6.20.2012

Another Sign The Drug War Is Becoming Vietnam



Houston: 50 out of 130 people on a jury panel said they would not convict someone of a felony for possessing one-half a gram of cocaine even if the State proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt. They got kicked off the panel and the defendant was still found not guilty.

These times, they are a-changing.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am fine with decriminalizing drug crimes just to hit the lawyers in the pocketbooks.

wordkyle said...

I'm just an ole country no-lawyer, but it seems to me that point #2 may have very little to do with point #1.

Anonymous said...

The War on drugs is the worst purchase the American tax payer has ever made. Billions of dollars spent for little results. Billions more in untaxed revenue leaving the US. Stupid!

Anonymous said...

As long as people don't have to break into more homes and cars to get the money to buy all this wonderful legal stuff, great. Oh, and as long as I don't have to pay for all the medical, social and other consequences when someone decides to become a pothead or a crackhead as their life's goal. Like taking care of their kids with my taxes, etc. As long as a two year old doesn't have to get shot because rival dealers got into a pissing contest on a neighborhood street. You know, until a person is the one getting robbed, shot, or their kids dealt to, or paralyzed in an accident caused by someone that's high...it's super easy to be happy about decriminalizing this stuff.

Anonymous said...

Maybe jurors have more sense than politicians. Stupid waste of money to protect people from themselves. Just stupid...

Anonymous said...

4:14

You pay for all the things mentioned in your post now, the only defference is that you will have a tax base from the sale of the narcotics.

Anonymous said...

Your already paying for all this stuff. And the only ones benefitting are the drug lords. Legal or not it is obviously easy enough to obtain so why not tax it and use the revenue to support rehabilitation programs. Not to mention it would take some of the fake 'glamour' out of it. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

The drug war is definitely changing when you have your own attorney general supplying the enemy with weapons. Didn't Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby go to prison for lying to congress?

Anonymous said...

I suggest we legalize cocaine and put the tax revenue in a "snowy day" fund.

Anonymous said...

"These times, they are a-changing."

You're absolutely right, but most likely for the wrong reason.

With the steady decline in moral character over the past four decades, it shouldn't surprise anyone that more and more people would find this "acceptable."

People in general, are pretty dumb. They really are. Some say drug laws are stupid. Fine, vote out your congressman and get someone who will vote for a bill that rescending these drug laws.

People are too stupid to realize they have absolutely no idea who they are REALLY voting for, they just go party lines.

If the law is changed...fine, that's the law. While it's still on the books, it's every citizen's duty to live within the law.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

You want a war?
Legalize narcotics.
There aren't enough police to protect anything you may value.

Anonymous said...

4:14, Nice of you to lump crack and marijuana together. I see you know absolutely nothing about the difference between them.

Up next, light beer and heroin...

Anonymous said...

you don't have to be dr henry lee to figger out..something wrong here..

Anonymous said...

If you legalize pot...

You can tax it.

The money stays in the US.

The wars in Mexico will have no purpose and will eventually subside(that means end)

The US won't be spending money to find and destroy pot crops.

The traffic in the court system will drop.

The need for jail cells will drop.

Road rage will decline.

Law enforcement assets could be redeployed to the real serious crimes, like....tractor thefts.

When will some of you folks realize the economics of the making pot illegal makes zero sense. We spend MUCH more money, our tax dollars, fighting a war that will never be won, EVER.

We can turn an economic loss into an economic gain by legalizing pot, taxing it(revenue) and eliminating expenses(war on drugs).

Wake up.

Anonymous said...

I predict that in the future, more jurys will find users of pot and small amounts of drugs innocent despite the best efforts of the DA to prove their case.

Anonymous said...

How can you make anything leagal abd tax it when it can be grown anywhere.I guess Obama will apoint a dope czar and more police to catch the tax cheats.JUST FLAT ASS WON'T WORK.Hope your first plane ride is with a pilot smoking legal dope.

Anonymous said...

AGREE 100%

Anonymous said...

Saudi Arabia does not have a problem with cocaine. Dealing in it is punished by a public beheading. I like that law. It works and prevents the problem we have in America. Enforcement is not costly and there is no burden on taxpayers to continually arrest, imprison and feed repeat violators.

Anonymous said...

It is "a-changin" not "a-changing"

Bob Dylan Fan

Anonymous said...

12:07

I encourage you to move to Saudi Arabia.

Anonymous said...

8:52, if this country keeps promoting butt f____ing, illegal immigration, baby daddies, and legal cocain, I might take you up on that one.

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