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FBI Drug Squad Uses Chainsaw To Invade…the Wrong Apartment
If anyone needs another reminder that the adrenaline-addicted anti-drug armies we've unleashed in our own communities are more dangerous than any drug on the planet, well, get a load of this:

FITCHBURG (CBS) – It’s going to be a while before things get back to normal for Judy Sanchez and her three-year-old daughter.

Last Thursday, a team of FBI agents swarmed her apartment building as part of a massive citywide drug and weapons gang raid.

Trouble is, Sanchez lives in apartment 2R.

The suspect they were after is in 2F.

“I just happened to glance over and saw this huge chainsaw ripping down the side of my door,” she explains. “And I was freaking out. I didn’t know what was going on.” [CBS Boston]

I'm sure it's just a matter of time before some spokesperson comes along to explain to everyone why breaking out a f$%king chainsaw at a drug raid was perfectly reasonable under the circumstances. Maybe their battering ram was broken from too many batterings. Or, gasp, maybe they chainsaw through people's doors all the damn time and we're only hearing about it now because they finally – inevitably – carved their way into somewhere they weren't supposed to be.

I could spend an extraordinarily long time enumerating all the ways that this is insane, but if I had to choose, I'd say the #1 most horrifyingly messed up thing about this is that they knocked first. It's protocol, I know, but that rule has to change now that there's a chainsaw in play. Imagine that you're doing what someone is theoretically expected to do when you hear a knock at the door and you actually go to answer it…and suddenly a screaming chainsaw rips through the door and you get your arm sliced off by the FBI!!!   

Seriously, this is how they protect you from the people engaged in drug activity down the hall: by mixing up your addresses, knocking on your door, and then shoving a giant buzzing chainsaw right where your head would be. Would the appropriate authorities then come forward and encourage everyone not to let this regrettable accidental disembowelment distort our perceptions of an otherwise sound public policy?

I swear, every time I think we've reached the peak of berserk drug war demolition tactics, someone somewhere finds an excuse to do something still more stupid and insane. And they actually have the nerve to tell us that if we're afraid of cops smashing our doors down with various deadly weaponry flailing in every direction, then we shouldn’t break the law. Yeah, tell that to Judy Sanchez and her 3-year-old. 

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Meanwhile in the Bronx

More proof that the war on drugs is a flop,

If it was a success, this pot farm wouldn't exist.

"And they actually have the

"And they actually have the nerve to tell us that if we're afraid of cops smashing our doors down with various deadly weaponry flailing in every direction, then we shouldn’t break the law. Yeah, tell that to Judy Sanchez and her 3-year-old."

Seriously. Unfortunately, this abuse of power will most likely get swept under the rug of government shame. I often wonder how deeply these events penetrate into our society and how much of America gives a flying fuck. Everyone is floating in their perpetual consumerist SSRI induced stupor while this country is going to hell in a checkered basket. The one thing that gives me hope is that our current generation of young people are actually starting to stand up for their rights. I'm sorry silent, baby boomer, and jones generations, but you all have been sheep in the governments takeover of this country. We just have to hope that the damage isn't permanent.

My fear is...

How many people have their door taken down with a chainsaw, oops, wrong place, let's drop some drugs on the floor and take them in.


What is the address of the building in the Bronx Kelemi?

Law Enforcement Needs to Pay Attention to Symbology

The image of the chainsaw in modern folklore is ominous. 

There’s the famous movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  Chainsaws have been used by the Sinaloa drug cartel to behead rival gang members.  A snuff-video of an alleged Sinaloa drug cartel chainsaw-beheading exists on the web – beware watching it.  And chainsaws are used to cut down beautiful redwood trees and to generally deforest the planet.  In a sense, chainsaws suck.

With such symbolism in people’s minds, it’s no surprise that Freddie the FBI Chainsaw Hacker cutting his way through someone’s front door is going to raise hackles regardless of whether the drug law victim is technically guilty or innocent of a drug crime.

Perhaps that’s what has been lost here:  the presumption of innocence.  Were the presumption fully in effect, authorities might be more cautious before raising the perceived level of violence in our society just to enforce something as totally useless as prohibition.


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Really? How EXACTLY is making pot legal going to end the drug war? Seriously, what about all the other drugs? What about all the lost jobs and agencies? Critical thinking is not a strong point there is it?

What other scenario is there for ending the war on drugs?

Or to call it by it's real name, the war on users of the "wrong" drugs. I think Americans are going to need to see that cannabis legalization/regulation works before they consider legalizing/regulating anything else. Cannabis haters say the sky will fall if we legalize weed. If the only thing that falls is the violent crime rate (and the budget deficit), the time will be ripe to point out that they were totally wet about weed, so why take them seriously about hard drugs?

If there's a faster way to do it, that would be great, but unless Central America and Mexico just say no to the war on some drug users, I can't see it.


The more of these stories I hear the more I am convinced that these are not mistakes. 

I believe it is actually part of government policy to spread fear through the community. The government calls it sending a message when really it's terrorism. Our own governments are the biggest terrorists on earth. And if this is how our police behave in their own country, imagine how they behave when they are on duty in an occupied country. No wonder people take up the struggle against us and we call them the terrorists.

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