First they said they had a warrant. Then they said they had no warrant.
Either way, deputies in California raided a woman’s home against her will.
And it was all caught on video.
Now the question is, did they have the legal right to do so?
Most of us are under the impression that the Fourth Amendment protects us from illegal search and seizures.
But a bail bondsman in the video told the home-owner that under federal law, he has the right to enter her premises without her permission in order to search for the suspects.
But you would think he would need at least a bench warrant, if not a search warrant. He was unable to produce either.
The incident occurred last Tuesday in Kern County, which is located in the South Central Valley of California.
The deputies start banging on the door, demanding her to open the door. One of them is peering into a window.
When she opens the door, they inform her they are looking for Joe Baker, a man whom they arrested several months earlier and claims he was beat up by police in this video.
Without her consent, they walk past her into her home and inform her they are also looking for a man name Alan.
At one point, they also threatened to arrest her. For what, I have no clue. Most likely, contempt of cop.