I take (and took) the point our Forum host made in a post the other day that the warrant police used to enter Breonna Taylor’s home was constitutionally invalid because it was a no knock warrant. However, I learned from TV news last night that while the order may have been issued as a no-knock warrant, it was not served or executed in that way. Apparently, an independent eye witness has confirmed that the police both knocked on the door and identified themselves before barging into Taylor’s apartment.
It seems to me that the constitutional question is resolved so far as Breonna Taylor is concerned, although it remains a significant concern for those of us who care about liberty.
I’m also glad to hear that the National Guard has been called in to respond to any further rioting that may occur in Louisville. I hope the Feds will arrest and prosecute both rioters and anyone who has been funding and organizing them. I strongly doubt that white supremacists and right-wing extremists are much represented in either group.
In any case, Andrew McCarthy makes a good point when he says, “The criminal law is not designed to address every human tragedy.” It seems to me that justice is working out just fine in Breonna Taylor’s sad case.