"'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door —
Only this and nothing more." Edgar Allan Poe
We have this from David Codrea at War On Guns in reference to a story from Sentinel and Enterprise newspaper in Massachusetts.
It seems a multi-agency task force headed by agents of the FBI decided to raid the wrong home. They began the raid with a chainsaw cutting through the front door of an apartment occupied only by a woman and her three year old daughter.
The goons terrorized the woman and her daughter for over half an hour, demanding to know where "Vasquez" was. The mother and daughter were held at gun point in separate rooms, you know, so they couldn't cook up a story between 'em, the mother unable to comfort her terrified daughter.
There are a couple of quotes to note from the Sentinel and Enterprise piece.
First, " About 10 FBI agents came into her apartment at
391 Elm St., that morning, guns drawn and pointed at her. There was no
knock, and they didn't shout that they were from the FBI until after the
saw was buzzing through her six-panel front door, she said."
Hmmm, really? Was she, or the actual suspect had he been there, expected to be able to hear exactly what was being yelled at her while there was a chainsaw buzzing through her door? No? Thought not.
Second, "She believes it took about three minutes for
them to saw a big rectangle through the door, then kick in the center.
She shouted repeatedly that they had the wrong place."
Really? What would the real bad guy have done? A better question would be, what would a righteous home-owner do when THUGS begin cutting through his front door early in the morning? If it takes more than a minute, the master of the house should well be able to repel any invasion... if he intended to.
As David Codrea pointed out, they screwed up big time... they failed to shoot the puppy!
The goons eventually departed, saying "Uh, sorry." over their shoulder as they went. The John Belushi apology. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvR6d08L3nc
They do this, not because they believe it is the right thing to do, not because it is in compliance with the intent of the Fourth Amendment, but because the Courts have said they can get away with it.
The following is a quote from The Constitution for the United States of America:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated..." Ask yourself, honestly, is that principle in active practice now?
Folks, the question is not IF, but WHEN. When it happens to you, do you have a plan? Are you psychologically prepared to defend your home and bear the consequences which will come with it?
Your other option is to do what the Thugs expect you to do, which is: roll over, expose your belly, piss on yourself, whimper, grovel, and beg them not to murder you.
Finally, a note for the Goon Squad: You are rapidly losing the last shreds of what once was the fabric of credibility. Each time you do this another thread unravels.
Don't fucking care? Thought so.