4 NJ Cops Injured in Shootout after delivering a "No Knock" warrant

Paleocon wrote:

My wife asked why they did that instead of just knocking on the door with a warrant. The only thing I could think of was that the money for the tactical training and equipment was in the budget and folks wanted to use it.

The only thing I can think of would be that they're worried about destruction of evidence if they give people any time to react. However, it just seems like I would rather use a strategy that includes a chance for people to be compliant. Though, it's possible they just assume some people won't comply no matter what.

Crymsin wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

My wife asked why they did that instead of just knocking on the door with a warrant. The only thing I could think of was that the money for the tactical training and equipment was in the budget and folks wanted to use it.

The only thing I can think of would be that they're worried about destruction of evidence if they give people any time to react. However, it just seems like I would rather use a strategy that includes a chance for people to be compliant. Though, it's possible they just assume some people won't comply no matter what.

Considering the girl was killed by a combination of blunt force trauma to the head and two shots in the back with a 9mm pistol, what was a suspect going to do in the time it takes for a policeman to knock on the door, talk to his mom or dad, and be invited in? This one felt like a no-brainer and, true to form, the small town Texas police force with a SWAT budget used no brains -- hence why they elected to settle the case out of court.