police raid

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500220069   

 

I hope that link works. If not do a search for "marijuana raid caught on tape (dogs shot)" 

I have been struggling with this clip since I saw it. 

I personally feel that the police were incredibly out of line in this situation. They rushed something that should have taken time, and innocent lives were taken because of it. (And yes, I do consider dogs valuable lives.)

Not to mention the child that will forever be traumatized and most likely grow a hatred for the people that are supposed to protect him from a very young age. 

I know where I stand on the subject of our police forces. 

Don't get me wrong. I have an enormous amount of respect for the men and women that are out there trying to make the world a better place. I just feel that those are few and far between. And that our country needs a more selective process for whom they allow to "protect and serve" or to wield guns against civilians. 

I'm not trying to "fire" anyone up. So please don't reply to this with hateful comments against me. 

I just simply wanted to put this out there to see how others feel about it. And what sort of emotion it evokes. (Because frankly, I cried for half an hour.) 

Thank you for your time. 

 

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Zizka
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Zizka 04/05/11 - 08:40 pm
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Columbia, MO?

Are you talking about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwSwvUaRqc
Don't watch that if you object to hearing dogs being shot or foul language. If you don't mind that, watch it. It is how police departments across the country protect you from the vile scourge of consensual drug use. It's a scene that is repeated over a hundred times a day in this country. The one in the video is normal. The police got the right house and the right person. The people in the house did not assume they were being robbed and did not try to defend themselves. None of the officers were startled by the gunfire into indiscriminately firing their weapons. No one tripped and shot someone. Not all raids end normally.
If you want to read more: http://reason.com/archives/2010/05/11/a-drug-raid-goes-viral

5away
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5away 04/05/11 - 09:00 pm
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That's just a link to Allie

That's just a link to Allie Wilson's facebook

5away
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5away 04/05/11 - 09:16 pm
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as far as the youtube link though,

You can't judge the officer for shooting the dog because what lead to the dog being shot was not on the video. However if a dog is acting aggressive towards an officer, the officer has a right to defend himself against it.

Oh, and the dude does have a right to an attorney, but he is requiered to identify himself. The attorney is for questioning about a crime, not who he is.

And by the way. The drug dealers name is Jonathon Whitworth.

Zizka
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Zizka 04/05/11 - 10:44 pm
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So, you don't see any issue

So, you don't see any issue with heavily armed men invading people's homes and terrorizing the occupants over a few grams of a plant?

There was no drug dealer there. The police only found a few grams of pot. Whitworth pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was fined $300.

5away
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5away 04/06/11 - 06:12 am
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No, I don't.

Here is a link to a PDF of the search warrant, which the investigator swore to the facts of, and was signed by a judge. Try downloading and read the whole thing.

It's not good the dog was shot with the kid there, but at least no innocents were injured.

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ilovelucy09 04/06/11 - 10:00 am
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sorry about the faulty link.

sorry about the faulty link. I found a link to it on a friends face book and tried to copy and paste from there... but I guess it just linked to the facebook.

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BuzzBy 04/06/11 - 10:23 am
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@5away
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but he is requiered to identify himself. The attorney is for questioning about a crime, not who he is.

What happened to the right to remain silent which would include not answering any questions including "Who are you? What is you name?"

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