Sunday, January 09, 2011

The Jack-Booted Thug(s) of the Week...

... are the Gatineau, Quebec Police Department, for conducting a dangerous guns-drawn drug raid on the home of local resident Oliver MacQuat based on no evidence whatsoever other than the cops becoming aware of some kind of vague odor at the address, which the officers apparently thought was from a marijuana grow operation but instead turned out to be emanating from a skunk that lives under the house's front porch: 

"Gatineau police refused to call the raid a mistake Friday, telling CBC News they had reasonable grounds to conduct a search."

Of course they won't apologize.  Some police departments are convinced that they never make mistakes.

This ludicrous situation would be laughable if so many innocent people weren't killed every year when sloppy, lazy or power-abusing cops make such mistaken "no-knock" raids in the failed War on Drugs.

By the way, a justifiably furious Mr. MacQuat is still waiting for those "reasonable grounds" to be presented to him, officers.

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