There is a great website that talks of botched SWAT raids of innocent civilians. Sometimes the SWAT get it right, but sometimes people are needlessly killed in these botched raids.
http://www.theagitator.com is the website I’m speaking of. This guy is great at speaking out against these botched raids.
My scenerio is this: Say I’m sleeping in my bed at 3am and I usually have a loaded .357 next to me because I’m…paranoid or whatever. Now, all of a sudden, I am awakened by the sound of screaming and my door sounding like it was beat down with a battering ram.
I grab my gun and pop up in the bed. Next thing I know, my bedroom door is crashed open and I see a man running in with a gun screaming, inaudible screaming.
I panic and start firing and then fall to the floor in fear. The man is killed. I think it’s some psycho coming at me trying to kill me for whatever reasons. Next thing I know, I have guns in my face and I’m being handcuffed, it turns out to be SWAT.
To shorten this up, they wrongly raided my house and in turn, I killed one of them in the process.
What rights do I have in this situation? Was I defending my home, because I had nothing to hide, because I’m not a drug dealer, why would I have been raided I’m thinking?
Would I of had the right to defend myself or not? They probably had a warrant because they may have obtained it from an informant who gave them the wrong address or something after a controlled by from say… my neighbor’s house (who is the real drug dealer) and not mine. Typical mixup situation.
Would I be up sh*ts creek or not? Or is this unanswerable? Has there ever been anything like this to ever occur?