Should we prohibit no-knock warrants?
• “This whole debate over no-knock warrants is a matter of law. You either allow them or you don’t… whether it will be taken up at the state level, I don’t know. But that’s not an issue, I think, at the federal level.” Source: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky)
• “No-knock warrants are not tools that officers have to use with any regularity to get their job done… Taylor [will] never be forgotten, she will never be erased, no matter what an incident report said.” Source: Councilwoman Jessica Green (Democrat, Louisville)
• “Tonight, I’m thinking of Breonna Taylor’s family who is still grieving the loss of a daughter and sister. We must never stop speaking Breonna’s name as we work to reform our justice system, including overhauling no-knock warrants.” Source: Senator and Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris (Democrat, California)
This bill prohibits no-knock warrants, which generally permit law enforcement officers to enter a premises without first identifying their authority and purpose. Specifically, it requires federal law enforcement officers to provide notice of their authority and purpose before executing a warrant. Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul (Republican, Kentucky)