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War On Drugs Claims More Victims

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

How many times is a variation on this story going to come out before someone finally realizes the absurdity of “no knock” warrants and the entire facade of the War on (Some) Drugs? Police shoot, kill two dogs during raid. They were looking for someone, nameless, and hydrocodone. Um, isn’t that the drug Rush Limbaugh uses? How is it legal to have a warrant for an address, with no name on it?

Another recent dog killing, in Tampa Bay.  This one, the dog’s owner wasn’t being interrogated or searched, she was voluntarily answering a query from a cop when the cop just plugged her pup in the skull and then walked away.

A state Senate hearing on the increasing militarization of our humble protectors, who are allowed to break into people’s homes without warrants in some cases, and don’t need to identify themselves or even have to apologize later for fucking it all up.

A pit bull who looks far too much like Leo, gunned down by cops looking for a DUI suspect by randomly running through people’s yards and shooting their pets.

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daddygod
Mar. 30th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
How is it legal to have a warrant for an address, with no name on it?

Easy. A search warrant is for a location. An arrest warrant is for a person. While you can combine both into one warrant, it's perfectly legal to obtain a warrant to search a specific address for a specific item without naming any specific person.

Now if it was an arrest warrant listing just "white male", that would take some explaining.
andysocial
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Thank you for the clarification. Still, the whole trend of treating the police as if they are above the law, abetted by the ridiculous war on drugs... It raises far more problems than it solves, in my opinion.
daddygod
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
I share that opinion.
mlfoley
Mar. 30th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Time to start shooting pigs.
andysocial
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
I know far too many good cops to even joke about that.
mlfoley
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Sorry, I meant in the context of them engaging in these sorts of antics. Not just shooting random police officers on the street.
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