Georgia Homeowner Killed in Fruitless Drug Raid

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org

A Georgia SWAT team shot and killed an armed homeowner duringcrimescene a September 24 drug raid sparked by the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property the previous day.  No drugs were found. David Hooks, 59, becomes the 34th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WMAZ TV 13, Laurens County sheriff’s deputies with the drug task force and special response team (SWAT team) conducted a no-knock search on Hooks’ home in East Dublin on the evening of the 24th. When the raiders burst through the back door of the residence, they encountered Hooks’ carrying a shotgun. Multiple deputies opened fire, shooting a killing Hooks.

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Man Given Multiple Enemas, then Sedated, for Clenching Buttocks During Police Stop

The war on drugs has led to a vicious cycle of human rights injustices, but few situations have proven as despicable as what happened to David Eckert of New Mexico earlier this year.

stopsignAccording to KOB TV-4, a local affiliate, the incident began on January 2nd, 2013, after Mr. Eckert left a Wal-Mart in Deming, and was pulled over by a police officer for not making a complete stop at a stop sign. Law enforcement believed him to be clenching his buttocks after they asked him to leave the vehicle, a sign that he was holding drugs in his anal cavity, according to the officers.

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