Monday, April 6, 2009


This is extremely disturbing.  Basically, a gang of Philadelphia narcotics cops arrested a store owner for selling ziplock bags, wrecked his security system, stole a lot of money, and trashed the place.  The man spent time in jail on false charges and ended up losing his business.  This is the kind of thing that you associate with third world countries.  Actually, the situation for this guy is worse.  In third world countries you can bribe the cops in order to get rid of them, but this guy is randomly robbed by agents of the state and there is nothing he can do to stop it.

At least the police involved are being investigated.  But that does not change the fact that an innocent man's life was ruined by arbitrary police power.  This kind of thing seems to be happening more and more frequently, as the drug laws give the police more arbitrary powers.

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