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We’ve got some really bad dudes out there. Really bad dudes.

Meet the Sheriff of Lake County, Florida, Peyton Grinnell, and his buddies from either ISIS or the Sinaloa drug cartel. Friday, Sheriff Grinnell posted this excellent video to his department’s Facebook page, warning heroin dealers that he and his undercover drug officers are coming to blow the doors off their houses and arrest them as aggressively as possible. And then maybe behead them, because drugs are serious business. Enjoy this cinematic tour d’excessive force by the Sheriff’s Office “Community Engagement Unit”:

To the dealers that are pushing this poison, I have a message for you: We’re coming for you. As a matter of fact, our undercover agents have already bought heroin from many of you. We are simply awaiting the arrest warrants to be finalized.

Enjoy looking over your shoulder, constantly wondering if today’s the day we come for you. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight, wondering if tonight’s the night our SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges. We are coming for you. If our agents can show the nexus between you, the pusher of poison, and the person that overdoses and dies, we will charge you with murder. We are coming for you — run.

This is some terrific Community Engagement, certain to go down in the annals of famous Public Service Announcements along with the “Brain on drugs” videos. Not because it’s effective, but because it gets lot of attention and doesn’t really accomplish much of anything. Do we have any idea whether Lake County’s heroin dealers are on Facebook to begin with? Hell, we’ve seen The Wire — the dealers are probably reciting the lines to each other while passing out from too much laughing (and also heroin).

Those hippies at Miami New Times point out that most real experts on the opioid problem say there’s not much value — beyond publicity, which is really far more important than helping dirty drug addicts — in big shows of get-tough law enforcement with SWAT teams busting down doors, shooting somebody’s dog, and maybe throwing a flash-bang grenade in a toddler’s crib while they’re at it. Instead, the professionals (also a bunch of wimps) seem to think the real solution to the nation’s heroin and fentanyl addiction problem lies in providing treatment to addicts, and in prevention, mostly through reducing the over-prescribing of opioid pain relievers. Hasn’t anyone pointed out to these so-called experts that neither of those makes for a truly kickass video? Reporter Tim Elfrink asks:

At least half a dozen drug recovery centers exist in Lake County. Is Grinnell’s office putting as many resources into helping addicts recover as it is ramping up its war on heroin? The sheriff hasn’t returned a message from New Times to answer that question.

Reaction to Grinnell’s video has been mixed, to say the least. Paul Szoldra, of Military and Defense Insider, offered his own analysis on Facebook, saying “ISIS just released another goddamn video. Oh.” He followed that up with a comment: “Some sheriffs are in law enforcement. Some others are trying to get on Fox and Friends.”

Meanwhile, on a YouTube repost of the video by “USNationalistNews,” the commenters are taking that ISIS imagery and embracing it, like these geniuses:

  • Drug dealers need to be publicly executed.
  • … how about blowing off the heads of the individuals pushing this poison.. not their doors…
  • Take a bigger clue from President Duterte !
  • Kill those face tattoo mutherfuckers too. Don’t talk shit, just do it.
  • ITS THE ZIONIST JEW GOVERNMENT IMPORTING THE DRUGS SHERIFF!

That last one was probably inevitable.

Yr Wonkette is happy to see someone’s finally decided to use some harsh language about drugs. It’s about time someone approached this serious, complex problem by making threats of force. Oughta work this time, for sure!

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  • MynameisBlarney

    JFC.

  • Nightcrawler

    This is even worse than the police in Kentucky who were putting the Punisher emblem on their cars.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Even the people who write stuff like “Punisher” and “Blade” shrug when asked if they are heroes or villains. What could possibly make a police officer stupid enough to think that’s the kind of fictional character they should be emulating?

      • Nightcrawler

        I wonder if those cops know how many crooked police officers that the Punisher has killed over the years.

        That said, I don’t think Blade is the same thing. He kills Vampires. Not people.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Whispers: it’s the same genre. Don’t argue with me about categorizing.

  • Lefty Wright

    Just wait until some 35 year old white guy who’s daddy happens to be a county commissioner gets busted and shot.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Bad boys. Whatcha want, watcha want. Whatcha gonna do. When sheriff Osama bin Grinnell, come for you.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    If I was a Florida doctor I’d be really nervous about my patients with back pain right about now.

  • PubOption

    Subcomandante Peyton.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    “As a matter of fact, our undercover agents have already bought heroin from many of you.”

    Certainly, the best thing to do when you are conducting an undercover investigation is to announce it publicly. Holy fuck!

    • Jukesgrrl

      He couldn’t resist the pre-publicity. Just in case none of his arrests stick.

  • Lulu Mac
  • Villago Delenda Est

    As someone pointed out at Balloon Juice yesterday, these cops are working hard to validate everything that black rappers have ever said about the police.

  • Nightcrawler

    I want to see how Norman Rockwell would draw that picture of a cop sitting at the counter with a little boy in 2017.

    • Lulu Mac

      Depends on if the boy was white or blah…

    • Puck

      Running the fuck away i’d think.

      • willi0000000

        yup! . . . that was one scary kid . . . and only one cop . . . and no body armor, assault rifle or tank!

        • Puck

          While back the NYT put out a map of where surplus military stuff went to. Was hella surprised that my county has a bunch of assault rifles and some sort of armored vehicle.

          • willi0000000

            shit . . . everybody got that in their gift bags . . . all you had to do was show up.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Would ask my parents in MN-2nd for the Mayberry view of the situation, but I don’t want to vomit.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Can’t decide if they look more like nazis, or terrorists.

    • Lulu Mac

      AOT, K

    • goonemeritus

      Until recently Nazis were relegated to being terrorist because they were so far out on a fringe. Now they are an important voting block.

  • exinkwretch

    For their next performance, they’ll accompany a group of pharma lobbyists to Washington to “negotiate” some sweet new tax breaks for the manufacturing of legal opiates!

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Looks like the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles are all growed up and have found jobs.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Much less fabulous now, sadly.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      This is what happens when you put Raphael in charge.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Has this man been drug-tested?

    • MynameisBlarney

      He totes looks like a steriods and cocaine kinda guy.

  • Marceline

    You just know this guy walks around the house naked while the “Imperial March” plays in the background.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Darth Vader libelz!

    • Noxious Resistance

      While wearing his holsters.

  • goonemeritus

    Judging by the physique of his SWAT officers the sheriff has a more nuanced view on steroid dealers.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    It was the one on the left. The SWAT man on the left assaulted me.

  • Nightcrawler

    So lemme get this straight.

