Skip to comments.Man killed by Sunrise police in drug raid had 2 ounces of marijuana
Posted on 08/11/2005 1:12:44 PM PDT by freepatriot32
SUNRISE -- Police seized 2 ounces of marijuana at the home of Anthony Diotaiuto after shooting him 10 times, according to information on the drug raid released Tuesday.
Also Tuesday, while many friends and relatives of the 23-year-old bartender and student mourned him at a Davie funeral home, others appeared at a Sunrise City Commission meeting to demand an explanation for the fatal raid
"Do 2 ounces of marijuana constitute a death warrant?" asked Sunrise resident William de Larm, a friend of Diotaiuto's.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...
If you click this video link you can see an interview with the mother of this murder victim and at around the 1 minute mark in the video you cna see the swat team standing outdside of this mans house smirking
Keyword "OF" wouldn't be the same if this article was missed.
One slug for every 12.5 grams.
FWIW, 2 oz of pot is a bit much for personal consumption...
countdown to the JBT apologists commenting on thread...
My postage scale says to use 6 cents for each ounce of 1st class and 10 cents for air mail; still works fine, calibrate it with pennies and quarters.
It's clearly time for the war on some drugs to go, and for marijuana and anything else like it to be legalized on the same basis as booze is.
postage meter scales? will they count my powder measure scales as paraphenelia as well?
no wait.. that's probably under bomb making material, along with the couple pounds of powder and the primers.
Instead, Voss said, Diotaiuto fled to his bedroom and "armed himself" with a loaded handgun. Voss said it is unclear whether Diotaiuto pointed the gun at officers.
I'm for legalization, but he would not have been shot had he not tried to get his gun when the cops ordered him to freeze.
'Course, the cops did come in at 6:15 am.
I *am* a cop, and if anyone, cop or not, comes to my door waving a gun at 6:15 in the morning, I'm gonna go for a gun.
2 ounces is a LOT of pot. A dealable quantity, even if he didn't have his baggies and scale out.
can you show me where it says that the police positively identified themselves?
The pot part of the WOD is ridiculous.
Even if you don't agree with the above, a full SWAT team for a home pot bust is ridiculous.
And, if the police don't clearly announce themselves and give the suspect a chance to answer the door, bad shootings are inevitable. That this happens all too often is only confirmed by the fact that many home invasions are often commenced by the criminals breaking in and screaming "Police". Its only worthwhile to do because police do it all too often--otherwise it wouldn't work. Too many toys, too much publicity, too much adrenaline.
You didn't have to wait long.
The story says he picked up a gun. If he knew they were cops, his shooting was justified. The problem is whether he knew or should have known they were police. IMO, news accounts are difficult to base those decisions on.
A seemingly responsible kid goes for a gun over 2 ozs of weed, after they've entered the house? I don't buy the police's version of the story.
and if the cops wouldn't have used a no-knock warrant for 2 oz of pot, he'd be alive.
Criminals have been adopting the 'no knock' police raid tactics for home invasions - some even wearing police style clothing.
I'm a law abiding citizen. If someone comes crashing through my door guns blazing, they'd better be prepared to catch several rounds of 5.45x39.
Oh my god osama turn yourself in to gitmo right now!I cant believe they ever let the likes of you into the country to begin with.You fargen icehole bastages must be deported to sweden immediatly.:-)
seeing as how you are a fellow blackpowder enthusiest do you belong to the national muzzleoading rifle assosiation? http://www.nmlra.org/
The names of the SWAT team members should be posted on the internet.
Well 2 ounces CAN be a lot, depending on the grade. If it was just Mexican Commercial Brickweed, 2oz could be just for personal consumption (about $120 worth depending on the market). The scales and baggies would seem to indicate that he was dealing. Weights are kind of arbitrary though.. some people just like to buy in bulk. Ive known some people would buy more than an ounce of high-grade stuff at a time just for themselves.
In any event, even if he was dealing, 2oz is still a pathetically small amount to call in the JBTs over.
Absolutely correct. I'd like to see the affadavit for the warrant to see what other info they were taking into consideration that is not being reported.
I want to live in a country where people do not get shot for posessing, even with the intent to sell, 2 ounces of dried plant material.
That, sir, is a "free for all"; it is a disgusting abuse of libertry.
"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." George Orwell
Ummm, I mean, my friend told me that....
Pick a subject you know something about. Two ounces of pot is not a lot of pot, certainly not worth killing about. This is a classic example of what's wrong with the war on drugs.
In the first story earlier in the week the lead jbt specifically said they sent the swat team into the house solely becasue he had a conceal carry permit they knew ahead of time that they were going to assasinate him and planned it out accordingly
actually, i'm not huge into muzzle loading, the vast majority of my powder is smokeless (i load everything myself- except my .38super, and only cuz i haven't shot up enough brass to reload it yet). i only picked up muzzle loading to get that extra two weeks of deer hunting.
"I'm for legalization, but he would not have been shot had he not tried to get his gun when the cops ordered him to freeze."
In South Florida home invaders have been know to identify themselves as cops.
When the family is done with this city, they will not be able to afford cops.
I like that. Nice way to de-humanize your "enemy". Guy was a major dealer anyway, he deserved it.
"FWIW, 2 oz of pot is a bit much for personal consumption..."
So is a case of Cokes but I buy them 4 cases at a time.
Wow, a martyr for the libertarians. AKA a criminal.
From the earlier story http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1460209/posts
Not if high quality only comes around every leap year it's not. ;^)
2 ounces is certainly enough to deal, but it's also small enough for private consumption. If you smoke marijuana often enough, sooner or later you are going to get tired of paying higher prices, and buying more frequently. Stocking up pays off. I know people who have 4 ounces of pot for personal consumption at home, because they think that if they have to buy it less frequently, that's less exposure and less danger of getting in trouble.
Personally, if this guy got 5 bullets for every 1 ounce of weed at his house, there would have been times in the past where my roommates could have been riddled with 50 bullets. And that too was for personal consumption.
The main point is that it's a sad commentary on our wonderful experiment in Liberty, when a man is in a position where he is shot 10 times for possessing, even with intent to sell, 2 ounces of dried plant material.
Well, I'm still curious about the actual affadavit. It does seem like over kill (no pun intended.)
Well, not that Id know from personal experience or anything, but it all depends on the grade and who you know. A friend could get mexican brickweed (aka shwag) for $50-60/oz (Ill admit this is a really good deal). On the other hand, high quality stuff retails for about $50 for 1/8oz. I wouldn't be surprised if the price has gone down since the 80s, prices for other drugs e.g. cocaine have fallen dramatically since then (so I hear).
Well, he was severely violating his CCW conditions. Zero sympathy for this guy.
I've got a powder scale for reloading. Guess I'm a felon.
Well, I'm impressed with you guys, then. Personally, IMO, keeping more than an oz around is inviting just this kind of trouble.
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