The Third Amendment is the Bill of Rights’ red-headed step-child, accorded as much respect as Brigitte Dugas at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival. Even so, “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law” is an important Constitutional protection. As we pointed out during London’s summer Olympics, just because no one cites the Third Amendment doesn’t mean it doesn’t stop the Army from putting a missile battery on your roof without your permission. And yet . . . this story about a Nevada SWAT team “quartering” in a resident’s home without permission raises an important point about America’s militarized police: have they become a standing army? If so, how do we stuff that genie back in the bottle?