Its no secret that in the last few decades that the American people have become increasingly distrustful of the Law Enforcement Community. Video’s show up almost daily of the police abusing their authority, usually in the form of excessive and unwarranted violence. If they aren’t using the Asset forfeiture laws to legally steal from citizens, they’re harassing innocent citizen in other ways.
Regardless of what you may think of the current state of America’s various marijuana laws, they are in fact becoming more liberal. The police supposedly are tasked with upholding those laws. Exactly how they chose to “Uphold” those laws however does seem to be some small matter of concern.
Enter the Santa Ana Police Department…. California has a pretty liberal marijuana law rather infamously known by the State Bill under which marijuana is marginally legal in California. SB 420…. (its 4:20, time to toke dude)…
Here, the Santa Ana Police department can be seen raiding a lawfully operated Medical Marijuana Dispensary. They harass lawful customers, then proceed to attempt to destroy the Dispensaries surveillance system, EPIC fail on their part. Then they can be seen sampling the Dispensaries wares, in the form of eatable marijuana products. The physical damage they inflict on this legal and lawfully operated Medical Marijuana Dispensary is utterly unconscionable.
Whether you agree with the legalization of marijuana or not is not the issue here, what is at issue here is, this was a legal and lawfully operated Medical Marijuana Dispensary, and Medical Marijuana is legal in the state of California.
I leave you with the words of Christian author C.S. Lewis, one of his most prescient quotes. What C.S. Lewis says here has in large part come to symbolize why Americans have become so distrustful of the Law Enforcement Community.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” — C.S. Lewis —