A police SWAT team raided the home of the mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC, last week. The SWAT team shot and killed his two dogs after the Mayor, Cheye Calvo, brought in a 32-pound package of marijuana that had been delivered to his doorstep, according to The Washington Post.
“My government blew through my doors and killed my dogs,” Calvo said. “They thought we were drug dealers, and we were treated as such. I don’t think they really ever considered that we weren’t.”
Calvo described a chaotic scene, in which he — wearing only underwear and socks — and his mother-in-law were handcuffed and interrogated for hours. They were surrounded by the dogs’ carcasses and pools of the dogs’ blood, Calvo said. Calvo said that he did not know how the drugs wound up on his doorstep.
He works part time as the mayor and serves as director of expansion for the SEED Foundation, a well-known national nonprofit group that runs urban public boarding schools.
Police shot the Mayor’s 7-year-old black Labrador retriever, Payton, near the front door and then his 4-year-old dog, Chase, also a black Lab, as the dog ran into a back room.
Most of the citizens in Berwyn Heights were shocked to hear the news. The community of 3,000 is rallying around its mayor and forever fearing its abusive government and their ridiculous War on Drugs.
The Mayor and his wife, with Chase and Payton.