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Originally posted by 0001391
I'm in a small college town but the police now have at least two black urban tanks they are driving around, a fleet of unmarked black SUVs, and all the cruisers are new and painted black now. No more whites, blues or black & white. Many of the officers are carrying assault rifles and they wear camo military armor and battle helmets indistinguishable from the pictures I see of soldiers in the middle east. There is nothing that really goes on here beyond vandalism and the occasional student-run political demonstration. These people are insane. They have built up an ACTUAL military against us now, but at least around here nobody is doing anything. They did drive one of these tanks into.. and I do mean INTO.. someone's house and sent an entire tactical military squad in the wreckage where they temporarily arrest the gray-haired old couple that lived inside. They were looking for pot. They didn't find any. Psychopaths.
All this time and concern over the wrong green. So many lives ruined over this scam. Such hypocrisy. Such blatant greed and duplicity. Seeking to maintain criminalization/prohibition of something solely for the sake of revenue seems kinda... criminal.
Supreme Court widens seizures Property tied to crime may be taken even if owner is not involved
Improperly used, forfeiture could become more like a roulette wheel employed to raise revenue from innocent but hapless owners whose property is unforeseeably misused, or a tool wielded to punish those who associate with criminals, than a component of a system of justice. When the property sought to be forfeited has been entrusted by its owner to one who uses it for crime, however, the Constitution apparently assigns to the States and to the political branches of the Federal Government the primary responsibility for avoiding that result.
Originally posted by St0mP121
What this "should do" is show the states they are still correct in making laws from and for the people.
Originally posted by wantsome
As far as I'm concerned they should keep enforcing the laws the way they are. I don't care how many people they lock up for drugs I don't like drug addicts. I've dealt with addiction and I've seen it ruin a lot of lives. I'm sick of hearing marijuana advocates talk about how harmless pot is. Marijuana is a mind altering substance and far from harmless. I've experienced addiction to it first hand.