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Old November 15th, 2013 #41
Alex Linder
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Originally Posted by varg View Post

The wife of an 80-year-old man who was shot dead by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies in a mistaken meth lab raid is planning to sue the county for $50 million, she said.

On the morning of June 27, detectives raided the couple’s home in unincorporated Littlerock, serving a search warrant granted because the property allegedly smelled of the ingredients used to make methamphetamine, according to sheriff’s department officials.

There’s a dispute about what exactly happened at the home in the 36600 block of 117th Street East (map), east of Palmdale, but Eugene Mallory ended up dead, shot six times.

No evidence of a meth operation was ever found, though sheriff’s officials say marijuana was found on the property.

On Friday, attorney James Bergener plans to announce his filing of a civil lawsuit on behalf of Mallory’s widow Tonya Pate against the sheriff’s department and the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, which Pate says released Mallory’s remains to an out-of-state relative. Pate will ask for upwards of $50 million.

During the June raid, Mallory raised a semi-automatic handgun in response to deputies, who fired on him, the sheriff’s department said at the time. Two guns were recovered at the scene, according to sheriff’s department spokesman Steve Whitmore.

“Age does not preclude somebody from being aggressive toward deputies,” Whitmore said. “The lesson here is… don’t pull a gun on a deputy.”

Pate said Mallory, a former engineer with Lockheed Martin, respected law enforcement and would never have used a gun against officers.

“He would never point a gun at officers,” said Pate, 48. “Every day I stay in that house with that bloody bedroom … where I know he was taken from me for no reason.”

Mallory did own two guns that were in the house, Pate said. She said his glasses were beside his bed when he was killed, and could not have seen because of poor eyesight.

He was shot in his bed before there was any warning given,” Bergener said..

Marijuana was found on another part of the property where Tonya’s lived, she said.

“There was a drug operation that was certainly going on in this house,” Whitmore said.
Good cite.

See, this is what happens. And it happens a lot. Read lewrockwell.com, or some of the writers who blog there. This type of thing happens over and over. If one saw a comprehensive of how many wrong-busts the cops have made in recent years it would stand one's hair on end, much as the WND list of FEMALE public school teachers who've molested children does.

The drug war not only takes away freedom, it infantilizes the population. Where I live, NEMO (NE Missouri), you have to show about 15 forms of ID to buy a bottle of cold syrup. Because, you know, you're acquiring a precursor for meth. This is America? Not by any traditional standard. This is a sort of wilted-lettuce police state. Nearly incomprehensibly pathetic and weak, but then again, as in story above, there's plenty of genuine violence too.

Making meth illegal is just a cop empowerment scheme, which means it's a government-expansion scheme. The more power and money government IN ANY FORM has, the LESS YOU HAVE. Don't you LIKE having money? Don't you LIKE being able to make decisions? The drug war is treating you like a mix of a kindergartner and terrorist - and taking your money to hector and harass you. And sometimes just plain shoot you dead for no reason at all. Again, that is the exact opposite of what 'America' used to mean and stand for.

The government is supposed to be a contrivance serving the citizens, but in plain fact, today, it it is the people who exist to serve the government.