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Drug Warriors Reject Obama Administration's Call For Softer Sentences

Drug Warriors Reject Obama Administration's Call For Softer Sentences

Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 11:58:22 in Politics

“ok weekend warrior”
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

Commented May 29, 2014 at 15:57:27 in Politics

“and do you also notice that in every commercial has a disclaimer for you to drink responsibly? and that AA and other programs offer help to those who recognise they have a problem? pot is looked upon as a drug and should only be used for medicinal purposes if then. i have smoked pot and other drugs and don't now, so I speak from experience. and look how many stories come out every week about someone who does not know that they are eating infused cake or candy and being sick or dying from it.”

dkennylee on May 29, 2014 at 16:25:51

“Yes i do. I also know from experience that booze is a lot more harmful then pot on many levels. I can smoke and cut my grass safely. drinking I would never drive or cut grass. Of course smoking responsibly is a big factor. with that there is a program "Na" to help people with problems with drugs. No different. Compare crime related to pot/drinking ..i would say drinking comes with a lot more problems. Pot will never go away, there are many people that have great jobs and life that smoke and never touch a drink. I have one question .What do you mean buy infused cake that is making people sick or die? My thinking is pot should be no different then drinking. People look at drinking as a norm when just as many people smoke but have to do it at home or risk jail over a plant. also to put pot in with hard drugs is insane. This big lie on pot is coming to a head and people realize they have been lied to far to long on this subject.”
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

Commented May 29, 2014 at 08:24:52 in Politics

“i live life on life's terms after doing all the drugs i choose to do. maybe instead of eating weed you should try living life.”

dkennylee on May 29, 2014 at 14:49:26

“opps Look i was playing. but really this oh a pot smoker is so bad when we have drunkards driving around in cars, beating there wife. and some how people still look at pot so bad while there are 100 ads on tv for booze ... I don't get where anyone makes a judgement on something they must not know the true facts on. or they would have a different out look...”

dkennylee on May 29, 2014 at 14:46:13

“fwefwefwef”
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

Commented May 28, 2014 at 14:02:53 in Politics

“where did you ever get that flase stat from?”

Towers3 on May 28, 2014 at 14:59:52

“I watched the entire documentary on PBS.”
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

Commented May 28, 2014 at 14:02:08 in Politics

“I have a problem with anyone lighting up a cigarette or drinking an open beer in front of her. i would not do it and no one should.”

schnauzergirl on May 28, 2014 at 14:31:17

“Overly sheltered children grow up to to be lousy members of society.”
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

Commented May 28, 2014 at 14:00:59 in Politics

“excuse me i am a life resident of NYC and black to boot. i don't need Netflix to tell me about NYC. i lived it. if someone were to light up next to me i would tell them once and only once to put it out or leave. if not then the cop will tell them to leave or be arrested. i dont have to explain myself to you or anyone else. drugs are illegal to use in public and should always garner a look if not an arrest. if you are that stupid to light up in public then you should get all the time coming to you.”

Rymphs Klymptor on May 29, 2014 at 11:04:55

“YOU DID NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS, AND THEREFORE, YOU DON;T MATTER.”

dkennylee on May 28, 2014 at 19:32:37

“Please eat some weed... you will be much nicer....”
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

Commented May 28, 2014 at 12:39:34 in Politics

“no it doesn't. you only lose benefits if you are caught selling and unless you have more than a ounce it's a misdemeanor.”
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

Commented May 28, 2014 at 12:37:51 in Politics

“do you want someone to light up a joint next to your child?”

schnauzergirl on May 28, 2014 at 13:23:59

“Bet you're ok with someone lighting up a cigarette "next to your child". Or drinking a beer "next to your child".”

Rymphs Klymptor on May 28, 2014 at 13:16:28

“Uh, if you bring your kids to a concert, then your expectations of anything possibly happening is raised, and shielding them from all types of behavior is vastly diminished, so take your question and your spin elsewhere.

