posted on May, 6 2010 @ 05:04 PM
*sigh* After a long period of ATS semi-retirement and contented lurking, I feel I just have to post on this one.
So...here we have yet another SWAT team busting down someone's door (known as "breaking and entering" if you do it, with extra penalties for use of
firearms in doing so, and organized crime charges if done in any squad based fashion) based on unconfirmed "intel" (known as SLANDER if you say it).
For what (potential) crime? Possession of a PLANT. How many thousands of dollars wasted in just this one instance to keep someone from having some
BITS of a PLANT? How much good could this same money do if it were otherwise routed to, say, helping the millions of Americans who are scraping by
just to try and feed their families right now?
Lots of people are doing far worse, in drug-related terms. But they don't have gestapo busting down their door, because they're being milked by
'big pharma' for their drugs instead of trusting mother nature for them, and that's somehow "OK", because they have the money and political clout
to make our *cough* elected representatives *cough* say so, regardless of the will of the people.
Why don't we have SWAT teams busting in the doors of murderers, rapists, and thieves? I'd sure as hell rather law enforcement pursue these things,
how 'bout you? If we focused even half as much resources on these actual CRIMES as we do this pathetic 'war on drugs', a lot more Americans might
feel safer walking down the street at night.
All so they could keep this guy from 'distributing' his 3 crumbs of PLANT. For all of you who somehow think all of this is justified because this
guy had a pipe and a few crumbs of dope...would you consider it fair if YOU received this same treatment for say, having cucumbers in your salad
drawer? Yes, cucumbers are ludicrous, but the example is valid. Just a small twist in the targeted substance, and this could be you. Face the
facts, this is a typical American family. Mom, Dad, kids, dogs. These people are US!
Pit bulls are not inherently bad dogs. Yes, lots of low life scum make them that way through mistreatment. If treated correctly, they're a stout,
strong, loyal breed who will protect their families against aggressive intruders until their dying breath- all of these great qualities in a dog.
This is exactly the kind of dog one wants when an aggressor WHO SHOULD NOT BE THERE shows up.
LE have a very bad tendency to shoot dogs and hide behind 'oh, I felt threatened'! News flash: you're somewhere you shouldn't be-you SHOULD feel
threatened! Seriously...there's like 20 of you...you're wearing full riot gear, bullet- and certainly tooth-proof armor, armed with stun guns,
pepper spray, untold hours of training...and your only option is to, speaking colloquially, "double tap" the family pet for doing his job?
Let's look at this from the police dog side...THEY go to great lengths to train bigass German Shepherds to do nothing but CHASE and BITE you. But
that's OK. Try to defend yourself from this highly trained attack animal? Well, that's assaulting a police officer! Kill that animal while
defending yourself? Well, that's homicide of a police officer!
That's right, America. They kill your dog for defending both your and it's home against their intrusion = justified. You kill their dog for
attacking you, at their command = years in prison.
Am I the only one who sees this as more than a little wrong, and outright un-American? I don't think I am.
This excuse of "oh, the owner didn't call the dog off" is pure BS. The dog knows you're not supposed to be there as well as the owner does, the
difference is that the dog immediately reacts to neutralize the intruder, while the average Joe is in disbelief that the goon squad has actually
infiled his home. Don't want to get bit? Don't go busting down the doors of private residences with nothing more than baseless accusations as a
I for one, am proud to say that yes, if ANYONE attempts to force entrance to my home, you WILL be met with a couple hundred pounds of loyal canine
ready to chew you like cheap jerky, and one severely irate and heavily armed AMERICAN right behind them, ready to "double tap" the perceived threat
to my, my family's, and yes my dog's personal safety! Kill, or in any way harm my dogs or other family members in the process? Better hope you or
one of your other thugs get me first. If I don't get you immediately, there will be 'blood to pay', and you and those you hold dear are legal
tender until this debt is either paid, or I die collecting the debt.
This is AMERICA, people. Not Nazi Germany, not Soviet Russia, not Communist China. The government and all of it's branches are here to do OUR
collective bidding, not to terrorize us in our homes!
And busting a cap in an effing CORGI, for Christ's sake? Did you get the kid's guinea pig and goldfish too, Tackleberry? This is simply
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