This is my first post in this thread, and while I cannot take the time to go back and read it all I read the last two pages and see some valid points on both sides. I have nothing to add to this conversation but my opinion, which is this:
I am very much a law abiding citizen. I pay my taxes, try to go the speed limit, don't murder people and sure enough never double park. While I doubt my house will ever be the scene of a mistaken no-knock warrant I can't even begin to explain to you how much I despise the whole premise, but I will try. Now let me begin by saying that I do understand the officer safety thing, err understand the idea behind it, but not the actuality of it. My dwelling is my castle. I go through life day by day, following the rules and playing nice. The existence of no knock warrants without legislation protecting a citizen that may kill or injure a law enforcement officer in the serving of one ludicrous. It is a warrant giving the police permission to break into someones home and in certain cases mistakes are made. I would never draw on an unidentified threat in public but Jesus Tapdancing Christ if you come breaking through my window you better believe I'm gonna be muzzle up and half pulling on that trigger before I even know who you are. I'd say if you are not willing to offer citizens protection in the case of a botched serving where an officer may lose their life then you don't get to have no knock warrants.