No-Knock Raids

No-knock raids, assault weapons and armored cars: America’s police use paramilitary tactics too often

First published in the print edition of   The Economist March 22nd 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARLY one morning a team of heavily armed police officers burst into the home of Eugene Mallory, an 80-year-old retired engineer in Los Angeles county. What happened next is unclear. The officer who shot Mr Mallory six times with a submachine gun says he was acting in self-defence—

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