drug sweep near hempstead high school...

drug sweep near hempstead high school nets 17

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 20, 2008, titled drug sweep near hempstead high school nets 17. In it, Newsday reports that:

Responding to complaints, Hempstead Village police arrested 17 suspects and charged them with marijuana possession and sales near Hempstead High School.

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Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Sep 20, 2008
Hempstead again. No shock value here. Rice will make them an offer if they agree never to do this again.
jway

Phenix City, AL

#2 Sep 20, 2008
The law should be obeyed. But the law should also be changed.

Arresting illegal producers and sellers of marijuana is as essential to the safety of our society as arresting illegal producers and sellers of alcohol. It is something that should never cease.

However, permanently banning the personal use of marijuana by adults simply criminalizes a huge section of our population for doing nothing more than choosing a safer recreational drug than alcohol. And refusing to allow the legal production and sale of marijuana by licensed businesses only guarantees that our country's enormous demand for marijuana will be met through illegal means. The *only* way to rid ourselves of illegal suppliers is by eliminating the demand for illegal marijuana. And there are only two options available to achieve that: either eradicate all users of marijuana, or license reputable companies to legally produce and sell marijuana.

What sort of world do we want for our children? One where drug dealers sell pot in our schools and foreign drug cartels have established themselves in our communities? Or one where the dealers and cartels have been forced out of the market by lower-priced legal marijuana and the continued enforcement activity against illegal weed?

It's *our* choice.
Typical Blazers

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Sep 20, 2008
Two words come to mind with this group,
_____weed &____head.(insert d-i-c-k)
Teddy

AOL

#4 Sep 20, 2008
legalize it , its way over due. taxerpayer money being spent on this bs is a joke
jway wrote:
The law should be obeyed. But the law should also be changed.
Arresting illegal producers and sellers of marijuana is as essential to the safety of our society as arresting illegal producers and sellers of alcohol. It is something that should never cease.
However, permanently banning the personal use of marijuana by adults simply criminalizes a huge section of our population for doing nothing more than choosing a safer recreational drug than alcohol. And refusing to allow the legal production and sale of marijuana by licensed businesses only guarantees that our country's enormous demand for marijuana will be met through illegal means. The *only* way to rid ourselves of illegal suppliers is by eliminating the demand for illegal marijuana. And there are only two options available to achieve that: either eradicate all users of marijuana, or license reputable companies to legally produce and sell marijuana.
What sort of world do we want for our children? One where drug dealers sell pot in our schools and foreign drug cartels have established themselves in our communities? Or one where the dealers and cartels have been forced out of the market by lower-priced legal marijuana and the continued enforcement activity against illegal weed?
It's *our* choice.
levittown mom

East Hampton, NY

#5 Sep 22, 2008
There have been undercover busts (of angel dust) in Levittown also. Glad to see the cops have stepped up.
And as far as legalization why not just make everything legal so we can turn it all into a profitable business. Then we can use that to fix this financial mess we're in!!
Wondering

Staten Island, NY

#6 Sep 24, 2008
Are these the same 17 ?
Hempstead program seeks to open career paths
BY NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON | [email protected]
12:14 PM EDT, September 24, 2008
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice Wednesday morning kicked off a construction apprenticeship program for more than a dozen Hempstead residents.
The program is part of the Terrace-Bedell Initiative, the aim of which is to reduce crime in the Village of Hempstead. Kathleen Rice, who in January gave 13 Hempstead residents a chance to go straight and avoid jail, said the jobs program was another step in the effort to turn the community around.
"This will open up real career paths for all of you," she told the group of 17 residents who began training Wednesday morning. "We are all very hopeful that this well lead you to what you want."
The apprenticeship lasts seven weeks and was organized through Rice's office, the Building & Trades Union, and several community organizations. Another group will begin training in six weeks.
Also, how many are left from the original "Gang of 13"?

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