Here's an MP3 from the Cato Institute with Cheye Calvo (Mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland) describing how police conducted a baseless no-knock marijuana raid on his home, killing his two labrador retrievers. It's chilling.
The good news is that Calvo and his family adopted a new labrador from a shelter and are working to restore some order back into their life.
Previously on Boing Boing:
• DC-area mayor whose dogs were shot dead in botched drug raid to speak out
• SWAT team raids mayor, shoots family dog because someone mailed them pot
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