GUN Police do no knock for a fish tank

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=509182

    Brooklyn Park police were looking for a meth lab, but they found a fish tank and the chemicals needed to maintain it.

    And a few hours later, when the city sent a contractor to fix the door the police had smashed open Monday afternoon, it was obvious the city was trying to fix a mistake.
    It happened while Kathy Adams was sleeping.

    "And the next thing I know, a police officer is trying to get me out bed," she said.

    Adams, a 54-year-old former nurse who said she suffers from a bad back caused by a patient who attacked her a few years ago, was handcuffed. So was her 49-year-old husband.

    "They brought us here and said once we clear that area, you can sit down and you will not speak to each other," she said.

    Police were executing a search warrant signed by Hennepin County Judge Ivy Bernhardson, who believed there was probable cause the Adams's home was a meth lab.

    Berhardson, who was appointed to the bench less than a year ago, did not return KARE 11's phone calls.


    "Ohmigod," Adams said as she recalled police breaking down her door and flashing the search warrant. "I just kept saying to them, 'you've got the wrong house.' "

    Police soon realized that themselves.

    "From a cursory view, it doesn't look like our officers did anything wrong," said Capt. Greg Roehl.

    Roehl said the drug task force was acting on a tip from a subcontractor for CenterPoint Energy, who had been in the home Friday to install a hot water heater.


    "He got hit with a chemical smell that he said made him light headed, feel kind of nauseous," Roehl said.

    The smell was vinegar, and maybe pickling lime, which were clearly marked in a bathroom Mr. Adams uses to mix chemicals for his salt water fish tank.

    "I said, 'I call it his laboratory for his fish tanks,' " Mrs. Adams said, recalling her conversation with the CenterPoint technician. "I'm looking at the fish tank talking to this guy."

    Police say there was no extended investigation, just an interview with the subcontractor.

    "Everything this person told us turned out to be true, with the exception of what the purpose of the lab was," Roehl said.


    Adams is looking for a lawyer.

    "I could say that about my neighbor - I smelled something when I went in their house," she said. "Does that make it right for them to go in there and break the door down and cuff you? I think not!"

    Police say the detective who asked for the search warrant is an 8 ½-year veteran, but he just started working in the drug task force.

    CenterPoint energy maintains the home was "unsafe" and it would have been "irresponsible" for the subcontractor not to report it.

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    Great police work there :ugh2: Hope they win their suit.
     
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    fuck that is dumb. I hate how anything flys as "probable cause" now a days.
     
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    how about wrongfully entering someone's home? :ugh2:
     
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    they had a warrant.

    The problem (in my eyes) is how they got a warrant on the stupidest possible circumstance.
     
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    thats what i was getting at. their means of getting the warrant was wrong.
    good job, guys. open-shut case.
     
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    Its about time we catch up with the UK and become complete pansies turning the other cheek for the common good.
     
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    if they already have hot water, why does it have to be heated?
     
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    so if someone comes into my house when im cleaning my guns, then i should expect a no-knock for sure. Cleaning solvents + firearms?! 2000 SQ Ft meth lab/arms dealer!!!!
     
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    nice subtle drop at the size of your home :coolugh:
     
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    meh, who cares. Mine is bigger :naughty:
     
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    actually it was a random figure :o
     
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    I hate this state.
     
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    I never used to say that, but it's really starting to get bad. Everything is going downhill.
    I've defending the good name of this state for years, mainly because of the shitty weather (winter namely), but lately there are just too many issues that have been cast in a negative light to even defend it anymore.
    The liberals are taking over, the taxes keep getting worse, the roads aren't actually getting any better (something we used to be known for), the education is slipping into the doldrums, the light-rail line that costs billions and doesn't even help with traffic congestion cuz the only people who use it are just using it for sports games, and goddamnit, sports teams that can't do anything but fail year after year.

    I'm moving to Florida, fuck it.
     
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    If they were never prosecuted for anything, why would it be on their record in the first place?
     
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    arrests are recorded. The record is still there, although what people usually refer to is "convictions", not "arrests".
     
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    Yet another example of why no knocks need to be banned. Fucking ignorant cops.
     
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    What ever happened to common sense? When someone is standing next to a fish tank, and says something about chemicals for the fish tank, what would you take that as? Me, I would ask what kind of fish were going in there, or what exactly is required to keep up a saltwater tank. I sure as hell wouldn't call that a meth lab and go run to the police. People are just so stupid these days, they don't think anymore and just let irrational emotions fuel their lives.

    No knocks would only be good if people used logic and actually did some investigation BEFORE they kicked someones door down on a hunch. Since that will never happen, I too am against them. People who have nothing that would be grounds for a warrant are screwed. If they defend themselves thinking they are being robbed, they are assaulting an officer. No-knocks on innocent people's houses are not constitutional, they are a direct violation of people's 4th amendment right. The person in charge of the operation that gives the go-ahead should be charged as such and punished, end of story.
     
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