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Police find pot, mushroom operation during La Crosse domestic call

There are 24 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 24, 2010, titled Police find pot, mushroom operation during La Crosse domestic call. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Authorities stumbled on an indoor drug grow inside a South Side home Sunday evening while investigating a man who threatened his wife with a shotgun.

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NUTSTO

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Aug 24, 2010
Ah yes, the use of recreational drugs is enlightening! What a wonderfull place California will be when they legalize Pot and tax it for revenue. This shows you what extremes politicians will go to to raise money to keep spending. Meanwhile, LA is openibg a 4000 student high school that cost $578 Million. This follows one that cost $332 Million, which followed one costing $228 Million. Thats over $1000,000,000. for 3 high schools. Going to be a lot of Pot smoking Gun toters to raise that kind of Money. Can any one say. Leftie Liberal Nuts.!

“Keeping the Hive Alive!”

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis

#3 Aug 24, 2010
How nice that , rather than calming a domestic situation, the police show up and fan the flames instead. And, calling a person with 5 plants a "trafficker" is a bit of a stretch, to say the least.
If I lived in this community I would be tremendously ashamed of my police department. This isn't how our tax dollars should be spent!
Slim

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Aug 24, 2010
NUTSTO wrote:
Ah yes, the use of recreational drugs is enlightening! What a wonderfull place California will be when they legalize Pot and tax it for revenue. This shows you what extremes politicians will go to to raise money to keep spending. Meanwhile, LA is openibg a 4000 student high school that cost $578 Million. This follows one that cost $332 Million, which followed one costing $228 Million. Thats over $1000,000,000. for 3 high schools. Going to be a lot of Pot smoking Gun toters to raise that kind of Money. Can any one say. Leftie Liberal Nuts.!
:rolleyes:
BigD

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Aug 24, 2010
Another PP puff piece hero worship story.
Sugaree

La Veta, CO

#6 Aug 24, 2010
moral of story: be nice to your wife.
Wow

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Aug 24, 2010
Hung over. Kicked in face. Nag, nag. Grab shotgun. Go sit in closet. Take shower. Go to jail.

Just another typical day when your family tree looks like a telephone pole.
What A Dope

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Aug 24, 2010
amy beehive wrote:
How nice that , rather than calming a domestic situation, the police show up and fan the flames instead. And, calling a person with 5 plants a "trafficker" is a bit of a stretch, to say the least.
If I lived in this community I would be tremendously ashamed of my police department. This isn't how our tax dollars should be spent!
"Fan the flames"? What do you propose they should do when a man points a shotgun at his pregnant wife because he was hung over, angry at being woken up and didn't want his wife to talk to him? With a two year old child in the house? Calm him down, how? Give him some milk and cookies? His brother didn't have just 5 plants growing in his room, he also had psychedelic mushrooms. These brothers broke the law. This is EXACTLY how out tax dollars are supposed to be spent. I'm glad I don't live in your community as you seem to be an opinionated moron. Wonder how you'd feel about the cops if some maniac was pointing a gun at you?

“Keeping the Hive Alive!”

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis

#9 Aug 24, 2010
What A Dope wrote:
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"Fan the flames"? What do you propose they should do when a man points a shotgun at his pregnant wife because he was hung over, angry at being woken up and didn't want his wife to talk to him? With a two year old child in the house? Calm him down, how? Give him some milk and cookies? His brother didn't have just 5 plants growing in his room, he also had psychedelic mushrooms. These brothers broke the law. This is EXACTLY how out tax dollars are supposed to be spent. I'm glad I don't live in your community as you seem to be an opinionated moron. Wonder how you'd feel about the cops if some maniac was pointing a gun at you?
You seem to have missed my point. I never said the police shouldn't have done anything about the domestic abuse call. The pot plants had NOTHING to do with that and will probably be thrown out. I'm glad you don't live in my community, we already have enough "opinionated morons" and, I'm quite handy with a gun myself and have several cops in my family, but they wouldn't snoop around a victim's house on a domestic abuse call.
The Righteous One

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Aug 24, 2010
amy beehive wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to have missed my point. I never said the police shouldn't have done anything about the domestic abuse call. The pot plants had NOTHING to do with that and will probably be thrown out. I'm glad you don't live in my community, we already have enough "opinionated morons" and, I'm quite handy with a gun myself and have several cops in my family, but they wouldn't snoop around a victim's house on a domestic abuse call.
Nice..........the pot calling the kettle black.

