bigal_nz:John2010: [Your use of terms like "going to get you",?"get you out by force, which comes with its own set of (even higher) risks & dangers" is saying if anyone locks themselves in a room with armed police in the house then they are likely to be shot.
Worrying comments from you if you do happen to be an ex or existing copper.??
Give up peacefully, or resist. Resisting even passively has a far higher potential for someone to get hurt. Common sense. Nothing worrying in that.
Well as I have seen, for example, persons apparantly being arrested and definitely not resisting at all having their heads slammed into the side of a police car I'll have to discard your comments as naive. Others tell me they have seen similar abuses.
Have also seen people minding their own business (ordinary pedestrians just waiting to cross a road) being abused as a bunch of jaywalkers by a car load of NZ Police as they drove by.
So, as I say I would not trust a bunch of hyped up NZ Police on an armed adventure for one moment whether I was a criminal or not. In the Megaupload case I would trust a saferoom and a call to a lawyer from there as being the better option.
I have worked in a number of countries where the police are always armed (including with automatic rifles and shotguns) and I would have fewer qualms with them as being armed is not an adventure to them, just routine, so they're not hyped up. They also do not tend to be dressed as if they were stormtroopers when entering a domestic dwelling to arrest not a violent criminal but someone who is claimed to operate illegal websites.