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lakercub Donating Member (509 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 04:37 PM
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101. Doing your job can be stupid
If you are a plain-clothes cop doing a no-knock search, knocking doors down, you run an incredibly high risk of getting shot, and, much as I hate guns, deservedly so. People have a right to protect their property, and if an officer is not in uniform with a visible badge, the home-owner has no reason to believe the person is a cop.

If someone knocks down your door, you will be frightened. If that person has no uniform, you can....and should...expect someone terrible just broke into your house. From that point on, everything you do for your own protection is completely, 100 percent, and undeniably within your rights and totally justifiable.

"It's nice to hear they were doing their jobs (as I suspected)."

They may have been doing their jobs, but that doesn't make it nice to hear. If your job puts you in an absurd situation like this (in fact, is LIKELY to put you in an absurd situation like this) you don't do the job...you get a new one. That is not anti-cop, it is anti-cop stupidity. Much of what the police do I support and admire, but there are plenty of things going on in police departments that need to stop.
If I was a cop, and my sergeant, captain, whoever, said I was going on a no-knock raid in plain-clothes, I would tell him to go to hell.

Stuff like this invites scorn and police ridicule. In fact it is deserving of scorn and ridicule. Each of the three officers who got shot is a moron for ever putting themselves in this situation.
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