10 Shocking Examples of Police Killing Innocent People in the “War on Drugs”

“In a democratic republic, the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ concept is supposed to be sacrosanct. Jurors, police officers, judges and prosecuting attorneys—at least in theory—are required to err on the side of caution, and if a guilty person occasionally goes free, so be it. But with the war on drugs, the concept of innocent until proven guilty has fallen by the wayside on countless occasions. The war on drugs is not only fought aggressively, it is fought carelessly and haphazardly, and a long list of innocent victims have been killed or maimed in the process.  Below are 10 innocent victims who became collateral damage and lost their lives in the war on drugs.”

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/10-shocking-examples-police-killing-innocent-people-war-drugs?paging=off

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