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   Police are mad that Eric Holder is relaxing the marijuana laws. This is going to hurt their bottom line. May lead to them having to deal with actual criminals

31 Aug 2013 05:34 PM   |   9752 clicks   |   Huffington Post
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31 Aug 2013 03:33 PM
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buckler     
I guess we can look forward to more and more red-light and speeding cameras to keep that cash cow mooing.

31 Aug 2013 03:45 PM
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hubiestubert    [TotalFark]  
In all honesty, that's pretty much the reason I want to see legalization. Not so I can smoke the stuff, but to end the waste at the state and Federal level, and it will take a bite out of the incipient corruption that seizure laws have created. Save our budgets in criminal justice for real crimes, our prisons for real criminals, and less bullsh*t cases.

Turn it into a licensing issue, and a tax issue--then the hippies can arm themselves against the damn 'Reven'oors!--and we can maybe concentrate on real crimes...

31 Aug 2013 05:33 PM
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neongoats     
The police can shove their letter up their ass and die. Nothing but useless parasites and road bandits anyway.

31 Aug 2013 05:35 PM
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new_york_monty    [TotalFark]  

hubiestubert: In all honesty, that's pretty much the reason I want to see legalization. Not so I can smoke the stuff, but to end the waste at the state and Federal level, and it will take a bite out of the incipient corruption that seizure laws have created. Save our budgets in criminal justice for real crimes, our prisons for real criminals, and less bullsh*t cases.

Turn it into a licensing issue, and a tax issue--then the hippies can arm themselves against the damn 'Reven'oors!--and we can maybe concentrate on real crimes...


I couldn't agree more. Far too much money is wasted on criminal enforcement of what should be a social/medical issue.

31 Aug 2013 05:36 PM
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LeroyBourne     
I can almost taste their sweet tears through my monitor.

31 Aug 2013 05:39 PM
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Lsherm    [TotalFark]  
GOOD.
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I hope they have to close departments because of it.  Our state and local police are out of control and need to be stopped.

31 Aug 2013 05:39 PM
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DubtodaIll     
It should be a crime for the police to turn a profit.

31 Aug 2013 05:39 PM
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LandOfChocolate     
Good

Stop standing in the way of progress

31 Aug 2013 05:40 PM
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Fark It    [TotalFark]  
Won't somebody think of the law enforcement unions and private prisons!

31 Aug 2013 05:40 PM
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Day_Old_Dutchie     
Hut-hut-hut-hut-hut-hut-hut-hut-hut-hu t-hut...
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31 Aug 2013 05:41 PM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
A lot of grant money, law enforcementwise, is earmarked for drug enforcement. DARE programs can be expensive to run.

31 Aug 2013 05:41 PM
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SwiftFox     
So, basically, the police groups are upset they did not notice of the policy change ahead of everyone else so they could try and block it with an apple pie and law and order and save the children campaign, that as usual, would totally ignore the actual issues.

31 Aug 2013 05:42 PM
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drjekel_mrhyde     
They'll just fine you for using it in public

31 Aug 2013 05:43 PM
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LordJiro     

Lsherm: GOOD.
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I hope they have to close departments because of it.  Our state and local police are out of control and need to be stopped.


This.

Legalize marijuana, send users of more dangerous drugs to rehab instead of prison, demilitarize the police forces, and make DAMN sure cops who abuse their authority face justice.

Won't happen, but it's nice to think about.

31 Aug 2013 05:44 PM
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Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion     
"The failure of the Department of Justice to challenge state policies that clearly contradict Federal law is both unacceptable and unprecedented. The failure of the Federal government to act in this matter is an open invitation to other states to legalize marijuana in defiance of federal law," they write.

Everything about this statement pisses me off.  The police forget who they work for and they forget that States have sovereign rights to make and enforce their own laws within their own borders.  If the Will of the People is to legalize marijuana consumption in their state, then those departments can go suck it.

31 Aug 2013 05:44 PM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
The decision will undoubtedly have grave unintended consequences, including a reversal of the declining crime rates that we as law enforcement practitioners have spent more than a decade maintaining," the officers write.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA

31 Aug 2013 05:44 PM
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Agent Smiths Laugh     
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31 Aug 2013 05:45 PM
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common sense is an oxymoron     

hubiestubert: ...it will take a bite out of the incipient corruption that seizure laws have created....


