The Great Georgia Okra Raid

Did you know that okra leaves resemble cannabis leaves? I did not know that. Why? Because they don’t except when you’re a nark  in a helicopter. Here’s a story that came across my twitter feed via Liprap. Oy, such malakatude:

Georgia police raided a retired Atlanta man’s garden last Wednesday after a helicopter crew with the Governor’s Task Force for Drug Suppressionspotted suspicious-looking plants on the man’s property. A heavily-armed K9 unit arrived and discovered that the plants were, in fact, okra bushes.

The officers eventually apologized and left, but they took some of the suspicious okra leaves with them for analysis. Georgia state patrol told WSB-TV in Atlanta that “we’ve not been able to identify it as of yet. But it did have quite a number of characteristics that were similar to a cannabis plant.”

Welcome back to stupid cop tricks theatre. It’s yet another argument for ending the so-called war on drugs. Weed legalization is slowly wending its way across the country, which should give the po-po pause when they consider bringing the stupid to a citizens’ residence. It’s the South, we eat okra be it fried or in gumbo. Sure, it’s an acquired taste with the consistency of snot but they eat it in Georgia too. Schmucks.

I think the Peach state po-po should ponder this song:

This whole thing has me worried about what might happen to that chanting, vegetable slinging NOLA icon, Mr. Okra. I’m not betting on the Gret Stet staties being any sharper than those in Georgia. Here’s Mr. Okra in a photo taken by my friend Dakinicat of Sky Dancing fame:

Mr. Okra

Leave Mr. Okra alone even if  y’all can’t tell the difference between collard greens and weed. Ya feel me? Here’s a short film about Mr. Okra from Nom de Guerre Films:

2 thoughts on “The Great Georgia Okra Raid

  1. How in the world can you live in the South and not know what Okra looks like ?

    Not to mention that if they raided this guy’s garden, how many other gardens have okra growing ????

  2. I speculated with a fellow Tweeter Tuber once about “what if Mr. Okra were selling drugs with the produce?”


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