Another person was killed in the state’s war on unpatentable drugs. This time the death was caused by a negligently discharged round fired by a cop performing a heavily armed raid:
At about 10:30 p.m. on December 11th, a group of cops calling themselves the U.S. 23 Task Force swarmed the residence and prepared to break in and capture people for possessing drugs. One of the officers, Sgt. Brett McKnight, an 11-year-veteran of the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, negligently handled his weapon and fired a round through the exterior wall of the mobile home.
The bullet traveled into the residence and struck a woman sitting on a couch. Krystal Marie Barrows, 35, of Chillicothe, was “in critical condition” and flown by helicopter to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where she died the following day.
No one inside the home fired back, the Chillicothe Gazette reported. Six individuals were arrested for prohibition crimes.
This is ridiculous. The police murdered somebody yet still had the gall to arrest six people for engaging in a victimless activity. That’s pretty sick. But this does go to show the dangers involved in not having a dog these days. It seems that police are satisfied with killing a dog in place of a person when one is available but when one isn’t available the police seem to escalate to killing people. Let this be a lesson. If you partake in verboten substances or don’t and think your dwelling may be targeted by a wrong address no-knock raid get yourself a dog and name it Bullet Catcher. It may save your life.