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Denoting or relating to a search or raid by the police made without warning or identification.‘during a no-knock raid’
- ‘The no-knock warrant is often accompanied by a ‘dynamic entry’ in which a cluster of police kick the door and rush within hooting and howling at the tops of their voices.’
- ‘Here he encountered the tale of a man murdered by police in a controversial no-knock raid.’
- ‘During the debate on the Patriot Act, I rose on the House floor to remind my colleagues that secret courts, no-knock searches, and nationwide warrants were all things our founding fathers had fought to gain their freedom from.’
- ‘There are lots of invasive searches discussed here - car searches, work place searches, no-knock searches, secret searches, border searches - all of whose guidelines do little to protect personal privacy.’
- ‘Agents may need to conduct no-knock searches in computer crime cases because technically adept suspects may ‘hot wire’ their computers in an effort to destroy evidence.’
- ‘How credible are cops' and prosecutors' rationalizations for no-knock searches going to be after people start blogging videos (preferably with sound) of what actually happens during these official home-invasions?’
- ‘It would take a team of NASA scientists to calculate when a no-knock entry or a brief wait would be appropriate using this calculus.’
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