Alabama Man Killed After Cops Interrupt Drug Deal

A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who attempted to drive off in his vehicle after deputies broke up a drug deal in progress Friday night. The as yet unidentified 21-year-old Birmingham man becomes the 15th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

[Editor's Note: The man remains unidentified as of May 14.]

According to Al.com, citing Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian, when deputies came across a drug deal in progress near the Walmart on Parkway East, one of the suspects "tried to run the deputy over with a car."

The deputy then shot the man in self-defense, Christian said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A substance believed to be heroin was recovered at the scene.

"The drug business always seems to end in tragedy or prison," Christian said. "There is no third option I'm aware of. I wish our young people could grasp that and just stay away from it."

[Ed: We wish that officials including Deputy Christian could grasp, or would allow themselves to grasp, why the drug business ends in tragedy or incarceration as often as it does. It's because of prohibition. -DB]

Birmingham, AL
United States
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What Needs to be Grasped by Young People

We hear talk on the mainstream media nearly every other day: 'Social Security is insolvent'.... 'Drug testing for unemployment/ welfare recipients'.... It's pretty amazing... None of these corporate whores ever says 'The Defense (rather Aggression) Budget is insolvent'. Or 'The budget of the DEA is insolvent'. When, if anything, these are the _actual_ bloated and largely unnecessary, completely over-funded entities... These creeps not only continually pillage our treasury for unnecessary services; they also enjoy insulting us as well! But the young have the most to lose from accepting the continuance of Prohibition.  Property seizure, forced testing, incarceration, and now summary executions?  It has GOT TO STOP. What really needs to be grasped is that young people need to focus their energies on changing this runaway, police state totalitarianism, before it COMES FOR THEM. The young people need to organize with all other age groups, and all rising up with ONE VOICE: NO MORE PROHIBITION!

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