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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:12 AM

Coast Guard officer killed by suspected drug smuggler's boat

Source: Reuters

Coast Guard officer killed by suspected drug smuggler's boat

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK | Mon Dec 3, 2012 5:17am EST

A second Coast Guard boat pursued the fleeing vessel, detained two unidentified suspects and recovered an unknown amount of marijuana from the vessel, Coast Guard Petty Officer Seth Johnson said.

The officer died Sunday morning after suffering a severe head injury when he was struck and thrown into the ocean near Santa Cruz Island, Johnson said. A second officer thrown overboard sustained minor injuries. His name was not released.

The officer killed was identified as Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, an investigator with the Ventura County medical examiner's office said.

A Coast Guard patrol aircraft spotted a "panga-type vessel," a small fishing boat with an outboard motor, operating without any lights in the waters off the island, Johnson said.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/03/us-usa-coastguard-drugboat-idUSBRE8B20AT20121203

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:30 AM

1. Killed by Prohibition

Yet another law enforcement officer dies while attempting to uphold a failed public policy that has triggered the worst crime wave in history.

Yet another law enforcement officer dies while attempting to prevent the citizens of this 'once proud and free' nation from choosing to self-medicate with one of God's most amazing plants.

Yet another law enforcement officer dies in order that unconscionable Transnational Corporations, and their Media Enablers, can continue to abuse, addict and poison us for obscene profits.

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:52 AM

2. another victory for the war on drugs



And of course the "BUILD A GIANT WALL NUKE EVERYONE THAT IS BROWN YARGLBLARGLBLARG..." coalition usually crawls out from under their rocks at this type of news.

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