Because when they abuse their power the harm they do to the civilization is the kind of thing that undermines whole governments and leads in the extremes to things like civil wars.
We do not live in a just civilization.
Phonesavankh’s namesake son, known by the nickname Bou-Bou, was nearly burned to death in his sleep by a flash-bang grenade hurled into his crib during a 2:00 a.m. no-knock SWAT raid by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office on their home in Cornelia in May 2014.
The search warrant used to justify that raid was filed by then-Deputy Nikki Austin, who claimed that a “true and reliable informant” had conducted a controlled buy of $50 worth of crystal meth at the home several hours earlier from a potentially dangerous repeat offender named Wanis Thonetheva. The affidavit characterized Thoneteheva as armed and potentially dangerous, and claimed that lookouts had been stationed at the home – elements that supposedly justified a militarized midnight raid on a home where children were known to reside.
This resulted in only one officer being charged with any crime. And that officer has been acquitted.
To say that law enforcement in the US is out-of-control is the understatement equivalent of hyperbole. Whatever that is. Everyone involved with this raid should either be fired or jailed. Everyone. From the sheriff all the way down to janitor if necessary.
As long as things like this keep happening... police will be putting themselves more and more at risk. The public is not going to stand for this forever.
Its time to end the War on Drugs people.
Its time to bring an end to the militarization of the police.
Its time to end No Knock Warrants forever.
Every where you look today you see different paths leading to the same place. Violence.
It is time for radical measures. if we don't take radical measures... the violence will take them for us.