Lug, they have to have a warrant. So with a warrant in hand, why risk the cops and/or losing evidence by making like an Avon lady and knocking?
posted on 06/15/2006 8:19:51 AM PDT
(Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
why risk the cops
Indeed. Bursting into a house unannounced is much riskier for the cop than knocking and letting a person calmly answer the door.
Um, you may not understand this, but the risk to the cops is far greater if they kick in the door without knocking.
As far as the risk to evidence, I believe that there has been quite enough violence done to the 4th Amendment in the name of the War on (some) Drugs. It needs to end.
posted on 06/15/2006 11:59:14 AM PDT
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