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No-knock police raids destroy Americans’ right to privacy and safety. People’s lives are being ruined or ended as a result of unsubstantiated assertions by anonymous government informants. ... Unfortunately, no-knock raids are becoming more common as federal, state, and local politicians and law enforcement agencies decide that the war on drugs justified nullifying the Fourth Amendment. ... No-knock raids in response to alleged narcotics violations presume that the government should have practically unlimited power to endanger some people’s lives in order to control what others ingest.
James Bovard (more quotes by James Bovard or books by/about James Bovard)
(1956- ) American author, lecturer
OOOPS—YOU’RE DEAD... The Body Count from NO-KNOCK RAIDS is climbing. ARE YOU NEXT?