This has been too long in coming.
Ah, Ms. Allen, but you let your
son smoke a joint in your home. There was residue in your trash can. As
far as the government is concerned, that makes you no better than a
terrorist. And worthy of no better treatment than one.
Also keep in mind, this is not a "botched" raid. The police did
exactly what they intended. They got the right address. They found
contraband. And they’ll get two prosecutions out of this. For them,
this case isn’t a travesty, it’s a victory. It’s "protocol."
Cases like this one are worth remembering when debating the overuse
of SWAT teams. Botched raids make for sympathetic anecdotes. But the
argument isn’t that we shouldn’t send SWAT teams out on drug busts
because they frequently hit the wrong home. It’s that in a free
society, it shouldn’t be "protocol" for the government to break down
your door, set your house on fire, invade your home with assault
weapons, and slaughter your family pet for the crime of lighting up a
joint within the privacy of your own home.
That’s the argument.
This is the one aspect I have not liked about Radley’s campaign. Botched military drug raids is not the issue. Military drug raids is the issue. Militarized police is the issue. State brutality is the issue. Impotent, micro-dick G.I. Joe Wannabes is the issue. Public Enemy Number One (the police, in general) is the issue.
Every little prick soldier of The Sugar Land Police Department is the issue. That includes the Prick-in-Chief, Steve Griffith, Vice-Pricks Stuart Denton and Doug Brinkley. It includes Division Prick-Heads Eric Robins, Gary "tiny-cox" Cox, Scott Schultz, and Mike Lund.
Now, have a look at what these little pricks and their little-prick-minions did to these people. Here too. Such shame and such disgrace.
Cc: Sugar Land Police Dept. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)