Family ripped from their home at gunpoint; Police storm the property looking for terrorists

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Family ripped from their home at gunpoint; Police storm the property looking for terrorists
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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 9:23pm

Family ripped from their home at gunpoint; Police storm the property looking for terrorists

 

WATERTOWN, MA -- On Friday, April 19, 2013, during a manhunt for a bombing suspect, police and federal agents spent the day storming people's homes and performing illegal searches. While it was unclear initially if the home searches were voluntary, it is now crystal clear that they were absolutely NOT voluntary. Police were filmed ripping people from their homes at gunpoint, marching the residents out with their hands raised in submission, and then storming the homes to perform their illegal searches.

 

 

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Registered: 10-17-2012

Whatcha gonna do?  Knock politely and ask, "any terrorists at home?" ; )  Are we sure they didn't have a warrant or that exigent circumstances didn't give them the proper authority?

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Registered: 04-20-2012

Wow, that is pretty messed up :(  Imagine how terrifying that would be for any kids in the house.

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Registered: 03-08-2011

What's Bad About a House-to-House Search?

by Michael S. Rozeff   Article posted Apr 24 2013

In a house-to-house search, police can find evidence of many wrongdoings. This depends on other laws that are passed and what items may be searched. Police could find a copyright violation on most everyone's computer, for example. They could find drugs. They could find out-of-date prescription drugs. They could find weapons. They could find cash and seize it. It is the search power combined with other laws that become a powerful tool of repression.

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=43703

"The Nazis took control and transformed the traditional police forces of the Weimar Republic into an instrument of state repression and, eventually, of genocide."

The spectacle of Americans being routed from their homes with raised arms and herded down the street is not too far, however, from German soldiers arresting Jews in Warsaw in 1943:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FQ1-ZUN3Li0

Police searching House By House the Suspect bombing Boston