“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.”
Sure, there are always two sides to a story, but the Constitution is supposed to protect us from this sort of thing….isn’t it? Remember the amendment? The third one, that says: 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..
Well, this happened, and it happened in Henderson, Nevada folks. This from the Daily Caller:
A family is suing the city of Henderson, Nevada for violating their Third Amendment rights — the constitutional prohibition against quartering soldiers in a private home during peacetime without the owner’s consent.
The Mitchell family says that’s essentially what happened when Henderson police allegedly arrested them for refusing to let officers use their homes for a “tactical advantage” in a domestic violence investigation into a neighbor, according to an official complaint.
Police officers contacted Anthony Mitchell on July 10, 2011, with a request to use his house as a lookout while investigating his neighbor. When Mitchell told police that he did not wish to be involved, the complaint alleges, police decided they would use the residence anyway.
According to Courthouse News Service, the police department decided that if Mitchell refused to leave or open the door, officers would force their way in and arrest him.
Mitchell claims this is exactly what happened. First officers “smashed open” Mitchell’s door with a “metal ram” after he did not immediately open it himself. He then “curled on the floor of his living room, with his hands over his face,” as the police shot Mitchell and his dog — which the family claims did not attack the officers — several times with “pepperball” rounds.
Pepperball is a projectile containing chemical irritant pepper spray, which is released upon impact.
Afterward, Mitchell was arrested for “obstructing a police officer.”
The ordeal didn’t end there. Mitchell’s parents, Michael and Linda, were also neighbors to the home where police officers suspected domestic violence, so the police wanted to use their home as well. Michael Mitchell was invited to a local police command center to assist “in negotiating the surrender of the neighboring suspect.”
Now we still live in America don’t we? We are still supposed to be protected by the Constitution aren’t we? Well, even with two sides to this story, this one is wrong don’t you think?
When the police went to the homes and requested to do this, if the home owners had said yes, then it would have been okay, but that is not how it happened is it?
That is like the police coming to your door and asking if they could use your house to conduct an investigation into one of your neighbors. If you tell them yes, then they can. But if you say no………..
Do you believe the constitution protects you in a thing like this? I do. How about you?
God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God help us to see…….