There's these things called "blunts." They're cheap cigars,
essentially, and the most popular brands are Swisher and Philly. They
can be bought at gas stations and most other places that sell tobacco,
are usually sold singularly or in packs of five and sometimes come in
a variety of fruit flavors. Oftentimes, people buy the blunts, remove
all or some of their tobacco and then they replace the tobacco with
marijuana. They then smoke the marijuana blunts to get high.
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Will The Final Cost Be Tallied In Lives Lost Or Freedoms Surrendered
On November 21st of last year, police in Atlanta violently broke down
the door of a 92-year-old woman's house.
They did so without knocking, and without announcing their presence.
The woman, Kathryn Johnston, opened fire upon the officers,
presumably unaware that they were the police. The police then
returned fire, fatally wounding Johnston.
The police were using a no-knock warrant, a somewhat controversial
type of permission that is designed to give police more leverage in
fighting the all-important War on Drugs. (The idea is that it's
better to risk shooting up an old lady than it is to allow dope
addicts a chance to flush their pot after cops knock on their door).
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