The frequent accusations against the Bush administration have led some to invoke Godwin’s law–he who first uses the Nazi comparison loses the argument–against the opposition. But in the modern drug war, sometimes it’s not even a subtle comparison:
Government lawyers tried to remove and confiscate the gold dental work known as “grills” or “grillz” from the mouths of two men facing drug charges.
Note–these weren’t men convicted and fined and claiming poverty while carrying around several thousand dollars of gold in their mouths. These were men who were merely charged and awaiting trial.