Belgian law bans police raids on private homes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    WTF? Sounds like something barry, hillary and bernie would like to pass except for evil gun owners.


    PARIS — The authorities in Belgium said on Wednesday that one of the Paris attackers may have been holed up in a house in Brussels two nights after 130 people were killed and hundreds more injured — but that he could have escaped because of a law banning police raids on private homes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the country’s justice minister.
    The revelation by the justice minister, Koen Geens, that the suspect, France’s most wanted man — Salah Abdeslam — might have gotten away because of an arcane law intended to safeguard family privacy only adds to the picture of a severely dysfunctional and ineffective government in Belgium.

    Eric Van der Sijpt, the spokesman for the federal prosecutor in Brussels, who is leading the investigation, said Mr. Abdeslam would have been caught if he were in the house, but acknowledged in a telephone interview that “the immediate surroundings and the streets surrounding the property were not sealed off during the night.”
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Wouldn't want to disturb a terrorist while they are getting a nights rest. Want to bet that law gets changed?
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  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

  4. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    They are being stupid as usual.

    PC is picking up a fresh gooey dog turd by the clean end.
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  5. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    So in the name of 'protecting' its citizens, Belgium would allow a violent fugitive to hold a family hostage for 8 hours or let a terrorist escape? It basically sounds like that one movie, where from dusk to dawn(if I remember right), all 'laws' are suspended and people can do whatever the hell they want.
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  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Most likely a knee jerk reaction from the thousands of raids on folks by Hitlers bunch in WW ll, juts another Bad Law enforced by stupid people and lawyers.
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I have a HARD time believing what has been said above..... Do you Believe in FREEDOM or NOT.... Just WHY is this Statute so hard to understand? What is the BIG Hurry, to Invade a Private Residence, in the Middle of the Night? Just surround the Place, and wait till Dawn.... No one in, and No one out.... You still get the Bad GUY, and he can't use the Darkness, to ambush the folks coming in.... and it gives the Police time to evacuate all the other folks, in the surrounding Area, so they do NOT become Collateral Damage.... Are you ALL so conditioned to "No Knock Warrants" that you NOW accept, this kind of CRAP, as the New Normal?
  8. 3cyl

    3cyl Monkey++

    We have similar laws in the US

    Night Capped Warrant Law & Legal Definition

    Minn. Stat. § 626.14, says that a search warrant can be served only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. unless the court determines on the basis of facts stated in the affidavits that a nighttime search outside those hours is necessary to prevent the loss, destruction, or removal of the objects of the search or to protect the searchers or the public. The search warrant shall state that it may be served only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. unless a nighttime search outside those hours is authorized.

    Search Warrant

    Timing of Searches

    Generally, only under special circumstances may police officers execute search warrants at night. See Gooding v. United States, 416 U.S. 430 (1974). Different jurisdictions use different definitions of “nighttime.” For example, federal law enforcement officers must normally start searches between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. See Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. In practice, the special circumstances exception applies most frequently in drug cases. top
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  9. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    Nope, BTPost, it's just more proof that the ultimate crime solution is people to be proactive with their own defense. The conditioning is that we actually need police to take care of us. I think the 'Wild West' days were alot more civilized than people want to admit.
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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The issue is not WHEN they go in, but securing the perimeter.
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