"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

What is THIS about?

THIS is very strange.

So police and DEA agents in New Mexico plan and execute a massive drug raid, targeting "dozens" of suspects. In one particular instance, "multiple officers in raid gear with guns drawn" bang on the door of a citizen's home, demanding entry.

So far, so good.

But when the homeowner stands his ground, and demands to see a search warrant, the agents confess they don't have one, and leave.

Is this just some embarrassing administrative screw-up? If there's some actual reason to think a wanted fugitive is holing up at a particular place, then getting a warrant should take about 15 minutes. And this was not some spur-of-the-moment action, but a coordinated, city-wide operation.

Or are we instead to think that sometimes the police don't have a legally sufficient reason to bust down your door, but they send a goon squad anyway, counting on the likelihood that you'll be intimidated and let them in?


Comments on "What is THIS about?"


Anonymous Uncle M said ... (3:05 PM) : 

What is particularly noteworthy is that this is the first time a paramilitary event took place in Roswell that did not involve aliens.


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