In your community all you see is sunshine and riches
where folks laugh all day and drugs and domestic abuse
aren't even alive.

Can I move there too?

“Keeping the Hive Alive!”

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis

#11 Aug 24, 2010
The Righteous One wrote:
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Nice..........the pot calling the kettle black.
In your community all you see is sunshine and riches
where folks laugh all day and drugs and domestic abuse
aren't even alive.
Can I move there too?
Posting under another name doesn't make you any less tedious, dreary, uninteresting or dull. And, it appears, you do live in my community and should know that a little homegrown pot is the least of our worries!
overblown

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Aug 24, 2010
The "drug operation" sounds like a kid taking matters into his own hands when the laws are stoopid. He is not supporting criminal enterprise, and is being self-sufficient. If he were brewing his own beer, his only infraction would be that he was underage. Do the taxpayers really want to jail this kid for up to ten years for this infraction?

You can be of the mindset that drugs MAY ruin a person's life. But, a drug CONVICTION most certainly will end this kid's life as he knew it. Stumbling upon a kid growing pot is not sufficient evidence to tack on drug "trafficking" charges. That would require actual detective work and EVIDENCE that he did in fact intend to sell it.

Irony of irony: legal ALCOHOL creating the scenario with the domestic case.

I think most will agree, the punishment for the pot grower most certainly does not fit the crime (or the expense of the punishment.)
FAIL

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Aug 24, 2010
FAIL: "Authorities stumbled on an indoor drug grow inside a home...."

Anne, since there are no proofreaders nor editors anymore you have to do this yourself.

IN addition, this is NOT newsworthy unless you work for a tabloid IMO.
wowzers

Plymouth, MN

#15 Aug 24, 2010
amy beehive wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to have missed my point. I never said the police shouldn't have done anything about the domestic abuse call. The pot plants had NOTHING to do with that and will probably be thrown out. I'm glad you don't live in my community, we already have enough "opinionated morons" and, I'm quite handy with a gun myself and have several cops in my family, but they wouldn't snoop around a victim's house on a domestic abuse call.
What are you smoking?

On a side note - sounds like that 2 year old is wise beyond her years.. kicking daddy in the face - haha.
Fed Up

Cadott, WI

#16 Aug 24, 2010
Far out man...
Justice

Rochester, MN

#17 Aug 24, 2010
What a waste of good shrooms!
Smoking

United States

#18 Aug 24, 2010
Why do people even bother saying it's not for sale? The police don't give a F and are going to charge with the maximum charges anyway. It makes them feel like heros, drug war heros.
yeah sure

Burnsville, MN

#19 Aug 24, 2010
yeah we need to legalize marijuana because it for sure isn't a gateway drug. yeah sure.
come on

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Aug 25, 2010
yeah sure wrote:
yeah we need to legalize marijuana because it for sure isn't a gateway drug. yeah sure.
Why not call alcohol or cigarettes a "gateway?" Most people have tried those prior to trying pot. Carding and a regulated legal market at least slow kids' access to them, unlike allowing criminals to decide if they'll sell to kids or not. It is, for this reason, PROHIBITION is the gateway. Make no mistake about it.
Sarah D

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Aug 25, 2010
amy beehive wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to have missed my point. I never said the police shouldn't have done anything about the domestic abuse call. The pot plants had NOTHING to do with that and will probably be thrown out. I'm glad you don't live in my community, we already have enough "opinionated morons" and, I'm quite handy with a gun myself and have several cops in my family, but they wouldn't snoop around a victim's house on a domestic abuse call.
maybe you should ASK the cops in your family THEIR opinions regarding this particular case. You might be surprised at their answers.
Sarah D

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Aug 25, 2010
Smoking wrote:
Why do people even bother saying it's not for sale? The police don't give a F and are going to charge with the maximum charges anyway. It makes them feel like heros, drug war heros.
It's the district attorney who decides what the ultimate charge is or even if s/he is going to take the case to trial or dismiss the charges. The police could charge people with possession with intent to sell but it's the DA who decides what the charges ultimately will be.

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