I have heard so many conflicting stories about this case that I truly don't know what to believe. As I understand it, the cops were looking for her ex boyfriend and crashed the door thinking he was there and were shot at by her current boyfriend. They returned fire and killed her. Her ex was already in custody. So, many questions arise among them are these. How long had the ex been in custody and why didn't the door crashers know he was? 3 or 4 cops hit everything BUT the guy that shot at them, WTF? Why not wait a bit and see if the ex comes in or goes out to make sure of your arrest target? Why did they think he would be there if he was the ex? In my experience "bad companions lead to bad luck" which sums up her situation to a T. As to no knock warrants I can see limited use, locutises example makes sense. To be fair to ghost, locutis you can't actually know for sure the guy would have grabbed the ak, but that is sure as hell the way to bet in that situation. Cops have a right to go home alive just like truck drivers and librarians. Criminals have a right to go to jail alive, but they usually have a choice that will keep that from happening if they choose it. All things being equal I would like cops to go home alive and criminals to go to jail alive, but if the **** hits the fan the cops life trumps the criminals life in my opinion. In almost all of these situations the criminal makes the choice. Cops like the rest of us will choose the path of least resistance if the perp don't resist life is good for everybody. Court is where the perp gets to fight back. But I am a cranky old truck driver who's last interaction with a leo was 4 years ago when the nice deputy sheriff caught the bastards that stole 4 grand worth of tools from my shop, so my current bias, if I have one is for leos.