Could it be that the landlord (standing in his livingroom) have provided all the permission the cops needed to invade?
Are renters denied Constitutional rights?
And why was the EMT guy with them?
Why would cops have had him along?
Because the cops knew in advance he had guns and expected a different outcome. It does sound like the guy has an enemy and was set up.
Expect more of such arrests when your friends/neighbors/relatives are told they'll get perks from turning you in. Heil, hussein!
It stinks of a setup to me...
I'm not familiar with the details of NJ Tenant Landlord law, but as a general rule, renters have what is called a "right to quiet enjoyment." In theory, a landlord could be found guilty of trespassing on his own property, and a renter has, up to a point, the right to permit or deny access to the leased premises. The lease would clearly outline the terms and conditions under which a landlord could enter without the tenant's permission (typically under emergency circumstances) and under which the landlord might grant access to the leased property to others.