New York City – A viral video shows NYPD officers assaulting a family during a home invasion. Officers force their way into a home without a warrant, claiming that somebody had told them that a fugitive was inside the home. In future, bank robbers should say that somebody had told them that there was a bomb inside the vault, and that they were just there to defuse it.
No search warrant, they were not in a pursuit, there was no fugitive there, and they assaulted the homeowner’s daughter anyway. There was no legal reason for them to enter the home occupied by three women. With the rising number of NYPD cops accused and convicted of rape in recent years, the women in the home obviously had good reason to be cynical about the intentions of a group of over-excited brutes, as they broke in and assaulted one of them.
They lied about the emergency need to search a home without a warrant: searching the home without a warrant while assaulting the homeowner’s daughter is a crime, marking them as criminals.
Should a homeowner be allowed to defend himself from the police? With lethal force? Police accountability organization Cop Block produced an informative video about the subject, embeded at the bottom of this article.
No sane person would advocate opening fire on cops, but when rogue cops behave like they are a law unto themselves, intent on harming you, and as all their fellows join in to protect them, quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who watches the watchmen? It used to be the police who would reign themselves in. That leaves that unsavory task to the people who pay their salaries: ordinary Americans.