Here’s an example of our dystopic 21st century. Not for the faint of heart to watch.Here’s a description from where I found it.
It’s horrifying, but I’d urge you to watch it, and to send it to the drug warriors in your life. This is the blunt-end result of all the war imagery and militaristic rhetoric politicians have been spewing for the last 30 years—cops dressed like soldiers, barreling through the front door middle of the night, slaughtering the family pets, filling the house with bullets in the presence of children, then having the audacity to charge the parents with endangering their own kid. There are 100-150 of these raids every day in America, the vast, vast majority like this one, to serve a warrant for a consensual crime.
But Jonathan Whitworth won’t be smoking that pot they found in his possession. So I guess this mission was a success.
The proprietor of the web site, Radley Balko, is a great journalist who spends his time cataloging the abuses of the criminal justice system. I highly recommend that you read his work regularly.
As for the content of the video? What can I say? I almost can’t be angry because the emotions are too strong. Indeed, I almost move past angry into just being sad. Why? Because look at those cops and how they behave. This is just another day for them. Just another day. It’s routine. It’s dull.
That’s the reality of a police state, boys and girls. It’s not leather-clad stormtroopers cackling about the evil that they’re doing. It’s a bunch of bored professionals, shooting a dog in front of a little girl because that’s just what it says to do in page 13 of the manual.
All because the guy had a little pot.