If I were to bring my child to a concert and there was too much smoking going on, we would leave, which is what any sane person would do. If your question was one to try and lead me to your point of view, though, no way do I agree with you at all.

If someone lights up near us, I believe I would walk away to a place I could avoid, if I could otherwise.

But really, why do you care what I do? And why did you ask? What's your agenda?
So before anything else comes from me, besides disdain for you, explain yourself, thanks.

The point is that the NYC arrests are wrong and costly, and people will continue to smoke it, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU DON'T LIKE IT.

Maybe you didn't come to NYC in the 90's or 80's, but it was not weed smoking that is the problem and has never been one until this started to happen.

I watched on Netflix, AMERICA: Live in Central Park, 1979 - people were rolling up and smoking right next to cops - It looked like a real nice day for everyone.

And if you are Christian, the ask yourself,"Who are you to judge?"

Answer all, thanks.”
NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

NYPD Still Making Thousands Of Marijuana Arrests, And One Lawmaker Has Had Enough

Commented May 28, 2014 at 12:37:08 in Politics

“good to see the police doing their jobs. yes MJ is illegal in NY for you to carry or possess in any amount.”

Towers3 on May 28, 2014 at 13:06:35

“Yes and just like in CT where 70% of those arrested for minor drug charges are white and 90% of those convicted are black for exact similar backgrounds and circumstances, it would be nice if NY arrested whites too. Or even better, be fair across the board. In CT they made a documentary about it called "The Color of Justice."”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 13:02:03 in Politics

“no I'm in favor of following the laws of the land and kepping all drugs illegal.”

SteveFromEuless on May 20, 2014 at 13:08:37

“You failed to prove that punishment alone reduces recidivism.
You failed to answer the question.

I doubt that you read any of the links.

What does the word "kepping" mean?”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:53:02 in Politics

“because I dont want it in the street or around kids or even in public parks. dont you think that youcan smoke tobacco in areas but you can smoke weed? or that while the laws were changed to remove tobacco products from the front of stores now you have bongs and pipes and scales in store front windows?”

progressive06 on May 20, 2014 at 12:57:02

“What has bongs, pipes and scale to do with smoking outdoors? I have asked you why do you object to others smoking outdoors? A simple question, but if you can't answer is because your argument is weak.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:50:32 in Politics

“not even close the truth go ask some real people who changed their lives around the first time.”

SteveFromEuless on May 20, 2014 at 13:09:47

“Here's another link to a study that refutes your claim.
Look at figure 5… Notice anything?

http://www.is.wayne.edu/StuartHenry/Effectiveness_of_Punishment.htm

SteveFromEuless on May 20, 2014 at 12:59:52

“Isolated anecdotal evidence provided by a couple of "real people" is not a replacement for volumes of information covering tens of thousands of inmates that prove you are incorrect. Your "proof" fails to meet any basic criteria for credulity.

Are you in favor of a tax increase to pay for the continued mass incarceration?”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:34:19 in Politics

“nope I don't lost my dad to a drunk driver.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:33:33 in Politics

“grown man *child*”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:33:01 in Politics

“those who wanted to did as we see today with so many people being stoned all the time. when they changed the law to allow liquor stores to open on sunday did it help or harm the drunk driving stats?”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:10:33 in Politics

“medicinal use is not smoking a joint in the street. yiou do know the difference right?>”

progressive06 on May 20, 2014 at 12:41:10

“And why do you object people from smoking in public any kind of tobacco or weed?”

MoonLite74 on May 20, 2014 at 12:31:32

“I bet you drink....but that's ok right since it's legal eh?”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:06:42 in Politics

“punishment does not lead to recidivism. if people learned their lesson and not do the crime again how much of a chance do they have to go back to jail? the bad behavior is not socitey worry fior if you mess up they got a place to put you.”

SteveFromEuless on May 20, 2014 at 12:37:56

“Punishment without rehabilitation does increase recidivism.
The threat of retribution is less of a deterrent than you think.

