Skip to comments.Watertown House to House police search
Posted on 04/24/2013 8:15:55 AM PDT by jt2
How is it at all legal for the police to have coerced people from their homes during the house to house search that was conducted in Watertown MA last week?
By 'coerced', I mean being told to leave their residence by police SWAT teams. When you have 10 police pointing rifles at you, yelling at your to get out of your house, I'd consider that coersion.
These people were removed from their homes and forced to go someplace else. It appears that they were not 'allowed' back into their homes for hours.
How is that possible in America?
Were homeowners able to decline having their homes searched?
Were they allowed to remain or return to their homes if they wanted to?
Could they have been arrested for interfering with police work for declining to have their homes search, or for trying to remain in their homes?
This is a major story...that is being ignored by the MSM. If all of that was legal and allowable, then we really have no rights left in this police state that we live in.
We are being told that because the ACLU has not put up a fight that this was OK.
I share this concern. This is EXACTLY why the 4th Amendment exists. The British were forcing themselves into homes at will. This precedent is horrendous and needs to be challenged.
So, you’re saying it legal for police to remove you from your home, for whatever reason they may come up with that has to do with some il defined “Public Safety”?
Any idea what law this is covered under?
Most excellent point, which I intend to bring up with my congresscritter.
This was a test case for what is to come. Can anyone say, “False Flag”?
I told you all that all those SWAT teams that were created compliments of your “war” on drugs, were just practicing on the potheads with their Gestapo style raids. Now they are practicing the house to house searches. Should I ruin the surprise and tell you what comes next? Because a lot of people here are going to learn the hard way that leos really aren’t their friends.
If the 4th Amendment is now inoperative, why not house-to-house searches in Chicago to look for illegal guns? More are murdered over a typical Chicago weekend than died as a result of the brothers Tsarnaev's terrorism.
It's for the children, after all.
If you want to stop this, start rounding up MUSLIMS and make them run cowering out of THEIR houses. Otherwise, get it on -- start shooting.
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
I think it depends on how “reasonable” is defined and who exactly defines it, us or them. There can be considerable asymmetry in how “reasonable” is approached.
As Emiliano Zapata so correctly said, “Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.”
You would have made a Good German.
Could you have said, “NO!”, and shut your door?
Let them break it down, arrest you, and sue the bastards for failing to have a search warrant + damages + penalties for violating civil rights.
LOL! Well played.
I wonder what happened or would have happened if a home was unoccupied?
Just go to the next or break in?
Who did they ask to leave? I thought they just searched.
But you have to support law enforcement! They have shiny badges and are more equal than us lumpen.
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