Louisiana Cop Kills Man in Drug Deal Gone Bad

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A Louisiana man became the third person to die so far this year during a drug law enforcement operation. Eric Williams, 18, was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon by an undercover narcotics officer in Port Allen in what police said was a drug buy that turned into an armed robbery attempt.

According to West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes, undercover narcotics agents were making buys in "known drug areas" when a woman and her boyfriend set up a deal. The narc was waiting in a motel room waiting for the woman to arrive so he could purchase $50 worth of Lortab. When the woman entered the motel room, she closed the door, but opened it again, and a masked man entered.

"Came through the door immediately shoved her down and started having a gun at the agent. The agent kicked him, gave him money he was asking for and started shooting," said Cazes, adding that Williams was trying to fire a loaded .45. "The only reason the agent's still alive is the bad guy, the gun he had was on safety."

Cazes said the agent shot Williams four times. The shooting is under investigation by the state police, but the sheriff said his agent did nothing wrong.

The woman and her boyfriend were jailed on $1 million bonds on charges of being a principal to armed robbery by use of a firearm.

Port Allen, LA
United States
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People like Williams and his girlfriend

give all drug users a bad name, even though the vast majority of drug users are non-violent.

It's not the drugs, it's the prohibition

Drug users are, for the most part, non-violent.  Violence associated with the drug trade is due to the fact that these drugs are illegal.  There is a lot of money changing hands for materials of low intrinsic value and victims are not likely to report violence to the police.  If you are a thief, drug dealers and drug users are excellent targets.

You don't see much violence in aspirin deals, cigarette deals, or beer deals.  They're all legal and reasonably priced.

Doping Up the Troops

Take a look at this:

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2011/01/doping-up-troops.html

Maybe Cops are working under Speed to.

It's a mad mad world. As i always say:

Beer is a Plant , Marijuana is a Drug

"It Makes Sense"

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