If we let the elderly fry their okra, we might as well just give Hezbollah our whole freaking Navy. – Reader Michael Lichens
In other “Georgia police invading homes to kill and maim for nothing” news, this man was killed, in his drug-free home, by a SWAT team on a drug raid. In this, he strongly resembles the innocent Georgia pastor who was also killed in a drug raid on his home in 2009.
Now you might be the sort of person who thinks that the way to deal with this is change the policies and training regimen governing police behavior, as well as vote out the morons who architected this insane policy and vote in people who will create sane policies so that cops can’t simply burst into your home and start shooting you on the basis of nothing. But no, that would be too sensible. So instead various states like Indiana and Georgia are passing or contemplating laws authorizing homeowners to shoot cops, while doing nothing to stop no knock raids. Because that certainly won’t lead to a completely foreseeable escalation of bloodshed or anything.