War on Drugs

Updates on the Johnston Case


The Atlanta Journal Constitution published an interesting article over the weekend detailing yet another erroneous raid involving a no-knock warrant in the city.  This one happened a year ago at the house directly next door to Kathryn Johnston's home.  The article then jumped into a broader discussion of no-knock warrants in the city, and found some evidence that contrary to what police would have us believe, such warrants are common, poorly overseen by the courts, applied for and granted on scant evidence, and frequently turn up little or no evidence.

I posted two lengthy reactions at my personal website, which you can read here and here.