family. Which by the way we can do better than any masked police departments ever wish they could.
I for one agree 1000000% with Jeff cooper on this matter and the mask BULLSH&T
You can come bum rushing into my home in all black out uniforms and I will always return fire, anyone can yell police or search warrant. Surprise me by having the house secure and knocking on my door without all
the Blackout commando gear and show your id and the damn warrant. Otherwise I will treat you like any other threat. This is not Iraq, Iran, or any other damn war zone. KNOCK ON THE DAMN DOOR AND HAVE YOUR ID READY AND WARRANT IN HAND. I understand that police want to get home alive, just as i do not want my family shot up by SWAT officers who are on edge based off of the wrong Intel from a damn drug dealer, turned witness.
"Already a couple of the faithful have sent in checks for a foundation memorial to the innocents who perished at the hands of the ninja at Waco ... I have been criticized by referring to our federal masked men as 'ninja' ... Let us reflect upon the fact that a man who covers his face shows reason to be ashamed of what he is doing. A man who takes it upon himself to shed blood while concealing his identity is a revolting perversion of the warrior ethic. It has long been my conviction that a masked man with a gun is a target. I see no reason to change that view."
Sorry for my poor grammar this no knock garbage drives me insane.