posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 02:15 PM
Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by SlackOps
What gets me the most is the conflict of interest, lack of justice, no accountability, and the steady growth of militarized departments. Imagine them
taking away a 1000 dollars from you that you had worked hard to save up. Imagine going to a lawyer to find out it will take you 2000 to get it back.
Imagine a DA and Judge siding with the police. Imagine the smiles on their faces when they divide up your money among themselves. Imagine the rage you
would feel about the whole ordeal.
The courts are of no help in most cases cause they get part of the money. Even the almighty Supreme Court sides with the police.
One need not imagine. Just ask around. See it all the time. It's not just a money racket either. They have friends and family turning rat on each
other just to avoid or reduce prosecution. Playing on vulnerabilities and fears. (How noble.) Divide and conquer. That's one way to destabilize a
Hell, whatever the weed is stored in is weighed right along with the actual amount just to make it seem like a bigger bust to gain more interest by
the prosecution which leads to more funding... and helps boost the arresting officers' record.
Somebody skipped the ethics course.
Gang activity and terrorism is the reason or excuse we get when questioning the militarization of law enforcement. Fighting fire with gasoline. In
reality it leads to normal citizens having their doors kicked in by an assault team over a rumor. Most of us probably have stronger, caustic, store
bought, chemicals residing under the kitchen or bathroom sink. (If not, then check the shed or garage.) So it can't possibly be as deadly to the
community as Drano, liquid-plumber, boric acid, antifreeze, spray paint, paint thinner... Ah but these items do not generate untraceable income and
are legal to possess in copious quantities, therefore nobody feels the need to stash and protect them from anyone above the age of five.
So cops don't write the laws, they only enforce them... but when was the last time anyone saw or even heard of somebody getting cited for jaywalking?
Or littering? Man if they paid half as much attention to litterbugs as they do potheads the city streets and interstate highways might be presentable.
Imagine all the revenue those fines could generate... without overcrowding the jail.