Police Raid Innocent Couple Because Their Son Had a Misdemeanor Marijuana Charge

Radley Balko has the details of yet another ridiculously excessive drug raid, this time in Carroll County, MD. From the victim:

After reviewing the search warrant I was horrified to realize these "hut-hut" men came in with M-16s in the middle of the night because my son had been arrested for a misdemeanor marijuana charge. The affidavit filed for the search warrant stated that "it had been the officer’s experience that persons who are arrested with illegal drugs continued to use, abuse and/or distribute illegal drugs". This was the probable cause.

As awful as that sounds, it’s actually worse. The kid a) didn’t even live there anymore, and b) had already been to court for the marijuana charge. What they were they doing raiding his parents? It’s just absurd. Whoever signed that warrant should be fired, if not jailed for reckless endangerment.

And if that’s not enough, it appears that Carrol County’s judges have been signing warrants like this routinely. Sounds like a good reason to pass legislation requiring better documentation of drug raids in Maryland.
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hmmm

Does this sound like double jeopardy to anyone else?

-serothis

no

no

It sounds like fascism to me

Not sure about double jeopardy, it's not for the same 'crime', they're sniffing around for a new 'crime' and the judges are rolling over and saying rrrufff as part of the drug war exemption from complying with the 4th amendment. Drug war lunatics in action stomping on our traditions, values, laws and lives as they defend alcohol supremacism with the same fervor and cruelty that their kind defended white supremacism 40 and 50 years ago.
An incredible story. Where's the adult supervision of these guys?

Supremacy and the KKK

I just read, yesterday, that the KKK was part of the alcohol prohibition movement, back in the days. Who woulda thunk!

I would bet that they behaved a lot differently in private than they did at the rallies! Well, I guess that would be expected, since no one knew who they were, when they were wearing the hoods!

That really would not jibe with them being the origins of NASCAR and moonshiners, now, would it?

reposting

I post some of your writing here:>http://siteground147.com/~coaliti2/fudforum/index.php?t=msg&goto=144&S=f42c19af9cf9fa15a370407c02df30b9#msg_144
If you want to cross link.
JosF

Another Day At The Office

Yeah, as a current resident of MD, I can say first hand the drug laws here are medieval at best. I mean, what do you say about a state whose most progressive medical marijuana law was sponsored and pushed by a Republican governor?...

Not me, I'd rather ridicule them into submission

I think that's where they are most vulnerable. There's majority belief that the war on drugs is a failure and at least in the case of cannabis, strengthening support for it's legalization. I'd hate to see calls for violence hurt our cause with a public that is looking for change. It's prohibition that causes violence in a number of ways, I hope it stays like that.
Drug warriors, repent of your fanatically pro-alcohol ways! Physician, heal your own violent, alcohol centered culture first before you mess with cannabis from the good earth! Enough severely ill people have been tortured because your hatred for people who might be a little different from you made you so cruel as to ban desperately needed medicine, and suppress badly needed research!
Everywhere you look there's destruction from this goddamn war.

Indeed

And that's just one of many reasons why I delete comments that call for violence.

I understand the frustration that comes with reading horrible stories like this on a daily basis. But we are a peace movement and I can't allow our site to be used for the purpose of spreading violence and hate.

Amen anonymous

Violent bullies serial killers even when they run the D.E.A. will not respect peaceful protests. Sociopathic government leaders are the same as any other sociopath,the goal being sociopathy for all and violence as a way of life

TO L.E.A.P.

L.E.A.P. PLEASE ARREST THE WAR AGAINST DRUGS TERRORISTS ! PLEASE THEY ARE PLANNING ANOTHER 911 STYLED ATTACK. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS SACRED PLEASE REMOVE THE WAR AGAINST DRUGS INSIDER TRADING SCAM AS IT IS THE SOURCE OF THEIR FUNDING FOR TERRORIST ATTACKS AND INSTALLMENT OF CHAOS

*sigh* (facepalm)

Violence towards the police only plays into the hands of the people keeping the drug war in place. Posting insane conpsiracy theories is also detrimental, as it makes people who are against the drug war look insane and immature.

mlang, I mean physician only metaphorically

Sorry about the understandable confusion. I was paraphrasing the words of the New Testament, physician heal thyself. Drug warriors want to play metaphorical physician to cannabis users, but they need to heal their own violence ridden community of alcohol users first, to put it mildly.

But I will add that I am very disgusted with physicians for their approval and condoning of the war on cannabis in particular. Like all the other groups that have first hand professional knowledge of how much more dangerous alcohol is than cannabis (police, lawyers, judges, social workers, public health workers etc,) I think they are being derelict as professionals and as citizens in not making the public aware of their knowledge.

Heal thyself,for sure!!!

Gothca on the physician thing. I should have seen it! I do agree that alcohol is very toxic and the hypocrisy of the alcohol supremacists is so obvious! Really, why are these insane ideas promulgated by them?

I cant disagree with you on your point! Doctors, like that, are all into their own well being. So much so, that I am beginning to wonder if the patients are no longer their number one concern!? I think they, all too often, forget, if it wasn't for illness and sick patients, they would be out of a job! I made the mistake of caring!

Physicians Are Not Ignorant

I’ll never forget my physician in the 70s who noticed some cannabis resin in my throat and said to me “I’d rather see you do that than drink.”

