Monday, March 14, 2005

Innocent plants destroyed in bungled bust

Very sad story from Australia. A "crack" police team flying around in the outback looking for cannabis crops destroyed the hopes of the Southern Districts' Royal Easter Show exhibition when they hovered so low over the District's prize sorghum crop, grown with great pains during a drought to have become a 17 foot tall showpiece that the downdraft from their helicopter completely shredded the plants.

As the graphic with this article shows, it's not easy to make such a dunderheaded misidentification. One wonders if this crack team was cranked up on something themselves or whether they were simply trained by the US in the methodology of break the door down first and ask questions later.


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