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Originally posted by budski
It's the nature of the beast though.
People who deal in this "drug" are easily identified, and people coming out of their houses having "scored" are easily scared or conned into giving up their rights.
It stinks - but until the powers that be stop using target based performance then it will continue.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Reality is challenging enough without complicating it with self-inflicted misery.
Reality, like misery, is subjective.
Originally posted by apc
I think that may be what it takes to put a stop to these crimes at the local level at least. Alcohol prohibition was defeated because juries would refuse to convict. If the hundreds of thousands of innocent drug offenders took their cases to trial, the juries have the power to set them free. Jury nullification is the final check and balance on the legislator. So any time someone who understands what it means to live free receives a jury duty notice, try to get on it. As it is right now a jury is merely made up of twelve people not smart enough to get out of it. It only takes one peer of reason to cause a mistrial. Then the prosecutor has to decide if they want to try again. How much time and money is the court going to waste before they realize their efforts are futile?