    Single payer, universal healthcare is totally evil but we should put more taxpayer money into arming the police to look like they are about to go fight a major war?

    • Pilotshark

      that or an terrorist attack on some group of people.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        It’s not terrorism if it’s white people. (Especially if they’re attacking minorities.)

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      But they might sweep up an Illegal Immigrant or two while they’re at it! When will you ingrate libturdz realize what Brownshirts protect you from? It’s right there in the name!!1!

      • willi0000000

        those idiots seem to be more in the brown-streaked pants.

    • Tea Party politics makes perfect sense when you realise that what they really want is for the cops to be the private army of rich white folks and the State to do nothing else BUT roughing up poors and browns.

  • schmannity

    “Some sheriffs are in law enforcement. Some others are trying to get on Fox and Friends.”

    Are you threatening David Clarke, because he is not shy about aggressively taking down smack talking women protesters in pink hats for less.

  • Drug dealers need to be publicly executed.

    And by “Drug dealers” he means “not white people.”

    Take a bigger clue from President Duterte !

    Nothing quite says “Land of the Free” like roaming death squads performing extrajudicial killings on little to no evidence.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Works for Fillipinia.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    These guys.

    With Abner Louima’s broom handle.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    Dok is right. Drug addiction is complicated but the main reason for such a huge spike in heroin usage is directly the result of the over prescribing of Oxycontin. And the FDA knew it. But pharma profits (i.e. campaign donations) are more important.

    • Nounverb911
      • vivian

        Blew the punch line: “Oxyconald”

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      And changing the system now would probably deprive real people of medication they need (and users who can’t afford treatment), forcing even legitimate users to turn elsewhere for them and making them more dangerous. (See: meth.) But yay, tough on crime.

    • tomamitai

      Meanwhile, wasn’t it just about a decade ago or so that opioid prescriptions were so hard to get that people with chronic intractable pain were killing themselves for lack of effective relief? It’s like we’ve got only two settings in this country; “fuck off and die” or “fuck yeah!”.

  • Shibusa
  • schmannity

    “Our faces are hidden because we have extra small penises.”

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Lloyd Bridges’ frogmen have really gotten shy about having cameras steal their souls.

    • Hutch

      Good heavens! Is this a “Sea Hunt” call-back?!?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Looks like a chose the wrong week to give up snorting reruns.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • georgiaburning

    Mexico has militarized polize who wear masks. How’s that working for them? Yeah, right

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Mi Lucha[dores]

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Could The Deputies Wear Baklavas Instead?

    Shut up, Bill-O! You’re drunk again!

  • Amelia Resists and Persists

    I mean, does anyone else find it especially weird that he ended that cheerful message with an invitation to run?

    Like I’m getting supernatural teen tv villain gleefully fucking with the protagonist vibes and that’s extra creepy from a cop.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      It’s not surprising from a cop.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    I can’t hardly wait for the first videoed beheading of an actual junkie, so we know have reached true Greatness.

    • hendenburg2

      Don’t go to Youtube’s Phillipines domain.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Trust, I will not.

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    If these guys think they’re going to go undercover to make a heroin buy dressed like that …

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      That guy on the far left is totally Phil. “Hi Phil!”

  • Nightcrawler

    Making America Great Again: Now with militarized police who look more like they’re ready to “search and destroy” than they are “serve and protect”.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    “This will be your flight crew for today.” — United Spokesman

    • Mpeg

      I love this comment so much… my boss just looked over and asked me why I’m crying through my nose~

  • Vincent Ricola

    Don’t worry, I’m sure they mean the Tony Montana and Purdue pharmaceuticals suppliers of these drugs, not the low-level poorz that have no other job options beyond drug dealer because of that time they had to spend a week in jail for not being able to afford to pay their payday loan company the 1800% interest on their $200 grocery loan.

  • schmannity

    How long does it take to get an arrest warrant in Lake County, the only reason the dealers haven’t been arrested yet? When does the judge’s horse ride back to that circuit?

  • Lance Thrustwell

    “Enjoy trying to sleep tonight, as you have nightmares of masked men breaking down your door and taking you to a small, windowless concrete cell, and readying various electrical and manual instruments for your indescribable suffer-” {stops as advisor whispers in his ear} “that is, I mean, to record your voluntary confession.”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Needz moar beheadings!”
    — Rodrigo Duterte

    • Beanz&Berryz

      You’d think the word would be deheadings.

  • Crystalclear12

    Florida, huh?
    Oklahoma, Kansas, get your asses in gear! You are being left behind!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Kansas can’t afford ski masks right now.

      • Crystalclear12

        What’s more important healthcare, education or keeping the poorz and the browns in line?!

        Priorities, people!

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      No! You’ll only encourage Arizona!

  • Proud Liberal
  • IOnlyLikeCats

    Could you imagine how much better America would be if we let (real, academic) experts on the things make the laws for the things? Maybe Norway and Germany would stop laughing at us…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Yeah but then you get things like urban planning, gun laws, pollution regulations, quality public education for all, and universal healthcare. Who wants that?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Look on the bright side, if this guy has even a marginal effect on the illegal drug supply, the small increase in prices will incentivize the recruitment of replacement dealers and lead to an increase in property crimes by desperate users.

  • BearDeLaOursistance

    “Do all the Salvadoran death-squadding you want, just keep your hands off my mutual fund.” — Suburban GOP Boomers when asked their thoughts on Freedom(TM)

  • therblig

    i assume heroin is cutting in on the homegrown meth trade?

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    “To prove I’m serious I will now behead this jaywalker.”

  • Proud Liberal
  • Greyhame

    I mean, it’s a pretty good video, but it’s not quite kick-ass enough for Florida man. But hey, just put a tank and some bazookas in there somewhere, and the drug epidemic will practically solve itself.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Not enough nekkid womerns and ‘splosions.
      3/10.
      Would not bang.

  • Crystalclear12

    And what are they on?

    • Nounverb911

      Jeebus?

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        PCP Jeebus.

    • MynameisBlarney

      ‘Roids.

      • Nounverb911

        There’s a suppository for that.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Tuck’s.

    • Wild Cat

      The governor’s wife . . . it’s been years for her.

  • Nounverb911
  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Because it’s always a good idea to have undercover officers on video in full police gear for intimidation purposes. Even if you can’t see their faces, you can certainly discern height, weight, skin color and build.

    • Nounverb911

      Did they remember to take off their nametags?

    • jesterpunk

      But they all have glasses on, that is the best way to disguise your self. I saw it in a comic book and in Superman movies so it must be true.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I’m guessing they’ll understand that concept later, after things take a tragic turn.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Surprise! They’re all white men.

  • Hanaka

    Very Duterte-esque. I didn’t realize that was something our fellow Americans aspire to.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      It increasingly seems like what Law Enforcement Officers aspire to…or at least, that’s who’s being recruited.

    • I was going to post this very thought.

      Is it now a requirement that we copy ALL the bad habits of ALL the repressive regimes around the world?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    The lengths some men will go to just to get an erection.

    • Vincent Ricola

      In fairness, I’ve heard all those steroids do a serious number on erections, so they gotta do something to feel like they have working dicks again.

  • Wild Cat

    So these wankers want to arrest Ponce de Leon for looking for an anti-aging drug?

  • Fartknocker

    All I see are a few guys who couldn’t get hired as gym teachers so they were hired by the Sheriff and were given 12 weeks of training, a gun, and authorization by the State of Florida to use deadly force. I’m sure those pricks are adorable when they visit at all of the finest Lake County titty bars.

  • tegrat

    Huh, I wonder which big Pharma (emphasis on the “Harm”) exec their gonna take down first?

    • Crank Tango

      None of them, Katie?

      No wait, Hitler!

  • The KGB Ate Our Votes

    “Take a look at what I’m wearing, people. You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I’m wearing these bad boys? Forget about it.”

    • Crank Tango

      Rex Kwan Do libel!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    We need some nice time up in this business y’all. All that shoe-leather Mr. Fahrenthold wore through has been recognized.
    https://twitter.com/PulitzerPrize/status/851511759135440896

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Awesome! Yayayayayayayayayay!

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Very well deserved.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Ugly tweet about the failing Washington Post from Lord Dampnut in 3…2…1…
      Actually good on Farenthold for old fashioned investigative journalism, and good on the Washington Post.

  • Wild Cat

    I thought this was a photo of the cast for “Roadhouse II.”

  • Master Contrail Program

    I guess we’ll know the greatness has kicked in when parking enforcement is armed and outfitted like this too. Everyday is a Trumpian dream parade when one uses an APC to check parking meters!

  • Lark_in_the_AM

    Oughta work this time, for sure!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc4IFIXcDcs

    • Wild Cat

      Moose play hockey? Very Canadian.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    He looked and sounded nice and hard. That’s all that counts these days.

    • Jennifer R

      He looks and sounds like every time he goes to take a piss he hears the mocking voices of every person who has ever seen his miniscule genitals.

  • Nounverb911

    The Sheriff looks like he’s another fine graduate of the Steve Bannon wing of the American Nazi Party.

    • vivian

      Now with Sharia filling!

      • Paul

        That’s funny as hell, and stolen.

        • vivian

          How now?

  • Undocumented Skwerl!
  • Greyhame

    Is Sheriff Grinnell trying to give Fox & Friends a police-state boner? Because this is how you give Fox & Friends a police-state boner.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Maybe he’s auditioning to become their favorite right-wing-nutjob sheriff after that Clarke clown gets booted from office.

  • boyblue122

    Needs moar Robocop

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    “No, honey, I’m sorry, but the balaclava DOESN’T make your dick look bigger.”

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    I so want to throw eggs at him.

    • Nounverb911

      Mitt Romney wouldn’t approve, neither would Egg.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      You can throw eggs at 638 mph? Votes, &c.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • MApispevooooiCaptainHowdy

    And this is why all those “drug recovery centers” don’t seem to be helping (from the link above):

    During their time in our residential alcohol, drug, or eating disorder level of care, clients begin to participate in The Recovery Village Recovery Program. Here, they start to develop recovery skills, life skills, and begin their 12-step programming to improve their function in daily life.

    Topics will include:
    Introduction to the 12-step program

    https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/florida-drug-rehab-center/lake-county/

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      The 12-steps are not scientifically effective. People who just stop on their own have a lower relapse rate.

      • MynameisBlarney

        My brother just went through AA.
        They are part of the reason he had a mental breakdown. They’re a bunch of fucking gaslighting jerks.

        • MApispevooooiCaptainHowdy

          I survived about a decade of 12 step. They are pretty much known to have an astronomical suicide rate.

          The only real progress that has been made in anything else being available has been an accumulation of court rulings on the religious issue, which has never gone to the Supreme Court; and the ACA requiring evidence basis for covering treatment. Both of these are now under threat.

    • Eileen Besse

      …I also pass by that place nearly every day…. Moar beer….

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    I always wondered what happened to Cobra Kahn.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Boy, but the US is looking more like those “radical Islamic terrorist” countries every day. Thanks conservatives!

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    As a matter of fact, our undercover agents have already bought heroin from many of you. We are simply awaiting the arrest warrants to be finalized.

    I’m still wondering why they bought heroin while undercover and never arrested the dealer. I mean there is plenty of probably cause. Did the “evidence” “disappear”?

    • Wild Cat

      Dealer was George Zimmerman, that’s why.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Settin’ up the big buy?

    • Vincent Ricola

      Job security?

  • Rick Hill

    I’m certain they’ll never mistakenly blow the hinges off the wrong door, either. Not that they are sitting around, just itching to play soldier, right here where no one can legally shoot back at them. Or can they? It is Fl, after all and Florida man has been known to stand his ground

    • chortlingdingo

      Stand your ground is only applicable against true threats, like hoodie wearing teenagers, and not the police.

  • Master Contrail Program
  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    NOT the SWAT with United Air?

  • Crank Tango
  • Wild Cat

    After they do the drugs they lift off of dealers, will the state of Florida give them drugs to relieve their constipation?

    • Red Bird Ω

      That’s what the raisins are for. Nature’s laxative.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Would I shit you about this? Pulitzers awarded. I may have to swear off alcohol altogether now.

    Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan received the commentary prize for, the judges said, “rising to the moment with beautifully rendered columns that connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation’s most divisive political campaigns.”

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/10/media/pulitzer-prize-winners-2017/index.html?adkey=bn

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?????

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        I keep thinking that that was a spoof award and they wrote it as a joke and someone accidentally released it and now they can’t take it back.

        • sgt. jmk of the résistance

          It’s the only possible explanation.

    • vivian

      Wait, maybe these are the results for the Roxanne Pulitzers…

    • Manders

      Henh?

    • Vincent Ricola

      Oh for crissakes. I can name 200 internet commenters that are more deserving of a Pulitzer “commentary prize” for their contributions during this divisive election season.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Hey, at least David Fahrenthold of the WaPo won for his great investigative work on Trump’s “charities.”

      The reason we get so many lightweights, like Mary Schmitch, and straight-up shitheads, like that jerkoff who kept drawing Obama as a stick figure with satellite-dish ears, winning the Pulitzer for commentary, is that the same people keep applying over and over. It’s very much a situation of, keep applying and eventually you win. IOW, the Pulitzer for commentary is like hemorrhoids: Sooner or later every asshole gets one.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Maybe they meant “rising for a moment,” which referred to Peggy handing her gin-soaked, typewritten notes to Manuel before passing out in the velvet chaise lounge again.

  • Eileen Besse

    I live in Lake County. I need moar beer….

    • yyyaz

      Coupla lakes’ worth at a minimum.

    • Nounverb911

      Could be wors…never mind.

    • Vincent Ricola

      RUN!

    • Major_Major_Major

      I’m so, so, sorry for you. Frankly, it coulda been any of the inland FL counties. I half expected it to be Gilchrist County.

      • Eileen Besse

        People here still have their crayoned “Trump” signs stapled to the trees. Next to the two pickups that they’re nearly finished working on. But you prolly already know that.

        • Major_Major_Major

          It was mainly Ron Paul signs when we were living around those parts. But definitely hand made,

  • arglebargle

    How Stupid is This Dumb Asshole?

    That lede is gonna get a workout.

  • Greyhame
  • MynameisBlarney

    Kinda reminds me of that time when turmp warned the rooshans he was gonna bomb Syria.

    • Nounverb911

      How’d that turn out?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Exactly as planned.
        A bit of theater for turmps benefit.

        • Crank Tango

          We’re probably due for an IC drip any day now.

  • Anna Rompage

    Jesus fucking christ humping his sister wife, how long does it take to get an arrest warrant from a court in Floridah?

    Here in Portland it takes about a day or two at the most…

    • ariel_gee_398

      Well, if the good officers have to type to get a warrant….

      • Beanz&Berryz

        They’d have to find a lot of the letters of the alphabet on a keyboard. And some of them a few times. That’s hard law enforcing work.

      • Anna Rompage

        What? They’re not handwriting them in triplicate, using carbon paper anymore?

    • Red Bird Ω

      You sure know how to blaspheme like a pro, don’t you?

      • Anna Rompage

        Pretty much!

  • Nounverb911
    • Martini Ambassador 🍸
      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Don’t let them make contact, or the resulting paradox could destroy the entire universe!

        • ariel_gee_398

          Or do?

    • jesterpunk

      Kurt Eichenwald should have won instead of Peggy Noonan.

    • tomamitai

      Since when are “pickled” and “rendered” synonyms?

    • Blackest Noobs

      is talking about my aunt Peggy who is fucking drunk and on pills all the fucking time?

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      So that’s where Kellyanne has been! Gin party at Dame Peggy of the Full Bottle’s house!

  • boyblue122

    OT – Looks like Mattis or McMaster are both getting fed up with team Drumpf.

    Officially released a statement that said the Russians new in advance of the failed missile strikes

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/851513035629965312

    • Vincent Ricola

      Meanwhile, during the same time frame:

      “longer-term status of President [Bashar] Assad will be decided by the Syrian people.” – Rex Tillerson

      “Are we going to sit there and focus on getting him out? No, you pick and choose your battles.” – Nikki Haley

      • boyblue122

        what a confused bunch

        • Anna Rompage

          Not surprising, just look at their boss…

    • The Wanderer
  • William
    • Bill D. Burger

      ….really limp and gnarly wang.

  • Zonath

    Question for anyone who might know: How long exactly does it take for an arrest warrant to be “finalized” there in Lake County?

    In these here parts, if you go to a judge with a sworn affidavit from Officer Friendly saying that Officer Friendly bought heroin from Mr. Yuk the Drug Dealer, Officer Friendly would have a warrant in hand the same damn day and be kicking down Mr. Yuk’s door by nightfall.

    • tomamitai

      Officer Friendly has been replaced by Officer Fiendly.

  • vivian

    Okay, I’ll bite. The drug dealers are terrorists, so we need to dress like terrorists and act like terrorists to fight the terrorists? Um, if you don’t want to show the undercover cops DON’T TAKE THEIR FUCKING PICTURE, NUMBNUTS!!!

  • Anna Rompage

    ITS THE ZIONIST JEW GOVERNMENT IMPORTING THE DRUGS SHERIFF!

    This is the perfect example where a comma can be a useful, and quite needed thing…

    The way this sentence is written, it makes it sound like the “zionist jews imported this drugs sheriff”, instead of their intended meaning which is the zionist jews imported the drugs, sheriff…

    • vivian

      Actually we’re not clear on whether or not they both might be true, hence the ambiguity.

  • Crank Tango

    I’m sure if you take off the masks those guys totally look like your average junkie and not roidaholics.

  • Beowoof14

    It’s Florida Jake.

    In other news, the esteem with which I have regarded Pulitzer has declined, as I just saw Peggy Noonan won one for commentary. Really just give the award to Absolut.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2017-pulitzer-david-fahrenthold_us_58eb9595e4b058f0a030f6a7?67s&

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Can’t wait until the film adaptation of “I saw a Mexican”.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      On the plus side, David Fahrenthold and Spicer’s favorite “left-wing blog” ProPublica won also too.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    “These men behind me are part of our new anti-drug unit. And it’s a big one, a big unit, because there’s a lot of drug crime and it’s just wide open, waiting for this new unit to be inserted into action. I’m behind these men a hundred percent. The whole thrust of this giant unit is to penetrate the drug dealers, repeatedly if we need to, and let them know just how hard we are and how frequently we can come at them.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      TS;DC

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Are you trying to draw TLM to this thread?

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        You know TLM is pestering somebody about the lesbian lady in charge of the academy. He should be busy for a bit. We can play some.

    • wavicles

      Don’t stop, I’m almost there… aww, dammit!

  • Major_Major_Major

    Thank fuck it was Lake County. I was sure it was gonna be Gilchrist County, where we lived while I was going back to school, or Volusia, made famous for Bob Vogel’s stop and seizures during the 90’s.

    Your move TX.

    • Anna Rompage

      “Here, hold my beer”….

    • Eileen Besse

      Nah, these days it’s ALWAYS Lake County! Like there was a prize….

  • Asterix

    Peggy fucking asshole Noonan got a Pulitzer?

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Yep. She did indeed.

      Because the goddamn Cubs won the World Series last year, so everything – EVERYTHING – has been bizarre ever since.

      • vivian

        symptom not cause

        • willi0000000

          forget that! . . . i’m blaming everything on the Cubs . . . especially t’Rump!

          • vivian

            Obama Time Machine man, get with the new program!

    • Tallmutha

      Well! I guess Maureen Dowd won’t be so snooty to her now!

  • Yr. Gma

    I guess this is OT, but news about the newest San Bernardino shooting. The teacher shot was a special ed instructor and the killer was her husband. Apparently the injured kids as special ed.http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/us/san-bernardino-school-shooting/

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Ugh. He had to shoot her at school!?

      • WotsAllThisThen

        To protect against grizzly bears

        • Yr. Gma

          Too soon.

    • Asterix

      And our AG voted against VAWA, but is all in on starting a new drug war… no, our priorities are not fubar’d.

    • Yr. Gma

      My daughter teaches in that school district and went to that school for a couple of years in the 80s.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Good lord.

  • OddMan

    Strange that they would pose with hidden faces in this ‘we are tough mutha fucka’s with our faces all covered’ look, when you can go right to the Lake County Florida Sheriff web page and see all the leadership team.
    Unmask the team.

    https://www.lcso.org/leadershipteam/

  • Blackest Noobs

    jesus! what a bunch of fucking dorks.
    and besides if they actually wanted to put in a dent in the drug trade then legalize it and tax the fuck outha it.
    they have been doing these raids for what…20, 30, 40 years, and yet people still do drugs and it does nothing curb it, does nothing to curb the violence.

    there’s an easy solution but because dumbfucks got puritan values they keep doing things the fucking hard way.

    and we get pictures of dorks trying to look tough.
    i could make those fuckers cry by just looking at them.

    • willi0000000

      there are only two classes of drugs that i think should require prescriptions to buy . . . antibiotics and antivirals . . . that’s it!

      everything else, you want it you can buy it (if adult) . . .of course, you’d be an idiot not to consult a doctor before purchasing a drug . . . but this measure may thin the herd.

      [ p.s. – please don’t look at me . . . i’ve done enough crying today ]

    • tomamitai

      How else can they fill the jails with off-white people who won’t be allowed to vote when they get out?

  • Red Bird Ω

    So, will they arrest the drug companies that are pushing the prescription of opioids? What about the children who steal medication from their parents?

    • jesterpunk

      Corporations may be people but they are special people with all the rights and rewards but none of the downsides of being a person.

      • willi0000000

        that’s called “being royalty”

  • Anna Rompage

    I know a lot of you are wondering why the extra deputies are masked…

    If they weren’t, it’d be just a mater of time before they were all outed for moonlighting as gay porn stars…

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Chippendales isn’t hiring anymore?

      • Anna Rompage

        It only pays 1/4 the wage that starring in a good gay flick does…

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          “Follow the money”

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Pfffft. Not even one Hemingway quote about hunting humans?

  • Blackest Noobs

    OT: so i notice we had this kid’s book title “Who Let the Republican Drive the Bus” in my library and as much as dumbfucks Republicans tend to be, i really think there is no need for fucking politics ( partisan at that) in fucking children books….like wtf y’all.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      It’s a question kids are asking.

      • Blackest Noobs

        they’re not, Lucy. and p.s. they indoctrinate, we don’t ( or we shouldn’t, so stop it).

  • Blackest Noobs

    some of the biggest drug dealers are fucking cops….so yeah go figure.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    These soldiers might like to have a word with you ….

    https://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/107447275.jpg

  • Tallmutha

    I don’t understand the Opioid phenomenon. How do thousands of people suddenly decide to take after Andy Griffith’s kid on a 50-year-old sitcom?

    (Ta-daaa! That’s how you do it, Kids. If by “it” you mean “make a human tragedy into fodder for a lame, contrived, and glib wisecrack.”)

  • Rick Hill

    So…did Governor scott just sign a nice little deal with a for profit prison?

    • Eileen Besse

      That’s what he does.

  • Mavenmaven

    Yup, we are now the Philipines and Marcos is our president.

    • BigHorn

      Safer than Duterte and, oh the shoes!

  • The Wanderer

    Lovely. The county just north of mine has gone ga-ga, and not in a good way.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29011cb6b0be1493c6f36b08980bf5d765e4ea13a0d4edf66615266c7cedc435.jpg

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist
    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Well, that didn’t take long.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        I’ll take the $800 voucher, thanks.

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        Two great tastes that go together!

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    • Rick Hill

      I’m certain that folks who have been uneasy about visiting the US due to the out of control TSA will be calmed with news of our out of control airlines

      • davidhollenshead

        TSA, that agency who makes it impossible for chronic pain patients to use commercial airlines, because TSA’s Employees steal perception opioids.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Can I keep my altered perception opioids?

          • davidhollenshead

            Yes, and you can keep my typo too.

        • Lambsendbeds

          What, out of your carry on bag? All my meds are in mine, and I’d notice if the TSA guy reached in and removed some.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Sucks to be you if they get the address wrong.

    • The Wanderer

      Pretty basically, yup.

    • Rick Hill

      Also, because there is no recourse against them if they do. If they destroy your pproperty, if the hurt anyone there. No accountability, no responsibility.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        You can sue, and you will probably get reimbursed, but the individual officers don’t lose anything.

        • Rick Hill

          If the police are acting in “good faith” meaning they feel they are acting on valid information, then they are pretty much absolved of anything they do. Not sure about civil court, didn’t hear what happened to the officers who flash banged the little kid but it’s likely not worth it for any smaller amounts. Small for a lawyer but can be crippling for poor folks.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Nothing happens unless the higher-ups (captain, commissioner, mayor) are put under a shitload of public pressure.

      • davidhollenshead

        Most of the time, there is no recourse, but not all the time.
        We have all read about million dollar settlements & judgments against the members of law enforcement and their police departments.

    • marxalot

      Or decide to shoot your dog through the fence.

      • shastakoala

        Or shoot a flash grenade into the baby’s crib.

  • Juan de Fuca

    I’m shocked, not shocked by this. For all of the talk about ‘Murica being “the land of the free, home of the brave!”, we’ve been living in a police state, at least for as long as I’ve been alive. I have admiration for most first responders but let’s just admit that overall, we live in a place that does indeed resemble something that Orwell wrote about.

    Related:

    https://twitter.com/JayseDavid/status/851223662976004096

    Wake the fuck up America.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      It’s OK, folks – just an employee, not well-enough dressed.

