Radley Balko (The Agitator) links to a photo of a paramilitary police officer standing guard while a child uses the toilet during a drug raid. A raid that turned up nothing.
Balko makes the appropriate point - that no one in their right mind would think this is where the 'land of the free' would be in 2006. Yet, somehow, we are. And we somehow think it's ok to use this level of force to show people we're serious about drugs.
Kid looks like he could bust a cap in yo' ass, huh? I wonder how he's going to end up, what with all the trust in authority he must have now.