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(Guardian)   US prosecutors and senior officials who spearheaded war against drug cartels quit their jobs to defend Colombian cocaine traffickers, say their clients are not bad people   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 58
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2013-03-01 10:03:11 AM
$ome people are ju$t good people in their heart$. Chari$matic, kind, $weet people who are con$tantly maligned by a pre$$ that doe$n't under$tand.
 
2013-03-01 10:14:33 AM
Some people will give up job security for a large pay day.

who knew?!
 
2013-03-01 10:47:51 AM
The step-granddad made all kinds of money defending suburban pot smokers in the 1970s and 1980s in Chicago. Lots of moms and dads pay good money to attorneys to keep little susie and johnny out of jail. The bigger money's always been made for the defense. Johnny Cochran > Marcia Clark.
 
2013-03-01 11:04:06 AM
You're telling me people in high government positions bounce back and forth between the public sector and the enterprises they're regulating?

upload.wikimedia.org

Do tell.
 
2013-03-01 01:10:47 PM
why havent we legalized all drugs yet?
oh right, the money

LOLOLOLOL
 
2013-03-01 01:28:25 PM
Pro bono I'm sure.
Because they are not bad RICH people.
 
2013-03-01 01:42:41 PM
www.zuguide.com

'He's just a psychopathic killer, but so what?'
 
2013-03-01 01:47:57 PM
Yeah. Because threats to kill your family have a way of aligning your priorities.
People have no idea what's happening here.
 
2013-03-01 01:49:59 PM
You're all just jealous that you weren't psychopathic enough to get in on the ground floor of this operation.
 
2013-03-01 01:52:04 PM

chiett: Pro bono I'm sure.
Because they are not bad RICH people.


Sequesters cut a lot of prosecutors' jobs.
 
2013-03-01 01:55:59 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah. Because threats to kill your family have a way of aligning your priorities.
People have no idea what's happening here.


nataliaantonova.files.wordpress.com
quit ok, but switch sides?
 
2013-03-01 01:57:58 PM
Some of the best defense attorneys I have ever met were former prosecutors. You make a name for yourself working the prosecution but you cash in on the defense side. Not to mention they tend to have better connections if you have to plea or knock some charges down.
 
2013-03-01 02:00:26 PM
In other news, prosecutors eventually get sick of their crappy government salaries, and go to work as defense lawyers.
 
2013-03-01 02:00:51 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-01 02:02:11 PM
Former prosecutors defend criminals in private practice.  They have great experience for the job.    Some do it for the money, most or all maybe, but that doesn't make abelief that defendants are entitled to good representation under our system of laws a mutually exclusive concept.
 
2013-03-01 02:03:31 PM
TFA: "After working to take down cartels, former officials say America's 'war on drugs' is misguided and the human cost too high"

Slimy or not, they have a point.
 
2013-03-01 02:03:48 PM
Glad I always played for the winning team.
 
2013-03-01 02:08:22 PM
weak borders that allow all sorts of unwanted things into the country do not benefit the commoners. the ever lasting drug wars that cost USA taxpayers billions will never be won. placing people into miserable prisons for minor drug offenses cost taxpayers even more while ruining lives: some of those people leave hungry mouths behind. this benefits only the wealthy powerful families of greed a/k/a government, that's my guess.
 
2013-03-01 02:08:46 PM

ringersol: TFA: "After working to take down cartels, former officials say America's 'war on drugs' is misguided and the human cost too high"

Slimy or not, they have a point.


This. Too bad the people executing the WOD don't come out against it until they retire or find another way to pay the bills.
 
2013-03-01 02:10:25 PM

FARK rebel soldier: HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah. Because threats to kill your family have a way of aligning your priorities.
People have no idea what's happening here.

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quit ok, but switch sides?




Everyone has their own reasons when it comes to things like this. The moral of the story is that putting your faith in government (or any massive organization) means believing in individuals who probably shouldn't be trusted that much.

/If some are switching sides when they come outside, we can only assume others have switched sides while still inside.
 
2013-03-01 02:15:08 PM
 
2013-03-01 02:21:24 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-01 02:21:34 PM
LOL... Former DEA now defends the Cartels. I guess someone stop drinking the Cool-Aide, good for him. For the rest of you self rightous how is that drug war going for ya, pretty bad considering we now have legal pot in this country. Drugs are cheaper, more plentiful and better than ever, you call that winning the drug war, LOL, losers. Let me guess why you are losing this war. Not enough money being wasted, pot smokers and supporters are out numbering those against or was it that those against it were to busy to go and vote against legal pot in some states. What is your excuse for legal pot in our country.
 
2013-03-01 02:28:54 PM
So, they're like the Zetas only wearing suits?
 
2013-03-01 02:31:53 PM
From what I understand, the whole 'war on drugs' thing started with the killings over coke in florida
 and grew from there
to be sure, there aregang murders for everything from pot to crack to heroin
so none of it nice
but is there ANYTHING that our government does better than private industry?
therefore, whatever they do will be expensive and grossly flawed
 
2013-03-01 02:41:32 PM
The government organizations invovled in the war on drugs have NO interest in stopping the drug trade, they just want to eliminate their competition GHWB and Clinton were some of the biggest dealers of their time.
 
