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