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Who the FRAK is Armando Aguilar?

So, by now we've all heard about the naked man in Miami who wouldn't stop eating another man's face even after he'd been shot by police. As yet, the identities of the victim and the assailant have not been released, and police claim not to know the motive or circumstances that lead up to the attack, but it doesn't stop them from seizing the opportunity to spew irresponsible Drug War propaganda like the following:

Police say the attacker may have been suffering from a drug-induced mania which causes the body to heat up, causing some users to strip off, the Miami Herald reported.

Armando Aguilar of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police suggested the drug may have been a new form of LSD.

This from an article on the Huffington Post UK website. Emphasis mine.

Now, I'm not the least bit surprised that police are using this incident as an excuse to stink up the room with Dragnet-worthy culture war drivel, but I am thoroughly disgusted that the Huffington Post would print this garbage without asking questions like, "What is this supposedly new form of LSD?" "What evidence do you have that the attacker had taken it?" "Have there been other incidents of violence associated with this drug?" and most importantly, "Who the frak is Armando Aguilar, and why should we take his pronouncements seriously?"

Given that the cops were careful to say that the attacker may have been under the influence of cannibalism-inducing psychedelic drugs, let me ad a few more mays to the list. 

The attacker may have been a Mormon.

The attacker may have voted Republican.

The attacker may have used a cell phone.

The attacker may have attended public school.

The attacker may have been taking prescription medications like Lipitor, Plavix, Viagra and Zoloft.


( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
May. 29th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
the cop MAY have been under the influence of bias and sterotyping
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