Read a little more on the subject:
http://www.dropoutprevention.org/engage/incarceration-within-american-and-nordic-prisons/

When it comes to minor non violent drug offenses, treatment is far more likely to change the behavior, far more likely to reduce recidivism, and far less costly.

http://www.justicepolicy.org/uploads/justicepolicy/documents/04-01_rep_mdtreatmentorincarceration_ac-dp.pdf

If you want to lock people up, then lobby for a tax increase to cover the bill. The cost per prisoner varies by state from $20,000 > $35,000 per prisoner. The cost of therapeutic treatment is @ 15% of that amount, and the recidivism rate drops.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:04:39 in Politics

“most people re not addicted to legal drugs. most people take drugs to help deal with illness. those who ABUSE drugs are the problem.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 11:43:23 in Politics

“it was never based upon rehabilitation it is to punish the evil doer. we have a crime problem in this country that no matter how many jails we build dummies will fins some way to fill them. I live one block from the most famous jail in America in sing sing. and the people are knocking down the walls to get in there.”

SteveFromEuless on May 20, 2014 at 12:02:01

“The behavior that brings people to commit a crime has it's roots somewhere in society. Working on quelling the source of the desperation and bad behavior should be the focus of our efforts, not just warehousing the convicted on the back end.

Our prison system is not designed for rehabilitation, it is designed simply for punishment, punishment that increases recidivism.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 11:34:36 in Politics

“nope those of us with a little common sense only want to lock up the dealers. big difference between users and dealers”

jacobrobbins12 on May 20, 2014 at 13:05:43

“Noooo cons want to lock up any user of color”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 11:33:38 in Politics

“well maybe people need to stop committing crime and go to school”

CitronY on May 20, 2014 at 13:36:00

“Going to school keeps you out of prison? I didn't know that...”

jistinnkees on May 20, 2014 at 11:58:04

“Consider this; The production, distribution, and use of drugs like crack, heroin, and meth are illegal. Yet more people are addicted to pharmaceutical drugs than the last three combined. 80% of these legal prescription drugs are sold in the US, to mostly white professionals, yet they have little chance of arrest or prosecution because these afluenza drugs are legal.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 11:31:52 in Politics

“using drugs in normal behavior? for who Cheech and Chong?”

xmarine521 on May 20, 2014 at 12:41:28

“Mind altering substances have been used by humans since the dawn of humankind, especially for religious purposes, including alcohol and tobacco. Prescription drug abuse is more prevalent than illegal drugs.”

Yossarian22 on May 20, 2014 at 12:39:50

“Yes, it is.”

anonworker on May 20, 2014 at 11:40:59

“One really has to have a poisoned mind not to understand the simple truth I posted.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 11:25:16 in Politics

“that number is false... we have less than 8% of our population incarcerated.”

SteveFromEuless on May 20, 2014 at 11:35:59

“Expand your reading comprehension…

While the United States represents @ 5% of the world's population, out of the world's total prison population 25% are US citizens. Our share is disproportionately large.

No other country locks up so many, and then throws away the key.
No other country adds so many punitive penalties that prevent minor criminals from reentering society and becoming productive citizens.

Our criminal code and the justice system is based more on punishment than it is on rehabilitation.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 11:23:22 in Politics

“no attitudes toward drugs need to change.... unless of course yuou like seeing people stoned all the time”

Final24 on May 20, 2014 at 12:28:37

“That makes no sense. When alcohol prohibition was repealed did every single citizen just start getting drunk all the time?”

really7789 on May 20, 2014 at 11:42:08

“"seeing people stoned all the time" doesn't bother me nearly as much as the billions being put into trying to stop them... attitudes do need to change, just not in the direction you propose.”
America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

Commented May 20, 2014 at 11:16:04 in Politics

“proud of it!!!!!!! you got something to say about it?”

clearasmud on May 20, 2014 at 12:09:05

“I guess you just decided to ignore the last 20 years of University and Medical Center research on the medicinal uses of cannabis. Oh, yes, those facts and enlightenment probably conflict with your dogma, and thus is to be ignored.”
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