Let's say this college student got caught in a dragnet. Let's say he was hauled to a California Lubyanka. Let's say he was told he would be released and driven home. Let's say he was then tossed into a tiny holding cell and left there for five days, without food, water, or a toilet. The reason? "We just forgot."
And let's add, just for good measure, that the jailers accidentally left a dose or two of meth in that cell.
Now, what would you call authorities like that? Incompetent? Criminally insane? Thugs? Guards-in-training for the next Dachau?
Wrong, Bunkie. You should call them dedicated employees of your federal government, specifically of the Drug Enforcement Administration.