Like everything they have a rightful, useful and reasonable use..TEX wrote: ↑Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:16 amIMHO no knock warrants are a violation of constitution, given out too easily and a sign of laziness and cowboying. Completely innocent citizens have died because of it. Just wait for him to leave the property, take him and then search the property. A lot of innocents died at Waco because of this kind of crap. It is a bad law and bad policy for a nation of supposedly free people with 4th Amendment rights.
Your stated position assumes the criminal will cause no harm outside the home... But that is not reality,, reality is, some desperate criminals wold (have) rather kill everyone one, take hostages, run over anyone, do anything to avoid being taken into custody.. Not just officers, but the public is safer with those being taken into custody in a controlled, contained surprise event in the house. Innocents in the house,,, their safety is paramount of course, but the risk is the direct causation of the criminal who put them in danger.
Like everything that has a rightful, useful and reasonable use....the tactic is overused, I'll go so far as to say abused.. But its not as simple or black and white as just GOOD/BAD its how, when, why used or not.