Death to Druggies

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Here’s a story along the same lines as the story the other day about how the ONDCP is opposing the distribution of an antidote to heroin overdoses: A DA in San Antonio is charging needle exchange volunteers with distributing drug paraphernalia.

Unbelievable. If the drug war is about protecting people from the effects if illicit drugs, it’s an odd sort of protection that throws people in prison, lets them die of overdoses, HIV, or hepatitis, isn’t it?

Via Hit & Run.

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6 Responses to “Death to Druggies”

  1. #1 |  Henry Bowman | 

    You wrote “If the drug war is about protecting people from the effects if illicit drugs, ….”

    Well, of course it is not, as you know. It’s all about Big Bro’ showing us mere “civilians” who is THE BOSS. The same is true for the goons from TSA, etc. The unreal part is that folks keep electing guys who funnel more money into the “Wars”. Hollywood plays its part, which is not small, by glorifying the cops, who are, of course, merely criminals employed to “protect” us from others that they deem criminals.

  2. #2 |  GreginOz | 

    Australia has needle exchange programmes around the country, also free condom (not exchange;-) programmes. A coalition of sex workers and gay n lesbian groups here in Oz spread the word on HIV/AIDS and, voila, we have one of the lowest infection rates in the world. America “Just Say No” mentality is laughable AND despicable. But it seems to suit the neocon madness that has infected (sic) Amerika today. The way I see it, these Rapture Ready, neocon-fascist motherfuckers WANT drug users and ‘faggots’ to DIE DIE DIE!!! Interestingly, in an aside, bongs are sold here at nearly all tobaccanists…

  3. #3 |  Dave Krueger | 

    #2 “Rapture Ready, neocon-fascist motherfuckers”

    Wow! I have to find a way to use that on a bumper sticker.

  4. #4 |  William | 

    You know the drug war is not about keeping people safe. While 80% of cannabis users are white, blacks and latinos are 8 times more likely to be arrested for it. What do you think it might be about?

  5. #5 |  Robert | 

    Repeat after me “It’s for my own good”…

    Besides, we have a lot better things to do with the money that would be spent saving drug users’ lives. Like say… protecting society from nefarious unlicensed eBay sellers. Now that’s somethign I can fully support!

  6. #6 |  ZappaCrappa | 

    #2 “Rapture Ready, neocon-fascist motherfuckers”

    Wow! I have to find a way to use that on a bumper sticker.”

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    I’m with ya’ …but you know you would be arrested and have your car impounded in a heartbeat. Its still good though…makes me chuckle as I know a few Rapture Ready, neocon-fascist motherfuckers. Heh heh…i’ll be chuckling everytime I think about that when I talk to them now…and it gets funnier the more I think about it.

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