"The history of the Fourth Amendment is rooted in the Founders’ experiences with the arbitrary and oppressive tactics the British Crown used to enforce its anti-smuggling laws..."
"Armed with muskets and these “writs of assistance”, agents of the Crown would break down doors and interrogate residents, day or night, in an overzealous attempt to crack down on smuggling of tea and sugar. "

The history and the plain language of the Fourth Amendment should make it clear that no-knock warrants are gross abuses of state power.

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