FTFY

31 Aug 2013 05:45 PM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: "The failure of the Department of Justice to challenge state policies that clearly contradict Federal law is both unacceptable and unprecedented. The failure of the Federal government to act in this matter is an open invitation to other states to legalize marijuana in defiance of federal law," they write.

Everything about this statement pisses me off.  The police forget who they work for and they forget that States have sovereign rights to make and enforce their own laws within their own borders.  If the Will of the People is to legalize marijuana consumption in their state, then those departments can go suck it.


You can't really have the police deciding which laws they want to enforce or not. That's the beginning of tyranny.

31 Aug 2013 05:45 PM
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skinink     
Marijuana and prostitution, two things that need to be legalized and regulated.

31 Aug 2013 05:47 PM
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I Like Shiny Things     
I really hope this helps all of the medical marijuana supporters.

They need this to alleviate their excruciating pain.

 Everyone knows that a few hits from a 3 foot graffix bong does wonders for pain.

31 Aug 2013 05:48 PM
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rkiller1     
If Dustin Hoffman were graduating college, the advice would be "hydroponics".

31 Aug 2013 05:48 PM
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neongoats     
Can we start putting cops on the unemployment line? It's high time useless parasites like them actually had to feel some economic crunch, instead of living high off the hog and driving the general public into poverty so that they can play paramilitary.

Nothing like a bunch of parasitic civilians thinking they are a military op.

31 Aug 2013 05:49 PM
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Endive Wombat    [TotalFark]  
What ever it takes to get stoners to shut the fark up about legalization...I'm all for it

31 Aug 2013 05:49 PM
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maxheck     
There will always be a reason why every podunk town absolutely NEEDS a paramilitary swat team.

If it's not Cletus with an ounce of dope, it's the ever-present threat that Al-Queida might target the Fashion Bug in a strip mall in Bumfark Idaho.

31 Aug 2013 05:50 PM
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Vector R     
Law enforcement, the police groups said, "becomes infinitely harder for our front-line men and women given the Department's position."

Wait...so there's less to do, so the job becomes harder?

Local law enforcement agencies rely heavily on the drug war for funding. Police departments are often able to keep a large portion of the assets they seize during drug raids, even if charges are never brought.

Oh, that explains it. "We can't keep stealing from citizens so we can afford SWAT tanks and other shiny military toys! WAAAAHHHH!"

STFU, piggies. Legalize it, tax it, and retroactively release prisoners charged with marijuana crimes. That should go a looong way towards helping our budget problems.

31 Aug 2013 05:52 PM
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scotchcrotch     
But the devil's weed kills millions a year!

The cops are just protecting the children.

From a plant.

31 Aug 2013 05:52 PM
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The more you eat the more you fart     
The cops wanting the right to chime in is hilarious...they dont even understand their function lol

You enforce whatever law the legislative branch enacts. Your job is NOT to interpret it.

31 Aug 2013 05:52 PM
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HindiDiscoMonster     

neongoats: The police can shove their letter up their ass and die. Nothing but useless parasites and road bandits anyway.


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31 Aug 2013 05:53 PM
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Mad_Radhu     
Meanwhile in Seattle:

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31 Aug 2013 05:54 PM
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ghare     

Vector R: Law enforcement, the police groups said, "becomes infinitely harder for our front-line men and women given the Department's position."

Wait...so there's less to do, so the job becomes harder?

Local law enforcement agencies rely heavily on the drug war for funding. Police departments are often able to keep a large portion of the assets they seize during drug raids, even if charges are never brought.

Oh, that explains it. "We can't keep stealing from citizens so we can afford SWAT tanks and other shiny military toys! WAAAAHHHH!"

STFU, piggies. Legalize it, tax it, and retroactively release prisoners charged with marijuana crimes. That should go a looong way towards helping our budget problems.


Retroactively wipe their records. Suddenly a couple hundred thousand people can get jobs.

31 Aug 2013 05:54 PM
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JuggleGeek     
Hey, I smell weed!  Lets GET EM!!!!!

