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Cops claim the ashes of a father's murdered daughter is meth and dump them on the ground.

Body camera video released this week shows the extent to which police will go to justify their existence in the war on drugs — up to and including desecrating the remains of a little girl. In 2019, Dartavius Barnes, the father of Ta'Naja Barnes, experienced every parent's worst nightmare when he found his daughter unresponsive in her home. She would later be pronounced dead in a Decatur hospital and an autopsy would reveal she was murdered. Ta'Naja's mother and her mother's boyfriend would later be arrested on murder charges over her death. Ta'Naja was later cremated and Barnes remembered his daughter by carrying around her ashes with him in a micro urn. Because the state is a soulless machine that knows no limit to destruction and terror when carrying out the arbitrary war on drugs, Barnes' daughter's remains would be desecrated by police. According to a recent lawsuit filed by Barnes against the City of Springfield, he was unlawfully detained on April