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YouTube: VIDEO: Police perform house-to-house raids in Watertown MA ripping innocent families from their homes

April 21, 2013

YouTube:  VIDEO:  Police perform house-to-house raids in Watertown MA ripping innocent families from their homes



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ARLibertarian April 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Good grief! How many people live in that house? I think that one guy keeps running around to the back door. He likes being frisked. If the cops come in and the residents are smoking pot, is the evidence fruit of the poison tree?

Between this and Lord Bloomberg’s probable cause-less stop and frisk in NYC, and grandmothers, children and nuns being groped at airports, are we sure we’re not living in a proto-police state?


Racist April 21, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I was thinking the same thing about the pot while they were conducting the searches. But then, I guess if anybody stupid enough to be smoking dope in the middle of a massive, internationally televised manhunt, they deserved to get busted!

(ok not really. I’m being facetious)


bossmanham April 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

They’ll never get into my house without a fight.


bossmanham April 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Or warrant.


sedona2a April 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Be scared, be very scared. Coming to a city near you! Take a gooooood look at what Marshall law will look like!


sedona2a April 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I know “martial law”


David April 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I ‘d tell them if I had a dead terrorist in the house they could drag out. Otherwise, they have no business inside without a warrant.


Swobard April 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Are there details available about this video? Where it occurred, why specific homes were selected, how widespread were these actions, etc?
I’ve not seen this before, and so will withhold my outrage until I understand more of what is going on. But from what this particular video seems to show, outrage may be the only appropriate response!


480Volt April 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Maybe that’s the norm for Massachusetts but in my Arizona neighborhood the cops would have a tough time barging into some houses. We not only appreciate but require a warrant which in the end would be a waste anyway. First news of a wanted bomber in our area we’d be armed and watching. We’ve had miscreants run from the cops into our general area and we were ready.


Allan Harrison April 22, 2013 at 4:58 am

People wonder why some of us don’t trust government. I wonder what they would have done if the occupants had refused to open the door.


MPC April 22, 2013 at 6:25 am

First of all, when n where, the video can be from anywhere, anytime, that couldve been a drug raid, active warrant who knows. If this was a house to house why doesnt the video show more than one house. Was this an address of interest? More questions than answers, typical media hype. Any of you commenters live in the area? where were you for 911?, im sure if the bombing and these clowns lived nextdoor and it happened in your backyard youd be the first one calling for us to come save you dont be hipocrats.


Lurker April 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

“First of all, when n where, the video can be from anywhere, anytime, that couldve been a drug raid, active warrant who knows.”

I’m not a cop, but don’t they usually arrest the suspects, cuff them in the house, and put them in squad cars? I’ve never seen pictures from a drug raid where the cops send suspects out of the house without cuffs, just hands in the air. Also, I don’t think they walk arrested suspects down the block to the vehicles. No evidence collection, no arrests, etc..

“If this was a house to house why doesnt the video show more than one house.” Because the video was taken from inside someone’s home.

There are some legitimate questions to be asked, but there are some obvious factors that this wasn’t just some drug raid.


Lurker April 22, 2013 at 7:52 am

There’s other video out there showing the same at other residences.




Or how about a man in a hummer with BDUs on pointing his rifle at a photographer inside one of the homes?



Jeff H April 22, 2013 at 11:35 am

I’m in the immediate suburbs of Boston and it wasn’t “specific homes”, as Swobard suggested. They were going door to door. A close friend’s house (incl. basement) was swept twice.


Irony Curtain April 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

What is this, a friggin’ Clown Car House?!? Did 50 people come out of there?


Rokus April 24, 2013 at 7:13 am

According to an ALCU spox – “in-place sheltering” and “warrantless entry” MAY be legal IF these citizens were free to enter/exit their homes while the order was in place, and if they “voluntarily” agreed to having their home searched. However, the ACLU is skeptical that “requesting” permission to search a home while at the same time multiple law enforcement officials are pointing firearms in the face of the resident being asked the question can reasonably be interpreted to mean “voluntary” consent. Any American “thinking” that what happened Watertown was even remotely acceptable needs to be reminded of what Benjamin Franklin said in 1759: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deseerve neither liberty or safety”.


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