Thursday, May 6, 2010

Video of police raid tactics

Below is a video of a raid on a family in Columbia, MO (i.e. not in Maryland) in which a police SWAT team serves a warrant and shoots a family dog. Just for an extra nice touch, there were children present. Oh, and the raid was over marijuana.

These are the exact type of police tactics that the Howard County Police with the implied consent of County Executive Ken Ulman use on Howard County citizens. In fact, two family dogs were shot in this manner since Ken Ulman has been County Executive.

Obviously, I don't think Ken Ulman or anyone in the police department likes it when dogs get shot. In fact, I am quite sure that no one in the county government is pleased about this. However, by doing nothing about it, the message is that this sort of behavior during these raids is tolerated.