When they found Rice wasn’t home, they asked an obliging employee of the complex to open up the apartment without her consent. Once inside, they raided the gun rack, making off with 13 firearms worth around $15,000. The only problem: They had no apparent reason to.
This woman had broken no laws. The weapons were legally owned. The police confiscated them without warrant. Then when she requested they be returned, they demanded there be a court order. May Mrs. Rice’s attorney send the city of Lakewood into receivership.
This isn’t the first time that police have gone shopping for new firearms using someone’s personal property as the store.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 49
Because really being a cop just allows you to shop through other peoples property. The law is just for everyone else to follow.
H/t Dave Hardy
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.