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(KKTV Colorado Springs)   World-class mastermind unsuccessfully tries to ram a truck into a store to steal healthful, liberating, and empowering substance, then shoots a bystander who tried to stop the burglary   (kktv.com) divider line
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2021-04-16 3:08:16 PM  
It's high time we need to regulate that kind of person.
 
2021-04-16 7:47:06 PM  

kdawg7736: It's high time we need to regulate that kind of person.

The suspect has only been described as a thin, 5-foot-9 white or Hispanic male in his early 20s.


I bet you want to build a wall too...
 
2021-04-16 7:52:27 PM  
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2021-04-16 8:00:08 PM  
Stories like this just highlight the need for a diverse and thriving black market. That dispo may have been unavailable for HOURS.
 
2021-04-16 8:05:26 PM  
Check out tiredschtickrob getting a green!!!
 
2021-04-16 8:10:02 PM  
Is subby tirob?

If we legalized it and let the industry use the banking system they wouldn't have to keep large amounts of cash on premise and would be much less attractive targets for crime. Freedom Penis Manhood Boutiques and Industrial Solvent in Bottles Shops get respectively burglarized and robbed all the time. Yet somehow this is an indictment of cannabis as a substance.
 
2021-04-16 8:14:57 PM  

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How do we know he wasn't actually breaking in for the weed?
 
2021-04-16 8:38:41 PM  

Bertuccio: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image image 500x666]

How do we know he wasn't actually breaking in for the weed?


Why not take both if you're already there committing felonies? He wouldn't bother breaking in for personal, with pot not being physically addictive and a zip lasting weeks for a typical pothead. So what, he wanted to bust in, steal the weed, pack it for wholesale shipment or break it up into 1/8ths and sell it on the street because that's less hassle than just grabbing the cash that you needed in the first place and taking the pot as a bonus? I guess the guy could be that dumb, he doesn't exactly seem like a smooth criminal from his methods...

I'm curious if we won't see a follow-up in a few weeks and discover the shop owner banged his wife or stiffed him on a biz deal or something. Or that he was just on meth, FTA is from Co Springs, lotta tweakers out here.
 
2021-04-16 9:32:22 PM  

Bertuccio: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image image 500x666]

How do we know he wasn't actually breaking in for the weed?


Occam sgon cut y'inz with is razor
 
2021-04-16 9:36:07 PM  
But I've been assured by the fark Weed-Knights that their magical panacea plant doesn't cause crime!
Were they lying?
 
2021-04-16 9:36:24 PM  

Claude Ballse: kdawg7736: It's high time we need to regulate that kind of person.

The suspect has only been described as a thin, 5-foot-9 white or Hispanic male in his early 20s.

I bet you want to build a wall too...


That's just the PC way of saying he had light skin, weird on how you focus on half of the phrase.
 
2021-04-16 9:36:29 PM  

anuran: Is subby tirob?

If we legalized it and let the industry use the banking system they wouldn't have to keep large amounts of cash on premise and would be much less attractive targets for crime. Freedom Penis Manhood Boutiques and Industrial Solvent in Bottles Shops get respectively burglarized and robbed all the time. Yet somehow this is an indictment of cannabis as a substance.


In before cannabevets unironically yells "Drink!"
 
2021-04-16 10:52:27 PM  
It's sure lucky that Colorado legalized weed at retail so that the cops there can solve real crimes like these instead of arresting people for a plant,

Mr_Katzchen: Stories like this just highlight the need for a diverse and thriving black market. That dispo may have been unavailable for HOURS.


If this guy had broken into that store and stolen merchandise, where do you think he would have disposed of it?

anuran: Is subby tirob?


He is.

anuran:   If we legalized it and let the industry use the banking system they wouldn't have to keep large amounts of cash on premise and would be much less attractive targets for crime

Of course, because burglars would *never* target a store full of thousands of dollars worth of weed-related merchandise that can be carted away in the trunk of a car and disposed of on the street in no time flat.

anuran: Industrial Solvent in Bottles Shops


$5K worth of vape carts will fit in a backpack.  $5K worth of booze is less likely to, unless we're talking about some sort of extremely high-end specialty stuff.

anuran: . Yet somehow this is an indictment of cannabis as a substance.


