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Beware Warrior Cops

evie10 Wrote: Aug 21, 2013 4:59 PM
The police were granted immunity from the damage done when they make a mistake, as has been the fire department. Once this happened the police did as any bureaucracy does when given more power - they have begun, in a lot of cases, abusing the power. For instance, in Palm Bay FL, the police got a call from children stating a neighbor had brandished a gun at them. The neighbor they identified was a deaf man. The police stood in the street and used a bullhorn requesting the man come out - of course he did not hear them. He had a note on the door above a button explaining the problem, but the police never got that close so they did not realize he was not resisting, he simply did not know they were there - and so they shot him through the walls and windows of the house. They honestly thought that just saying "sorry" to the family would be sufficient.
publiusAH Wrote: Aug 21, 2013 8:15 PM
I do not know if your assertion that police are granted immunity from damage when they make a mistake is true in all municipalities throughout the country or if it is true for all degrees of fault. If it is then we are in deep trouble because the only way to curb unwarranted break-ins is to sue the governmental agency that the police work who make the mistake. Money lost is the only thing that officials understand.
Darby O'Gill Wrote: Aug 21, 2013 8:34 PM
pub...especially if it's money lost from their pension fund.
Reginald10 Wrote: Aug 22, 2013 3:49 PM
Better yet: A warrant only authorizes entry into one house. If they enter another, that's breaking & entering to start with. If they kill the occupant, that's felony murder; and being "officers of the law" holds them to a /higher/ standard, so the death penalty should be available.
By the same token, if they enter without *presenting* a badge and a warrant, then the homeowner should be under NO OBLIGATION to treat intruders as lawful; and perfectly WITHIN HIS RIGHTS to treat intruders as unlawful dangers to himself and his family.
And yes, there should be "dash-cam" video of the warrant and badge being presented, as well as the rest of the intrusion. Presumption AGAINST lawful conduct.
Darby O'Gill Wrote: Aug 21, 2013 5:04 PM
evie...SWAT team mentality....very very dangerous....gives a new slant to 'organized crime'.