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Analysis posted Mar 22 2012, 3:30 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: InformationLiberation Print

Court Orders Marijuana Smoker's Son Taken, Police Kill Man When Serving Order

Chris | InformationLiberation

A Michigan court ordered the removal of a 2-year-old boy from his father because the father had allegedly smoked marijuana in the boy's presence. As marijuana is not a drug approved by the government, unlike the most deadly drugs tobacco and alcohol which are A-OK, police were ordered to take the boy from the man through force.

Unfortunately, the police killed the man in the process because he allegedly engaged in an act of self-defense with a pocket knife. The highest skepticism should be applied to those claims as it appears there was no outside witnesses, excluding, of course, the man's 2-year-old son, who presumably watched his father be murdered.

The Herald Times reports:
GRAYLNG — The fatal shooting of William Reddie, 32, by a Crawford County Sheriff’s Department deputy during the “emergency removal” of his 2-year-old son from an apartment they shared has many of his friends crying foul.

A Michigan State Police probe has concluded the shooting was justified because Reddie had a pocketknife and lunged at police.

“I can’t believe they (police) could not subdue Will without killing him, and over what, marijuana,” said Joanne Michal, who knew Reddie for half of his life. “Why didn’t police just arrest him or cite him for marijuana instead of removing his child?”

Workers from the Department of Human Services along with the sheriff’s deputy and an officer from the Grayling City Police went to Reddie’s apartment with a court order to remove the minor child because Reddie had allegedly smoked marijuana in the presence of his son. Reddie was agitated and had allegedly threatened police when confronted with the marijuana accusation earlier in the day on Feb. 3.

The court order of Feb. 3, obtained by the Herald Times pursuant to a Freedom of Information request, indicated the minor child’s removal from Reddie’s custody for the following reason: “There are reasonable grounds for this court to remove the child(ren) from the parent ... because conditions or surroundings of the child(ren), and is contrary to the welfare of the child(ren) to remain in the home because: It is alleged that the father used marijuana in the home in the presence of the child. In addition, there is concern for the safety of the child due to a domestic disturbance and threats made toward law enforcement by the father.”

[...]“It is particularly sad that Will was shot to death right in front of his son,” she said. “I was married to a 30-year infantry man and my son is a sharpshooter in the Army. You never take your gun out of the holster unless you’re ready to use it. Why not use a Taser? Even if he (Will) had a knife and lunged at police, they didn’t have to kill him. Instead of using a Taser, you shoot him in front of his child. It is just totally unjustified. They didn’t have to kill him. I think it’s very sad that his life was taken during the removal of his son. And the smell of marijuana shouldn’t have been a reason for an emergency order.

“Just a few days before he was killed, Will was visiting, and he was so excited because a hearing was coming up for custody (of his son),” Michal continued. “And it seemed to give him hope of getting permanent custody. His son was everything to him.”

[...]According to court records, the child is now in a foster care home and his future remains uncertain.
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Anonymous

Posted: Mar 22 2012, 5:20 PM

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67171 We live in a society where this activity is okay. So why the high expectations? Move somewhere else.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 22 2012, 6:24 PM

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213251 @67171 hey if you like it so much why don't you move to somalia or liberia?
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 23 2012, 12:44 AM

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11911 To the Cop who killed That little boys father in front of him.
U Know he will visit you in 10 years time if u dont put him in jail first .
Terible Times we travel through
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 23 2012, 12:46 AM

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68144 Frigging sickening. Anyone who tries to justify these officers' behaviour should go to jail with them Sickening example of legislative and enforcement overkill.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 23 2012, 6:55 AM

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21218 Nobody tried to justify him, pointing finger. Until you personally take the blame for these events, things will only get worse.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 23 2012, 5:52 PM

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66191 i would enjoy being a part of the group that lynchs those pigs.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 23 2012, 6:36 PM

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108194 "hey if you like it so much why don't you move to somalia"

Standard statist bootlicker response. Somalia is exactly what happens when opposing groups of thugs try to impose a state. Try to lay off the booze.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 23 2012, 10:37 PM

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24149 Every day hundreds of people's lives are ruined because they caught with a couple grams of substances. Every week I read on the news about no knock raids with SWAT teams storming in and shooting unarmed people because they THINK they are drugs there. HALF THE TIME THERE ARE NO DRUGS! This war on drugs is not only destroying our freedoms, but it's killing innocent people. READ THE NEWS! private prisons and drug lords over seas are making money off of our freedom, our lives! sign the petition at whitehouse.gov today
http://wh.gov/Rwy
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 23 2012, 11:23 PM

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24180 I cannot believe that normal, innocent Americans who just happen to smoke marijuana are having their lives ruined and taken away for such a petty "crime". The stupidity of our national government for beginning a prohibition a plant in the first place baffles me. Prohibition does NOT work, it just fills up prisons and makes private prison owners into god-damned millionaires. Here is a good place to start shrinking the national deficit: stop paying billions of dollars a year on this "war" on drugs! Things will only get worse, and more innocent, good people will die if we don't fix this terrible waste of time.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 24 2012, 12:36 AM

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98164 So.. what do you suppose was more detrimental to the child's welfare.. the father smoking a little weed in the child's presence or the father being slaughtered in front of the child's eyes?
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 24 2012, 1:13 AM

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98162 THe war on drugs is singlehandedly the worst thing to happen to america, ever. Seconded by the war on terrorism.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 24 2012, 3:44 AM

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198228 My recruitment officer asked me if Id ever want to become an officer after I join the service. I told him never, told him it is the single most dishonorable job out today. Stories like this make it very hard to respect, or trust law enforcement. I hate cops more than terrorists, and I honestly do not see a difference. Destroying peoples lives, and trying to justify it by saying its against the law, there is simply no morality with these people. Cut and dry machines, how can any person in this day in age with the prisons filling say the war on drugs is helping people. Most of law enforcement wouldnt even have a job if it wasnt for the war on drugs. Infringing on other peoples rights for a career. Congratulations on killing someones father. Absolutely pathetic, couldnt of used a taser?
Chris Backer

Posted: Mar 24 2012, 8:50 AM

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142177 This is such a horrible story. Almost too much to wrap my brain around. The lesson here; marijuana isn't dangerous.......the police are. Why shoot a man to death for wielding a pocket knife? Shoot him in the leg, the arm, taser him, whatever you need to do. But nobody needed to kill him.
One of the reasons for the order to remove the kid was threats he uttered to the police. I'll tell you right now, you try and take my kid....and I'll have a few threats to utter myself. I hope officer "shoot first, ask questions later" realizes what he's done. What a pathetic chickenshit cop. He'll get his in time.
My heart goes out to this little boy at this horrible time. God bless you.
Peace.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 24 2012, 7:41 PM

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7599 If Ron Paul were president this wouldn't have happened.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 27 2012, 10:27 AM

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66233 Stop the War on Drugs, which kills more people, and destroys more lives, than actual drugs. Ron Paul 2012!
Francis High

Posted: Mar 27 2012, 8:20 PM

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20854 Support the decriminalization of POT!

Call & Listen...

(949)-963-3422

Professor Bluntston

Posted: Mar 27 2012, 8:32 PM

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72178 Now that's bullshit police officers have tasers,pepper spray and mase so why is it if a suspect is not armed he gets tased to be taken down.But if he has a knife a funky ass pocket knife he get shot with it being justified. What about shot to incapacitate he had a pocket knife.
CALL and LISTEN

Posted: Apr 20 2012, 2:02 AM

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20854 949-963-3422
CALL & LISTEN...
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