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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Getting busted for weed is like dying on the Middle Passage, or Kristallnacht, or the Killing Fields, it's. . . It's like the nuking of Caprica by the Cylons man   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2012-12-20 10:46:24 AM  
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thurstonxhowell: sandbar67: Getting busted for weed is more like a $100 ticket and they take your weed (sometimes). Slavery? Not so much.

That might be true in your state. It is not true in most states.


Yeah, well I'm originally from PA, and they didn't even have slaves, so slavery didn't even exist! Oh, wait, now I live in SC and it appears that revision to history was baseless.

Believe whatever you like, but the government has done a bang-up job of pouring many many billions into no positive results with respect to supply or demand for drugs, while fostering an organized criminal system that impacts the poor in this country and worldwide the most that results in thousands of deaths every year. Compare the drug-related deaths in Ciudad Juarez to those attributable to the slave system, and yes those drug deaths are all about American customers getting their product.

Meanwhile in the land of the free, we have a massive disparity in drug arrests, prosecutions, and imprisonments between whites vs. blacks and Hispanics. Same crime: vastly different result for the perpetrators.

At least with slavery we could blame it on the Bible or the fact that slavery was extremely common worldwide (not like it isn't still pervasive in some areas). The drug war has tomes of facts, budget sheets, arrest reports... mountains of data with which to make informed decisions. But we don't. So yeah, make fun of Quentin Tarantino all you want because YOU never got busted for weed possession and got to proceed on with your life... there's no problem if it never affected you!

/never did illegal drugs
//probably never will
2012-12-20 10:00:42 AM  
2 votes:
The "war on drugs" has been a complete waste of money. Legalize the naturally occuring items (pot, shrooms, etc.). Decriminalize the human tampered items, anything that needs to be created through chemistry of man, and treat the users in a rahabilitation center. Not locking them up for long periods of time on the taxpayers dollar.
2012-12-20 01:15:55 PM  
1 vote:
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/ So say we all! /
2012-12-20 12:00:48 PM  
1 vote:
His comments are a bit extreme, but he's right about a couple things. The for-profit prisons seek to incarcerate as many people as possible and our draconian drugs laws often treat addiction as a serious crime as opposed to a public health issue. Snatching someone and putting them in a cage for decades because they're a heroin addict probably isn't the most efficient solution. Nor is crowding our prison system and bleeding our resources fighting something as relatively harmless as marijuana.
2012-12-20 11:44:28 AM  
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Matrix Flavored Wasabi: sandbar67: Getting busted for weed is more like a $100 ticket and they take your weed (sometimes). Slavery? Not so much.

In MA maybe, most other places it's a court appearance ($100-$400 right there), probation if you're white, incarceration if you're black. If you don't believe me, attend some courtroom hearings in the south. Not to mention the crack/cocaine sentencing disparity, the fact that minorities (especially blacks) are incarcerated disproportionately to their actual use, stop-and-frisk laws in NY targeting minorities, and more.

Some information
Stopped and frisked for "being a farking mutt"

/but no, there is no drug war anymore
//retard


not to mention while serving that 2 to 20 year sentence for that crack rock they had, they will live in fine luxury of shared rooms, other peoples clothes, delicious grade C food, and the possibility to be hired out for $5 an hour(they don't get $5 an hour, the prison does, but don't worry they pass the buck, they pay upwards of 10cents an hour, 20cents if it's really labor intensive).
2012-12-20 11:21:49 AM  
1 vote:

sandbar67: Getting busted for weed is more like a $100 ticket and they take your weed (sometimes). Slavery? Not so much.


In MA maybe, most other places it's a court appearance ($100-$400 right there), probation if you're white, incarceration if you're black. If you don't believe me, attend some courtroom hearings in the south. Not to mention the crack/cocaine sentencing disparity, the fact that minorities (especially blacks) are incarcerated disproportionately to their actual use, stop-and-frisk laws in NY targeting minorities, and more.

Some information
Stopped and frisked for "being a farking mutt"

/but no, there is no drug war anymore
//retard
2012-12-20 10:29:47 AM  
1 vote:
Getting busted for weed is more like an arrest, car impounded, clusterfark inTx.

I don't fully agree with Tarantino, but he's attempting to start an important discussion.
2012-12-20 10:18:24 AM  
1 vote:

Smoky Dragon Dish: Settle down, Quentin...


Wtf with that chick's foot?

Also, if we never compared anything to slavery again that would be just great. Nothing is like slavery, except, you know the actual slavery that still exists. So stop it.
2012-12-20 10:07:59 AM  
1 vote:
Getting busted for weed is more like a $100 ticket and they take your weed (sometimes). Slavery? Not so much.
 
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