Friday, January 30, 2009

High Times

Police using Google maps struck gold--green gold, that is. The satellite photos revealed a marijuana plantation.

MSNBC didn't have quite the same good luck with a photo caption accompanying the story:

A cameraman films packages containing drugs during a news conference by police in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police stumbled across a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth, the search engine company's satellite mapping software. Police said they arrested 16 people and 1.2 U.S. tons of marijuana as well as cash and valuables worth $780,000.
We get how they arrested people. But arresting the pot? And the cash and valuables? That seems excessive. Free the weed!

Thanks to Woody E. for the link.

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