Balko: More On The Columbia, MO Marijuana/Dog Murder Raid
Two updates from Radley Balko on this story; read them in order:
A Drug Raid Goes Viral
Columbia, Missouri Police Chief: “I Hate the Internet”
Also, in a developing facet of the story, there is discussion amongst local freedom activists about a possible rally to be held at noon on May 22nd on the road in front of Columbia PD police official Thomas Dresner's residence. The goal of the rally is to insist that Dresner and his boss, Chief Ken Burton, release the names of the officers involved in the raid. The source indicated that Dresner's house had been located through public record searches, and the residence's owners had been confirmed via telephone calls to family members. Similar efforts are underway, according to the source, to locate the home of Chief Burton for the same kind of public demonstration.
You can keep track of local print media coverage here; anyone local with more information about the raid or the May 22nd demonstrations should drop a comment below.
UPDATE 13 MAY 2010 0925 EDT: From a comment at Jennifer's place:
Got this from my cousin. Spread the word:
Saturday at noon on May 22nd, there will be a citizens’ protest on the road in front of Columbia PD Chief Thomas Dresner’s house at 8220 S Tomlin Hill Rd in Columbia.
The protestors will demand that Chief Dresner name all of the police personnel involved in this marijuana serch warrant raid.
Pass this information to all freedom-minded sites and email lists.
Stefan, if you give more details re this protest, we will post them here.