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Seriously, legal pot or no legal pot, this isn't the response needed when you find someone with a joint.

31 Aug 2013 05:54 PM
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Chak     
The "in a joint letter" line in the article was a nice touch, unintended or not

31 Aug 2013 05:54 PM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  

maxheck: There will always be a reason why every podunk town absolutely NEEDS a paramilitary swat team.

If it's not Cletus with an ounce of dope, it's the ever-present threat that Al-Queida might target the Fashion Bug in a strip mall in Bumfark Idaho.


You do know about the sovereign citizen people; right? Not only do they commit paper terrorisum; they are know to attempt to assassinate police, judges and other public figures.

/ that's why we might need swat; and a good reason for every law abiding citizen should have a CCW

31 Aug 2013 05:55 PM
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js34603     
Lot of funny shiat in that letter. The unintentional comedy factor is off the charts.

31 Aug 2013 05:55 PM
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HindiDiscoMonster     

I Like Shiny Things: I really hope this helps all of the medical marijuana supporters.

They need this to alleviate their excruciating pain.

 Everyone knows that a few hits from a 3 foot graffix bong does wonders for pain.


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31 Aug 2013 05:56 PM
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rkiller1     
Now that the war on marijuana is nearing an end, do we really have to start a war on Syria?  Killing people because they killed other people is no way to go through life, son.

/Most exploding weapons have chemicals.

31 Aug 2013 05:57 PM
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scotchcrotch     
It must suck building a career not only on a lie, but on unconstitutional seizures that are going to disappear overnight.

Sorry cops, go do some real work.

31 Aug 2013 05:57 PM
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ten foiled hats     
Police are mad...

This would be a good time for the Buscemi Reservoir Dogs world's smallest violin gif.

31 Aug 2013 05:58 PM
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Go Fornicate Without a Partner     

skinink: Marijuana and prostitution, two things that need to be legalized and regulated.


I, along with millions of other men, would leave our SOs if we could bang hookers on the up and up  More variety, less expensive.

31 Aug 2013 05:58 PM
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Mr.Bobo     

31 Aug 2013 05:58 PM
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Nick Nostril     
Authoritarian personalities will not like this. Nope, not one little bit.

31 Aug 2013 05:59 PM
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neongoats     

scotchcrotch: It must suck building a career not only on a lie, but on unconstitutional seizures that are going to disappear overnight.

Sorry cops, go do some real work.


But tracking down thieves and murderers and vandals is HARD WORK that doesn't get them free cars and ipads.

31 Aug 2013 06:00 PM
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relcec     
he'd didn't relax anything. holder said he was not going to sue individual states at the movement (probably just because their are now 20 states that decriminalized possession to some extent, many that even allow private cultivation) of as long as they developed a regulatory framework that the administration deems robust and in all events he reserves the right to change his mind at any time. newsflash, no one was suing states before holder and obama arrived.

and of course police groups are pissed, that is their raison d'etre for paramilitary development and authoritarian overreach into citizens lives and they've just seen their biggest allies in the war on drugs blink before taking what would have been the most aggressive action against the states yet.

31 Aug 2013 06:00 PM
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Go Fornicate Without a Partner     

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31 Aug 2013 06:00 PM
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Cerebral Knievel    [TotalFark]  

HindiDiscoMonster: neongoats: The police can shove their letter up their ass and die. Nothing but useless parasites and road bandits anyway.

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31 Aug 2013 06:01 PM
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HindiDiscoMonster     

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: Mr.Bobo: LEGALIZE IT!!!

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31 Aug 2013 06:01 PM
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HindiDiscoMonster     

Cerebral Knievel: HindiDiscoMonster: neongoats: The police can shove their letter up their ass and die. Nothing but useless parasites and road bandits anyway.

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Adam Ant was NOT a road Bandit!!!


Ass bandit maybe... nttiatwwt.....


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31 Aug 2013 06:02 PM
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TheManofPA     
It would be interesting to see what widespread legalization does to the US's notoriously high incarceration rate. Would we be doing any widespread prison releases to help overcrowding?

31 Aug 2013 06:02 PM
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