And, yet another update: http://www.theagitator.com/2008/08/08/the-berwyn-heights-drug-raid-the-police-keep-digging/ I'll be following this story. Dead dogs aside, this practice either has to be curbed with reasonable restrictions (which are enforced) or banned. Its not only a huge violation of people's civil rights; when combined with the brutality of the police in some of the raids and the "blame the victim" mentality of the police force and the public goes beyond the realm of "tough policing" into police state thuggery. This may be the end of this kind of raid . .. we can only hope . . . because this time they raided a white, upper-middle class elected offical who, better yet, is almost certainly innocent.