So you prefer Cops storming peoples houses, traumatising and shooting kids, shooting any family pets dead and trashing the house over minor shit like possession charges?
You still want to pretend what JeriGOAT said was the dumbest decision you've ever heard?
Yeah cops should kick the door in if there are illegal drugs or firearms in a place. Of course the amount of drugs is key, but that is not up to the police doing the bust to the decide. Someone else above make the decision if a warrent is actually needed. You dont do a warrent with intel to find 1 gram of pot in the night.
In this case, it seems like the search was for drugs but that they also found a illegal gun in the house. So a good decision by the police to not knock on the door and let the suspect have a chance to get to the gun.
LOL at it being "minor shit", can land you up to 30 years in jail depening on the drug and amount.
Just because some warrents take a turn for the worse(we dont know the cops side of this story) or when pets are shot, mean they should stop doing it.
Stop doing illegal shit! Criminals should not be able to hide behind their kids.
Basically. Money above everything.
These judges/police captains that sign off on such SWAT raids, must be totally fucktarded human beings. Every person with commmon sense would say: Wait with two cops at the front, two cops in the back, when he leaves the house, you tell him to lay on the lawn, handcuff him and take him in. The end.
No instead let´s storm a house with three minors in the middle of the night like you are chasing Osama Bin Laden.
Depends on how fast a warrent needs to be done. Depends on the intel. Depends on the suspects criminal record. If youre looking for drugs in a house you want to get everyone under control at the same time. Anyone, even the kids, can flush it down the toilet. These kids were 12,13 and 18.
Your definition of "common sense" is bullshit.