Sunday, February 01, 2009

Deadly Force

I just finished reading the powerful April Witt article in the Washington Post called:

Deadly Force
What a SWAT team did to Cheye Calvo's family may seem extreme. But decades into America's war on drugs, it's business as usual.
(Link)
The abuse of power and the complete lack of integrity displayed by the police in this article is unforgivable and one more horrible data point in a sad history of excessive force by police.

Really is the war on drugs worth it? Is this sort of collateral damage to our fellow citizens and our constitution worth it? The insanity needs to stop.
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