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No Thanks For Biden



Obama chooses a lock 'em up drug warrior as VP? You gotta be kidding!

I read of a recent drug sting on August 8, in Maryland, where a police dog sniffed positive on a package that was then intercepted, but instead of just confiscating the marijuana, under-cover police decided to go ahead and deliver the package (possession and delivery of a controlled substance). The home of a Maryland mayor was then staked out. When they observed the residents take the package into the house, which was apparently left on the front porch, armed masked police intruders burst into the home (breaking and entering), shot and killed the two family dogs (brandishing and assault with a deadly weapon) threatened the mayor and his mother-in-law, handcuffed them and held them for two hours (attempted kidnapping) before realizing that the package was sent to the wrong address. Charges were not filed against the Mayor or his mother-in-law, but they should have been filed against the police!

This is what's ruining America today. Cops gone wild. This isn't a war against "drugs." If it were, it would have stopped at confiscation of the package. But if there's no dynamic action raid, then there's no adrenaline rush. In short, no joy for the thug warrior crusaders unless they do these high-risk raids.

The sad truth is, we in America are much more likely to be killed by a police officer, than by terrorists, and that's un-American.

Obama-you could have done better. Maybe I'll write Bill Gates.


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