Two More Drug War Deaths

A Texas man who drowned fleeing narcotics officers and a Florida man shot and killed during an attempted drug arrest are the latest to die in the drug war at home this year. The two men become the 22nd and 23rd persons to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

In Texas, according to the Houston Chronicle, citing police reports, an as yet unidentified man drowned June 21 after jumping into an east Harris County bayou to avoid arrest in a drug investigation. His body was pulled from the bayou the same day.

Police had spotted the man and a woman near the Shady Glen Motel, which they described as "a hotbed of narcotics trafficking and prostitution," and began interrogating the man when he took off running. Deputies hit with a Taser, but he got up again, jumped into the bayou, then swam to its center and dived under the surface of the water. He didn't reappear until deputies found his body.

A search of his vehicle found methamphetamines, marijuana, and weapons.

In Florida, according to the Tampa Bay Times, citing police sources, a Pasco County narcotics detective shot and killed Jerry Dwight Brown, 41, in Zephyr Hills Tuesday afternoon. The narc had gone to a local business to arrest Brown on charges of selling prescription drugs, and "a confrontation erupted and Brown was shot." No one else was injured. There were no other details.

Police said Brown had a criminal history that included armed robbery and grand theft.

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Drugs are bad

I don't see why so many people use drugs for medical and recreation purposes. Drugs are bad and should not be promoted in any manner. They cause people using them the inability to use rational thinking and judgment. All this medical and recreational drug tolerance is an extremely poor statement about modern society and should not be deemed as acceptable behavior by individual states within the Untied States. The federal government needs to uphold and enforce the USC and enable society to get its wits back again. A society that embraces such a culture and prone to legalization of such is a doomed to a plethora of societal ills and chronic problems which are to numerous and complex to list here. Just say no to drugs and think of people you probably know that have been effected negatively by drugs, including alcohol.

Drugs are bad

I don't see why so many people use drugs for medical and recreation purposes. Drugs are bad and should not be promoted in any manner. They cause people using them the inability to use rational thinking and judgment. All this medical and recreational drug tolerance is an extremely poor statement about modern society and should not be deemed as acceptable behavior by individual states within the United States. The federal government needs to uphold and enforce the USC and enable society to get its wits back again. A society that embraces such a culture and prone to legalization of such is a doomed to a plethora of societal ills and chronic problems which are to numerous and complex to list here. Just say no to drugs and think of people you probably know that have been effected negatively by drugs, including alcohol.

If people aren't causing a problem, mind your own business

Most people who use alcohol or marijuana aren't causing any problems. Same with many people who use other illegal drugs, and a lot of the problems they do cause are due to the exorbitant black market prices prohibition creates.This is America, take your control freak ways elsewhere. If you don't understand why people use drugs,try a little harder.

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