by Mark Horne
We see our government, both locally and federally, trying to act as if the Bill of Right had never been ratified or even written. But one amendment is usually considered more of a relic than a practical need: the Third.
“No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”
Surely no one needs to worry about that in these days! Right?
According to a lawsuit filed against the City of Henderson (a Las Vegas suburb of about a quarter million residents) and their police department, militarized troops violated the Mitchell family’s third amendment rights, as well as many others.
“‘On the morning of July 10th, 2011, officers from the Henderson Police Department responded to a domestic violence call at a neighbor's residence,’ the Mitchells say in the complaint. It continues: ‘At 10:45 a.m. defendant Officer Christopher Worley (HPD) contacted plaintiff Anthony Mitchell via his telephone. Worley told plaintiff that police needed to occupy his home in order to gain a “tactical advantage” against the occupant of the neighboring house. Anthony Mitchell told the officer that he did not want to become involved and that he did not want police to enter his residence. Although Worley continued to insist that plaintiff should leave his residence, plaintiff clearly explained that he did not intend to leave his home or to allow police to occupy his home. Worley then ended the phone call.”
Anthony Mitchell—under the delusion that, since he owned his home, he got to make decisions about who used it—was about to get a lesson in how police view private property.
Just before noon armed and armored smashed in the front door of the house.
“"As plaintiff Anthony Mitchell stood in shock, the officers aimed their weapons at Anthony Mitchell and shouted obscenities at him and ordered him to lie down on the floor… Confused and terrified, plaintiff Anthony Mitchell remained curled on the floor of his living room, with his hands over his face, and made no movement. Although plaintiff Anthony Mitchell was lying motionless on the ground and posed no threat, officers… then fired multiple 'pepperball' rounds at plaintiff as he lay defenseless on the floor of his living room. Anthony Mitchell was struck at least three times by shots fired from close range, injuring him and causing him severe pain.”
Then they took over the house, moved furniture, and used it as a lookout point. They arrested Mitchell for obstructing justice and searched his home. You’ll need to read the entire complaint to see what is alleged about how police treated his parents who lived next door and his small dog cowering in the corner.
Unless this lawsuit is totally fictitious, it shows not only one horrible incident, but a culture of people who don’t care nothing for American’s legal rights and believe they can get away with violating them. This growing thug army is far more dangerous to the United States than any foreign threat.
They really hate us for our freedoms.