War on Drugs

Another Isolated Incident


Police raid the wrong house in Baltimore. Weeks later, the guy still can't get the city to repair his door. Their explanation is that because the address written on the warrant is the address the police raided, there was no mistake. Even though the guy they were actually after lived and was eventually arrested two doors down.

Ah, but it gets worse. If it's not the cops, it's the bureaucrats. The guy stored his old door in his backyard, hoping the city would eventually repair it. When it became clear that wasn't going to happen, he called the city's special trash pick-up to come and get it. They never did. But a city code inspector did come, and fined the guy $50 for having a broken door in his backyard.