The stuff presents issues for law enforcment that don't crop up with other substances--it's easy to haul away thousands of bucks' worth of stuff in a small vehicle or even in a backpack, it's practically as good as cash on the street, and it's impossible to trace once it's disposed of.

Bertuccio: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image image 500x666]

How do we know he wasn't actually breaking in for the weed?


We don't.
 
2021-04-17 6:00:10 AM  

tirob: anuran: . Yet somehow this is an indictment of cannabis as a substance.

The stuff presents issues for law enforcment that don't crop up with other substances--it's easy to haul away thousands of bucks' worth of stuff in a small vehicle or even in a backpack, it's practically as good as cash on the street, and it's impossible to trace once it's disposed of.


Precious metals, uncut gemstones, and even currency are at least as untraceable as cannabis (do you keep track of the serial numbers of the bills in your possession?) and even more portable and fungible, and just as easy to find in a town of any size. Regardless of that, given how popular scrap-metal theft is these days, I don't think your argument about weed's portability being a significant motivating factor for would-be thieves is as strong as you think it is.

I don't think I'm alone in wanting to see some sort of evidence even for claims far less ludicrous than yours, but you seem to think evidence is a meaningless distraction as long as you have a ready supply of steaming hot ooga-booga to spew.
 
2021-04-17 6:43:33 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: tirob: anuran: . Yet somehow this is an indictment of cannabis as a substance.

The stuff presents issues for law enforcment that don't crop up with other substances--it's easy to haul away thousands of bucks' worth of stuff in a small vehicle or even in a backpack, it's practically as good as cash on the street, and it's impossible to trace once it's disposed of.

Precious metals, uncut gemstones, and even currency are at least as untraceable as cannabis


1.  Precious metals in the forms of bars or jewelry are *frequently* traceable inasmuch as they often have serial numbers (in the case of bars) or are made into pieces with unique patterns that can be described to police by their owners (in the case of jewelry).  Thieves who steal such items run a huge risk of being detected unless they can find a way to melt and recast the metals before they dispose of them.

2.  Uncut gemstones are untraceable, all right, but I seriously doubt that they're anywhere nearly as marketable on the street as weed is.  Gemstones need to be cut by a competent lapidary before they become desirable to the people who wear them, and that takes time and money.

3.  The only places that are in the full time business of dispensing currency are banks.  Try to rob one and you run the risk of having a teller sneak a dye pack into your haul, which will render your ill-gotten gains worthless and potentially expose you to being pointed out on the street and picked up by the gendarmes.

Your "arguments" are getting less well thought out as time goes on; the ones you've made on the last couple of threads, including these, are nothing short of pitiful.  Pardon me if I laugh at you.
 
2021-04-17 2:34:42 PM  

tirob: common sense is an oxymoron: tirob: anuran: . Yet somehow this is an indictment of cannabis as a substance.

The stuff presents issues for law enforcment that don't crop up with other substances--it's easy to haul away thousands of bucks' worth of stuff in a small vehicle or even in a backpack, it's practically as good as cash on the street, and it's impossible to trace once it's disposed of.

Precious metals, uncut gemstones, and even currency are at least as untraceable as cannabis

1.  Precious metals in the forms of bars or jewelry are *frequently* traceable inasmuch as they often have serial numbers (in the case of bars) or are made into pieces with unique patterns that can be described to police by their owners (in the case of jewelry).  Thieves who steal such items run a huge risk of being detected unless they can find a way to melt and recast the metals before they dispose of them.

2.  Uncut gemstones are untraceable, all right, but I seriously doubt that they're anywhere nearly as marketable on the street as weed is.  Gemstones need to be cut by a competent lapidary before they become desirable to the people who wear them, and that takes time and money.

3.  The only places that are in the full time business of dispensing currency are banks.  Try to rob one and you run the risk of having a teller sneak a dye pack into your haul, which will render your ill-gotten gains worthless and potentially expose you to being pointed out on the street and picked up by the gendarmes.

