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A SWAT team conducts a dramatic raid to arrest someone suspected of a non-violent crime, kills one family pet, wounds another, gives a child something to remember for years to come and has the event captured on videotape, provoking astonishment and disgust across the country and beyond — disgust aimed at the city of Columbia.
Yet the police chief implies that most people upset by this event are either pro-drugs, animal-rights advocates or anti-police wackos. Sorry, I don't have to be on drugs, crazy, a member of PETA or all of the above to be appalled by this. And for good measure, he throws in a joke about "hating the Internet" — perhaps not a very tasteful joke considering that if the video had not reached the Internet and provoked a public outcry, it is unlikely that the chief would have been admitting any mistakes.