Once the police disabled cameras in a marijuana dispensary, they appeared to consume the prohibited merchandise.
As NSA apologists are wont to say… “Gee, if you’re not doing anything wrong, why should you care if they’re watching you, and reading your email?
And so I say: “Gee, if the officers aren’t planning to commit crimes, why would you take down all of the surveillance cameras (that you can find, anyway!)?” There is no legitimate reason for officers to ever—ever!—take down surveillance cameras. If what they’re doing shouldn’t be recorded, then they shouldn’t be doing it.
KTLA 5 reports,
The footage shows at least eight officers busting into the dispensary, guns drawn, shouting “everybody on the ground” to customers and workers.
“I was about to kick her in her f—ing nub,” a female officer later says of a customer with an amputated leg in a wheelchair.
The officers proceed to remove surveillance cameras mounted on the ceiling, the video shows.
Then, they appear to be smelling the merchandise and discussing the flavor of the edibles, to laughter. Multiple officers appear to break off pieces of the food and consume them. Several other officers play darts.
[Editor’s note: the “customer” KTLA mentioned was actually an owner. For footage of the raid see Mark Horne’s post.]
Every one of these officers who participated in this “raid” should be fired, either for their own criminal activity, or for not reporting said activity by fellow officers. This is a precarious time for police all over the country, and they’d better start exercising zero tolerance for misdeeds within their ranks, or they’re really going to lose the peace nationwide.
When respect for authority wanes (and let’s face it, Congress and law enforcement have done just about everything they can to trash respect for their authority) the only thing left is brute force. That’s a situation no one wants to endure… but it’s the way of sinful man, and why Third World ‘Hellholes” are the way they are.
We are far, far down the road, and the hill gets steeper, exponentially.