Police shoot dog while raiding the wrong house
This about sums up my feelings:
Everything about the drug war is a miserable failure. Millions of otherwise productive citizens languish in the criminal justice system, while drugs continue to circulate, making billionaires of the criminals who control the trade. That’s a problem of policy, not the fault of the police, who are merely following orders.
But it’s also a problem of execution, and that’s the problem with the people who are just following orders. Because it takes a special sort of person, the sort of trigger-happy goon who would be drummed out of the military for bloodthirstiness, to want a job that involves home invasions and shooting 13 year old dogs. We hire the dregs of society, base animals barely better than the dogs they shoot, to enforce our laws.
That’s a reaction to the video below. When police raided 62-year-old grandmother, Marietta Robinson’s home they shot her 13-year-old dog eight times. All of this while searching for someone who didn’t even live at there.
Of course, when you have blathering nonsense like this being pushed by the Sean Hannity’s of the world, you see how far those of us who want to end the drug wars have to go yet: