This is outrageous !!

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Owner-wants-DEA-to-pay-for-truck-damage-from-sting-3743683.php

The truck was “Commandeered by one of his drivers, who was secretly working with federal agents, the truck had been hauling marijuana from the border as part of an undercover operation. And without Patty’s ( the owner) knowledge, the Drug Enforcement Administration was paying his driver, Lawrence Chapa, to use the truck to bust traffickers.”

The DEA was paying an employee to use a big rig the employee didn’t own, to stage sting operations. It got that employee murdered.

The owner of the truck knew NOTHING about this “operation”.

Good grief !

The concept of private property is so foreign to some bureaucrats , it didnt even occur to them to get permission from the trucks owner.

And their incompetence cost a man his life.

The war on drugs is in reality a proxy war on the citizens. It coats the outrageous constitutional violations of so-called law enforcement with a patina of legitimacy . Under that rubric of enforcing the various and profligate drug laws , the DEA et. al run these types of atrocious boondoggles.

Our republic is not designed to bestow this type of power or resource on the idiots who used this poor stooge and violated the private property rights of the individual who owned the truck.

But like operation fast and furious or the new black panther party voter intimidation violations, the justice department will ignore this also.