Didn’t we used to have a Fourth Amendment in this country? Watch this and weep.
A SWAT unit in Missouri executed a warrant on a known drug offender. During the course of the raid, at least one officer decided that the family Corgis were dire threats. In the video, you can hear the dogs bark a bit when the cops burst in, followed by shots. You hear the wounded dogs whimpering, followed by more shots to finish them off. Let us not forget that these actions took place right in front of the seven-year-old child living in the house.
This is the vicious breed of dog those brave policemen were protecting the public from. After the raid, the cops triumphantly produced a small baggie containing marijuana … a misdemeanor quantity of marijuana. They also claimed that the parents were guilty of child endangerment, because the parents were responsible for the brutal police raid which netted enough pot to make maybe three blunts. Maybe I’m reading this wrong, but staging a paramilitary raid on someone’s home in search of a few grams of pot probably wasn’t the idea of the target of the raid, nor was the execution of the family pets. By the way, when did the Police declare war on dogs?
This is the end result of the War on Drugs: police units armed and equipped like the military conducting raids on occupied homes (usually in the wee hours of the morning) with extreme prejudice. Hundreds of these paramilitary operations happen every year, and they’ve been leaving a trail of innocent bodies behind them for decades. Worst of all, they’ve been conducting these home invasions/executions in our name.
I don’t smoke grass, and honestly don’t care whether or not someone out there might be smoking pot, so long as they don’t endanger others by doing so. Most of the time, the only danger from marijuana use is the very real possibility that your home will be specially chosen by the police for a paramilitary raid. When the actions taken to “protect the public” from drugs are actually far more dangerous to the public than any drug ever discovered, I’d say that we’ve gone far afield from whatever tenuous “public good” justification may have ever existed for the “war on drugs”.
We, the People, need to put an end to this stupid, wasteful, and wholly ineffective “war on drugs”. Because of the “war on drugs”, the police have been gaining more and more authority over the citizens they supposedly serve, and our rights guaranteed in the US Constitution have been getting steadily eroded. How many more innocent people will die during botched raids? How many more police officers will be killed by citizens reacting to what they think is a home invasion by criminals (the same criminals who have taken to wearing police logos and shouting “police” during their criminal activities)? How would you like to watch your family pets get slaughtered by trigger-happy cops under the “he’s headin’ right for us!” justification? How many more body bags will get filled before we, the People, put an end to this monstrously stupid policy?
Why do we, the People, put up with this bullshit?
Current status: Disgusted
Current music: In the Doghouse by Slade