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A concise explanation from Wiki of the No-Knock Warrant: "In the US, a no knock warrant is a warrant issued by a judge that allows law enforcement officers to enter a property without immediate prior notification of the residents, such as by knocking or ringing a doorbell. In most cases, law enforcement will identify themselves just before they forcefully enter the property. It is issued under the belief that any evidence they hope to find can be destroyed during the time that police identify themselves and the time they secure the area, or in the event where there is a large perceived threat to officer safety during the execution of the warrant."

Here's a no-knock warrant in practice:

A concise explanation from Wiki of the Castle Doctrine: "A Castle Doctrine is an American legal doctrine that designates a person's abode as a place in which the person has certain protections and immunities and may in certain circumstances use force, up to and including deadly force, to defend against an intruder without becoming liable to prosecution."

Basically, the Castle Doctrine embodies the idea that a man's home is his castle. And that he may defend his family and himself with lethal force from what he reasonably believes to be an imminent threat.

So say you're nodding off watching TV in your bed when you hear some garbled hollering outside your house and it's obvious your front door just got kicked in. Naturally you go for your shotty and you manage to get the drop on the intruders and blow 2 of them away before other officers in the group identify themselves clearly as police. Was this a justifiable homicide under the Castle Doctrine?
they say you own your own property in the US. land of the free.

LOL @ that.

if that were indeed true, you could make your own laws on your own property!
The thing is, the police need scant justification to murder you as long as they claim they "feared for their safety". But do the same rules apply to the average citizen as we approach a complete militarization of police tactics in America. Anybody would reasonably fear for their lives in that scenario. Btw the police in the video were not accused of any misconduct.
And apparently the police can now arrest you for.. whatever.

"Steed stopped him because he was wearing a Halloween costume and booked him even though three breathalyzers tests showed no alcohol in his system. Choate said he spent $3,800 and had to take four days off of work to get his DUI charged dismissed."

yep. they can arrest you for whatever at this point.

It's pretty much a poilce state.. with not even a veneer of following the law.

there is no LAW.. only procedure!
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