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Originally posted by AutOmatIc
Why doesn't the DEA do it's friggin job and bust all the drug dealers in all the ghetto neighborhoods everywhere instead???? I mean, you can literally walk just about anywhere, in any neighborhood in the USA and get whatever you want...crack, coc aine, weed, pills, meth...you name it...it's not hard to find that crap at all. And drug dealers are everywhere...and it's rampant. I'd be willing to bet that everyone you know is on drugs..legal or illegal.
So where are the busts? There's crackheads and prostitutes everywhere! :p
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
IMO, the DEA is UnConstitutional. Can anyone tell me what part of the Constitution grants them their power?
Originally posted by chiefsmom
Well, I hate to tell you, but it will be illegal in your state again soon.
We just went though this in Michigan. It no longer matters what the people want, or vote for. The Feds come in and tell you what is going to be. Just proved to me yet again that your vote does not count.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows for the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because they did not actually do it.
On August 6, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, chaired by Rep. Bill McCollum (R-FL), held a hearing on "drug diversion investigations by the DEA," in which witnesses testified about abuses by the DEA (Bill McCollum, "Crime Subcommittee Hearing on Drug Diversion Investigations by the DEA," Press Release, August 6, 1998). Late in 1997, with no prior warning, two dozen pharmacists in the Wichita Falls, Texas area received letters from the US Attorney demanding up to $400,000 in civil fines for alleged record keeping violations which involved no diversion of controlled substances (Michael Slozak, "Texas Pharmacists Fight DEA Nightmare," American Druggist, March 1998, p. 15).
Originally posted by korathin
reply to post by webpirate
I hate to be the one to point out the fallacy in your topic post: McCarthy was more or less right(something leftist's love to ignore). Over 1/3rd of the People he accused of being Communist spies where in fact communist spies.
I believe you owe McCarthy's descendants an apology.