    • willi0000000

      how do they determine who has to get off the plane to make room for (i assume) a more deserving passenger?

      is it whoever has the least “miles?”

      is it the person who bought their seat for the best price?

      is it “he looks old and won’t resist effectively?”

      . . . and how the fuck do i become “more deserving”

      [ i’m shocked (color me) that they picked a white guy ]

      • They choose randomly, and it was not a passenger who they made room for, twas their own employees that they have to get home in time or they would have to pay them overtime.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          They take into account whether you’re fling alone (not good for you), how long you’ll wait for the next flight, and whether you’re trying to connect to another flight. NYT article said nada about any incentives being offered.
          https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/business/united-flight-passenger-dragged.html

          • Lambsendbeds

            They had upped the offer to $800 to volunteer to give up your seat. The man they dragged out was a doctor who had patients to see the next day. Apparently they let a computer select random passengers to be ejected.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            They could have made it an even $1,000. But that’s money, which is more important than mere human customers, so they go from offering $800 to calling the cops.
            To be honest, I find it hard to believe that everybody on that plane had such vital business in Louisville, KY that $800 wasn’t enough.

        • puredog

          Do you know that? Other places have asserted that this was a United crew that needed to be in the destination locale to fly a scheduled flight out of there. (Not that it makes this any less disturbing, but, fog of war.)

      • puredog

        Actually, he was Asian.

        • willi0000000

          that’s almost weirder

    • Duke

      At that point, you offer increasing compensation to give up the seats. Somewhere between $200 and $100 you’ll have people fighting to take the money. Wait… increase it slowly.

      • Rags

        they were up to $800

        • Duke

          Really? I see that now. $800 and a hotel. I can’t believe that someone wouldn’t take it.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      “We apologize for the overbook situation.”
      Well, OK then.

    • lroom

      What the actual fuck?!

      • Juan de Fuca

        Yup. So, that went down today. It also justifies my reason for never flying United but I made that decision years ago.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Just a wild guess here – but I’m thinking that Sheriff of Lake County is an elected position.

    • bupkus23

      Yup – and Grinnell just got elected ( for the first, and, hopefully, last time ) this last November, with two-thirds of the votes cast. He was “chief Deputy” before that.

      Hmm – his campaign “platform” didn’t mention any “get tough on drugs” – just to “protect seniors from fraud” and combat cyber crime….

  • TundraGrifter

    Do you know who else blew the front door off the hinges?

    • Anna Rompage

      Donald Trump while in one of those kinky, closed door meetings with Vlad and the pee hookers?

    • Edith Prickly

      Mr. Prickly the last time he farted?

  • HogeyeGrex
    • Anna Rompage

      But the eggs told me to do it!

      • HogeyeGrex

        Obey The Eggs.

    • doktorzoom

      This is your brain on “bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb”

  • marxalot

    That looks like Judge Dredd.

  • TimJ

    I look forward to the videos of Sheriff Grinnell’s masked SWAT team smashing the doors (they swing OUT dumbasses!) of doctor’s offices, the real purveyors of this epidemic.

    • davidhollenshead

      Sorry but Doctors who treat Chronic Pain are Doctors, not Criminals.
      The country is embarking on a witch hunt, just like the one that happened in my birth state of Michigan. That witch hunt in Michigan resulted in harming many chronic pain patients, without catching more than a few “candy men”, because its uncommon for a doctor to become a drug addict, the reason that doctors become “candy men”.

      • TimJ

        True that, some doctors are sincerely treating chronic pain, many are just over-prescribing to move to their next patient, not giving a whit for their patients. Btw, are you a native German speaker? The capitalization in your comment is a bit odd.

        • davidhollenshead

          Emphasis, and while my mother is part German, I do not speech the language.
          Most people think that the opioid deaths are the result of bad doctors, which is BS. The real issue is the lack of Impatient Heroin Treatment Centers in many parts of the country.

          • TimJ

            I’d suggest that you investigate the roots of the current opiod epidemic. Pharma and physicians are at the root of it. If you agree to check it out, I won’t even make fun of you for your inability to speech German. ;-)

          • davidhollenshead

            Typo,
            The current opioid “epidemic” is mostly due to not having drug treatment available. It is not because doctors wrote prescriptions, but rather because some people have a problem with addictive behaviors.
            A drunk driver broke my back years ago, and I’ve been on the same perception for Morphine & more for over a decade. I never considered taking a months supply over a weekend to party, which is what the people who abuse their prescriptions do.

          • With all due respect, you’re essentially saying you are an expert because you’re an opidiod addict who didn’t know that taking morphine was addictive and would do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to stop your pain source.

            Brilliant.

      • Swampgas_Man

        WHAT?? Haven’t you seen HOUSE or “Nurse Jackie”? If those characters are on television, there must be HUNDREDS of addicted doctors.

        • davidhollenshead

          I don’t watch TV, so no.

          • Jennifer R

            You aren’t missing much, I never heard of Nurse Jackie, but House is magnificently stupid.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I go to a chronic pain physician. Those drugs are very tightly regulated any more and you have to sign a three page contract. It’s getting to where the government tells Drs what they can prescribe for what condition.
      Hopefully we don’t go back to the bad old days where terminal cancer patients don’t get drugs for fear they’ll become addicted.

      • TimJ

        Terminal cancer patients and their doctors are not the target of Sheriff Grinnell’s posse of ISISwannabees.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Give them time.

      • davidhollenshead

        Here in Oregon you have to submit to drug testing to show that you are not diverting, and your pain doctor only recommends medications, as your GP has to write the actual prescription.
        And yes, I lived for over a decade, with a broken back, without pain care due to politics. And I had medical professionals surprised that it didn’t kill me, but it did damage my health.

      • Sometimes terminal cancer patients live for years. Why on Earth would you want to live in a comatose state?

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Why on earth do you think getting painkillers means living in a comotose state? Besides, if someone is in that kind of pain, the degree of pain they decide to live with should be their choice.

  • kindness

    With all due respect to my Florida friends & family, why do you choose to continue to live there? I am so thankful my folks always took us north to ski during winter vacations rather than go down to Florida and visit my grandparents. As for the rest of the year, why go to Florida if it isn’t freezing butt cold outside?

    • HazooToo

      Yeah… Not even then. Some people live there because they can’t afford to get out. Some because they LIKE it, and are trying to help. Good luck to both of em, they’re going to need it.

      • Smibo

        I’m of that latter category. When I was a kid in northern Illinois, I had to wait for the school bus in in some pretty ugly conditions. Shit like minus 10 Fahrenheit, with 20mph winds. Then I’d come home after school, turn on the TV, and what was on?

