Friday, June 16, 2006

Irrisistable Force Meets Immovable Object

Yesterday the SCOTUS ruled that police could use evidence in no-knock entries. Without identifying themselves the door kickers could rush a residence and presumably do their thing with less danger. With this newest attack on the 4th amendment anybody can see what's in store for us.

"The libertarian Cato Institute also denounced the ruling. "Because of today's decision, we can expect to see an even more pronounced increase in the use of illegal, military-style no-knock raids," Cato policy analyst Radley Balko said. "

But Texas, Florida and some other states have a law called the castle doctrine, which stipulates that you don't have to retreat in the face of armed aggression and you can use deadly force by standing your ground.

A sticky wicket. -(The Phrase Finder): A difficult situation.


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