No-knock raids are the sign of a Police State.
The elimination of every drug dealer in the nation is not worth one American Citizen being treated like a Russian Serf.
We are a better nation than this. Our Constitution does not allow this. Those who support this are two degrees away from lining people against the wall and shooting them.
When the shooting stopped, two dogs lay dead. A mayor sat in his boxers, hands bound behind his back. His handcuffed mother-in-law was sprawled on the kitchen floor, lying beside the body of one of the family pets that police had killed before her eyes.If that happened to the Salamander household, some police officer or two would be dead as most likely would CDR Salamander. If you crash into the Salamander household unannounced, anonymous, shooting my dogs, and wearing a mask - you get shot twice in the chest and once in the head. No one wins.
After the raid, Prince George's County police officials who burst into the home of Berwyn Heights' mayor last week seized the same unopened package of marijuana that an undercover officer had delivered an hour earlier.
What police left behind was a house stained with blood and a trail of questions about their conduct. No other evidence of illegal activity was found, and no one was arrested at Mayor Cheye Calvo's home in this small bedroom community near College Park.
Thursday, Calvo called on the U.S. Justice Department's civil rights division to investigate the raid and other similar actions by Prince George's law enforcement. He said officers burst into his house without knocking or announcing themselves, in violation of the warrant they had.
"Trinity was an innocent and random victim of identity theft. Apparently, so were four or five other county residents whose names and addresses were stolen and used as addresses on drug packages,"
Do your police dress like the Peace Officers of a Representative Republic? You cannot defend this action more worthy of a Fascist or Communist nation.
Don't get me started on soft drugs either - Lex is pissed too.