Press: Live on the Vice Beat

Geraldo Rivera draws fire for an on-camera bust

A squad of sheriff's deputies storm a duplex suspected of being a base for drug dealers, batter in the front door and burst inside. The place is empty, except for a bewildered woman in cutoff shorts. "Put it on the wall, lady," shouts an officer, pushing her against the paneling and placing her under arrest. But she is released two days later when the police cannot provide evidence linking her with a quarter-gram of cocaine found in the apartment.

That fizzled bust was not unusual except for one feature: it was seen on national TV. The raid, in the Houston suburb...

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