Reply to "Why do people feel we are becoming a police state?"

Originally Posted by Capt James T:
Originally Posted by smokey1:

No knock warrants are not easier to execute. They are more difficult and dangerous than a day time warrant. 

I don't see any reference to the time of day in the legal definition of a 'no knock warrant.'

 

No Knock Warrant - A no-knock warrant is a warrant issued by a judge which allows law enforcement to enter a premises without knocking or identifying themselves as police first.  It is a warrant authorizing officers to enter certain premises to execute a warrant without first knocking or otherwise announcing their presence where circumstances (such as a known risk of serious harm to the officers or the likelihood that evidence of crime will be destroyed) justify such an entry.

http://definitions.uslegal.com/n/no-knock-warrant/

 

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/no-knock_warrant

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The stories cited in the original post describe them as occuring at night.

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