8/22/2004

CNN.com - Pot grower faces murder charges for firefighters deaths - Aug 21% 2004

Again, the "War on Drugs" offers up another casualty...Justice. Yes, the homeowner was growing pot in his basement. Yes, 2 firefighters were regrettably killed in the blaze. But murder charges? Does anyone question the ridiculousness of this charge? What about people that get drunk and pass out with a cigarette? How about home hobbyists that use flammable materials? Following the logic in place here, shouldn't they also be charged with murder if a firefighters dies while fighting a fire in their domicile? What about manslaughter or gross negligence?

Does this make sense to anyone but the overzealous prosecutor or police?

2 Comments:

Blogger eskadoni said...

yep, just another case of selective prosecution.

August 23, 2004 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about all of the people that have died as a result of civil unrest. Nobody is ever charged. Authorities are always ready to pick on the easy targets.

September 24, 2004 at 7:08 AM  

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