This story happened over a year ago but I decided to post it in order to highlight (again!) the dismal failure the ‘War On Drugs’ has been – as well as the dangers of law enforcement continuing to use SWAT teams to raid the homes of US citizens. What happened to that pesky notion about people being INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty? Apparently it has been swept aside as government agencies get more and more federal funding to use on gadgets, gear & guns.
The mere suspicion that a natural plant might be in a home has now become justifiable cause for gunning down citizens and little thought is given to whether or not there might be children, pets…or innocent civilians taken out in the process. To call these *mistakes* anything less than what they are…cold blooded murder…is just a slap in the face to all of the victims and their families.
On May 19, 2011 Former Marine, Jose Guerena, age 26, was
killed murdered in his Tucson home during a drug pointless raid. Officers pounded him with 71 rounds as they burst through the door of his home. No drugs were ever found. His family helplessly watched as their loved one was shot to death by over-zealous, over-armed and UNDER trained officers…