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    Rand Paul says no-knock warrants 'should be forbidden' in wake of Breonna Taylor shooting

    Rand Paul says no-knock warrants 'should be forbidden' in wake of Breonna Taylor shooting

    Phillip M. Bailey
    May 18, 2020

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is speaking out about the controversial shooting of former Louisville EMT Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police during a "no-knock" search warrant that experts have heavily criticized.

    In an exclusive statement to The Courier Journal, the Republican lawmaker expressed concern about the Louisville Metro Police Department's search of Taylor's apartment on March 13, which has led to a national outcry.

    Court records show police obtained a no-knock warrant before using a battering ram to enter Taylor's apartment at around 1 a.m. as part of a narcotics investigation.

    But the warrant shows Taylor was not the main subject of the investigation, and that no narcotics were found in her apartment after she was shot eight times by police.

    "No one should lose their life in pursuit of a crime without a victim, and 'no-knock' warrants should be forbidden," Paul said. "Letís hope the investigation provides justice."

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    I would wager that the founders would have considered nighttime, no knock warrants unconstitutional.

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    Of course corrupt courts have changed the interpretation of that over time.
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