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Federal court: police can break down door and seize guns without warrant or charges

MILWAUKEE, WI — The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not a violation of constitutional rights if police break down a citizen’s door, search the home, and confiscate firearms, so long that they "believe" it is in the citizen’s best interest.

The federal ruling affirms a legal loophole which allows targeted home invasions, warrantless searches, and gun confiscations that rest entirely in the hands of the Executive Branch. The emergency aid doctrine enables police to act without a search warrant, even if there is time to get one. When the government wants to check on someone, his or her rights are essentially suspended until the person’s sanity has been forcibly validated.



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Bad idea...

Bad idea, that's all I am going to say.

RickStone

Here's the ruling.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 75-page opinion analyzing existing law about when police may act without search warrants, upheld the decision but suggested there might be better ways to balance personal privacy rights in the context of emergency mental health evaluations.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/7th-circuit-upholds-w...

The opinion:

http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Disp...

This case is similar to what happened to Brandon Raub.

https://www.rutherford.org/key_cases/key_cases_brandon_raub/

The two cases are similar in the sense we now have to be careful what we say, online or to a doctor. Welcome to America.

Well, police in Indiana know

Well, police in Indiana know better. No knock raids don't happen here because of our reinforced right to defend ourselves. Someone comes storming into my home, they get two in the chest and one in the head, then I go back to sleep like a baby. I hope I never have to.