Saturday, February 27, 2010

A good life lesson in dangers

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Jonathan Whitworth
Jonathan Whitworth, child endangerer (by proxy of trigger-happy cops)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a SWAT team barges into a home suspected of harboring a large amount of marijuana in the middle of the night with the family present, shoot at a pit-bull and a corgi (and killing the former) for acting defensively at strangers erupting into their home, all right before the eyes of a terrified family, including a 7-year-old boy.

And, because you know how these things go: guess how it ended? The cops only found a “small amount” of marijuana (including paraphernalia), and ended up charging the husband and father with “child endangerment”. Because, of course, the dangers of enjoying a few tokes now and then greatly eclipse those of, say, a troupe of trigger-happy cops breaking into your home and opening fire on innocent family pets.

At least the boy (who, of course, will certainly not be traumatized by this incident …) now knows that distinction, right?

(via The Agitator)