in two bits from the story:
"You take the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, all the rights you
expect to have - when they come in like that, the only right you have is
not to get shot if you cooperate," Harte told The Washington Post this
week. "They open that door, your life is on the line."
"The defendants in this case caused an unjustified governmental
intrusion into the Hartes' home based on nothing more than junk science,
an incompetent investigation, and a publicity stunt," Lucero wrote in
his opinion. "The Fourth Amendment does not condone this conduct, and
neither can I."
The judge went on to question the department's
claim of probable cause for the raid — particularly on the issue of the
supposedly "positive" field-tested tea leaves. "There was no probable
cause at any step of the investigation," the judge wrote. "Not at the
garden shop, not at the gathering of the tea leaves, and certainly not
at the analytical stage when the officers willfully ignored directions
to submit any presumed results to a laboratory for analysis."
Bunch of corrupt, publicity-seeking idiots willing to kill people and ruin lives to get that publicity.
You'll notice there's no mention of the officers being disciplined, or fired for this crap. But we're supposed to trust the agency.
I'm so freaking sick of reading stories like this.