From The Columbia Daily Tribune:
A SWAT team broke into a guy's home, shot and killed one of his dogs, and then shot and injured his Corgi (here's a pic of a Corgi)....
....but they only found enough marijuana in the home to file misdemeanor charges against the homeowner.
Here's Radley Balko on the incident:
So smoking pot = “child endangerment.”
Storming a home with guns, then firing bullets into the family pets as a child looks on = necessary police procedures to ensure everyone’s safety.
Just so we’re clear.
Yeah, you can argue that the police were just doing their job. And the courts, when they convict someone of marijuana possession, they're just doing their job. So are the jailers, the social workers, the prison guards, the prison construction lobby, and the drug cartels that depend on our laws to preserve their monopoly.
When are we going to stop paying people to do this job?