“SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot”


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The storm-troopers are at it again! And then they wonder why people are now gunning them down in the streets:

SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot

By Jay Syrmopoulos

A Florida family seeks justice after their son, Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team during a “drug raid” on his house which yielded only $2.00 worth of marijuana.

An ‘internal investigation’ absolved officers of any wrongdoing though police only found .2 grams of marijuana in Westcott’s home.

“They have IA, they have internal investigations but when you police yourself, you have that veil of concern by the outsider,” said attorney T.J. Grimaldi.

On Tuesday, attorney T.J. Grimaldi, representing the family of Westcott, informed the city that family would be filing a lawsuit, after finding numerous “glaring inconsistencies” in police statements in the aftermath of the killing.

“We have developed and seen what we view to be significant inconsistencies with the way that the police department portrayed this case from the get-go all the way to its conclusion,” he said. “We have put the city and the police department on notice that we are going to be filing a lawsuit,” Grimaldi said.

Westcott became the target of an intense drug trafficking investigation after a confidential informant led investigators to believe that Westcott was a dealer, as opposed to the casual cannabis smoker he was in reality. The informant has since gone public and admitted that he was lying to police in the case… (emphasis added)

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Source: SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot

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2 thoughts on ““SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot”

  1. This bullshit was just starting to happen in Seattle in 2002 the months before I left. Storm troopers would go door to door, terrorizing entire neighborhoods in pursuit of a burglary suspect. It seemed like a form of collective punishment to me. I couldn’t go on living that way when I had other options.

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