The Danger of Drug-War Raids

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“We are all familiar with drug-war raids, especially in the middle of the night, in which cops and DEA agents sometimes shoot and kill people and their pets during the course of the raid. One reason for this phenomenon is that the people who are being raided don’t know who is doing the raiding. Even if the cops or DEA agents identify themselves, how can the occupants of the house know that they are genuine law-enforcement agents rather than killers posing as law-enforcement agents? This is especially the case if the people in the targeted house have a connection to the drug trade. For all they know, the raiders could be members of a rival gang coming to wipe out the competition by posing as law-enforcement officers.” (07/20/21)