Video of Awful Police SWAT Raid on Recreational Pot Smoker (They Killed His Dog)

05/06/2010 1:23 PM |

I’m always torn about posting videos like this (of a Missouri SWAT team raid on a recreational pot smoker in which they kill his dog and terrify his child), as there’s something cheap about indulging in the satisfying upswell of voyeuristic outrage-at-a-distance that comes from seeing such horrible abuses of power. I worry that they merely provide us with the opportunity to be righteously angry for a second at “The Man,” and then just get on with our lives. However, another part of me thinks, “Fuck it, this is happening in our country, and it could happen to any of us, so we gotta watch it.” So yeah, here it is.

The investigation into the raid is ongoing.