I would just love to hear about one these RAIDS coming up short because the doors wouldn’t batter down and the windows just chipped instead of breaking. I can just imagine the SWAT team standing outside of the little bungalow they tried to force, a bit perplexed that they couldn’t get it, when grandma’s voice comes out of the intercom speaker by the door, “Can I help you?”.
Mad Rocket Scientist
May 24, 2011
I think I’m gonna start a business
[There are other outcomes that I have fantasized about which also bring a smile to my face. But implementations are not cheap and the risks are unacceptably high even though the deterrence effects would be “significant”. It also probably would require “entrapment” of the police by the homeowner which would be frowned upon by many.—Joe]
Joe- read my comment over there; I think we’ve got the same idea. Great minds and all that.
Because I have an interest in things like computer vision, I’ve imagined the possibility of creating a system that would monitor the surroundings of my house, detect when it is surrounded by some sort of SWAT team (or other team intent on thuggery–legal or not), and alert me to their presence. From there, I’m not sure exactly what I would do, but walking outside and asking for a warrant would potentially be on the top of my list–if I could be convinced that my life were in danger. Another option would be to call 911.