This is the official police story:
Left-Handed Chavis Carter Shot Self With Right Hand While Cuffed in Back of Cop Cruiser after being searched. Are you buying it?
His arrest warrant, by the way, was based on “a single count of selling pot.” In other words, he wasn’t guilty of any crime. It shouldn’t surprise us that the police were so eager to arrest Carter, because they are part of one of the largest interest groups in favor of keeping the drug war around:
Another evil thing about the war on drugs is that it makes criminals out of too many otherwise law-abiding Americans. According to the FBI’s latest report, “Crime in the United States,” more than 1.6 million Americans were arrested on drug charges in 2010, with almost half of those arrests just for marijuana possession. How fewer and smaller law-enforcement agencies would be without the war on drugs.
Make that “how fewer, smaller, and less murderous.”