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The Drug War

A warning: this video is a bit hard to watch. However, I believe it's important to watch and understand the consequences of our current "drug war". Aggressive tactics against nonviolent offenders just doesn't make sense in my mind.

The video shows a search warrant served by the Columbia, Missouri police department. The cops bust into some guy's house in the middle of the night and shoot his two dogs (one a pit bull that was caged in the kitchen, the other a Corgi) with children in the home. It turns out that rather than a big time drug dealer, this guy had a small pipe with some resin in it, a grinder, and what the cops called "a small amount of marijuana" (meaning less than a few grams):


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