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South Carolina Supreme Court temporarily bans no-knock warrants
WMBF News ^ | 7/11/2020 | WMBF news

Posted on 07/12/2020 6:38:07 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama

Edited on 07/12/2020 11:03:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - The South Carolina Supreme Court has temporarily ordered judges to stop issuing “no-knock” search warrants.

The announcement, signed by Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty on Friday, said circuit and summary judges cannot sign off on the warrants until they receive further instruction from the state’s judicial branch on how to issue the warrants.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; 5thamendment; crime; judicial; noknock; police; southcarolina; swat; warrants
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This is a good start! Never should have been allowed in the first place!
1 posted on 07/12/2020 6:38:07 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
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To: 2nd amendment mama

About bloody time.

Might avoid a bloody time, come to think of it.

Up next, asset forfeiture (except as a penalty imposed as part of a sentence after a guilty verdict at trial).


2 posted on 07/12/2020 6:39:33 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (For dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Agreed!


3 posted on 07/12/2020 6:41:40 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Does the left like anything about America?)
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To: Drew68; yldstrk; Army Air Corps; BenLurkin; CondoleezzaProtege

For your interest.


4 posted on 07/12/2020 6:42:00 AM PDT by KC_Lion
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To: upchuck

Ping upchuck


5 posted on 07/12/2020 6:42:18 AM PDT by KC_Lion
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Great start.

Need this to go national.

6 posted on 07/12/2020 6:44:25 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Finally breath of sanity. Just needs to be done nation wide. And after that we need to abolish civil asset forfeiture without arrest, trial, and conviction taking place first.

Of course they will fight that much harder because it’s far too much money going in their pockets.


7 posted on 07/12/2020 6:50:19 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Any no knock - middle of the night ninja warrant must have the presiding judge who authorized the warrant on the scene prior to and during the execution of the warrant.

That will put an end to that crap.

8 posted on 07/12/2020 6:53:25 AM PDT by blackdog (Making wine cave appearances upon request.)
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To: blackdog

The judge should lead the team.


9 posted on 07/12/2020 6:54:54 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Gil Scott-Heron - No Knock
10 posted on 07/12/2020 6:54:58 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If you believe masks work, you also believe Santa Claus ate the Easter Bunny for dinner.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

This is an example of what might have been a good idea in limited situations ends up totally abused by the government.

And if police won’t use these responsibly, then they should be taken away.


11 posted on 07/12/2020 6:56:50 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: real saxophonist

Ironic that what brought on awareness of police abuses was the prevalence of video cameras.

It was a revolution that had to be televised.


12 posted on 07/12/2020 7:00:17 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

If police smash their way in to a home before announcing and identifying themselves and before presenting a warrant, it’s called “breaking and entering”


13 posted on 07/12/2020 7:06:54 AM PDT by wny
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To: 2nd amendment mama

a good start. There are many — most homeowners who will Immediately shoot dead anyone trying to break in.


14 posted on 07/12/2020 7:07:42 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, theyÂ’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: 2nd amendment mama

AMEN!


15 posted on 07/12/2020 7:07:46 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Fork no knock warrants. It’s somebodies’ home for Pete’s sake. So what if they are a criminal? Knock and behave accordingly. You are just begging for trouble with a no knock.


16 posted on 07/12/2020 7:08:18 AM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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To: All

Good


17 posted on 07/12/2020 7:11:57 AM PDT by escapefromboston (Free Assange)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

A start. Now, civil asset forfeiture and automatic qualified immunity for any and all govt officials and even judges....

But I doubt it. Some animals are more equal....


18 posted on 07/12/2020 7:17:52 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: KC_Lion; 07Jack; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Thanks for the ping KC.

South Carolina Ping   

If you'd like to be on or off the South Carolina ping list, just click Private Reply below and drop me a FReepmail.

19 posted on 07/12/2020 7:18:14 AM PDT by upchuck (D.Horowitz: America did not invent slavery, America ended it. Preserve the American way of life.)
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To: escapefromboston

There was a time at the federal level when you could only serve a search warrant between dawn and dusk unless you specified why a night warrant was needed. That morphed into the no knock warrant. In an of themselves, they serve a specific valid purpose, not so much safety of officers, but to stop any destruction of evidence i.e. drugs flushed or betting slips destroyed. Today the betting slips are thing of past. Now it would be computer records. Have they been abused, absolutely. Just like with the FISA warrants, a decent idea becomes stretched to extremes by any oppressive government agency. To ban them entirely may be a mistake but something definitely needs be done because throwing the baby out with the bath water is never a good idea. As far as the equally oppressive seizure laws, they need to go unless there is a court rendered verdict for such. For clarity, no knock warrants are distinct from warrentless entry necessitated under exigent circumstances.


20 posted on 07/12/2020 7:33:50 AM PDT by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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