February 4, 2005

This is the Freedom People are Dying For?

The drug thugs have been active in Baltimore and gonzales will probably not be prosecuting the murderers:

Just before 5 a.m., officers from the Baltimore County Police Tactical Unit were serving a search and seizure warrant related to a narcotics investigation at a home in the 8100 block of Del Haven Road when two officers approached the bedroom door on the second floor, according to police spokesman Ofc. Shawn Vinson.

When they opened the door, the officers allegedly were met by Cheryl Noel, 44, who was pointing a handgun at them, Vinson said.

Fearing for his life, one officer fired three shots, according to Vinson, striking and killing Noel.

Pete Guither comments:
Of course, the raid was pre-dawn (before 5 am). So you're sound asleep, and suddenly awakened by explosions, crashing sounds, feet tramping upstairs, and a lot of people yelling. How clear is your mind going to be? Can you distinguish that they're identifying themselves as police officers? When the door to your bedroom opens and there's two men dressed in black wearing ski masks pointing guns at you? Imagine yourself in that scenario. How would you react? What if you had a gun by your bed?

So why would they raid the house in this way?

Why, indeed:
All of this for less than a half ounce of marijuana, paraphernalia and possession of black powder (gunpowder) used for muzzle load hunting.
We need to clean our own yard and then, maybe, there will be an example that does not require gang violence to spread.

Via Avedon.

Posted by Steve on February 4, 2005
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