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  •  Wasn't this one of the original reasons (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, Utahrd

    for making pot illegal? Seems like it's still working.

    "Onward through the fog!" - Oat Willie

    by rocksout on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 08:33:37 AM PDT

    •  yes I believe it was and still is a feature (2+ / 0-)
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      rocksout, a2nite

      that the power and enforcement structures use this, sometimes with even a 'good' if very misguided intent, that this gives LEO's a 'tool' to maintain order, and who else is going to cause disorder but Those People....or more like, Those People's kids.

      The 'gang problem' results in a lot of pot arrests when supposed gang members, or wanna be gang members, or might be future gang members, or lives near gang members (me, heh) are stopped on whatever pretenses, , frisked, found to be or even caused (planted) to be in possession, and 'put in the system™'..as a starting point in their relationship with the power in the neighborhood.
        It's a feature, not a bug, a feature, a tool, and ongoing practice.

          It's my opinion that many times possession/sales is the default plea bargain, and that issue will have to be dealt with: watch for some very dangerous people to be released for simple pot arrests..for many reasons, including intentional sabotaging any reforms in this area.

      LEO's will have to find better ways to keep order, this ain't right, it just ain't right, and you could say it's not working: it's wrong, it's ineffective, it's lazy and damaging to the very communities they are trying to serve.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 11:42:11 AM PDT

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