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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Citizen 1, police state 0

The mere fact that a SWAT team makes a forced entry creates the dangerous situation the SWAT team exists to deal with. So what happens when the SWAT team executes a no knock warrant and busts into your home in the middle of the night? What happens if they don’t identify themselves? What happens if you shoot two of them and put them in the hospital? What if this happens in one of the most notorious anti-gun regions in the country, Chicago? This happened to Kenny.

[Kenny] was found not guilty on Friday August 26, 2011 by a jury here in Chicago. He was charged with two counts of attempt first degree murder with a firearm, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm to a police officer, and four counts of Armed Violence.

The whole “castle doctrine vs no-knock-SWAT team-entrance-on-the-wrong-house” problem really worries me at times, but Kenny’s defense attorney lays out all the reasons in his closing statement. The jury agreed.

There is hope after all.

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