Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Without a warrant, they're just another goblin

I have said before; if people burst into my house late at night claiming to be police, I will respond exactly as I would if they were clearly burglars; I will shoot them.

The police have no right to burst into my home. Even with a warrant, that is not reasonable search or seizure; it is clearly unreasonable. There is no probable cause to perform a dynamic entry on my home, no matter what they think I may have inside.

Unless there is a hostage situation, or a clear and grevious risk of bodily harm or harm to the officers or to the public if they approach and announce; all searches or arrests should be performed through a standard entry, after announcing presence and intention, and presenting an authorized person with a warrant.

Aside from fundamental rights of life, liberty, and property; there is a very practical reason why you should treat ANYONE bursting into your home as a criminal, whether they claim to be police or not.

This is one reason why:
Man shot by intruder posing as FBI agent

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 10/30/06

A south Fulton County homeowner was shot early Monday by a masked intruder claiming to be an FBI agent, police said.

The suspect kicked in the back door of the home on Hidden Court, in a subdivision off Welcome All Road, about 4 a.m., setting off the home's burglar alarm, Fulton police Cpl. Gary Syblis said.

The 53-year-old victim told police he got out of bed and heard the suspect coming up the stairs, yelling, "FBI, FBI, FBI," Syblis said.

Syblis said the homeowner confronted the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask and dark clothing.

The suspect fired four times, striking the victim once in the stomach. The victim returned fire, but apparently did not hit the suspect, who fled the home after the shooting.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. His condition was not immediately available.