Jackboots Policing: No-Knock Raids Rip a Hole in the Fourth Amendment

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by John Whitehead

“Nationwide, SWAT teams routinely invade homes, break down doors, kill family pets (they always shoot the dogs first), damage furnishings, terrorize families, and wound or kill those unlucky enough to be present during a raid. No longer reserved exclusively for deadly situations, SWAT teams are now increasingly being deployed for relatively routine police matters such as serving a search warrant, with some SWAT teams being sent out as much as five times a day. SWAT teams have been employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of so-called criminal activity or mere community nuisances: angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession, to give a brief sampling. In some instances, SWAT teams are even employed, in full armament, to perform routine patrols.” (05/02/22)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2022/05/02/jackboots-policing-no-knock-raids-rip-a-hole-in-the-fourth-amendment/