Friday Drug War Stuff
I've got a couple of posts kicking around, but it's been an in and out kind of day and I may not get to much else, so before I leave you for the weekend, allow me to highly recommend spending 5 to 10 minutes to listen to Berwyn Heights, Maryland mayor Cheye Calvo, the man who's two labradors were the victims of a SWAT drug raid back in July. (See here and here for my own brief coverage of the story.) If you have the time just take a listen. It's a shame these overly violent mistaken raids happen, but as Calvo mentions, they may be more and more prevalent. And it's terrible to say, but perhaps for things to change, this sort of thing needed to happen to someone of Calvo's status and not to someone poorer and darker skinned. Kudos to the mayor for realizing this and for taking it upon himself to actually try and do something.