This Is Tyranny

How anyone can threaten revolt over health care but be o.k with this is beyond me:

Here’s a summary if you don’t want to watch it:

SWAT team breaks into home, fires seven rounds at family’s pit bull and corgi (?!) as a seven-year-old looks on.

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.

Just so we’re clear.

Seriously, what’s worse for those kids: Seeing mom and dad smoke a joint or two (if they even saw it), or seeing their pets shot by heavily armed soldiers who arrested their parents and then turned the kids over to the care of the state? Really, how could anyone think this is a good idea? Yet it happens every day.

In fact, I doubt anyone would say this situation was a good thing. I bet even the cops involved – in an honest moment – would admit this is a horrible result. Then I think they’d say it was necessary for some bigger purpose, or that they were just doing their jobs. I bet those two excuses are what most drug war supporters would use to ease their consciences. Of course, whatever the big picture may be, this particular family has had their lives sacrificed to it.

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2 Comments on “This Is Tyranny”

  1. kc Says:

    unfortunately this is getting to be a more common story….

    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/SWAT_team_kills_2_dogs_in_0731.html

    remember when the swat team was just used for kidnappings and shoot outs!

    the militarization of police is not a good thing….


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