Florida Sheriff arrests local Mayor on drug charges, says "this isn't Toronto".

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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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'This isn't Toronto,' sheriff says after U.S. mayor's drug arrest.


A Florida sheriff has highlighted the arrest of a local politician on drug charges with a statement that appears to reference the scandal involving embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

The Bradford County Sheriff’s drug unit recently obtained an arrest warrant for the mayor of Hampton, Fla. Police allege that an investigation has revealed that the accused "obtained and then sold some Oxycodone."

Barry Layne Moore, 51, faces charges of selling a Schedule I or II drug, as well as possession of a Schedule I or II drug.

Following the arrest, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement to its official Facebook page. "This isn’t Toronto," Smith said in the statement. "We will not tolerate illegal drug activity, in my jurisdiction, by anyone to include our elected officials."

I'm no fan of the so called "war on drugs", mainly because its a total failure on so many levels.

That having been said, the anti-drug laws (prescription or otherwise) are still on the books.

So why hasnt the Mayor of Toronto been arrested and charged? If an average citizen were to use illegal narcotics, wouldnt they be arrested?

After all, he has admitted it.

On the contrary, Rob Ford and his Councilman brother, Doug Ford, have actually said that the Chief of Police should step down...

Wow.


This is pissing me off. I'm actually dialing the Toronto Office of the Chief as I write this and am going to ask why they haven't arrested this bum.

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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:05 PM
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Don't you know that 99% of politicians are untouchable? I think the only time one gets in trouble is when they didn't play ball with their peers. As in bring them in on the cut.
Firepiston



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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Good for him!!! Tired of seeing the rich and famous getting away with crap.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:14 PM
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gladtobehere
So why hasnt the Mayor of Toronto been arrested and charged? If an average citizen were to use illegal narcotics, wouldnt they be arrested?


This is pissing me off. I'm actually dialing the Toronto Office of the Chief as I write this and am going to ask why they haven't arrested this bum.



You cant get arrested for doing drugs in the past. That's just ridiculous.

Am I supposed to be in jail for using a banned substance ten years ago, when I was a dip# high school kid?



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:23 PM
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The laws may be a little different in the city of Toronto and the country of Canada.

Maybe one of our Canadian brethren can fill us in on exactly what the laws/penalties are there?



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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o why hasnt the Mayor of Toronto been arrested and charged? If an average citizen were to use illegal narcotics,


It's not illegal to take narcotics in Canada. It's illegal to sell or possess them. They don't have any evidence that Rob Ford was selling, or holding drugs, therefore cannot charge him.

It's the same thing as smoking. You have to be 19 to buy them in Canada, but if you're 16 and get caught smoking they aren't going to charge you.

~Tenth



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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Bradford County, Florida is home to a large for profit state prison. It is also one of those areas where everyone knows not to speed because the police there will pull you over for going 1 mph over and then proceed to search your car because 'they smell something funny', 'you look like a drug user', 'you have a Bob Marley shirt on', ect..

I do not know the details of this arrest, but given the track record of the Bradford Country Sheriff's office it would not surprise if the charges were trumped up and the Mayor has a legitimate medical condition that is treated by pain pills.

Prescription pain pills are problem but the 'War on Drugs' only escalates the problem. The fat cats who run the prisons love arresting drug users because they make the best slaves. Big Pharma is making killing of the sale of narcotic pain pills and there use is so widespread that is has actually driven the demand for coc aine down.(However the DEA and the US gov't take credit for that claiming their clandestine guerrilla war in South America has hurt production, but anyone with an open mind can see through that BS)



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:38 PM
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Depends on the crime.

If a criminal is caught after the fact, should he or she still be charged?

Statute of limitations aside, I would say yes.

That having been said, I dont think anyone should be prosecuted for using drugs.

What bothers me is the double standard for the wealthy and politically connected vs everyone else.
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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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Need to adopt these laws in the US.

Would explain why he hasnt been arrested.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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Look at all the people who have been arresting after posting a video or blogging about doing something illegal online. Some are for very petty crimes.

In my opinion the only crimes that should be prosecuted after the fact are murder and rape.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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jrod
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Look at all the people who have been arresting after posting a video or blogging about doing something illegal online. Some are for very petty crimes.

In my opinion the only crimes that should be prosecuted after the fact are violent crimes.

Fixed it for you.
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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 02:53 PM
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Using and dealing are totally different issues. The former is a personal issue. The latter is societal and criminal. That said the drug issue is much more serious in the States. Why? IDK.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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Really the only crimes that should be prosecuted are crimes with no victim.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:58 AM
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Put the dinner plates down you got that the wrong way around!



supply and demand between consenting adults should never be a crime. and that leaves absolutely no room to squirm around as prohibition advocates try to do every time, and fill in corners with subsequent non-consensual persons or minors.

I don't think the guy should be charged with any crime even if he admits to it, because there is no evidence of a crime. Only his words, which may be due to any number of reasons and not valid in court.

But he is a prime pillock... of that he is guilty as charged.



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