Video: Police Invade Home, Terrorize Family, Kill Pets, Recover Small Amount of Marijuana

Via Memeorandum and Radly Balko at Hit and Run, video from a SWAT team home invasion in Missouri captures stark images from the so-called "war on drugs." The militarized police state that has been constructed in this country is one of the more disconcerting aspects of Democrat-Republican Party government:

Balko writes:
It's horrifying, but I'd urge you to watch it, and to send it to the drug warriors in your life. This is the blunt-end result of all the war imagery and militaristic rhetoric politicians have been spewing for the last 30 years—cops dressed like soldiers, barreling through the front door middle of the night, slaughtering the family pets, filling the house with bullets in the presence of children, then having the audacity to charge the parents with endangering their own kid. There are 100-150 of these raids every day in America, the vast, vast majority like this one, to serve a warrant for a consensual crime.

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