If anyone ever tries to tell you with a straight face that justice is blind and that the rich and the poor are treated equally, just go back to this story:
Four people were arrested in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday evening with more than 350 bags of heroin as part of the investigation into the death of the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the authorities said.
Narcotics investigators executed search warrants in three apartments in a building at 302 Mott Street on Tuesday evening, the police said. Three men and a woman were arrested, and the investigators recovered the bags of heroin inside the apartments.
Information stemming from the investigation into Mr. Hoffman’s death led the police to the building, a law enforcement official said. None of the people arrested have been charged with the sale of drugs and a firm connection to Mr. Hoffman has not been established, officials said.
I am sure it is standard operating procedure for the NYC police department to immediately convene a high profile task force every time they find a dead junkie with a needle in his arm. The dealers didn’t kill Hoffman, he killed himself. Read between the lines. They found him lying on his bathroom floor wearing shorts and socks with his glasses resting on his head and the needle still in his arm. Put it together. He knew what he was doing. He wasn’t at the sink and fell because he got a bad dose or laced dose- he deliberately chose to lie down on the floor, rest his glasses on his head, and ride the tiger. He had done this many times before…
It’s a tragedy, and it is horrible, but the only difference between Hoffman and every other junkie that overdoses is that Hoffman died on expensive tile in a multimillion dollar apartment, while most junkies die on a cum and body fluid stained couch in a flophouse or under a ratty blanket under a highway overpass. And I assure you, NYC’s finest aren’t knocking down doors and grabbing surveillance video for those people.