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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Winning the War on Drugs

posted by on July 3 at 9:35 AM

Oh, my…

Three people including two police constables were yesterday shot dead as the police stormed Kalerwe, a city suburb in Kawempe Division to arrest drug abusers.

In the botched operation, police constables ended up turning their guns on each other and creating a bloody scene that lasted about two hours.

Among the dead was a 10 year-old-boy identified as Willy Byamukama, killed by a police constable’s bullet.

The constable then shot and killed two colleagues who had tried to apprehend him for killing the childóleaving some of the suspects they had come to arrest looking on in shock.

According to an eyewitness, the gruesome incidents started at 3:30pm after the police raided the area to arrest an unidentified marijuana dealer.

Read the whole story, including an attempt to lynch the police publicist, over here.

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Uh, wow. That's horrific.

Posted by Gloria | July 3, 2008 9:58 AM

Every day, I think I might have heard the most horrible thing in the world, but the world always comes through. Well played, world. I'm going to go have a pizza in your honor.

Posted by kentdog | July 3, 2008 10:41 AM

A lesson in most probability learned from by director Tarantino and absolutely useless to law enforcement. "GO GET EM WEED SMOKERS. THEY'RE GOING TO HELL, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!!"

Posted by J.C. Combs | July 3, 2008 11:41 AM

This is truly horrible. It is however a relief to know that in civilized countries like Uganda, that police get diciplined when they harm innocent bystanders. It seems all too often that police here get a free pass on people harmed in "no knock" raids.

Posted by Sasha | July 3, 2008 12:24 PM

The children are always the one's that suffer. Save the babies. Save the children.

Posted by Vince | July 3, 2008 1:40 PM

did the police mean to shoot one another or did they lose track of who's who in the cluster fuck of a poorly executed raid? i'm having trouble wrapping my head around the whole thing.

Posted by douglas | July 3, 2008 2:34 PM

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