Thursday, May 06, 2010

Video of Drug War SWAT Raid on Missouri Family

Over at Firedoglake you can vote on the best slogan for the campaign to legalize pot. I like "Just Say Now."

Here's why you should care:

Radley Balko over at Reason: In February, I wrote the following about a drug raid in Missouri, 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.

Now there's video: