The Redneck Task Force strikes again! These guys probably drink tons of Budweiser, then the next day go out and invade people's homes for possessing a much more safer drug than alcohol. In this particular case, I will admit that the oxycodone and guns probably warranted the raid. But when these guys go after harmless people that possess ONLY marijuana, it's such a hypocritical joke and a waste of taxpayer money. Go after the real drugs please! The kinds of drugs that ruin lives. Not the plants that are now officially legal in other parts of the country.posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 13:45
I would hardly call .08 "drunk." That's a stretch. But legally, it is the threshold. This was just an unfortunate incident for both parties involved. Obviously more so for the cyclist, but that guy could really get screwed for only having 2 drinks. Like ghostwriter said, he probably just didn't see her. I hope the cyclist is okay and wish her a speedy recovery.posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 13:07
Wow, the hatred of christians is way too apparent in this thread. You all jump on people just for not believing what you believe. Churches should most certainly NOT be able to influence elections if they are not paying taxes. A new generation is coming up in America, and it's going bring about a major shift. It's going to rattle all of you conservative christians, and I cannot wait to witness this. Our upcoming generation is increasingly non-religious, pro marriage equality, pro marijuana legalization, etc. Hell, we already legalized in 2 states, and gay marriage had victories on election day as well. All of you hard-line moral conservatives are in for a rude awakening in the next 20 years! And I will savor each and every victory for religious and personal freedom along the way! As the older generation dies out, things are only going to get more liberal. So get used it, or just leave the country please.
Also, please don't try to argue with me, I will not grant it with a response. A faith-based argument against a fact-based argument will just continue in a never-ending loop and will get nowhere.posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 15:38
3 states are voting to legalize RECREATIONAL use of marijuana this November. 56% of Americans now support legalization of marijuana as a safer alternative to alcohol. Finally, our country is headed in the right direction on something! I can only hope that people with marijuana arrests will be acquitted when marijuana is finally legalized nationwide, but I highly doubt it.posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 10:43
These guys should not be "honored" for violently raiding peaceful marijuana smokers who are not causing any harm to others or the community. However, I do commend them when they actually get violent criminals off the streets. But most of the people they raid are just 20-somethings selling pot to their friends who pose no significant threat to the community whatsoever! They bust these kids and then seize their vehicle and take all of their cash. It's all about the money. Oh, and they go have a beer after the bust, a far more dangerous drug! Hypocrites! They keep busting people - other people get into the game of selling drugs. It's a never-ending money-making cycle for the pigs and the private prisons. We will legalize marijuana, and then I will actually support this task force for taking real drugs off the streets. Why do you think there's not a movement to legalize cocaine or heroin? It's because they're actually dangerous and detrimental to people's lives. I will fight the rest of my life for marijuana so other people don't have to go through the harassment I've experienced and witnessed towards marijuana smokers.posted @ Monday, August 27, 2012 - 18:06
This is just sad. These are good people. They weren't harming anybody. They weren't causing any trouble. I highly doubt they were "dealing" out of the house with the child there. Now if there would have been hard drugs involved, then yes, it would be wrong to have those around a child. But these are soft drugs, much less dangerous than the alcoholic poison people put into their bodies and then become violent and beat their kids.
Whoever said to stop whining on here and go do something about it is right! I've been involved the UGA chapter of NORML for over 4 years now. We have to really start speaking up and fighting for our rights.
The police don't care which drugs are actually screwing up society and ruining lives, because as long as all these drugs stay illegal, they're making $$$. I find it very sad that I despise the very officials who are supposed to be protecting me from danger. They know that marijuana is harmless, but they don't give a flying f*** because they're getting paid to bust peaceful, non-violent pot smokers. It's like taking candy from a baby! Except it's filthy pigs taking plants and money from decent humans.posted @ Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 15:45
@localcall: You do indeed make good points. Sounds like your drug dealing neighbors fell in the category of the "bad guys" in my post. And I am glad to see people like this taken down, especially if there are weapons involved.
The people I was standing up for are the non-violent ones - the ones who have never even thought about needing guns in their transactions. The marijuana dealer who supplies close friends and causes no harm to the surrounding neighborhood whatsoever. Like I stated before, it is good when the violent drug dealers are taken out, but there are a lot of harmless, good people who smoke marijuana. And they have their lives destroyed by drug laws. And for what? Just so the system can make a few quick bucks off of them.
The way this drug task force works has to be the sleaziest job I've ever seen. They lie, cheat, and deceive people into getting what they want out of them. They bring out the worst in defenseless, non-violent drug dealers. Sure, they actually take out some bad guys here and there, but at least half of their prey are non-violent people who believe we deserve the personal freedom to choose what goes into our own bodies. And then they "seize" personal property. More like "steal." These guys are down on the moral totem pole with thieves and swindlers. Makes me sick to my stomach that they call themselves "defenders of the public good." Its all about the to themposted @ Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 13:35
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