As no one seems to have been injured or arrested, here’s a story almost any libertarian will find humorous:
At least 1,000 West Point cadets demonstrated last week against the manner in which a drug search was carried out in their barracks, shouting and throwing fireworks and other objects from their windows, according to accounts of the incident.
“Hundreds of cadets were hollering obscenities out of their windows and some were throwing objects,” according to an incident summary obtained by the Times Herald-Record of Orange County, N.Y., which ran an article about the incident yesterday.
It gets even better, too:
The officer’s report called the incident a riot, but Cassella disputed that characterization. “The term ‘riot’ is going a little too far,” he said. “They blew off steam.” He said he did not know the name or rank of the officer who wrote the report.
Cassella said he believes that the incident grew out of a “misperception” among cadets that they had been tricked into complying with a surprise drug search. They had been awakened around dawn on April 19 for a fire drill, but while they were still outside, police squads entered the buildings with drug-sniffing dogs. Frustration built during the day, and the outburst began at about 10:30 that night and lasted an hour, he said.
Hell, they do this sort of stuff to junior enlisteds all the time. What’s good for the goose…