Warning: What you’re about to see is very disturbing, particularly the part where they shoot the poor screaming dog. Don’t click the play button if you’re highly sensitive to police brutality or ugly language.And here’s what that was all about…
And if you’re wondering what “second-degree child endangerment” actually means, well, consider what they netted in this ugly sting:
Police arrested Jonathan E. Whitworth, 25, of 1501 Kinloch Court on Feb. 11 on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and second-degree child endangerment.A police SWAT team entered Whitworth’s residence around 8:30 p.m. suspecting a large amount of marijuana at the location, police spokeswoman Officer Jessie Haden said. SWAT members encountered a pit bull upon entry, held back and then fatally shot the dog, which officers said was acting in an uncontrollably aggressive manner.Whitworth was arrested, and his wife and 7-year-old son were present during the SWAT raid, Haden said. A second dog, which Whitworth’s attorney Jeff Hilbrenner described as a corgi, also was shot but was not killed.
Or maybe they were never there to begin with, other than the tiny amount that was obviously for personal use, which the cops found. Meaning, maybe this guy wasn’t a “distributor” at all, but just an ordinary occasional user.I would say this raid was a lot more child endangerment that the paltry pot possession in question, wouldn’t you?BTW, here’s the latest on that story. It has led to an inquiry, which I would say IS justified. And amply so.
Police discovered a grinder, a pipe and a small amount of marijuana, Haden said. Because the SWAT team acts on the most updated information available, the team wanted to enter the house before marijuana believed to be at the location could be distributed, she said.“If you let too much time go by, then the drugs are not there,” she said.