Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Jack-Booted Thug(s) of the Week...

... are the members of the Kansas City, Missouri police department who elected to conduct a "no-knock" raid, complete with a flash-bang grenade, on a house which contained an 84-year-old invalid woman as well as a 2-year-old child.

The highly dangerous situation that necessitated such an immediate high-risk action on the part of the tacticool-clad ninjas?  They were looking for the cell phone of a homicide victim which allegedly had been used by a family member who hadn't lived there for four months, and who was currently in police custody.

"A Jackson County Circuit Court judge signed the search warrant that allowed police to enter [JeTuan] Jones’ home Nov. 3. But police did not request — and the judge did not grant — permission to barge in unannounced. Police usually give a judge specific reasons for conducted a 'no knock' entry."

"Special people" don't have to follow the same laws as the rest of us peasants.  Ms. Jones should have been well-aware of that apparent fact, seeing as how she is a former police dispatcher.

"After barging in, police realized her brother did not live there and left without searching, Jones said."

And without apologizing, and without offering to pay for the damage to her house, estimated at thousands of dollars. 

"Police say they don’t usually pay for damage if it is considered 'reasonable.'"

Nothing about this incident appears to be "reasonable" on the part of these clueless cops.

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