Wednesday, May 05, 2010

These are your cops on drug money

My old pal Radley Balko unearths a horrifying SWAT bust that brings new meaning to the word overkill.
They found a “small amount” of marijuana, enough for a misdemeanor charge. The parents were then charged with child endangerment.

So smoking pot = “child endangerment.” Storming a home with guns, then firing bullets into the family pets as a child looks on = necessary police procedures to ensure everyone’s safety.

Seven rounds. They fired seven rounds into that little dog, in front of that little kid, for a few grams of marijuana. The reason they can afford all that fancy SWAT equipment is because of forfeiture money they make on drug busts. Bad laws create bad cops.

[More posts daily at The Detroit News]


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