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NEWS: Navajo Nation Votes to Make Meth Illegal

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 09:56 PM
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the governing council of the Navajo Nation, has voted to add methamphetamine to its list of illegal drugs. The tribal laws ban most other substances that are illegal in the United States, but methamphetamine was not mentioned directly in the old law. The drug has become an increasing problem both in the cities as well as Indian Reservations.
 



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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation's governing council voted Friday to outlaw methamphetamine, an addictive stimulant that has become a scourge for tribal police and health officials on the sprawling reservation.

The tribe's drug laws ban most other substances that are illegal in the rest of the United States, but until Friday made no specific mention of methamphetamine.

"This legislation is a matter of urgency," said Hope MacDonald-LoneTree, who sponsored the bill and heads a public safety committee updating the Navajo's criminal code, which, she said, had not been updated "for a couple of decades."


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Meth is rapidly becoming a huge issue in the United States and elsewhere. From the effects of the drug itself to the collateral damage it causes. Its gotten so bad that some states are mulling putting restrictions on the sale of over the counter drug preparations that contain key ingredients for meth. Also the labs that they process the drug in are prone to explosions and are like a toxic waste dump when abandoned.

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 10:02 PM
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I saw a report that indicated that the majority of people that get hooked on meth can't stop using it. It makes your teeth fall out after years of heavy use. This stuff is bad. Meth will be a problem for years to come. I heard of a lab that was in a van that they drove around in untill the batch they were cooking up was done. Making meth can be done just about anywhere.



posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 11:38 PM
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Indian Nations forced to suck up to US drug laws.

Forever under the thumb of the White conquerers.
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posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by slank
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Indian Nations forced to suck up to US drug laws.

Forever under the thumb of the White conquerers.


I simply can't imagine a more ill-informed statement. If you had ever been within 1,000 miles of an Indian Reservation, you would understand what a horrendous problem alcohol and drugs are on them and the lives that are ruined because of these substances. My next door neighbor is Navajo and he and I were discussing earlier this week what a scourge meth is both on and off the Reservation. He will be glad to hear this news, if he doesn't know, already.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by slank
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Indian Nations forced to suck up to US drug laws.

Forever under the thumb of the White conquerers.
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Slank, whats up, you are on an major rhetoric rampage. What exactly would you have them do? Allow drugs to run rampant over the reservations? How exactly is this opression? More to the point we are not talking about peyote here, but meth. Now what religous groups uses meth for ceremonies?


SMR

posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 01:12 AM
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Living just 1 mile from and working on an Indian Res,as well as knowing many and much that goes on,METH is a HUGE issue.
I think it is safe for me to say that 80% of those who recieve money monthly,spend it on drugs,meth inparticular.
They all buy their big trucks with all the goodies,yet live in a shack and are always doped up.
The casino takes in a load of money and they all get a nice chunk every month.Right now,the res nearest me ( there are 3 in my stones throw ) they get $4K - $6K a month and $10K at Christmas.
I know this because my brother dates a girl who gets half from her ex who is a Kumeyaay Indian.

I dont want to seem bitter,but getting all that money and spending it on dope kinda upsets you.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 01:35 AM
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FredT,

I would just like to see someone stand up to the US government.
When i first misread the title i thought they had legalized it. I thought wow. They are standing up to the Governement and saying we are here. We don't have to put up with your cultural/legal domination.

I get tired of monolithic mentallity.

Can we all think in lockstep now? *rhetorical*

We are the Borg. We have the Collective mindset.
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posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 02:14 AM
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Slank

We're talking about methampehtimine here, not cigarettes or gambling. I can only conclude that you are a speed freak or you know nothing of meth or this would give you cause to celebrate not pine for collapse of Western Civilization.

The internet is at your fingertips. Take an hour or so and take a glimpse at the pain and suffering caused by this toxin.



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 02:22 AM
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I think i smell moral hypocracy again.

Grady you do know coc aine and nicotine have about the same addiction rate?
Cigarettes are the drug trade several of the first 13 colonies economies survived on.

Alcohol and cigarettes are culturally accepted drugs.
Hemp is virtually non-toxic, Alcohol is quite toxic people die from booze on a regular basis. Can you say 'Capricious Hypocracy'?

Remember back when Rock and Roll was Satan's music?
I think i hear a scratched record playing.

