Peace Keepers “Just Doing My Job”
Peace Keepers “Just Doing My Job” by Rory, The Daily Coin
The brown shirts and other nazi gangs attempted to use this same defense during the Nuremberg Trials. It didn’t work then and it will not work in the future. But, for whatever reason, it is somehow an acceptable argument today. Believe me, it is not.
How do you feel about this happening warrantless raids as a “welfare check”? Warrantless “raids”, which is essentially what happened to the Batt family, shows a complete disregard for the Constitution and our 4th Amendment Rights. We should have the basic human right of being safe and protected in our homes without the fear of some goon squad or street-corner gang member crashing the door.
While I agree something needs to happen to curb the abuse of the welfare program, in my opinion, this should not be an option. If a family has, as described below, someone in need of ongoing medical care and they have evidence to show their loved ones are under the care of a “medical professional” that should satisfy the court, the state or anyone else. This matter, like other medical concerns, should be handled by the family and the state, outside of physical abuses, should have no say in what is happening. It is none of their business.
This situation does support what I have been saying since Trump was elected – a much, much larger and more dangerous/violent police state is being formed right now. A police state similar to the one depicted in the Hunger Games series where the “peace keepers” are nothing more than a gang of thugs and killers put in place to protect the ruling and banking class. Their is nothing peaceful or caring about these robots “just doing their job”.
As Off the Grid News reported earlier today:
A federal judge has ruled that police have the right to enter homes without a warrant as long as they claim to be conducting a “welfare check.”
Lieutenant Joseph Buccilli did not violate the Fourth Amendment when he forced his way into the home of Timothy, LuAnn and Joseph Batt without a warrant in 2012, U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr ruled earlier this year. The case currently is being appealed, and a ruling is expected this fall.
Buccilli was at the home to check on the welfare of Fred Puntoriero, LuAnn’s father, who suffered from dementia.
The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is representing the family.
“Buccilli and another officer arrived at the Batt home and told Joe they wanted to conduct a welfare check on his grandfather,” the HSLSA reported. “After Joe respectfully refused, explaining that his grandfather had just been seen by a nurse’s aide who reported that all was well, Buccelli forced his way in.”
Geraci concluded in March that Buccilli was immune from the Fourth Amendment because police do not need warrants for welfare checks on at-risk adults, The New York Law Journal reported. Geraci upheld a similar decision made by U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio of the Western District of New York in July 2016.
The Batts – who are members of the HSLDA — contend Buccilli violated the Fourth Amendment by entering their home without a search warrant.
‘I Have a Right to Enter the House’
“Numerous opinions in federal courts all the way up to the Supreme Court specifically declare that warrantless welfare checks in the home are subject to traditional Fourth Amendment analysis,” according to the HSLDA. “Unless there is a clearly defined emergency, a state official simply cannot enter a home without a court order.”
When did it become acceptable for “police” to simply raid someone’s home? When did “judges” lose their collective minds and support this concept? Why wouldn’t a family have the right to shot these gang members as they break-in to their home? From a Constitutional perspective these are legitimate questions and the families of these “warrantless raids” have the right to defend their home. The actions of these gangs in blue, or whatever gang colors they are flying, are no different than any street-corner gang. We have the right to defend our homes from invaders of any stripe. The only difference in these invaders is they are “just doing their job” as sanctioned by the state and supported by lawless judges.