Former wrestler charged with trying t...

Former wrestler charged with trying to buy pot in Springetts

There are 6 comments on the York Dispatch story from Dec 15, 2010, titled Former wrestler charged with trying to buy pot in Springetts. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

A Shrewsbury Township man who was a star wrestler in high school is now accused of trying to buy a pound of marijuana from a dealer in Springettsbury Township last month.

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Robert Johnson

York, PA

#1 Dec 15, 2010
Well there was a good amount of time and energy wasted on the "War on Drugs". How ya doing with winning that one eh?

Oh wait, I know....you all get Federal funding to play war games, to pretend you are in the film Serpico and sometimes, if you are lucky you get to use the big door buster and play SWAT team.

As I member I say take a peek.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

http://www.leap.cc/cms/index.php

LEAP has undergone a transformation in leadership, as Jack Cole stepped down and welcomed Neill Franklin, a 33- year law enforcement veteran of the both the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police forces."

AS LEAP says "LEAP is also deeply concerned with the destructive impact of violent drug gangs and cartels everywhere in the world. Neither problem is remedied by the current policy of drug prohibition. Indeed, drug abuse and gang violence flourish in a drug prohibition environment, just as they did during alcohol prohibition."

But hey don't let common sense get in the way of this 30 year failed war. The War on Drugs has a direct connection to increased violent cartels, increased violence on our streets. The War on Drugs turned a sideline dealer affair into big time money. Big time money draws nasty people toward it and they use nasty methods.

And I guess the war is good business because we are building more and more, bigger and bigger jails to house drug arrests.

"From 1992 to 2001, approximately six million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges, a greater number than the entire populations of Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined. Annual marijuana arrests have more than doubled in that time."

The new economic reality will bring an end to these marijuana busts. The funding is drying up and in 15 years people will look back at all the $billions wasted on the marijuana War as a failed policy.

As my now dead officer friend used to say, sometimes the policies handed down from above make no sense at all and we are the guys that must enforce them. How true.
Mr Rabbit

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Dec 15, 2010
This should not even be a crime. The drug task force is a bad joke on the taxpayers and they know it. They should all get real jobs instead of sucking the blood out of the taxpayers. Congrats to the confidential informant. I hope ruining peoples' lives gets you a reduced sentence for your repeated arrests. Usually, the CI's are trying to get out of their third of fourth DUI.
Franck

Rockville, MD

#3 Dec 15, 2010
Robert Johnson wrote:
Well there was a good amount of time and energy wasted on the "War on Drugs". How ya doing with winning that one eh?
Oh wait, I know....you all get Federal funding to play war games, to pretend you are in the film Serpico and sometimes, if you are lucky you get to use the big door buster and play SWAT team.
As I member I say take a peek.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
http://www.leap.cc/cms/index.php
LEAP has undergone a transformation in leadership, as Jack Cole stepped down and welcomed Neill Franklin, a 33- year law enforcement veteran of the both the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police forces."
AS LEAP says "LEAP is also deeply concerned with the destructive impact of violent drug gangs and cartels everywhere in the world. Neither problem is remedied by the current policy of drug prohibition. Indeed, drug abuse and gang violence flourish in a drug prohibition environment, just as they did during alcohol prohibition."
But hey don't let common sense get in the way of this 30 year failed war. The War on Drugs has a direct connection to increased violent cartels, increased violence on our streets. The War on Drugs turned a sideline dealer affair into big time money. Big time money draws nasty people toward it and they use nasty methods.
And I guess the war is good business because we are building more and more, bigger and bigger jails to house drug arrests.
"From 1992 to 2001, approximately six million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges, a greater number than the entire populations of Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined. Annual marijuana arrests have more than doubled in that time."
The new economic reality will bring an end to these marijuana busts. The funding is drying up and in 15 years people will look back at all the $billions wasted on the marijuana War as a failed policy.
As my now dead officer friend used to say, sometimes the policies handed down from above make no sense at all and we are the guys that must enforce them. How true.
Thanks for the information. Nothing is going to change until the voters realize it's a waste and the politicians change their priorities. Keep putting the word out there!
PA MOM

York, PA

#4 Dec 15, 2010
wow my son got arrested in the same area[not that iam proud of that] also he is only a 16yr old black young man but he also was into sports got awards made MVP AN SO ON BUT THAT WASNT MENTIONED IN MY SON'S ARTICLE WHEN IT HIT THE PAPER OH OK I GOT IT!!!!!!
Robert Johnson

York, PA

#7 Dec 15, 2010
The problem is the voters are sheep. Until the government stops feeding the media propaganda, the people will keep thinking there is a chance to win the police war against the citizens.
Franck wrote:
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Thanks for the information. Nothing is going to change until the voters realize it's a waste and the politicians change their priorities. Keep putting the word out there!
kobepm

Lansing, MI

#8 Dec 16, 2010
The lawsuit, which in my opinion had zero merit, was quietly and quickly shortly after it was filed. Online court records are notoriously out of date.

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