posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:04 AM
A lot is to be said on the controversial War On Drugs.
Plenty of pros! Plenty of cons!
This particular article I am about to share looks at the downside to such a battle.
Innocent victims of the War On Drugs are listed along with the build up to investigation and where it went wrong!
Here is one of the stories to peak your interests.
In December 2008, an undercover narcotics cop in Lima, Ohio, had bought coc aine from 31-year-old Anthony Terry. They could have arrested Terry
then, but they didn't. They also could have arrested him two days before a raid on his home during a traffic stop when they found coc aine in the
car. At the time he was pulled over, the police had been watching the home of Terry's girlfriend, 26-year-old Tarika Wilson. Instead, on Jan. 4, 2009,
the Lima SWAT team staged a pre-dawn raid on Wilson's home. Terry, on the first floor at the time, surrendered immediately. As Sgt. Joseph Chavalia
ascended the steps to the second floor, he saw signs of movement in a bedroom. He ordered whomever was inside to drop to the floor. At about the same
time, downstairs in the kitchen, one of Chavalia's fellow officers fired a few rounds at Terry's dogs. Chavalia mistook those shots for hostile fire
and opened fire on the upstairs room. Two bullets from Chavalia's gun struck Wilson in the neck, while she was on her knees, with one hand in the air.
Her other hand was holding her 1-year-old son, Sincere. Wilson died. Sincere was shot in the shoulder, and had a finger amputated. Chavalia was
charged with negligent homicide and negligent assault. A jury acquitted him on both charges. At the trial, a use-of-force expert and former Los
Angeles Police Department SWAT member said that if anything, Chavalia should have fired at the unarmed woman sooner.
Click on the names in bold text to expand each story separately!!!
Feel free to leave the good and bad you have come across in the War On Drugs.
Also share your thoughts on whether you feel justice was done for the victims listed in the Huffington Post Article.
edit on 20-2-2014 by CharlieSpeirs because: Auto-Correct!!!