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  • JSpencer

    F***ing stormtroopers. I hope somebody gets their ass sued off for this, but I doubt that will happen in this neo-USA we live in where citizens can be treated like rats… unless they are sufficiently well-heeled and connected that is. Absolutely disgusting.

  • I love how they say that there was cause. In other words, it was legal enough. I’m sure it was.

  • DLS

    Interestingly, while some want the military demoted to police and “social” work, some want the police promoted to the capability of the military.

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    I’ve written elsewhere that drug reform (that I have long wanted) isn’t all — other related reforms are needed, as demonstrated by the subject event of this thread.

  • Thank you all for your comments.

    I’d like to point out that in this case, it wasn’t local law enforcement officers that raided this family’s homes but DEA agents.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a federal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. It was legislated into existence by congress and signed into law by President Nixon in 1973. The DEA is headed by an Administrator of Drug Enforcement appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. This Administrator reports to the Attorney General through Deputy Attorney General.

    So basically, the hierarchy of accountability looks something like this:

    DEA Agents–>Administrator of Drug Enforcement–>Deputy Attorney General–>Attorney General–>President

    The question you have to ask is that when DEA agents commit botched drug raids, why aren’t any of these people—from the DEA agents on up to the President—ever held accountable.

    The answer is simple.

    It’s because the American people never hold them accountable. The DEA has been out of control for years now. It was out of control under Ronald Reagan. It was out of control under George H. W. Bush. It was out of control under Bill Clinton. It was out of control under George W. Bush. And it continues to be out of control under Barack Obama. U.S. Drug Control Policy has remained relatively the same under all presidential administrations—Republican and Democrat—since the 1980’s.

    Our nation’s disastrous drug policies remain because Republicans and Democrats refuse to change them. Republicans and Democrats refuse to change them—in turn—because American voters continue to vote these politicians into office.

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