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ATLANTA (CBS46) –
Carrie Mills is a retired Atlanta Police officer with 30 years on the job – primarily in APD’s drug unit.
Mills is now a union rep for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. She considers herself an expert on search warrants, particularly no knock warrants, which allows officers to enter a structure without knocking first.
Mills says no-knock warrants helped close a lot of cases while she was an officer.
“If we knock and announced, all evidence is going to be destroyed,” Mills said.
State Sen. Vincent Fort, (D-39), has announced plans to introduce a bill that would make it harder to get no-knock warrants.
Fort says he was moved to introduce his bill after 19-month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh was seriously injured when a flash grenade exploded near his face during a botched drug raid involving a no-knock warrant in Habersham County.
“We are saying there should be restrictions on them and we think the situation in the recent past where they have been abused warrants that,” Fort said.
But Mills doesn’t agree.
“I don’t think any changes are needed because it is not easy now,” Mills said.
Mills says law makers should be careful what they ask for.
“You have to draw the line between your right as a citizen to privacy and a community’s right to live in a crime-free environment. You can’t have them both,” Mills said.
This is a picture of a soulless individual, intent on doing the state’s bidding, regardless of the human cost. Quite literally, Ms. Mills says, she doesn’t believe that even the most modest of controls should be put in place. Consider what the lawmakers intend to do.
Bou-Bou’s law, named after Bou-Bou Phonesavanh, the toddler who was severely injured during a botched no-knock drug raid, would require that police show someone’s life would be in danger, or evidence could be destroyed without a no-knock warrant.
The bill also would create penalties for officers and agencies that lie to a judge to get a no-knock warrant.
The bill exempts situations where evidence would be lost, and it shouldn’t. Nonetheless, Ms. Mills believes that the police should be able to throw grenades into the cribs of sleeping babies and mar and maim them for life, if not kill them, in order to return to their own families safely at the end of their shift. And she believes above all else that evidence is supreme – it is more important than your imaginary right to live in a crime-free world.
She is also confessing to the world that the police are too stupid or lazy to perform complex investigative work, where detectives learn the patterns of life of a suspect, learn the safe times to arrest that suspect, and figure out how to retain evidence without shooting people or blowing them up. Or in other words, she is saying “We the police are knuckle-dragging morons who couldn’t survive in a world without government handouts if we had to.” It’s amazing that other police don’t see that and shut her up. Other police don’t shut her up because they agree with her, apparently. Finally, she is saying that the police she represents no longer believe in anything except themselves – and the state. The constitution is all but forgotten.
It’s a sad state of affairs for post-modern America, ruled by children of the enlightenment.*
* See for additional reading Carl L. Becker, “The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers,” Lectures at Yale University, which I purchased for $1 from the Rock Hill library in South Carolina in a book sale by some government idiot who didn’t know what they had.