Cops swarm the area arresting many, while there were problems with a stolen tablet (My Motorola Xoom) and my neglect to change the routers password (I thought the tablet long gone) I was working on my car all day got concerned and called 911 twice no answer (ever feel unwanted :) ).
Across the highway I saw lights flashing (cops telling me "I was covered I guess) I saw my out door light was out, fixed it (as was turning dark) at which time the area was swarming with cops, (while a set up I'm sure) they talked to a person who was said to of been behind me all day (a shooter situation ,me the target (kid you not) they arrested the neighbors with bails just to be troublesome.
I go into my house (not arrested nor talked to) three swat dudes are searching my place, as I mentioned not one word was said not even what they were looking for (my hard drives which I pulled earlier in the day due to a neighbor situation-if they had asked I'd of tossed the drives at them to get them out of there.
No warrant, nothing, and nobody has had a problem with it, friends or any legal advisory. A paper explaining somethings was to of been left behind which I found (thus knowing the bails) but I put it up for later reading - they took it the next day (I guess I have an open door policy I was unaware of).
No conclusions on my part to impart just what happened to me just a few months ago (close to my last log in), other than yes the cops can do what they wish (FWIW I'm white, blond hair and blue eyes, I don't see it as a racist situation).
This one swat dude was so computer blind he didn't find anything even if he was looking right at it, he set up a monitor very small and unseen video camera to see where I hid the drives (apparently talking could of compromise his identity) as soon as they left I pulled them out I had nothing to hide - the drives were imaged and case found to be of no importance (go figure).
I'm sure swat destroyed my mother board, and took out a few drives I'm still checking (do notice my last log in date, while a new mother board fixed my computer. I'm typing this from the library.
How bad were they? I had a very important drive (I felt) it was a 300 Gig USB drive, this "professional" picked it up to get access to the hard drives from the same case, Imaged them then put the USB drive back untouched. If it wasn't a hard drive he had no clue.
BTW nothing of any concern was found on my drives as some claimed (The tablet thieves) and any legal problems on my part over before they even started. One persons pr0n is another panic. I don't like gay pr0n but have yet turned anybody in over it.
With the tablet they dropped the router (not blocking anything), One was so proud of himself he left his name as well as editing my old post (which I keep for reference) so I came across as some clown. Him I plan on tracking down.
-Do note I have swat over someones word, while the FBI would of been following these type of files and notified the cops if they came into the area (my source is an older article on /.)
Yet when I saw my WiFi tablet on my router list I called 911 as due to it's limited range I knew where it was and damn close, 911 never showed or responded in any way.
Lots of info but where do you stop with a situation like I went through, I also made no claims or complaints I wouldn't know where to start.
Even if your aware of what to do, the cops follow their own laws and will arrest a teen if not given the proper treatment or the information they require, they can learn but can't practice it without problems which could very well mean a nigh in jail.