        Flipper. You know, with the porpoise. In Florida. Those fuckers were driving around in boats, wearing flip-flops and t-shirts! If I wanted to go outside for more than about 5-10 minutes, I had to spend about that same amount of time donning my life support gear (sweater, jacket, coat, two pairs of socks, etc.), just in order to survive the experience unharmed and intact.

        One particularly bad morning, awaiting that windy street corner rendezvous with the bus, I swore an oath to myself through chattering teeth; “Whe-hen I g-g-grow up, I’m g-gonna l-live in FLORIDA!!!1!

        So, I got out of the “Nanook of the North” business as soon as possible, and became a Florida resident by choice. Downside: I have to deal with some industrial grade dumbassery from time to time. Upside: I’m just smart enough to do that effectively, and as a bonus I get to live a toes-in-the-sand lifestyle in Margaritaville on my off time. I’ll take it.

        My biggest fear though, is that someday something really stupid will happen to me, and the media will refer to me in their headlines as “Florida man”.

        • HazooToo

          I live in PA. NORMALLY, the temperatures are not ideal. This winter was an aberration, and I blame climate change. But I’m happier putting on more clothes, because once you’re naked and still hot, there is nothing left to do about it. You’re fucked. So no Florida for me, but I fully support you running around and trying to be all liberal and shit down there.

          • Smibo

            Sorry, I can’t relate; I haven’t been “naked and still hot” for years now…

        • You forgot “Summer”.

          Phoenix and Florida make absolutely zero sense in the summer.

  • whitroth

    First, perhaps he should move to the Philippines.

    Second… whatever happened to “This is the police – come out with your hands up!”?

    Third… yeah, about that addiction problem… how much in the way of re$$$ource$$$ is he putting towards education and JOBS for all the folks who are “out of the workforce” because they CAN’T FUCKING FIND ANY JOBS?!

    Oh, sorry, we don’t believe in carrots, only sticks….

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Playing SWAT team is a lot more badass and fun. It gets the adrenaline flowing in a job that’s otherwise actually pretty dull. If you terrorize an innocent family and shoot their dog, it was worth it to keep that .01 gram of meth from getting flushed.

    • davidhollenshead

      Not really, as making macho statements does not necessarily result in human rights abuses. I doubt that his macho statements have much of an effect on policing, but they might make the local dealers laugh.

  • Duke

    Looks like masks and a video was all they had in their budget.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Cops should be embarrassed by how bad they are at catching criminals. Nobody who is moving any quantity of drugs is going to be scared of these asshats so long as they are careful about who they associate with and keep an eye on the jail rosters.

    • davidhollenshead

      They will only have an effect on the dealers, not their suppliers. So they will only arrest people who are addicted to drugs, and thus sell them to cover the cost of their addiction.

      • Jennifer R

        Then those dealers roll over on gramma and gramps as THEIR suppliers.

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        You got it. Cops don’t solve crimes. Cops stumble over people dumber than they are.

    • I just finished 4 1-week long grand jury sessions since January. Full disclosure: I have not come away with a greater respect of the law enforcement industry. In fact, given that I call it an “industry” should tell my true feelings.

      We were dealing with one case where there were seven SEVEN charges for the same crime. We asked, WTF? The Assistant District Attorney said, “well, we just throw what we can against the wall and see what sticks”. (actual quote)

      See what sticks? Did you at least give Lady Justice a kiss before you fucked her?

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        I sometimes feel bad for prosecutors. When someone who should go to jail walks free, they invariably get the blame even though it is usually some cop who dropped the ball.

        One that really pissed me off was a pretty serious offense (not murder, but a ton of property damage that basically destroyed a business) where my buddy got the warrantless search suppressed. The prosecutor told the cops twice — once in writing — that their little sting operation required a warrant. They ignored her. Then the Sheriff went on TV and promised to appeal and blamed the entire fiasco on her.

  • Cubanz

    I remember the 80s and Contra cocaine – funny how all our spooks were involved in those countries during that time. I wonder how the cocaine made it’s way here?

    I wondered when we invaded Afghanistan in 2003, the poppy capital of the world, whether we would see an increase in heroin use in the USA. I no longer wonder.

    Thanks dark under belly of the USA for bringing us drugs of addiction for your profit. What’s a few million lives destroyed when you’re talking profit!!!!

    • davidhollenshead

      The CIA used drug trafficking to prevent a shortage of cocaine from increasing the number of crimes, when street drugs are scarce, and thus cost more.
      They also found if convenient for illegal gun trafficking and more……..

      • Alexander Stallwitz

        A really good book about it is called “Kill the Messenger” its about Gary Webb who found evidence that the CIA helped the Contras traffic Cocaine.

    • Jennifer R

      Turns out our people really love drugs, and if you send them to the places that drugs are made; a BUNCH of them decide to bring them back home.

  • m3bosha
  • nightmoth

    Is it Halloween already?

  • Swampgas_Man

    In our area, heroin ODs are going crazy, and the idiot-editors-to-the-editor are blaming it all on the Noracan stuff that saves OD victims.

    • Lambsendbeds

      Da fuq????

      • Alan

        You shouldn’t help them, you should let them die or they’ll just continue to do it repeatedly knowing that someone will help them. Seriously.

        • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

          Well it’s true!! Dead people seldom use opioids.

        • Keeping them alive helps the economy. Think of all the shit that addicts steal that must be replaced. 😚

    • Same here. Referring to an OD in the ferry terminal bathroom.
      Neighbor: “The paramedics in in there popping norcan like popcorn”
      Me: “Dude! The person they’re helping is somebody’s kid!”
      Neighbor: “Well my kid would never become an addict!”
      Me: “Are you simple? You son plays college level soccer. He is one bruised ankle and a doctor giving him a 5 pound bag of Oxy away from being in that same bathroom.”

      The discussion became heated from there.

    • SayItWithWookies

      And penicillin causes tuberculosis. Oh wait — I guess that only works for vices.

      Lordy, Norcan just got given to EMTs in my state, and I honestly couldn’t believe that state legislators opposed it on the reason that it sent the wrong message — but sure as shit, they did.

    • caitifty

      Narcan (naloxone). Just saying, because I give out thousands of doses of it to drug users every year. If you need some, there’s a program finder here: http://www.getnaloxonenow.org/find.html

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Aren’t doctors the ones peddling opioids these days? Does the Sheriff know he’s going to be in trouble with Pfizer, Merck and all the other members of the real drug cartel? Does he know good Republicans don’t bite the hands that feed them?

