a wicked law, like cholera, destroys everyone it touches

Drug War Victims:

John Hirko, 21 years old: An unarmed man with no prior offenses was shot to death in his house by a squad of masked police. In a no-knock raid, they tossed a smoke grenade in through a window, setting the house on fire. Hirko, suspected of dealing small amounts of marijuana and cocaine, was found face down on his stairway, shot in the back while fleeing the burning building. When the fire was finally put out, officers found some marijuana seeds in an unsinged plastic bag.

Tony Marinez, 19 years old: Officers conducted a drug raid on a mobile home in De Valle. Martinez, who was not the target of the raid, was asleep on the couch when the raid commenced. Hearing the front door smashed open, he sat up, and was shot to death in the chest.

Alberto Sepulveda, 11 years old: Alberto was killed by a shotgun blast to the back while following police orders and lying face down on the floor during a SWAT raid. He was a seventh-grader at Prescott Senior Elementary School.

(More at Drug WarRant.)

One thought on “a wicked law, like cholera, destroys everyone it touches

  1. When someone is sufficiently frightened, they are easier to control/educate. America likes for its citizens to be afraid of everything around them.

    You know what my personal issues with drugs are Jai. I don’t lie or hedge about it; I just don’t like drugs. But at the same time I can acknowledge that if used properly and governed responsibily by both the state and individuals, they may have a place in society.

    I scanned the page and I have to admit that it was well laid out in both structure and message. The only part that was offensive to me was a post by a guest that I shall call ‘Billy Bob’ throwing about catch phrases hoping that such slogans would support his argument.

    ‘Anti-American’?
    But it isn’t anti-american to shoot kids in the face. Or to incinerate (because blow up is to gentle a phrase) civilians. Or to chain people to a truck and drag them for hours/miles.

    Drugs = Terrorism?
    For the most part, people are fairly mellow, relaxed or even entertained while on drugs. Only on a bad trip does someone get freaked out by them. Can I punch him in the junk now? They want to attack terrorists huh? By their own hand, they have labelled the KKK a terrorist organization. Send your SEALs and tactical teams after them. At least then you know that they’ll shoot back.

    I’m tired and snotty. Not because I think I’m better than everyone else but because there is mucus oozing out of my head.

    T.Oni

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