2013-03-01 02:41:41 PM
The War on Drugs is almost as big of a problem as the National Rifle Association
 
2013-03-01 02:42:39 PM
 
2013-03-01 02:43:25 PM
Money's a helluva drug.
 
2013-03-01 02:50:34 PM
"I'm not embarrassed about the fact that I changed sides," said Robert Feite, "but the US government sure is."
FTFF
 
2013-03-01 02:52:25 PM

ParaHandy: Here is the way to neutralize the NRA


Man, you're going to crowbar that in no matter how hard it is.

/Not a fan of the NRA, but come on dude.
 
2013-03-01 03:03:53 PM

Theeng: ParaHandy: Here is the way to neutralize the NRA

Man, you're going to crowbar that in no matter how hard it is.

/Not a fan of the NRA, but come on dude.


Your comment is both fair and on point, and I agree. Please refer me to a modmin for a ban hammer.
 
2013-03-01 03:06:09 PM
 
2013-03-01 03:06:55 PM
former prosecutors go in here->lh4.googleusercontent.com
                Wealthy scumbag lawyers come out there->
 
2013-03-01 03:07:40 PM
Do you think I will get the ban more quickly if I post it a bunch of times in one thread?

http://dcc.vu/guns

http://dcc.vu/guns
 
2013-03-01 03:09:18 PM
The ban hammer would attract publicity for both fark.com and The Sandy Hook Promise. The latter is my goal, and Drew is a good guy :)

You can think of this as trolling for good. The more guntards that debate me, the more hits my slide deck gets.
 
2013-03-01 03:10:36 PM
Damn.  We were THAT CLOSE to winning it, too.
Just a few more centuries.
 
2013-03-01 03:22:08 PM

FARK rebel soldier: Meanwhile, in Britain:UK news[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276] Moving testimony to the British army's loss of life in Afghanistan


I know that's a helluva thread jack, but after reading that article... why doesn't that have its own thread? That was, frankly, a devastating article.
 
2013-03-01 03:23:24 PM

ParaHandy: The ban hammer would attract publicity for both fark.com and The Sandy Hook Promise. The latter is my goal, and Drew is a good guy :)

You can think of this as trolling for good. The more guntards that debate me, the more hits my slide deck gets.


You not important and will accomplish nothing.
 
2013-03-01 03:32:33 PM

Marcintosh: former prosecutors go in here->
                Wealthy scumbag lawyers come out there->


You mean before now you thought prosecutors were the "good guys" in the Drug War?
 
2013-03-01 04:06:42 PM

ParaHandy: The ban hammer would attract publicity for both fark.com and The Sandy Hook Promise. The latter is my goal, and Drew is a good guy :)

You can think of this as trolling for good. The more guntards that debate me, the more hits my slide deck gets.


You do realize that people putting you on ignore generates nothing correct?

/didn't click your crap
//move to another country if you can't handle the bill of rights here.
 
2013-03-01 04:42:11 PM

Cybernetic: In other news, prosecutors eventually get sick of their crappy government salaries, and go to work as defense lawyers.


Federal Prosecutors make pretty good money.
 
2013-03-01 07:14:15 PM
Hey ParaHandy how is your VIOLENT CRIME Rate in Scotland as compared to the violent crime RATE in the US?
 
2013-03-01 07:15:19 PM
ParaHandy

Where do you think the Gun Manufactures GET their money from?......from we the people who purchase their products.
 
2013-03-01 07:26:32 PM
ParaHandy

Every argument you make is based around the premise that less guns=less crime.

Currently, according to FBI statistics, In the US crime is currently at an all time Low since the 60's, while GUN ownership is at an all time high.....this includes EVERY category of firearm, from pistol to "assault weapon"

Seems like EVERY argument you have is invalid
 
2013-03-01 08:22:30 PM
Interesting story.  I'm not sure I believe that all these guys clients are such nice people, but our war on drugs certainly does have too high a cost.
I can never read the comments, though, these stories always elicit an outpouring of blithely daft clichès masquerading as sage wisdom.
 
2013-03-01 09:46:03 PM
What's the difference between Columbians and Americans? Columbians know their government is corrupt.
 
2013-03-02 07:41:49 AM
Make my day -- tell me these lawyers smuggled "fast and furious" automatic weapons from Eric Holder into jail for their clients...
 
2013-03-02 02:23:14 PM
Sounds like Enlightened Neocla$$ical Economic Rational $elf-intere$t to me.
 
2013-03-03 03:03:45 PM

Virtue: Hey ParaHandy how is your VIOLENT CRIME Rate in Scotland as compared to the violent crime RATE in the US?


I know the NRA talking point you refer to, and it's BS. In Scotland the normalized total murder rate is around 1.7 (1), it is 4.9 in the USA. There is a similar ratio for other violent crimes.

The primary reason for the lower murder rate is gun control, although we are a slightly more civilized society. Most murders in the USA are performed with handguns, which are extremely effective murder weapons as they are designed specifically to kill human beings.

(1) murders per year per
 
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