Join Date: Feb 2010
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"IF" the police boarded the boat, unannounced, unprovoked, with weapons drawn, it was totally inappropriate and culpable. The question is whether we know enough about what actually happened.
"IF" they boarded first, asked for everyone to come above deck, were given lip and someone below was rummaging around and refusing to come out, that is very different. They may have boarded for a honey locker inspection, but would have no idea what they might have stumbled upon.
Many LEOs have been shot after pulling someone over for speeding.
The point is, we don't really know all the facts. The OPs rendition has some overselling in it, which makes me suspicious. The second vicitim has been documented as a real hot head, which makes me suspicious. The fact that southern LEOs have the reputation of harassing out of state residents, has me suspicious. The fact that there are environmental activists that are probably giggling at our outrage, has me suspicious. The fact that municipalities need the money, has me suspicious.
The whole thing stinks. Hey, good pun?