All laws are on the books are for usually very good reasons. These laws were debated for considerable time by elected officials before being adopted by local, state, or federal law makers.This goes on everywhere. I don't see what the big deal is about those machines. WHO CARES. Time, money and man power wasted on a stupid investigation when there are much more important things to worry about. It makes me sick that they're more concerned about poker machines and numbers writing than about DOPE AND MURDER. It was a witch hunt and they should be ashamed of not doing any REAL investigations.
They range from parking tickets, to my dog pooping on the sidewalk to high treason and first degree murder. Should all the law enforcement agencies concentrate on treason and murder ONLY and then work their way down the ladder of degree of harm and danger to society and country?
When the US Marshalls, CIA, FBI, INTERPOL, and SEALS chase the bad persons to the four corners of the earth, I guess that is a witch hunt in your opinion.
Many people do not care about the million dollar embezzlements in the financial industry or Ponzi schemes or misdoings by governors, but thankfully the government does and they prosecute accordingly.
To jog your memory, the authorities recently completed their witch hunt on Jessie Jacksons son and his spouse. Case closed and he went to the cage.