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?


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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