Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave Trail of Blood

Posted by CircuitGuy 3 years, 8 months ago to Government
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Beyond the philosophical issues, I'm surprised they can recruit people to do this. When I read the stories and see the video, I wonder what is wrong with these people. Does a basic sense of right and wrong make people refuse to treat people this way? After a few years of looking into the abyss, do people just naturally jump right in?

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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 years, 8 months ago
    Federal laws have created this problem and elimination of them will resolve the problem by making SWAT teams virtually unnecessary.
    1. End the drug war by making drugs legal (and taxed similar to liquor/alcohol but without the idiotic licensing restiictions.) Let the free market place penalties on those who use drugs (e.g., no employment) and eliminate all government transfer payments to those who test positive for drug use.
    2. Repeal ALL the laws restricting gun ownership from 1936 to present day in line with the real meaning of the 2nd amendment. This also means that the BATF is disbanded and the FBI is reduced by at least 50% (primarily to deal with possible terrorist acts.)
    3. Make forfeiture of property without a trial illegal to eliminate the financial incentive for police to attack anyone who has assets to steal.

    CG, if you haven't read John Ross' Unintended Consequences, you should. Ross does a great job of explaining many of the unethical (and downright stupid) actions taken related to gun control. He even explains consequences in terms of supply and demand. It may open your eyes. Just skim over the gun/ammo jargon; it isn't really needed to understand the action, but it is quite educational if you have interest.
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    • Posted by 3 years, 8 months ago
      I suspect Federal law enforcement could be reduced by more than 50%. There may be synergies from recognizing we the people as capable, that we don't want criminals around, that we set up a gov't to protect our liberty, and so on. If your neighbor is in need, my thinking goes, it's good for you to go help him (if you want to; not a duty) with guns, medicines, or tools. You don't have to wait for the licensed and approved experts. It's not taking the law into your own hands. When the police and other authorities arrive, you can let them handle the situation. Many fewer of the neighbors, in the this scenario, have to worry about the police figuring out the have a clip that holds too many bullets, they have some drugs, their home office has some personal stuff in it, they're here on their husband's visa and they're not supposed to work, or whatever. In life today, the police know most people do one of these crimes and know to look the other way to get help/support from the neighbors who they've signed up to protect, but they can stop looking the other way if there is a personal or political reason to do so. It's so corrosive to liberty! And it's also corrosive to people working together to get rid of the real criminals who physical hurt people and steal.

      The article rightly says we're seeing a clash between "officers with a license to invade private homes and residents convinced of their right to self-defense."
      One of those is a very bad thing and one of them is very good.

      The raids, gun prohibition, and drug prohibition are all a huge part of it.
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