posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 10:14 AM
reply to post by n00bUK
First we need to legalize all drugs, stop prisoners going to prison for petty thefts such as theft & minor assaults/fights.
I wouldnt say legalize ALL drugs, some of that stuff is pretty dangerous/deadly, heroin and pcp come to mind.
I think, if its not legalized, then simple pot possession should be a citation, to many peoples lives are ruined because of being sent to prison over
something so insignificant. It wouldnt effect me one way or another, I havent touched the stuff since high school, so I have no personal stake in
Heres a scenario that im sure plays out all to often.
Say a man had a decent job, was divorced and paying child support. He gets pulled over for speeding, the cop finds a bag of pot and takes him to jail,
he goes to trial and is sentenced to say 60 days or whatever.
Now this man, who had a decent job, loses that job, can no longer pay child support and when he gets out of jail, he cant get a job because of his
Since he cant get a job, he cant pay child support and is sent back to jail and labeled a "dead beat daddy"
Ahh the cycle of private for profit prisons and judges who benefit from them