This is an excerpt from the chapter entitled "What the War on Drugs Became":
No-Knock Warrants/SWAT Teams
Here a quote from the Baker institute that describes the drug war’s use of no-knock warrant’s:
“In the context of our current civil unrest, the drug war’s normalization of aggressive policing within a system already mired in institutional racism has increased the frequency of interactions between citizens and police that have the potential to turn hostile or violent.
Breonna Taylor was killed on March 13 when Louisville police executed a no-knock warrant on her home. The warrant was based on detectives’ belief that Taylor’s boyfriend was using her address to receive packages containing drugs. Thinking that the police were intruders, Taylor’s boyfriend fired at the officers, who then fired back, killing Taylor.
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