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Old 01-06-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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People don't get top choose what laws they will obey without accepting the consequences. You smoke weed in a place where it's illegal, you can be arrested. You don't want to be arrested for such a thing, move to Colorado or one of the other states where it isn't illegal anymore.

What is wrong with society that so many people think the police are wrong for doing their job which includes enforcing all laws whether you agree with them or not?
The point is not that anti-marijuana laws are unjust. You are right that, for good or bad, a law is a law, and breaking a law has a delineated penalty. Arrest, fine, imprisonment.

But when the penalty for breaking a law is disproportionately levied against specific social classes such as Blacks or poor Whites, while middle-class Whites do not suffer the same penalty, or as often as other classes, the disproportionately punished classes are oppressed.

When oppression is given a pass for a significant length of time, the oppressed classes and those that sympathize with them tend to revolt. It is a basic social dynamic seen over and over in history.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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The point is not that anti-marijuana laws are unjust. You are right that, for good or bad, a law is a law, and breaking a law has a delineated penalty. Arrest, fine, imprisonment.

But when the penalty for breaking a law is disproportionately levied against specific social classes such as Blacks or poor Whites, while middle-class Whites do not suffer the same penalty, or as often as other classes, the disproportionately punished classes are oppressed.

When oppression is given a pass for a significant length of time, the oppressed classes and those that sympathize with them tend to revolt. It is a basic social dynamic seen over and over in history.
You do realize it takes a certain level of stupid to smoke pot walking down the street. A common individual with an IQ above 60 should realize this, regardless of race.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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There are more police killing unarmed people than there are unarmed people killing police.

Police have a license to severely beat & kill people for just about any reason.I hallucinated a gun so I killed them is forgiven. Non-violent cannabis users are the crooks, as they threaten corporate profits? I think cannabis should be legal. I think use should be mandatory for violent cops & violent protesters. It makes people non-violent if anything does.

96% of people on internet polls want cannabis legal. It would be a good anti-dote for the 85,000 toxins approved for our air, soil, food & water. Police say they are strongly opposed to something quite healthy, give lies or no reasons. The police & politicians can ignore 96% of those online, but should they really do that & if so why? Bribes & stealing may seem great, but does Civil War 2 sound good to most cops & pols?
Ummm .... what?????
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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I don't buy that. I think people are using the VERY few instances where police have gone overboard, and used that as an excuse to become animals. And the media is perpetuating the entire wave...
Yep... if it sells advertising revenue...run with it.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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"50 thugs" the title of this thread is offensive and ignorant.

The problem in this case is police were wasting their time trying to harass someone for smoking pot. "Oh no, it's a crime~!"

Maybe tomorrow morning you can wake up to a no-knock warrant for illegally downloading a movie. Oh noes, a crime!

In my opinion, several of the deaths that have been publicized by the media were the result of police doing their job as law enforcement officers. However, creating a huge disturbance because of P O T is absolutely stupid.

In Colorado (and Washington) it is legal and there have been no negative impacts. These ignorant states need to catch up.
I could not agree more. If the "thugs" had let the police do their job, instead of "creating a huge disturbance because of P O T", there wouldn't have been a problem.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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The media thrives on this sort of things. How boring it would be for them if there was harmony and no race wars? They'll be out of a job. Of course they will be at the forefront whipping the ignorant villagers into a frenzy. The crazier the better! It's party time for the press.

Don't forget the race-baiters too, like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who use these kind of incidents to garner attention and further their organization's agenda.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: USA
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^^ I don't know what this has to do about race. You just inserted it.




I think everyone supports Legalization. Even the older crowd is starting to warm up to it.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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^^ I don't know what this has to do about race. You just inserted it.




I think everyone supports Legalization. Even the older crowd is starting to warm up to it.
100% for legalizing. But 100% against violence against police for existing the law while it is still in place.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Clown School
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You do realize it takes a certain level of stupid to smoke pot walking down the street. A common individual with an IQ above 60 should realize this, regardless of race.
In some parts of the SF Bay Area, people commonly will smoke weed in public, nobody actually cares. Even the cops have better things to do.

In places where people would still get hysterical about it ... that's what edibles are for.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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Fighting with the police is a deadly mistake.
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