Sorry it was not my intent to imply you were advocating that approach. I knew you were not.
Your observations were informative.
I was simply pontificating...as usual.
We may be getting to politics but I think the logic of a no knock warrant does not violate the no politics rule. If any disagrees please say so.
As noted by Pete no knock warrants have been used increasingly beyond the original scope. That original scope was the apprehension of known violent felons with a high probability of resistance with deadly force. I think Bonnie & Clyde, John Dillinger, Osama Bin laden and Pablo Escobar as justification for a no knock warrant. I do not see where violent individuals like these can be apprehended any other way. In fact I would note that none survived their apprehension.
That need was later expanded to include instance where fragile evidence is likely to be destroyed.
The current incident did involve a no knock warrant but there were 3rd party claims that there was a knock at the door. The fact that Ms. Taylor was responding to the door also seems to substantiate that fact that there was at least a knock on the door. I am not sure the no knock warrant played a part in this incident. Since there was time to answer the door and get on the phone to 911 as well retrieve a firearm and instigate fire.
Still I agree a no knock warrant is something that anyone should be concerned about. If someone broke down my door without warning or ID my response would likely result in problems for all concerned.
I agree "no knock" warrants should be used only in very limited situations and require significant additional supervision and documentation in its application. If for no other reason than to support the people serving the warrant on anyone who is need of such a warrant. If they are big and bad enough to need that type of attention, then there needs to be significant backup and oversight to minimize the possibility of issues.
One final thought each state laws govern the issuance of no knock warrants. Any state that does not want can simply ban them. That point in fact is lost on many. If people want no knock warrants gone they need to look in the mirror to change that...a street march is simply side show drama.