But despite all the anger the raid has inspired, the only thing unusual thing here is that the raid was captured on video, and that the video was subsequently released to the press. Everything else was routine. Save for the outrage coming from Columbia residents themselves, therefore, the mass anger directed at the Columbia Police Department over the last week is misdirected. Raids just like the one captured in the video happen 100-150 times every day in America. Those angered by that video should probably look to their own communities. Odds are pretty good that your local police department is doing the same thing.
Go read the whole thing.
There is so much insanity going on in this country on any given day that it is hard to keep track of it all, but surely our bizarre behavior and attitudes and laws regarding drugs has to be near the top of any list of inexplicable nonsense. Alcohol, ok! Marijuana, bad! Property taxes- tyranny! Cops raiding your house and shooting your dogs because of a plant- ehh, they had it coming!
Just completely bizarre and I hope in a few years we will look back at this and wonder just WTF we were thinking.