Skip to comments.Police Owe Nothing To Man Whose Home They Blew Up, Appeals Court Says
Posted on 10/31/2019 12:31:05 PM PDT by OddLane
An armed shoplifting suspect in Colorado barricaded himself in a stranger's suburban Denver home in June 2015. In an attempt to force the suspect out, law enforcement blew up walls with explosives, fired tear gas and drove a military-style armored vehicle through the property's doors.
After an hours-long siege, the home was left with shredded walls and blown-out windows. In some parts of the interior, the wood framing was exposed amid a mountain of debris.
A federal appeals court in Denver ruled this week that the homeowner, who had no connection to the suspect, isn't entitled to be compensated, because the police were acting to preserve the safety of the public.
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“We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”
Some things never change.
I agree with this decision. Ie means, of course, that any of us can blow up anybody’s home and not owe them anything, as long as our reasons were pure.
The movie Brazil...
This won't end well.
Thank you for your cooperation citizen.
P.S. don’t be late with your property taxes.
This is the stupidest thing I’ve heard today. I say today because something stupid is always getting reported.
Yesirree, that’s what my ancestors in the Revolution fought for: unlimited police power to destroy at will
A monolithic police state with no accountability to the peons, er, “citizens”
Surround it and wait him out or break down the front door like so many other police departments do with impunity.
"How could the perp have been a danger to the public when he had barricaded himself in a manner that was specifically away from the public?"
I'll hang up and listen... thanks.
Yes, because maintaining order is so important, it should be done even when the public is harmed in so doing. Uh, we’re the people you’re supposed to be maintaining order FOR.
The word should be what Comey used with Clinton emails. There was no “Intent” on the part of the police to destroy the home.
Someone should torch the judge’s house - acting to preserve the safety of the public of course.
Judges have no problem making this type of ruling as long as it’s not their own property. I bet if the police had blown up this judge’s house there would be hell to pay.
Same for sanctuary cities. As long as the judges don’t have to live near these people who cares.
Hope he had insurance.
Even the White Hut, when the Usurper was Pres_ent? Oh, wait, nothing done against him COULD possibly be pure, cause it could only be waycism.
Isn’t there a ‘crime victims compensation board”?
This guy was the victim of a crime.
wow, do you want killdozer? Because this is how you get killdozer
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