Originally Posted by eneely
You posted that you are not saying the police are infallible, but aside from that, your every post says you have concluded that they made no error.
Compare the two statements:
The Arizona Cardinals are infallible.
The Arizona Cardinals did not commit a penalty on the previous play.
I believe, strongly, that you can't just sit on the porch and politely wait for the to-be-busted to open the door and allow you to search while you believe A CRIME TO BE IN PROGRESS
on the other side of the door, and while evidence of said crime might be being destroyed/altered/hidden.
I further believe that based on underwhelming lack of information regarding the original Orlando bust, that there's no reason to point and should and yell about how SWAT wasn't necessary. You don't know. I don't know. I'm going to give the police the benefit of the doubt -- especially when they're out enforcing the laws that the citizens of the great state of Florida want enforced -- in these cases.
I also believe, based on everything I've read about Jose Guerena, that the police were absolutely right to use a highly armed team when serving his warrant. His entire family was moving drugs, and based on what I know about moving high volumes of pot in my home state, that's cartel business. They didn't find a US Border Patrol hat in his room because he liked to play dress-up.
So, in these cases, yes. I believe there was no penalty on the play. A couple rough hits, for sure -- maybe even worthy of sending to the league office for review -- but no penalty on the play.
Finally, if the people who're upset about poker raids spent half the time collecting signatures for legislative change as they spent pretending
it actually bothered them on the internet, the laws would have changed by now.