Identity theft is all the rage….seems like everytime I turn around I hear about someone else having their identities “stolen” in some type of way. However, this story is different.

The PG County Mayor was at home getting ready for an event when police “shoved” their way into his home – it seems as if the mayor’s wife identity was used for drug delivery. Delivery of the drug would be delivered to a home, and picked up by someone other than the addressee.

After reading this article and listening to the press conference, I am outraged. First, the police did not investigate any other alternative other than marijuana was sniffed by drug-sniffing dog…they already arrested the deliverymen. No one ever said, hmm-this lady is the wife of a mayor….Granted government corruption is everywhere, but wouldn’t someone know if the mayor’s wife was using or selling drugs? She holds a job with the MD Dept of Human Resources. Does she participate in drug testing? Don’t you think that her job performance would suffer if she was doing drugs?

Secondly, back in Baltimore-you cannot help but know where the mayor lives. Unfortunately, because of an ongoing investigation, we all have seen the mayor’s house. PG County Mayor Calvo has been mayor since 2004….You mean to tell me that the police did not know this was the mayors home? Come on!

Thirdly, the police killed two family pets. These animals were not attacking police. This unfortunately, is not the first case where police killed family animals. In Akokeek, police went to the wrong home, were told it was the wrong home – but still minutes later, police shot their dog. The family was never charged with anything nor was anything removed from their home.

What burns me up the most is that police never even apologized for their mistake. Now, I am not talking about real criminals having their pets killed…even though that is wrong as well. I am talking about those who have been victimized by criminals-and then because they have animals, the animals are killed.

Instead of being treated like victims, their home was invaded…The mayor and his mother were tied up for a few hours witnessing the murder of their family dogs. The family had to clean up the bloody mess, which was tracked all throughout their home.

Maybe I am still naive, but after a week I think the police should issue an apology. It won’t bring their animals back, but at least some healing can occur. What do you think?