Have you created a world that moves so fast is hyper-engaging, accepting and hungry for young minds to become constructively involved? Or is this nation rapidly trying to backpedal to some static, mythical 1950s tableau?
Let's all act like less intelligent species and RUN from fire instead of comprehending it and learning what it is and is not good for.

I'm a CAPITALIST. For an adult it is your body to do with anything you desire.

The only objection i have to meth is the toxic mess created in its production. This could probably be mitigated if it were industrialized.

I get so tired of these PHONY fair-weather capitalists. Either you believe in capitalism or you don't.

Who do you think you are telling other adults what they can and can not do when it has no direct effect on other people?

I support Liberty, Freedom, and Capitalism. The mind should be free to explore the real and sensory Universe/experience. It is a part of the learning process.

The first thing in improving life is having a reason to live.
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SMR

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 02:40 AM
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Well then,lets legalize meth so we can have a nation of crack heads walking around robbing,killing,making this nation look great!!!


Meth ruins lives and if one is not able to take control of their life due to a drug such as meth,it is the duty for someone,or should I say moral,to help that person in any way.
Sure,it is your body,do with it as you please,but when a drug such as meth takes over,it creates someone different and it effects other lives.It is then the duty to protect against that different person when other lives can be effected.

I grew up in a town full a drugs.I saw it everyday and saw the effects of it.It not only ruins the lives of those who use it,but the people around them in one way or another.Is that fair?



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 05:06 AM
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Carrie Fisher said it well "If your life is screwed up before drugs it will still be screwed up after drugs".

People living lives devoid of pleasure will turn to anything that will bring pleasure to it. If they lose hope of pleasure they will probably become suicidal.

It is not the business of the US government or any other to impose some parentry edicts on adult citizens. Look at how poorly the government budgets and directs itself. It has no business telling citizens what they can and can not do in the privacy of their own homes and bodies.

If someone commits some other crime, property, asault, murder, etc [real crimes] they are answerable for that.
Everyone is not required to be enslaved to your little soapbox morality, SMR.

You are a religious Socialist, imposing your petty little vision of the world on others.

I don't go to your little cliche church. If you want to hidebind your actions, good for you, don't be some kind of Communist and force your community visions on free Americans.
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SMR

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 04:12 AM
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Originally posted by slank
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Carrie Fisher said it well "If your life is screwed up before drugs it will still be screwed up after drugs".

People living lives devoid of pleasure will turn to anything that will bring pleasure to it. If they lose hope of pleasure they will probably become suicidal.

It is not the business of the US government or any other to impose some parentry edicts on adult citizens. Look at how poorly the government budgets and directs itself. It has no business telling citizens what they can and can not do in the privacy of their own homes and bodies.

If someone commits some other crime, property, asault, murder, etc [real crimes] they are answerable for that.
Everyone is not required to be enslaved to your little soapbox morality, SMR.

You are a religious Socialist, imposing your petty little vision of the world on others.

I don't go to your little cliche church. If you want to hidebind your actions, good for you, don't be some kind of Communist and force your community visions on free Americans.
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Do you know what assumptions are?Look it up


Im not a religious Socialist,I dont have a little cliche church.
I dont go to church.I cant even remember the last time I went to church.Im not what you would call a religious person by any means.Infact,I get blasted by my family ( Catholics ) for not going to church and always praising GOD.
Im not an atheist,but I truthfully think ALL religions are cults.I believe in who and what MY WAY and WHEN,not from some priest reading from a book for all I know has changed words throughout the centries.

Now back to topic.
A drug such as METH can induce thoughts of suicide,anger,distruction upon others.When such a drug causes one to do harm unto others who are innocent,you think that is ok?

Sure,people drink and the same can come from it,but like those,it is ones duty to help control.If something like addressing this issue is not done,a very distructive path ensues and hurts others,not just the ones doing it.

METH is a huge problem in America and is getting worse.It is destroying lives,children as well.


What I am getting from your thoughts/posts,is that you find it ridiculous that the US is trying to get a grip on drug use on Indian Reservations.That they should stand up and say " Hell no,we want to keep it the way it is,turn a blind eye"
I just dont understand why ANYONE would have a problem with this being done,REGARDLESS where it is!
Do you not understand that this is a very distructive drug!?




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