NOGALES, AZ — While walking on a sidewalk on the southern side of the border, a Mexican teen was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent from atop a border fence. After two years, the agency has still not released the identity of the shooter, nor any details of its secret investigation.
LORDSBURG, NM — An innocent man was tormented for hours by a New Mexican “Border Drug Task Force” that forced him to strip naked in a parking lot, followed by unwanted X-rays and a forced anal penetration exam in a hospital. After no drugs were found anywhere in his truck or body cavities, he was sent a bill for the services.
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TALLAHASSEE, FL — A woman says that she was arrested and imprisoned after she bought some allergy medicine from a local pharmacy.
TAMPA, FL — A man was shot to death in his bedroom by a SWAT team that had stormed in uninvited looking for contraband plants. The violence — which netted only trace amounts of illegal vegetation — adds another casualty to the death toll in America’s bloody Drug War.
ST. PAUL, MN — A SWAT team left a family traumatized and mourning the loss of two beloved family pets that were abruptly gunned down in their living room during a surprise raid.
LONG GROVE, IA — A man with terminal cancer of the blood vessels is being put on trial for growing marijuana plants used to ease his suffering. If he survives long enough to be convicted, he could face 3 years in prison, which he believes will be a certain death sentence.
In 1979, a Miami schoolteacher and his family suffered a brutal beating when police raided the wrong address looking for ‘dope’ suspects.
SPARTANBURG, SC — A surprise annual enforcement blitz in Spartanburg County is largely about stealing cash from harmless motorists, an analysis shows.
WEARE, NH — A “poorly planned” sting operation left an unarmed New Hampshire man dead; shot behind the wheel in the bloody and unnecessary War on Drugs. Despite evidence that contradicted officers’ claims about having their lives endangered, the shooters were not fired and faced no legal consequences.
A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.
TOCCOA, GA — A Georgia pastor was gunned down by police in his vehicle at a gas station during a botched sting over $50 worth of drugs. The pastor had nothing to do with drugs; he was giving a ride and money to an impoverished woman in his community.
KENOVA, WV — A popular summer attraction in West Virginia will now be marred its tight security. Swimmers at the famous Dreamland Pool will now have police officers searching their bags as they attempt to use the public facility.
SAN BRUNO, CA — An innocent couple and a 93-year-old grandmother were terrorized when masked, gun-wielding police officers performed a surprise pre-dawn raid on their home. The younger woman was flung into the front yard unclothed and the elder woman was so badly traumatized that she had to be hospitalized.
HEMPSTEAD, NY — An innocent woman hid in a closet when armed strangers unexpectedly broke into her apartment. While cowering in fear, she was discovered by one of the intruders — actually a police officer raiding the wrong address — who promptly shot her in the chest after opening the door.
HOUSTON, TX — A woman and her disabled son were held at gunpoint when police breached their security door and raided their home looking for narcotics. They found none, since they were raiding the wrong address.
HOMER, LA — Two police officers crashed a family cookout to harass a man who was not wanted or suspected of any crimes, then shot the man’s elderly father and allegedly planted a gun on him, according to numerous witnesses.
SPANISH FORK, UT — Music lovers enjoying a rave party went from dancing one minute to being tackled by masked, militarized cops the next. Helicopter spotlights illuminated the property as men with guns and barking dogs frightened fans and shut down the party.
DAYTON, OH — A man was awoken to the sight of a SWAT team in his bedroom and a gun to his head. He and his two housemates were threatened, detained, and searched, before it was realized that the police had targeted the wrong people.
Gun-wielding, black-suited law enforcers busted down a door with a battering ram, terrifying everyone inside and leaving one man dead. Newly released helmet-cam video of the raid shows in graphic detail how this fatal no-knock raid produced yet another casualty in the vicious War on Drugs.