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I guess the police force was to busy trampling over the rights of people in Boston and treating every person like a criminal while they illegally searched their houses to look inside a boat.
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* cops prepare to raid house (guns pointed at house)
* cops bang on door
* cops make guy who answers come out with hands up
* cops enter premises without permission
* cops take out inhabitants one by one with hands up, walk them down the street and frisk them
* guns pointed at them the whole time
* inhabitants are forced to leave their private property in the hands of police
Would anyone else refuse and force the police to get a warrant after seeing this video?
Putting innocent people into these situations cannot be justified. Letting a bunch of gun toting cops in "hero mode" treat you like shit pointing guns at you and your children while they force you out of your house without a warrant. Yes just leave all of your personal belongings behind, hell you being a random citizen might have a bomb.
Hell if you have a good dog that would bark and be hostile in that situation I wouldn't be surprised at all if a cop shoots it without any repercussions (it has happened before)
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.
This was part of a larger operation that involved total lockdown of the suburban neighbor to Boston. Roads were barricaded and vehicle traffic was prohibited. A No-Fly Zone was declared over the town. People were "ordered" to stay indoors. Businesses were told not to open. National Guard soldiers helped with the lockdown, and were photographed checking IDs of pedestrians on the streets. All the while, police were performing these disgusting house-to-house searches.
Also lol at the response of people who were kicked out of their homes. (one guy even confirms they didn't ask for permission to search)
Really? I'm glad you have the nuts to take a video clip, and then with no real context put your own spin on it and complain.
Watch the second clip, that should give some context.
I am looking forward to the responses from those who adamantly say treading on any part of the Constitution is wrong but support actions such as those in the link.
You bet your sweet ass they were in ''hero mode'', listen to you, another whiny little bltch. I would have gladly walked out of my house and would have done anything in my power to help the authorities find that little scumbag. Quit complaining.
"hero mode" is when cops act like idiots and do things like this.
I love how the cops who did this were taken off field duty for a couple weeks as their only punishment.
Also letting the police force you out of your home and putting you in the street as the search you makes you a lot safer. God forbid you are safer inside your house compared to being out in the open.
Emma Hernandez, 71, was delivering newspapers early on Thursday morning when she was shot by Los Angeles police, who mistook her pickup truck for the vehicle belonging to Christopher Dorner, the suspected killer ex-cop.
This post was edited by Nole of 16 12 months ago
Quit being so trivial you little drama queen, a terrorist was on the streets after a horrific bombing...is anybody from Watertown complaining about being forced out of their homes while the authorities conduct a sweep? No, they were glad to do it in order to help out. They did what they had to do and the POS got caught. Everybody's happy, the end.
My god we have a large population of pussies out there.....
These cops are protecting us - STFU and respect what they do to keep us safe.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Exigent circumstances, brah. One of a myriad of exceptions to the warrant requirement.
Started at the bottom, now we here.....better get used to it.
Quit your crying and be a man, the job got done.
You could actually argue this was a matter of homeland security. Everybody was happy to help out, not sure why anybody would cry about this. Such pansies, not a good look.
This post was edited by IrishMarley 12 months ago
Next time there is a terrorist attack everyone should just let them go. God forbid cops gotta search some houses for them. You understand that they went in to this neighborhood, it was reasonable to believe that they were meeting a friend to have them hide them. A house to house search was absolutely necessary, every house in that neighborhood was a possible safehouse for these people.
I didn't say anything about what happened. I just posted a quote I post in pretty much every political thread.
You don't even have to make the argument. Searching for terrorist suspects fresh off a bombing and murder of campus cop at MIT is about as exigent as circumstances get. No one knew what they would do next, whether it be set another explosive or shoot someone, etc. The police did not need a warrant, and no judge in Massachusetts would rule otherwise.
I don't think anyone is arguing that those residents should not have willingly allowed the police to search their homes. I would have gladly allowed them in. Although I probably would not have been too thrilled about having guns pointed at me. The question is whether or not you think it is ok for the police to search a home without permission? Is it ok to violate a person's rights simply because they were looking for someone who was in the neighborhood? Did the end justify the means?
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Yes. I would prefer that they check my house cuz i certainly don't wanna go hunting for him.
Me too, but that is not what I asked.
the answer is still yes. They can do what they need to do, its not like they were going through these houses trying to incriminate the home owners. They were trying to find a terrorist. There is a difference there. There was reason to believe the terrorist was in any of those houses, they did what was absolutely necessary to guarantee the safety of everyone and nothing more.
This post was edited by Hskr4Life23 12 months ago
So they have the right to go in any house they want so long as a suspected criminal is on the loose in the vicinity? No permission necessary?
"they can do what they need to do"
"Next time there is a terrorist attack everyone should just let them go. God forbid cops gotta search some houses for them. You understand that they went in to this neighborhood, it was reasonable to believe that they were meeting a friend to have them hide them. A house to house search was absolutely necessary, every house in that neighborhood was a possible safehouse for these people."
BRB on run from cops, cut off so he jumps out of car and runs into a backyard.
Your logic. -He has a safe house and we should treat everyone like criminals.
did they arrest these people? were they inconvenienced by the searches for more than 5 minutes? were any of them hurt?
Was the terrorist caught?
No one is arguing that it was a major inconvenience or that anyone was hurt. The question is whether or not what they did was legal? If they went in w/o permission, did they violate the property owners rights?
BTW, they did not catch the suspect during the searches.
The 19 year old was found after the police had widened the search beyond where he was found. He was found by a civilian not a police officer...
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