The Texas legislature wisely passed a law allowing police to write tickets for possession of small amounts of marijuana instead of hauling people off to jail. Naturally, every county in the state but one is ignoring the law. Why? For the kids, of course.
For Greg Davis, Collin County’s first assistant district attorney, one of his qualms with the new law is the perception created by ticketing for a drug offense, instead of making an arrest.
“It may… lead some people to believe that drug use is no more serious than double parking,” Mr. Davis said. “We don’t want to send that message to potential drug users, particularly young people.”
Yes, better to protect young people from the “dangers” of marijuana by hauling them off to jail, where they’ll be safe.
Wait ’til MADD gets wind of this: In Japan, they’re now arresting passengers in the same car as a drunk driver.
A California state senator was carjacked last week. That’s unfortunate. But here’s the more pertinent question: Why was a California state senator driving a taxpayer-bought, tricked-out 2006 Dodge Charger with 22-inch chrome wheels?
The director of the Smithsonian’s eyesore Museum of the American Indian has spent $250,000 of your money over the last four years taking first class flights and staying in first-class accommodations to such Indian-ish places as Vienna, Athens, Singapore, London, Bali, and Paris (12 times!). Non-profit work is pretty sweet!
The “Foxtrot” comic takes a swipe at the DMCA.
Here’s an effective anti-drug war ad from SSDP. You could probably do a similarly effective ad with photos of Kathryn Johnston, Isaac Singletary, Daniel Castillo, and others.