    • davidhollenshead

      “Aren’t doctors the ones peddling opioids these days?”
      Nope, as there are very few “candy men” because there are very few doctors who abuse prescription drugs, the reason that doctors write illegitimate prescriptions.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Florida docs write about 1/3 of all the opioid prescriptions in the whole freaking US of A.

        • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

          Yup.

        • davidhollenshead

          Florida has a huge population of senile citizens.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Senile-acting, at any rate . . . and now you know why grandma seemed so out of it last time you visited.

    • Apparently FLA cracked down on its “pill Mills” run by strippers. Heroin is much cheaper. Unfortunately the pain from withdrawal is much, much worse than the original pain it was prescribed to “treat”.

      IOW, prescribing pain pills does nothing to stop the source of the pain and in the long run, the pain is worse when you attempt to kick.

  • bupkus23

    Hell, this is right next door to my hew home in Floriduh. Wait’ll this idiot sheriff takes out one of those nice retired pipples in The Villages by accident!

    I’m sure I’ll see coverage of this in the local fishwrapper tomorrow – I’ll also see pigs fly!

    • The Wanderer

      The “nice retired pipples” are a huge voting bloc in Lake, Marion, Sumter and quite a few other counties. Unless he kicks down a door there and accidentally waxes a few olds, they’ll keep putting him back in office. They likes them some tough talk, they does.

      • Jennifer R

        Considering the nice retired pipples are the people selling the drugs in the first place…

      • bupkus23

        The fishwrapper’s “letters” section sure bears that out. I’m sure one or more of them will echo the Duterte comments in the coming days….

      • Odd Jørgensen

        Or-“Unless he kicks down a door there and accidentally wakes a few olds, they’ll keep putting him back in office.” they are serious about their nap time.

  • anon_the_great

    Big Man with tiny dick threatens addicts. That’ll fix them junkies.

    And think of all sweet overtime and combat pay for those masked white male Christian Warriors.

    Jobs bitches

    • davidhollenshead

      Some of those “masked white male Christian Warriors” probably bought smack from dealers, and thus can’t show their faces.

    • John Norris

      Notice the High Sheriff ain’t holding a machine gun of shotgun. His PR team done failed.

  • ken_kukec

    “… cinematic tour d’excessive force ..”

    Yeah, a regular magnum force opus, a chef d’oevre doing it.

  • TJ Barke

    Glad to see the Juntas are forming on schedule.

  • FlownΩver

    Won’t anyone think of the pushers?

    • Jennifer R

      Considering the number 1 dealer of prescription painkillers are low income elderly…

    • Marr

      Did you mean the job creators? These are people vying for the American dream through their entrepreneuial drive.

  • Jukesgrrl

    I guess this is why Maine Gov. LePage sent his kids to college in Florida. And bought a house down there so he could escape paying full tuition.

  • C4TWOMAN

    Leaving aside the lameness of the message….

    This is so embarrassing. I can tell those guys are buff and trained. But Hollywood material they are not. Unless you’re an actor with contract, director and budget, do not do this. It would have been much better if he’d hired an ad firm for this spot.

    Yeh, the message would still have been lame, but at least it would have production values.

  • Rags

    This bears repeating here….quote from John Erlichmann, Nixon’s disgraced toady.

    “You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,” Ehrlichman said. “We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie/

  • angryspittle

    It’s official. We are now a banana republic, replete with police goons incognito……

  • I hope they burst in action-movie style to the Walgreens pharmacy handing out vicodin like candy to middle-class white people

  • Paperless Tiger

    Even the police don’t like SWAT.

    • Nick Scroggs

      Wait, what police do not like them?

  • Marr

    I hope to God they put the right address on the warrants.

  • Raan

    Lake County Sheriff’s Department or Tonton Macoute? YOU make the call!

    • John Norris

      They don’t have the sunglasses or juju to be Tonton Macoute.

      • richardgrabman

        You sure they’re not the same guys?

  • Bee-Doo

    Those guys look like they’re about to serve a warrant on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    • CriticalDragon1177

      If it weren’t for the sheriff insignia they would look kind of like members of the foot clan.

    • Pisto75666

      Now see HERE’S where Pizzagate would’ve come in handy!

  • Nyumbu


    Could The Deputies Wear Baklavas Instead?”
    They could, but then the honey starts to run down their faces, and it attracts bees. Unpleasantness ensues.

  • dshwa

    “For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”
    – H. L. Menken.

  • You know, this is only one more mask and some Islamic script from being a fucking ISIS recruiting photo.

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Doktor Zoom,

    I agree with you that this is bad, but you shouldn’t say that Sheriff Peyton Grinnell has gone full ISIS, unless you want to the “counter Jihad” to think that this is an example of “creeping sharia” and you want to get Republican Jizz all over Wonkett! ;)

  • Annie Towne

    It would have been better if the Sheriff didn’t have such a tenor. You really need a good baritone voice to pull this shit off.

  • Nephilim

    If any of this macho drug enforcement really worked, then we would not have the problem we have now. This has never worked since day one of the “war on drugs” and so why would anyone think it will work now. We just keep overcrowding an already overcrowded prison system.

    • “M”

      They don’t want it to “work”.

      Nixon flat-out admitted this was about imprisoning people of color.

      That’s what these horrible people want to do, with the aim of low-cost labor in their for-profit prisons.

      Don’t even try to fool yourself.

  • The Librarian

    Thought the video was an SNL cold open.

  • Pisto75666

    Damn, he looks like he should play a cop in the next ‘Die Hard’ movie.

  • SeeTrain65

    Great. Judge Dredd for local law enforcement.

  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    Wow, America is really over in its head – WTFAAAAAAACK…

  • Scooby

    I outsmarted them…I took the door off my hinges weeks ago.

  • Too late!

    Some zombie eyed drug addicts would sooner die than get arrested.
    https://youtu.be/wwJzsK3D4-Y

  • phoenix00
  • redarmyzombie

    “ITS THE ZIONIST JEW GOVERNMENT IMPORTING THE DRUGS SHERIFF!”

    Okay, ‘fess up, which one of y’all was out trolling earlier?

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  • I can’t tell them apart, which one is Leonardo? Leonardo was always my favorite turtle. Although in this remake, I think the master is probably called Sphincter instead of Splinter.

  • J.Bo
  • Odd Jørgensen

    Hey, if your approach to the problem don`t work the first 12 times, the solution is probably to do more of it, and harder.

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