The War on Drugs and police militarization remind me of the scene where Batman says to the Joker “I made you – you made me first.” In other words, America’s anti-drug laws and our up-armored police’s heavy-handed tactics are a marriage made in Hell. Can one end before the other? It’s doubtful. While some see the growing legalization of marijuana in state law as a step in the right direction on both fronts, there’s no evidence that police are cutting back on drug-related no-knock warrants or easing up on their all-round love for SWAT teams. Meanwhile, the widow of the California engineer murdered by the police – if murder it be – has filed a wrongful death suit against the County of Los Angeles and the police involved with the drug raid gone wrong.