This is Happening Way Too Often

Police are getting way too aggressive with SWAT teams conducting raids for minor drug offenses.  Here is another story from Houston, via Tom Kirkendall:

Based on the evidence in the trash, a regional SWAT team arrived at
the home. Police say they knocked, waited 30 seconds, and then broke in
with guns and a concussion grenade. The house suffered $5,000 damage
and one officer shot and killed Margot's golden lab, Shadow, when
police say it charged toward one of the officers. What did officers
find inside?

"A joint half the size of my pinky fingernail and then one about
this big," she said, showing a length on her finger. "And not anywhere
near this big around."

We have the same problem with our egomaniacal sheriff in Phoenix.

  • http://unrepentantindividual.com/ Brad Warbiany

    "shot and killed Margot's golden lab, Shadow, when police say it charged toward one of the officers"

    Charged? I know if it were my dogs, they'd be really excited to see people to lick and say hello to. I wonder just how much "charging" this dog was doing. And labradors don't exactly have the same reputation as a pit-bull...

  • markm

    You've got to watch those labs, or they'll lick you to death...