Brickbat: Testing Our Patience


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Gale Griffin and Wendell Harvey spent two and a half months in an Arkansas jail after drug field tests falsely showed that baking soda they had in the truck they were driving was cocaine. The couple were eventually freed after a public defender insisted on an actual lab test. But they say their truck was damaged when they got it back from law enforcement, and they say the arrest cost them their security clearance, which means they can no longer do their job, which was transport explosives for the federal government.