well that may be a close 2nd, but i could go to my
bank and take out 10,000 dollars if i had it, go to
buy a car. if i got stoped by a policeman who somehow
knew i had the money, i could be accused of having the
money to buy drugs and they could confiscate that
money just on the accusation and keep it even after i
got out of the drug charge. that is not due process,
no, matter what the damn courts say. that is the war
on drugs crap that goes on.
--- Kat <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Not the war on terrorism? We've sure lost a lot of
> our rights since 9/11.
> On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 11:45:08 -0800, ken barber
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >okay i will add another piece of wood to this fire.
> >i think that the war on drugs is used by our
> >governments as an excuse to step on constitutional
> >rights more than anything else.
> >--- Kendall David Corbett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> I, for one, wouldn't mind seeing some lawyers go
> >> of business. If drug abuse were treated as a
> >> medical/psychological/social problem, the number
> >> treatment providers would likely increase.
> >> If the courts weren't so clogged with drug
> >> cases, it wouldn't take nearly as long for murder
> >> cases and the like to come to trial (except for
> >> continuances and delay tactics - see my first
> >> comment). And what percentage of property crimes
> >> are caused by drug deals, and how many violent
> >> crimes are caused by drug deals gone bad? You're
> >> probably right that police chiefs and state
> >> of criminal investgation wouldn't like to see
> >> drug interdiction funds cut, but does any state
> >> local level agency like to see it's Federal
> >> cut? I't's probably going to happen to a lot of
> >> programs in the next two years, with Medicaid
> >> at the top of the list.
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: [log in to unmask]
> >> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> >> Sent: Wed 1/5/2005 10:06 AM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Cc:
> >> Subject: Re: drugs was "if you're against
> the iraqi
> >> war..."
> >> Most folks do not realize how many legal
> >> professional would be out of work if
> >> drugs were legalized. Lawyers, bail
> >> judges, the treatment folks and
> >> on and on. For every drug dealer put out of
> >> business, nine other legitimate
> >> professionals would also be out of jobs.
> Ask any
> >> police chief if he would like
> >> his Federal drug interdition money cut!
> >> it is like prohibition in the 20's. it is
> >> working
> >> to have them illeagle, only puts a high
> profit on
> >> them
> >> and draws criminals.
> >> --- Elizabeth Thiers
> <[log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >> > We could tax the wahoozy out of them like
> we do
> >> > tobacco and alcohol and
> >> > there could be laws protecting purity and
> >> content.
> >> > Free up a lot time for
> >> > more hard core criminals.
> >> >
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