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Letter: Cops love going after marijuana users

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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:14 pm

The “drug war” is just a jobs program for overpaid and under-worked cops.

It’s takes lots of work to hunt down and arrest real criminals like burglars, robbers, rapists and murders. That’s why cops love the “drug war!”

It’s much easier and safer to arrest harmless people for victimless drug war crimes then it is to hunt down real criminals.

All the cops have to do is illegally stop and search 100 people and they can usually arrest one or two of them for victimless “drug war” crimes.

And at the end of the day the cops will brag they are making the streets safer by arresting these harmless people who’s only crime is laughing too loud or eating too much after smoking a doobie.

Of course the police say that drugs cause crime. That is a lie. It’s the laws against drugs that cause crimes.

Because marijuana is illegal an ounce of weed is going to cost anywhere from $50 to $300. And of course sometimes people do steal because they can’t afford the high black-market prices of drugs.

If marijuana was legalized you could buy a kilo of weed for no more then a head of lettuce costs. And of course that would pretty much put an end to people stealing because of the high cost of black-market drugs.

It’s time to legalize drugs and make the cops hunt down real criminals.

Mike Ross


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