Basic science, and therefore medicine, has been hip to cannabis for the history of science and medicine.  By contrast, the drug warriors haven’t been hip to drugs for about 1700 years.  It’s an old story.

So, given that prominent physicians’ groups support medical marijuana, and that medical research that is necessarily conducted in foreign countries demonstrates the astounding medical benefits of cannabis, who in the U.S. is really pulling the strings in the drug war?  Many, including myself, would really like to know.

I agree with your previous doctor

I think practicing doctors have been scared into submission. They certainly could not speak out about it. They would get a visit, quickly, from the powers that be, to make sure they were not smoking MJ themselves. Probably, many are. I have a friend, who I think lost his license over it. Can't find him on the Internet.

Any doctor who looks into to it,should be able to see the hypocrisy. Many pain doctors have already felt the full force of the blade!

*sigh* (facepalm)???

So violence by a fraudulent government posing as police is alright ? and the people never consented to the drug war or war. furthermore the police that continue this war are not really police . and sigh; the war against drugs is itself an insane conspiracy theory which is detrimental. The war against drugs terrorists are clearly insane and immature,and go out of their way to force their insane immaturity on everyone with no remorse. so sigh facepalm maybe you should stop kissing the war against drugs plunderers asses unless thats what you like i guess.

VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER

HOWEVER THE PEOPLE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE FRAUDULENT/UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLITICIANS AND POLICE BECAUSE FRAUDULENT AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLICE ARE NOT REALLY POLITICIANS OR POLICE . HOPEFULLY NO VIOLENCE IS REQUIRED BUT THE WAR AGAINST DRUGS PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN TOLD TO DISBAND AND GET OUT BUT REFUSE TO LEAVE. SO IT MIGHT TAKE THE REAL CONSTITUTIONAL POLICE TO REMOVE THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL OR FAKE POLICE BY FORCE GUIDED BY ACTUAL CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

Definitely add nurses to that group that should know better

than to condone or approve of alcohol supremacism over cannabis, and who have a duty as professionals and citizens to make clear to the public that based on their professional experience, alcohol is far more dangerous to the community and to users than cannabis.
Oh yeah, add clergy to the list. Any other big groups of shirkers of professional responsibility that I forgot? Yep, mental health professionals, there's a lot them running around too.
Who else?

stupid me I forgot the most obvious group of all who know better

than to let alcohol lord it over cannabis. Drug counselors, and there sure are a lot of them running around too (Funding the coerced counseling of people to quit who don't want to quit, that's a good way to piss away a lot of money).

Violence gets you dead

Yeah, ok, we're gonna go up against the United States Military with what, our Glock-9's and our shotguns, and our .22's and they're gonna come at us with microwave heat dispersers, sonic immobilizers, vomit gas, M-16's, tanks, helicopters, jets, and possibly a tactical nuke just to make sure we got the point.

Violence is ignorance. Violence gets people dead and maimed and is not worth the price in human suffering. Violence would guarantee the end of everything we have gained.

But, the times are definitely changing. I predict that before September, you will hear Barack Obama mention Marijuana in a stern, but not wholly hostile context, and that, my friends is real progress. We don't need violence, our cause is just and the public is really coming to grips with the benefits and relative safety of cannabis as both a medicine and a intoxicant. We are winning and we will win, the best thing you can do is be the squeaky wheel, educate everyone you know, contact your representitives and let them know how you feel, it does make a difference.

NON VIOLENCE!!

I think that is the way most of us roll here! I am not stupid enough to think I can go up against the military, even with my 300 mag! I guess, if the guy wants to be a martyr!!

FLOOD THE MILITARY WITH REQUESTS!

FLOODING THE MILITARY WITH REQUESTS TO REMOVE PEOPLE WHO GIVE UNCONSTITUTIONAL ORDERS AND OPERATE THE GOVERNMENT UNCONSTITUTIONALLY. MOST EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE IN THE MILITARY. GET THE RON PAUL STYLED GENERALS AND ADMIRALS TO REMOVE THE WALL STREET INSIDER TRADING UNCONSTITUTIONAL GENERALS AND ADMIRALS ETC.

RANT?

I guess this is what is referred to as a "rant"? Looking like raving lunatics, when we write, really helps the cause. With friends like you, who needs enemies? Really, come back to the real world with the sensible people.

RE: well honestly think about it

I truly hope that your post was snark, but I fear it was your genuine opinion. You kiss authoritarian ass much?

Check out The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer: (free online in PDF form)

http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~altemey/

too concerned about looks

people keep posting "dont' make us look bad". Fuck that, and quit whining -your every paranoid internet post shouldn't necessarily reflect the idea that stupid jackasses could take one persons bad post to mean everyone involved in creating a sane, free reality is actually a dumb shit that posts in all caps and wants to raid the white house with his 22. Quit trying to gloss over everything becuase it just makes you sound like a bitch.

Dr Ron Paul please arrest the war against drugs pushers.

All the Dr. Ron Paul style Constitutional police and military everywhere . Arent you sick of takinf fraudulent orders from unconstitutional practitioners you are forced to work with. Constitutional police/military folks its time to begin arresting/removing the fraudulent war mongers/war against drugs terrorists starting now ! The mission must not fail and failure will never be accepted !

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