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reply to post by gladtobehere
Does he do his job well? That's all that really matters. I'd vote for the Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man if I thought he would do his job well.
reply to post by ketsuko
Canada is pretty laid back... but imo, this is way too much tolerance, even for Canada.edit on 11/6/2013 by luciddream because: (no reason given)
reply to post by InTheLight
What can he do?
He's not going to arrest Ford on possession charges, can't prove he was in possession.
It's not illegal to consume drugs, it's just illegal to be caught with them.
Investigators also documented Lisi meeting with Ford, often in gas stations and abandoned parking lots, sometimes leaving behind packages in white plastic bags or manila envelopes.
Consent and Intent
The element of consent to possess an object requires that the accused consent to the object remaining in place after he or she has knowledge of its existence. This is not limited to those who approve of the custody of the drugs. A person who discovers drugs and spends time maintaining custody of it while considering what to do with it may be found to consent to possessing it.
Cocaine is well-known for creating feelings of euphoria, alertness or extra energy. It also, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, boosts the same brain chemicals that make people feel good when they drink, eat or have sex
But defence lawyer Daniel Brown said a concession about a crime committed in the past is prosecutable, and it can be used in criminal court. “By saying, ‘I smoke crack coc aine,’ what he’s doing is admitting to being in possession of coc aine,” Brown said. “His admission and the video showing him consuming a substance . . . is certainly enough to get over that threshold of reasonable prospect of conviction.”
Did his drinking or smoking crack hurt anyone else? If it didn't then why are you holding it against him.
He is supposed to be the Mayor and the Mayor is supposed to be upholding the law and making sure that the city runs according to the rule of law. A Mayor is supposed to be hard on crime and clean up the streets so that law abiding citizens can be safe. He can't effectively do that if he's hanging out with hard-drug dealers and running amuk breaking the law himself. Ya' know?