Anatomy of a Drug War Crime

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Reason.com—Are you confident that police will not break down your door tonight? If so, it's probably because you assume the warrant required for such an armed invasion of your home has to be based on reliable evidence of criminal activity. But that is not true in Houston, as a federal indictment unsealed last week shows. According to the indictment, a drug raid that killed a middle-aged couple on January 28 was based on lies from start to finish, which should alarm anyone who thinks the Fourth Amendment...

Anatomy of a drug war crime. Former Houston Police Officer Gerald Goines | AP Photos Are you confident that police will not break down your door tonight? If so, it’s probably because you assume the warrant required has to be based on reliable evidence of criminal activity. That is not true in Houston. Are you confident that police will not break down your door tonight? If so, it’s probably because you assume the warrant required for such an armed invasion of your home has to be based on reliable evidence of criminal...