Thursday, June 21, 2012

What, exactly, is the problem with checking the address first?

Would that make your job too hard? Because we don't want to make your job too hard, short-bus. On the other hand we don't want you to shoot us, our children, or our dogs. So let's compromise, okay? Check the frickin' address first.

1 comment:

rustynail said...

First, the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that "the right of the people to be secure in their houses ... shall not be violated and no warrant shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath ... and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized."

A government agent entering a home without presenting the warrant is breaking the law.

Second, "narcotics" and the ATF? You've got to be kidding. The ATF should have no jurisdiction!

I'm glad no harm evidently came of this keystone cops episode, but I hope the family sues the city of Rochester for everything they can get.

Finally, even before the agents "check the address", how about seeing they get some training on proper legal procedures?