forcible entry


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forcible entry

n. the crime of taking possession of a house or other structure, or land by the use of physical force or serious threats against the occupants. This can include breaking windows, doors, or using terror to gain entry, as well as forcing the occupants out by threat or violence after having come in peacefully.

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The capability of being transported by C-130 enables the Stryker brigade to conduct early entry operations in support of a host nation or as a follow-on force to expand the lodgment of a forcible entry operation.
The system is ideal for: vehicle extrication, aircraft rescues, damage control, collapse rescues, remote rescues, indoor and confined space operations, forcible entry, special operations, and rapid intervention teams.
Presumption of fear (unlawful and forcible entry into dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle).
The Nation and its allies face a strategic turning point that necessitates the optimization of joint and multinational airborne joint forcible entry (JFE) capabilities to meet future security challenges.
In a circular sent to judges, courts and the police, the Ministry of Justice confirmed that what are commonly known as Squatters' Rights - preventing forcible entry to an occupied building - would become redundant, in relation to residential premises.
A joint Air Force and Army team of 120 response experts recently spent two weeks participating in a mobility and ground combat exercise that simulated the staging and forcible entry of U.
Competitors will have to maneuver several tough tasks such as climbing stairs packing 20 kilogramme weights, hoisting a 20-kilogramme hose on top of a tower, simulating a forcible entry to ventilate a room, moving around hydrants for a distance of 44 metres, advancing 23 metres with a 45 mm fully charged hose in hand and hitting a target with water, as well as dragging an 80kg dummy a distance of 30 metres to rescue it from fire.
The UCR Program has three subclassifications for burglary: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry.
Gardai Alan Conlon, Claire Delaney, Eoin Murtagh and Sean O'Leary are on trial accused of assault causing harm to Mr Gaffney, forcible entry and trespass at the family home in Dublin on February 17, 2008.
The programs provide step-by-step demonstrations for using personal protective clothing, SCBA, hose lines, ladders, search and rescue techniques, access and forcible entry equipment and techniques, water supply, ventilation, foam operations and the basic techniques for controlling interior and exterior industrial fires, including tank fires.
Mr Pottinger added: "We had to make forcible entry into two flats above to make sure people were not trapped.