Another home invasion search goes wrong. This time cops in Durango, Colorado took a 77 year old grandma to the floor and handcuffed her. The police were looking for the meth dealer next door. Instead they found Virginia Harrick watching The Price is Right.
The Supreme Court has ruled a wrong house home invasion search is not a constitutional violation. Therefore, Ms. Harrick has little or no legal recourse against the police. The officers did apologize. At least she was not shot to death like 92 year old Kathryn Johnson in Atlanta.
Would I want a Meth dealer next door to me? Of course not. By making meth illegal we have chosen the local neighborhood drug dealer as the provider. Making something illegal only changes the suppliers, not the demand.
We have given the police awesome authority to combat drugs. No knock home invasion searches would not be necessary if we ended prohibition. How many more innocent homes need we invade until we realize the system is broke?