Your "arguments" are getting less well thought out as time goes on; the ones you've made on the last couple of threads, including these, are nothing short of pitiful.  Pardon me if I laugh at you.


1.  Precious metals are generally malleable enough to be rendered untraceable with a hammer. Next.

2.  Which makes uncut gemstones highly desirable to the competent lapidaries who finish them. The dude with a hammer probably also has a computer and can easily sell any unmarked gemstones online. Easier than street marketing, and safer as well. Next.

3.  Suggesting that the only places from which to steal cash are banks is asinine even for you.

It's still more or less a free country, so feel free to laugh at whomever you want. I sure am.
 
2021-04-17 3:48:42 PM  
common sense is an oxymoron:

1. The demand on the street for smashed precious metals must be out of sight.  "Hey, man, want to buy a gold ring that you can't wear?"  And it's not as if a thief (or a receiver) can dispose of a smashed gold bar or custom bracelet in an honest pawnshop, either.

2.  Your hypothetical thief who fences uncut gemstones to crooked lapidaries would have to know what uncut gemstones look like and where to find them (they're not sold at retail, unlike weed in Colorado), and would have to have a contact with a dishonest lapidary.  There's a good bit of time and effort involved in seeing to all that.  By contrast, any idiot can break into a weed store, steal merchandise, and sell it to any user on the street.

3.  The subject of TFA is a store where weed is sold at retail (at least to holders of "medical cards"), so I think it's fair to compare a weed store to a bank in this context; in the world of currency, a bank is that store's counterpart. If you want to talk about, say, people who pick pockets or stick people up, well, yeah, you have a point.  Because no crook ever robbed anyone of weed before.

common sense is an oxymoron:

feel free to laugh at whomever you want. I sure am.

I'm glad you see the humor in your posts.
 
2021-04-17 6:05:40 PM  

tirob: common sense is an oxymoron:

1. The demand on the street for smashed precious metals must be out of sight.  "Hey, man, want to buy a gold ring that you can't wear?"  And it's not as if a thief (or a receiver) can dispose of a smashed gold bar or custom bracelet in an honest pawnshop, either.

2.  Your hypothetical thief who fences uncut gemstones to crooked lapidaries would have to know what uncut gemstones look like and where to find them (they're not sold at retail, unlike weed in Colorado), and would have to have a contact with a dishonest lapidary.  There's a good bit of time and effort involved in seeing to all that.  By contrast, any idiot can break into a weed store, steal merchandise, and sell it to any user on the street.

3.  The subject of TFA is a store where weed is sold at retail (at least to holders of "medical cards"), so I think it's fair to compare a weed store to a bank in this context; in the world of currency, a bank is that store's counterpart. If you want to talk about, say, people who pick pockets or stick people up, well, yeah, you have a point.  Because no crook ever robbed anyone of weed before.

common sense is an oxymoron:

feel free to laugh at whomever you want. I sure am.

I'm glad you see the humor in your posts.


1. Craigslist is not the street.

2. Craigslist is not the street.

3. The subject of the article is breaking and entering in the course of a robbery.

Your desperate attempt to impose qualifications on your arguments after you've made them only shows that you know how badly they suck. Too bad you can't see the humor in your posts.
 
2021-04-17 6:29:06 PM  
common sense is an oxymoron:

1, 2.  Distinction wiithout a difference; the same difficulties of disposal and risks of detection apply.

3.  No, this was an attempt at a burglary of a business that turned into an assault with a gun.  But if you're arguing that there are people out there who burglarize businesses and steal cash, why yes, it does happen on occasion.
 
2021-04-17 8:20:23 PM  

tirob: common sense is an oxymoron:

1, 2.  Distinction wiithout a difference; the same difficulties of disposal and risks of detection apply.

3.  No, this was an attempt at a burglary of a business that turned into an assault with a gun.  But if you're arguing that there are people out there who burglarize businesses and steal cash, why yes, it does happen on occasion.


I see you've finally come to your senses about cash being available for the stealing at businesses that aren't banks. OTOH, now you can't see the difference in access to potential buyers online vs. on the street. One step forward, two steps back.
 
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