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Terrifying Video: "I Don't Need a Warrant, Ma'am, Under Federal Law"

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Six law officers enter and search a woman's Bakersfield CA home without a warrant, saying federal law allows it. The action starts about 45 seconds into the video. Try not to be outraged.



All across America, law officers are grabbing powers they never had before, that are not theirs to grab-- bullying, arresting, abusing citizens. At least this woman video taped the perpetrators. If she finds a good lawyer, she should be able to sue.

Update:

Sheriff's department launches internal investigation after deputies enter woman's home

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Attorney H.A. Sala says based on the video evidence, the Sheriff's Department could have a lawsuit on its hands because of the way they forced into the home without any knowledge of the wanted person being in the home. "They have to knock, state a purpose, say they have a warrant and give time for the person to surrender," Sala said.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood confirmed the deputies in the video are from the Kern County Sheriff's Department, but he said he can't comment because an internal affairs investigation is being launched.

 

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OpEdNews wants to hear about police state reports ... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 8:02:24 AM
away with this outrageous abuse. Here's an exampl... by Mark Adams on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 5:33:11 PM
Unfortunately I don't have proof of what happened,... by Recce1 on Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:18:01 AM
That was a great line. They really do sound like ... by Bob Gormley on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 8:32:30 AM
Actually, they sound more like the Imperial Storm ... by Joe Vignolo on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 12:06:27 PM
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitu... by PrMaine on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 8:54:13 AM
.... presently differ from a Banana Republic? ... by Dennis Kaiser on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 5:46:30 AM
This is kind of funny, but it wouldn't be if it wa... by Hoss Hoss on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 8:58:23 AM
Right before the Supreme Court Five declared that ... by Jill Herendeen on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 8:36:33 AM
Please see updated post with link to news report o... by Cheryl Biren on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 8:59:30 AM
This woman is almost too ignorant to breathe. It's... by Woody Smith on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:07:08 AM
local law enforcement. Those police should be brou... by Steven Leser on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:20:50 AM
Probably some were also deputy sheriffs moon-light... by Mary Pitt on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:38:53 AM
If police can see actual evidence of a crime throu... by sesquiculus on Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010 at 1:17:59 PM
Please see the updatethat was posted before your c... by Cheryl Biren on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:31:17 AM
The woman whose home was invaded may not have a la... by Blaine Kinsey on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:40:44 AM
Any legitimate officer, whether police or sheriff'... by Woody Smith on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 11:10:36 AM
Woody -In my town (Portland, Oregon) police get aw... by Pamela Allee on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 2:34:37 PM
I am a lawyer. Although I no longer practice, I ca... by James Hadstate on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 12:28:19 PM
IF, and that's a BIG "if," the Kerns County Sherif... by Woody Smith on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 2:08:29 PM
They stated over and over again that they were fro... by Paula Sayles on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 6:45:58 AM
For so long progressives have been empowering the ... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:36:07 AM
or reason a Progressive Idea...just what is in tho... by Hillbilly on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:41:43 AM
...Republicans & tea Parties. I have nothing t... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 1:29:15 PM
is for any kind of warrantless search. However, s... by Paula Sayles on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 6:55:55 AM
When it comes to personal liberties, progressives ... by WML on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 6:59:41 AM
If ever there was a time to band together, to unit... by Paula Sayles on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 8:04:06 AM
gave us civil rights while marching for peace, equ... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 2:26:06 PM
Talk about conservative STUPID, to quote Darren Wo... by Ed Tubbs on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 4:31:07 PM
Who said anything about Blackwater? Better than yo... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 7:51:38 PM
Excellent video. Brave woman! Please keep us poste... by Susan Klopfer on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:45:31 AM
Start a Crime Watch, question police misconduct an... by Steven G. Erickson on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:47:39 AM
For a long time i have been warning of the increa... by Hosea McAdoo on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 9:56:07 AM
Less than one in a million Americans would really ... by Steven G. Erickson on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:20:15 AM
Yep! The Constitution and Bill of Rights might as ... by maheanuu on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:11:10 AM
unless you're rich, it's almost impossible to emig... by Bob Soper on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 5:04:00 PM
Almost impossible is not completely impossible. Y... by Oh on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:20:10 PM
This video demands to become a flood, covering th... by Ed Tubbs on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:21:52 AM
This video demands to become a flood, covering th... by Ed Tubbs on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:25:37 AM
We have lost. They have won.... by Rafe Pilgrim on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:32:50 AM
Welcome to the Third World, America! Next time the... by syed mahdi on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:46:07 AM
I have lived all of my early life in a third world... by James Hadstate on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 5:01:30 PM
The FSB (pronounced KGB) who accosted me on a trai... by Oh on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:06:42 PM
is to really realize that Bush and Chertoff are go... by Mary Pitt on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:47:39 AM
and now, go after those bastards with their own le... by oldmaninhisunderwear on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 11:05:07 AM
Folks . . . Do NOT just post a comment, then walk ... by Ed Tubbs on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 11:23:55 AM
I want to know just who the hell you think you ar... by Ed Tubbs on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 11:33:31 AM
I would call this a home invasion. Any private bou... by Jack Flanders on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 11:37:18 AM
These deputies should be fired. When we went to sc... by Don Lieber on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 11:54:43 AM
9:54 AM, PDST. I just called the Kern Cnty Sheriff... by Ed Tubbs on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 12:02:54 PM
Rob, there's a story (not) unfolding right now in ... by Techknowledgie on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 1:27:12 PM
I have yet to read one story where a person suffer... by Paula Sayles on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 7:18:41 AM
Clearly the case of the enforcers of de facto law ... by Ed Lewis on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 2:47:28 PM
I have had the same thing happen twice. Once in Ca... by William Thomas on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 4:20:49 PM
The National Anthem ends with the lines "Land of t... by Freddie Venezia on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 4:30:57 PM
Your comment is the most insightful of all. We ar... by WML on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 7:44:04 AM
I have had the same thing happen twice. Once in Ca... by William Thomas on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 5:23:00 PM
General search warrants or "writs of assistance" w... by sesquiculus on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 6:02:23 PM
Federal Law allows a bail bondsman to enter a priv... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 at 8:20:56 PM
The bail bondsman, who is only acting pursuant to ... by James Hadstate on Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010 at 7:31:36 AM
I used to live out that way; worked ambulance in I... by Ian MacLeod on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:41:43 AM
What Police State? You mean the one certain people... by joe r on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 5:41:43 AM
May she sue and win a trillion dollars and send a ... by Nick van Nes on Monday, Apr 5, 2010 at 7:08:41 AM