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Saturday, July 9th, 2011

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10 Responses to “Saturday Links”

  1. #1 |  ClubMedSux | 

    I think I’ll try to get certified as a teacher of one of those three-hour “drugs are bad” classes. I’ll just force them to sit in a drum circle with a bunch of dirty hippies for three hours… that’ll scare ’em straight!

  2. #2 |  JS | 

    You’re right, its not exactly freedom but its going to take some time before Americans accept exercising freedom without having to purchase government permission first.

  3. #3 |  CharlesWT | 

    Woman uses biological weapon to assault sheriff’s deputies.

  4. #4 |  Highway | 

    Think how much more money they’d ‘save’ if they didn’t have to have all those police officers to arrest people and make them pay 200 bucks for a stupid class. It’s not important enough to prosecute them for, and a 3 hour class is just moronic. This is hopefully the last gasp of revenue extortion out of non-violent ‘offenders’.

  5. #5 |  Marty | 

    the commenters on the ‘isolated incident’ aren’t agitator customers…

  6. #6 |  Mike | 

    In regards to the “Isolated Incident” article, the police made a mistake, acknowledged that mistake within 15 minutes and left. To paraphrase The Agitator, “It’s not freedom. But it’s a start.”

  7. #7 |  Carl Drega | 

    That’s right Mike. I was very PLEASANTLY surprised with the following

    “he stressed that officers did not forcefully enter or search the home. He confirmed officers apologized to the family for the mistake.”

    That sounds like the kind of policing I want to see.

  8. #8 |  Eric H | 

    Having read this site and other news sources about the drug war for years, I’ve heard just about every lame pot pun. Every article on the subject seems to have at least one.

    That said, “[Decriminalization] has also saved the city a pretty sizable Ziploc bag of green stuff,” is one of the better ones.

  9. #9 |  marco73 | 

    And now you post another isolated incident without any violence? No flash grenades, no spraying bullets, no shot dogs? Come on, are the cops finally getting smarter about invading our privacy?
    The article does explain just how difficult it is to get good intelligence on street level drug crimes. One of the commentators to the Youngstown article points out that street dealers will use common local names, and change identities often, in an attempt to hide their activities. I really like the part where dealers use the mayor’s name!

  10. #10 |  Bergman | 

    Anybody know a working email address for a member of the Belarusian government, the president ideally? We could email him an mp3 of applause…