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    Family allegedly forced from home by police files rare Third Amendment suit

    Family allegedly forced from home by police files rare Third Amendment suit

    By Joseph Weber
    Published July 08, 2013
    FoxNews.com

    A Nevada family is using a rare legal argument in a lawsuit claiming police tried to commandeer their homes for a surveillance operation and then arrested the homeowners for resisting -- invoking the Third Amendment, which bars soldiers from being "quartered" in a residence without permission.

    The Mitchell family, in a lawsuit filed July 1, detailed the incident from July 10, 2011. According to the complaint, it all began when the Henderson city police called Anthony Mitchell that morning to say they needed his house to gain “tactical advantage” in a domestic violence investigation in the neighborhood.
    The situation turned ugly when Mitchell refused repeated requests to leave and police smashed through the door, the 18-page complaint states.
    Mitchell alleges the police, upon entering his home, forced him to the floor at gunpoint, then shot him and his “cowering” dog with a few rounds of pepper-spray pellets. Police then allegedly handcuffed and arrested Mitchell in connection with “obstructing a police officer” before occupying his home.
    Does this sound like a third amendment lawsuit or they barking up the wrong tree?
    What's your opinion?
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    I'd have to say that trying to convince the courts that police are soldiers (as mentioned in the 3rd Amendment) is going to be a difficult task. However, in recent times, police have been referred to as paramilitary. If the courts do recognize the police in this fashion, it should be interesting then if police are legally allowed to claim "martial law". Yes, I know they did it in Boston, sort of.
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    You vill respectz da furor! Geeve me zurr paperz!
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    This is a pretty disturbing story imho....What the hell happened to this country??
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    I will resist any attempt to commandeer my home by any armed wing of the government with well directed gunfire. This is a violation of law. If not the third amendment, then it is criminal trespassing, assault with a deadly weapon (you KNOW they pointed guns at them), animal cruelty and false arrest for binding the homeowners.

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    Family allegedly forced from home by police files rare Third Amendment suit

    I don't think this suit is going anywhere, at least under the 3A. Even though we've all seen police behave like soldiers, I can't picture a court seeing it that way legally. These officers need to be criminally charged and held accountable for this.

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    Did they compensate the family in any way? If not, it sounds more like a Fifth Amendment issue.

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

    Seems to me both the due process and just compensation clauses would apply, and if the cop-shop did compensate them somehow, the due process clause would still apply. It certainly seems unconstitutional to me in any case though. I might come up with another theory or two tomorrow after I've slept.

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    Family allegedly forced from home by police files rare Third Amendment suit

    ^Can you even make one post without spouting your apocalyptic religious mumbo-jumbo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    ^Can you even make one post without spouting your apocalyptic religious mumbo-jumbo?
    The problem is that he's been doing it for so long that whatever interest was there, is now lost. But hey, what better way to spread this mumbo jumbo than on a 2A advocacy website.....:what:

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