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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

From the Annals of Trigger Happy Americans. Ya gotta love the cops, always doing "everything" right, in due respect to the Constitution. The what? The Constitution, Yes, The Constitution!

Woman, 92, dies in shootout with police

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- The niece of a 92-year-old woman shot to death by police said her aunt likely had reason to shoot three narcotics investigators as they stormed her house.
Police insisted the officers did everything right before entering the home Tuesday evening, despite suggestions from the woman's neighbors and relatives that it was a case of mistaken identity.

The woman, Kathryn Johnston, was the only resident in the house at the time and had lived there for about 17 years, Assistant Chief Alan Dreher said.

The officers had a legal warrant [no doubt, issued by a corrupt judge], "knocked and announced" before they forced open the door and were justified in shooting once fired upon, he said.

Read the rest of the article here.


Anonymous said...

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Carol Novack said...

Thanks for the text. It used to mean something. It's all in the interpretation, as you must realize. I find the "living" breathing, loving interpretation whimsical and winsome. I find the "dying," dead and fearsome interpretations terribly unappealing. They were the ones with which I had to contend quite frequently during my years as a criminal defense attorney.