Cops Steal House of Law-Abiding Citizens

Police-Crime Victim submitted the following article written by Amy E. Feldman via CopBlock.org’s ‘submit‘ page.

A rare Third Amendment lawsuit pits a Las Vegas-area man against police who he claims acted like a bunch of rampaging Redcoats in his apartment.

The Third Amendment is a right so seemingly obvious, people rarely have to make a case for it, and it comes from outrage during the Colonial area over Redcoats (and Continental Army troops) who would barge into homes and live there for extended periods.

“No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law,” the amendment reads.

But based on claims from Anthony Mitchell, a resident of Henderson County, Nevada, the famous nearby city should change its slogan from “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” to “What happens when the police want to stay in your house in Vegas is that they stay in your house in Vegas.”

Mitchell, along with his parents (who are also neighbors in a separate residence in the area), have sued the city of Henderson and several police officials for violations of their Third Amendment rights.

He says police, who were conducting a domestic violence investigation of one of Mitchell’s neighbors, asked to use his home as a stakeout location, and things went wrong when Mitchell felt free to refuse the request because he preferred not to be involved.

According to a lawsuit filed Mitchell and his parents, Henderson County police didn’t take no for an answer.

They went to Mitchell’s home and when he refused to answer the door, they smashed his door in with a metal ram, and, guns drawn, entered his residence and arrested him for obstructing an officer.

The lawsuit claims they also entered the residence of Mitchell’s parents and escorted them out of their home. To add insult to injury, when the Mitchells returned, they allegedly found that the officers, while inside their home, had drunk their filtered water, left the refrigerator open and left mustard and mayonnaise on the kitchen floor.

But don’t police have a right to enter a home without a warrant? The answer is yes, but probably not in this situation.

If police believe that there is evidence inside a home that they need to conduct an investigation, they are generally required to get a warrant, and to get a warrant they must go before a judge to show that they have probable cause to believe that there is specific evidence in the specific location.

Where exigent circumstances exist, such as where the police believe that waiting to get a warrant would jeopardize public safety or where evidence is in immediate danger of being destroyed, they do not need

But the Mitchells’ case is different from the exigent circumstance exception to the need to get a warrant.

The Mitchells had no evidence of a crime in their homes except a good vantage point. Their homes, instead, were chosen as a place to hole up while conducting the investigation.

And given that this is a time of peace, the police needed the consent of the owners before entering their homes and raiding their refrigerator.

Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/Cops_commandeer_house_homeowner_sues.html

 

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  • Common Sense

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  • Jason Free 123

    More fucking bullshit from some cunt activist. Funny how the article just focused on one thing and not get the police officers side of things. Now some piece of shit pot head wants to sue the PD. It will never happen fuck knob. Grow the fuck up.

  • Shawn

    @Jason

    You can’t see what is wrong with this?

  • ExposerOfCriminals

    (Re: Jason Free aka numerous other aliases): Nobody with an IQ above 70 would take seriously the frivolous, meaningless, sanctimonious babble of uneducated, unintelligent, sub-literate weirdo Jason Free, which I do not even bother to read. According to him/her/it, all criminal cops are innocent yet all of their law-abiding victims and critics are criminals by default. I am unsure about why this website, which purports to be against police misconduct, would allow a crude, obsessed, attention seeking, mental defective like Jason Free to perpetually post preposterously invalid, non evidenced, outlandish, nonsensical spam which unconditionally defends all cops proven to be felons. Jason Free (an alias) has subliminally revealed (partly via projection) that he is an old, obese, unattractive, uneducated, child raping, paternally incestuous, OCD suffering, low-IQ mental patient who posts silly, inflammatory spam to garner the attention that he cannot receive in real life due to his debilitating inadequacies. Note that the profoundly demented Jason Free is so insecure and compelled to be in control that he must always have the last (sub literate) word, a symptom of his psychopathy. Said wacko also has many other usernames.

  • ExposerOfCriminals

    Shawn, don’t waste your time feeding the insane troll (Jason Free aka many other aliases.) He has subconsciously admitted that he has no life and posts silly spam about controversial issues to get the attention that he cannot get in real life because he is fat, old, ugly, uneducated, and retarded.

  • Tony J

    No warrant … step into my house and a blow a hole through your head the size of a baseball.

