- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The actor who played McGruff the Crime Dog was sentenced to 16 years for possessing a thousand marijuana plants and 27 weapons (including a grenade launcher).
The sentence seems excessive to me, given that marijuana is practically legal in this country, and gun possession positively seems to be encouraged in Texas. I’m surprised he didn’t get time off for the grenade launcher, which a friend once described to me as "the best weapon ever for clearing the treeline."