Fucked around and found out

In Milwaukee, on 6 February, a Milwaukee tactical team was serving a search warrant in an investigation of illegal drug and firearms sales.

It is unclear if the warrant was a no-knock warrant. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the warrant was announced from a loudspeaker during the attempted service of the warrant. From jsonline.com:

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17 Responses to Fucked around and found out

  1. LoL No says:

    With the new red flag laws, the cops can expect a whole lot more of this. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of tyrant lackeys, either. Enforce un-Constitutional laws, get dead. Fuck ’em.

  2. Griffin says:

    The flag in my yard is at half-staff for this police officer. A brave young Marine reservist with a family should not be killed raiding a house the BATFE probably fucked up it’s investigation of

    But something needs to.change with this military action that police departments seem to think every activity warrants. The typical American citizen does not need to have their home treated like a terrorist hideout in Bagdad.

    • WoodBurner says:

      Agreed, something needs to change.

      I would suggest those that sign off on the warrant be first in line at the door.

  3. Bad_Brad says:

    There’s been a LOT of LEO getting shot up do to these No-Knock warrants. A lot killed. And from what’s available on the Internet, most the time the home owner gets off. Who thought it was a good idea to hold a gun fight in a residential area at 5;00 am? Complete with tactical weapons.

    • Walter Zoomie says:

      Yep. Back in the old days the coppers did what was called a “stakeout.” Wait until the suspect went outside in his robe and slippers to fetch the newspaper, or nab him at the 7/11 when he went out for smokes and a Dr, Pepper. Not glamorous, but neighborhoods didn’t get shot up either.

  4. G22timmichigan says:

    In today’s world there is NO need for no knock order. Technology in today’s world should be all that is needed and proper used of surveillance . It’s time to bring the 4th amendment back and strict castle laws. Killing civilians and police are not an option or needed in the world.

  5. joe says:

    They whisper “police”at your door in the dead of night then kick the door in. They deserve to be shot. Fuck’em!

  6. singlestack says:

    Violent raids in the middle of the night is one of the things I was taught was so horrible about communist countries when I was a kid.
    This crap should not exist in our country.

  7. mygirlp says:

    So sorry, when the cops literally attack a house with no prior warning then they should expect a tragic outcome. SWAT is now used for library fines and minor misdemeanor violations. Too many police forces are better armed than the military and when your only tool is a hammer then everything becomes a nail.

  8. pigpen51 says:

    I left a comment at the original post, but basically I said that a part of the problem lies in the fact that the military has different rules of engagement than the police. And the police train the soldier who just spent two tours in the sandbox getting shot at, and being able to return fire, to instead follow a different set of rules for dealing with such things. No knock raids will result in more and more deaths, until it starts a war. And there are more guns in this country than people think, and they are owned by people other than the conservatives. The liberals own some as well, but just don’t mention it. A shotgun in the back of the closet that was a hand me down from an uncle. When the government starts to shoot indiscriminately, the liberals will go and buy a box of shells and ask their gun owning neighbor how to load and shoot that old scatter gun. And the liberals will wonder why they ever tried to disarm their neighbors, when the government starts to shoot them for having the nerve to try and fight back. I see dangerous days ahead.

  9. Ken Powers says:

    Why didn’t they just pick him at the 7-11 when he was buying a Slurpee?

    • 15Fixer says:

      Then they couldn’t play with their kewl toys…..

    • Don says:

      Exactly. Just like they could have done with David Koresh. It seems sometimes like this kind of confrontation and use of SWAT is preferred. I understand that trying to apprehend people outside of their homes has it own problems , but how could it be as bad as ignoring the fourth amendment?

      …and what singlestack said…well put.

    • LoL No says:

      Wouldn’t get them a segment on LivePD…. I’m dead serious about that. The moment law dogs became “entertainment” for the masses, this train started chuggin down the tracks to its predictable destination.

  10. Aesop says:

    So, they’re noticing that no-knocks kill cops just as well as the targets?

    Boo frickin’ hoo.

    Try showing up in uniform in broad daylight, and knocking, and see how that goes for ya, Jackboots.

    Wait until ordinary people start pro-actively installing doors Jackie Jackboots can’t kick in, even with a hand ram, and watch the blue body count climb even farther into Unacceptable Losses Land.

    Maybe going back to government living inside the constraints of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments wouldn’t be such a bad idea, hmm?

    And any chief and supervisors who condone using the SWAT team for anything less than a capital murder suspect should be prosecuted as accessory to murder and attempted murder.

    Trying this without rules cuts both ways, and they won’t be liking it from here on out.
    You would’ve thought the BATFE experience at Waco 26 years ago would have been a wake-up call.

  11. Mike_C says:

    Why no-knocks?

    It sends a message to everyone else. “You are powerless to resist!” Getting the ostensible target isn’t so much the point as it is a bonus.
    It’s human nature to want to play with your toys. Combine that with use-it-or-lose-it (or rather don’t use it and never get funded for more in future) budget methods, and of course the MRAPs and Tactical Timmy outfits are going to get used.

Play nice.