"...The real question is whether there will be any discussion over the appropriateness of sending a SWAT team into any private home, handcuffing the occupants at gunpoint, and slaughtering the family pets—all over the mere receipt of a mailed package of weed. I doubt it.
Even if hizzoner turns out to be guilty, it's always worth contextualizing these cases: We've reached the point where it's commonplace for the government to wage violent, confrontational invasions of private homes over the suspicion of possession of the dried leaves of a plant."
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Continued uneeded militarization of the police.
Hit & Run > Doubts About Dog-Slaughtering Drug Raid - Reason Magazine: