All for non-existent marijuana

This story by terrific libertarian criminal justice blogger Radley Balko is really good and really distressing.  Short version: cops bust into house of Marine searching for marijuana; Marine presumably doesn’t know they are cops and grabs his assault weapon (honestly, it defies credibility to think that he would have done so had the assault team identified themselves as law enforcement given that the man was home with his wife and young child).  Cops see Marine with gun and shoot him dead with 60 bullets while his wife and child hide in close.  Cops do everything they can do cover-up they’re obviously abusive an inappropriate actions.  It’s a damning, damning indictment of the excesses of the war on drugs.  And a good Marine with no criminal record (or marijuana trafficking involvement) is dead. Whole thing is well worth a read.

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