Outrage of the week
I swear Canada is getting more like the US every day. Here's a horrifying story of a SWAT team bust gone bad.
An east Vancouver woman who speaks litle English got a shock this week when police kicked down her door, pointed a gun at her and told her to sit on the floor while officers raided her home, looking for a marijuana-growing operation. [...]They found nothing. Nada. Zilch. The police are unapologetic.
Police also handcuffed a Mandarin-speaking Chinese student living in the basement of the home in the 7700-block of Monroe Crescent.
Vancouver police Const. Howard Chow confirmed that no marijuana was found, but said police do not believe they got the wrong house.Tell me this wasn't a case of profiling. The police claim they had 3 sources to obtain the warrant. It's glaringly evident to me they targeted these people because they were Chinese and they bought a former grow house. Sounds just like home doesn't it? Almost like the DEA has been coaching Canadian law enforcement?
Two men fled out a back door as police arrived, he said. The men were detained but not charged. [emphasis added] He said police found a strong smell of marijuana in the basement and what appeared to be growing equipment in a shed on the property.
He said police had found a growing operation at the same address in 2004, when 950 plants were seized. (Property records show the Chens bought the house in March 2005.)