On the issue of increasing tolerance and resignation in regards to drug abuse, imagine being attacked by addicts or pushers who have no criminal history for lack of previous arrests and convictions. Imagine being forced to defend yourself against them. Imagine being charged and incarcerated because of the habitual dishonesty from such trash.
Even if laws and policies allow drug abusers and distributors to be on the loose soon after arrests and convictions, enforcement of drug laws is very important. Your life or your freedom might depend on it after a self-defense situation.
I met some “non-violent” marijuana dealers in my cab when I drove livery.
They didn’t SEEM very “non-violent”.
In fact they seemed pretty nasty and all business and if you took their customers you were gonna get hurt.
....RIP Detective Del Rio...you paid the ultimate price... as far as these perp trash.....Amish...? Irish...? some other kind of “..ish”.....?
I expected to read of a no-knock raid at 5:00 AM.
Nope. They knocked and announced. The officer was shot while going down the basement stairs.
This is what motivates cops to shoot first at kids running away, at aunts standing in their homes, at ordinary citizens eating ice cream while watching TV.
I wish I had an answer for all this. But there isn’t one. Better for one cop to die in the line of duty while following protocol, than for a “suspect” to be shot by mistake.
Was this police officer killed by a minority criminal? It doesn’t say anywhere in the article of the criminal. This would be important for statistical purposes.
All the perps have records.
Please let me know if you want on or off the Ohio Ping list.
Ohio detective dies after being shot twice in face during drug raid, police say
Fox News ^ | November 7, 2019 | Melissa Leon”