This bill makes proximity a crime.
If you sell or use drugs it is a crime anyway,
but now if you do it withing 500 feet of a minor or even worse an incompetent person it jumps the charges up several nothches.
500 feet is a block away. Who else thinks this is absurd?
Do you know what is happening 3 houses away? How about 5?
It doesn't say something sensible like in the same household or residence, just a blanket 500 feet. does that include 10 floors above you too? That
is 500 feet so i guess so.
It also makes it a crime just to know that materials will be distributed to a minor or incompetent person. Not intent to distribute, just knowlege of
someone else's intent.
Um, can you say Thought Police ?
Where do you draw the line between suspect and know?
If someone holds a gun to your head while they sell it to a minor,
you are guilty just for knowing according to this law.
second guessing people ?
but worse than knowing it says
knowing or having reason to know
. What the 'H' does that mean? does that mean 'should have known'?
The government is going to second guess what people should have figured out.
Hey, how about the government 'should have known' a 911 attack was coming based on the information they already had.
Its ok for the government to be stupid, but criminals are held to a higher standard?
. . . or providing drug paraphernalia
is a crime. So if you give or sell you nephew a tobacco pipe and he doesn't use the legal
drug, tobacco in it but some weed instead, you would have commited a crime.
I don't believe in the drug laws. Especially in light of the legal hypocracy of tobacco and alcohol. I don't have a problem keeping it away from
But detest when it is used vitriolically to score political morality points.
This law uses children as a foil for caustic social bigotry.
Like Saddam used innocent civilians to make his sick society look like the victim.