In another thread I made a statement concerning the militarization of the police and how all Americans should be concerned about this subject. While experiencing my nightly bout of insomnia and surfing the net, I came across this Cato document on the subject. It is long and is in pdf format, but if you have the time it is well worth the read. If you don't want to read the entire thing, I would suggest skipping to the last section and reading just the cases of erroneous entry done by the police. According to Cato, the militarization of the police and the increased usage of these paramilitary units has led to unnecessary death and hardship. Additionally, there is an unacceptable percentage of no-knock entries being done on innocent people due to the weak requirements to obtain these warrants. One of the things that I especially noticed is that if a citizen was not killed outright by the police when they defended themselves with a firearm, they invariably were brought up on charges. Police, on the other hand, regularly are given a free pass in instances where they use their weapons in a bad entry situation. When I did some additional research on why people would be charged if the police were in fact prosecuting an illegal arrest when they enter their home on either erroneous information or simply because of negligence, I found that contrary to what I thought, except for only twelve states you are prohibited from resisting an unlawful arrest. The article I found stating this is located here. Thankfully for us, Georgia is one of the twelve states that still recognize a citizen's right under common law to resist an unlawful arrest. Read both of the links I have posted. If you have the same reaction I had, first you will be astounded, then you will start to get really, really pissed off.