  • certain

    Slappy is a fucked up, goat raping, cop wannabe troll. Best thing to do is make fun of him, like I do.

    City will end up paying big $$ to the family, and the cops that committed home invasion and theft (even if it was 3 bucks worth of food, it wasn’t theirs to eat) will be free to continue their criminal careers.

    And the fact that they left food on the floor shows the absolute lack of any integrity or moral character whatsoever. Act like fucking untrained animals because it isn’t your house. Fucking scumbag fuck-wits. As bad or worse as any domestic abuser.

  • steve

    If he would have shot them as they entered it would have been murder because he was notified they were comming. sad but true, it would have been premeditated in the eyes of the law.They did it now its time to kill them in court.

  • Jason Free 123

    exposureofcriminals – You are a fucking gerbil jammer and child molester. Your $2 whore sister says you crawl into bed with your sick dad and tounge punch him in his fart box. Your dad has developed a diaper rash from your fucking tounging him all the time. Then, you blackmail him by withholding the A&E ointment so he will blow you. You are a very sick bastard.

    certain – Talking about yourself again? You are the one who’s face is on a sign with a red line through it at the local zoo. People take their kids to the zoo and there you are running around with one hand down your pants and another grabbing sheep. You are a sick fucker you cunt.

  • YankeeFan

    Yes, this is an old story but one that will cost the taxpayers a pretty penny for the stellar work of their police force. Making up false reasons to take over a private residence. Unbelievable. Actually, not really!!

  • Shawn

    @certain

    “And the fact that they left food on the floor shows the absolute lack of any integrity or moral character whatsoever. Act like fucking untrained animals because it isn’t your house.”

    That’s what cops are. Total disrespect for the people of this country, and then they wonder why people were making cracks about hoping Dorner had a nice good run. And they wonder why people don’t give a crap when one of their own dies.

  • muffins99

    jason[edithslappyadam] is still having issues with comming up with any new words or ideas but is working very hard at keeping away from the neighbors pets since he does not want to go back to the[white] room and wear that funny coat to avoid that he must remain focused here since that keeps him indoors away from trouble since he repeats the same thing over and over you can see [s]he is still very disturbed with activist like the one who caused him to lose his cats he has been bootlicking ever since in a pitiful attempt to get the police to get them back for him seems like an unidentified cop told him if he sucked on his pocket snake he would help him, sadly jason believed him,he will be sucking for a long time

  • Jason Free 123

    muffins99 – You continue to hide behind a fake name because you are too much of a pussy to say who you are. You are the one who is all over the news because of your deep dark obsession with gerbils and little boys. You are the boot licker. Your momma and your daddy wear their high heeled boots and you are down there licking them just to get a look at that rotton stinky smelling scrunt of a pussy and begging her to shove gerbils up your ass. Your $2 whore of a mom says you love being whipped and tied up because it reminds you of your childhood days. Yoru neighbors have been complaining they see you jumping over their fences at night. Now their pets are on valium and refuse to go out side after dark. You are a raging sick fuck.

  • RadicalDude

    I hope they are making a 4th amendment claim as well, since it is probably less ambiguous.

  • Common Sense

    They are, a 3rd, 4th, and 14th. They just post the 3rd to catch the eye.

  • thinkfreeer

    Bunch of cop morons.

    Not sure why I’m leaving a comment. I can’t read any with all these moronic blowhards tooting their own goddamn horns and throwing insults just to piss someone off.

  • ExposerOfCriminals

    Jason Free’s meaningless babble would not be taken seriously by anyone with an IQ above 70. He has subliminally revealed (partly via projection onto anyone who disagrees with his uneducated, one dimensional opinions) that he is a paternally incestuous, child raping, bestiality loving, old, obese, repulsively ugly outcast who posts meaningless babble to garner the attention that he will never receive in real life due to his many profound flaws.

  • ExposerOfCriminals

    Common Sense is Jason Free’s nearly-as-disturbed brother. LMAO!

  • Jason Free 123

    exposerofcriminals – We all know when we are reading the fucking bullshit you write. It alwasy has the Philadelphia PD in it. You are just pissed they naild you because you were shoving your head up your momma’s cooch claiming to be the Valtrex police. Your momma didn’t mind at first until you started picking at the scabs you left on her. Then she threw your ass in jail. You are a sad little fuck up.