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There are 116 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 6, 2009, titled Philadelphia Eagles football player Juqua Parker charged with m.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Juqua Parker faces possible suspension and could be placed in a drug treatment program as a result of his Wednesday morning arrest on a drug possession charge near Eagles training camp at Lehigh University , officials said.

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El P0rk0 Ch0pp0

United States

#103 Aug 6, 2009
Hey! anti-pot, old people on here. Being an illegal in this country is against the law too.... Why don't you worry more about that instead???, you azzholeS.

“Racism is un-American”

Since: Dec 06

America

#104 Aug 7, 2009
Um no wrote:
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It *is* illegal, right? I mean, whether harmless or not, it's not legal. Should they not enforce the laws? Should they not have charged him because he was black?
And the law is wrong! the law is clearly NOT BASED ON CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY OR PUBLIC HEALTH. the drug laws are unconstitutional Jim Crow authoritarianism.

The point is that marijuana and drug laws are not based on public safety but rather the gratuitous use of authority on the community for no good reason other than the government's ability to impose itself on the people.

America is an authoritarian nation that no longer respects the rule of law. The RULE OF LAW is authority based on the consent of the government. The respect of the governed. authoritarianism is law imposed with contempt of the governed. The drug laws are contemptuous of the governed and have no legitimate constitutional basis.

"..in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.."

".in order to form a more perfect union" The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world that destroys the lives of the governed rather than enrich and empower lives. Far from a more perfect union.

"establish justice", busting people, mostly minorities for the gratuitous Jim Crow ability to do it does not establish justice.

"insure domestic tranquility" The drug war imposes a black market economy that empowers and enriches the criminals and gangsters in our society.

"promote the general welfare" The one hundred billion a year wasted by the combined states and federal government on drug enforcement could be better spent on education and public health. Drug war over-crowded prisons spread disease at a a rate 20 times that of society. Untreated addiction promotes both disease and crime. And the war on drugs black market economy funds and supports, gives "aid and comfort" to America's sworn enemies, both foreign and domestic. The Taliban get 70% of their funding that to the continuation of the drug war. Street gangs and cartels are economically empowered by the black markets imposed by the drug war.

"secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity" the current story thread pretty much flushes that ideal down the toilet. What liberty?
New Law

Roseland, NJ

#105 Aug 7, 2009
aahpat wrote:
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And the law is wrong! the law is clearly NOT BASED ON CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY OR PUBLIC HEALTH. the drug laws are unconstitutional Jim Crow authoritarianism.
The point is that marijuana and drug laws are not based on public safety but rather the gratuitous use of authority on the community for no good reason other than the government's ability to impose itself on the people.
America is an authoritarian nation that no longer respects the rule of law. The RULE OF LAW is authority based on the consent of the government. The respect of the governed. authoritarianism is law imposed with contempt of the governed. The drug laws are contemptuous of the governed and have no legitimate constitutional basis.
"..in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.."
".in order to form a more perfect union" The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world that destroys the lives of the governed rather than enrich and empower lives. Far from a more perfect union.
"establish justice", busting people, mostly minorities for the gratuitous Jim Crow ability to do it does not establish justice.
"insure domestic tranquility" The drug war imposes a black market economy that empowers and enriches the criminals and gangsters in our society.
"promote the general welfare" The one hundred billion a year wasted by the combined states and federal government on drug enforcement could be better spent on education and public health. Drug war over-crowded prisons spread disease at a a rate 20 times that of society. Untreated addiction promotes both disease and crime. And the war on drugs black market economy funds and supports, gives "aid and comfort" to America's sworn enemies, both foreign and domestic. The Taliban get 70% of their funding that to the continuation of the drug war. Street gangs and cartels are economically empowered by the black markets imposed by the drug war.
"secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity" the current story thread pretty much flushes that ideal down the toilet. What liberty?
Your posts remind me of the tree hugging hippies that used to hold rallies against our government on campus all of the time...grow up....
mmm_cheesesteak

Allentown, PA

#106 Aug 7, 2009
aahpat wrote:
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I thought Chong was busted by the feds.
Mary Beth Buchanan, chief of "Operation Pipe Dreams". it was the DEA that made the arrest, but she made the case
Um no

Florham Park, NJ

#107 Aug 7, 2009
aahpat wrote:
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And the law is wrong! the law is clearly NOT BASED ON CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY OR PUBLIC HEALTH. the drug laws are unconstitutional Jim Crow authoritarianism.
...Drug laws are "Jim Crow authoritarianism?" Am I reading that correctly? Drug laws are aimed at minorities? You're pulling the race card at every turn, huh?

I'm pretty sure I don't care if it's right or wrong. It is the law and was in effect at the time of his infraction, that makes it a crime.

If you have issues with the law you are not in the position to discard it because you feel it's invalid.
UNJUSTICE

Easton, PA

#108 Aug 7, 2009
The Man wrote:
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Police do not need a warrant if there is probable cause.
I think the Fourth Admendment would disagree.
UNJUSTICE

Easton, PA

#109 Aug 7, 2009
kjs wrote:
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This was not illegal search. Burning weed gave them probable cause.
Thas right gave them probable cause to get a search warrant to make a legal search.
If they smell the same odor outside your house they would have to get a warrant they can not just enter.
Plato

Claysburg, PA

#110 Aug 7, 2009
Sound Reasoning wrote:
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Yea, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, they were all idiots for not following British law.
Comparing apples to oranges.

Get in the correct century..........
Plato

Claysburg, PA

#111 Aug 7, 2009
SomePaGuy wrote:
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No, they are not suppose to be role models for our childeren.
Well, the sports professionals tout themselves to be just that - someone that our youth can idolize.

So, what, pray tell, are YOU smokin? You should get your money back.

“Racism is un-American”

Since: Dec 06

America

#112 Aug 7, 2009
Bad laws define themselves by how much contempt for police, authority and the rule of law they motivate.

America's drugs laws motivate millions of Americans to express their contempt for the law by imbibing with illegal vegetable matter.

America's drug laws also motivate Americans to express their contempt for the law by subjecting police and politicians to ever greater levels of distrust and disrespect.

“Racism is un-American”

Since: Dec 06

America

#113 Aug 7, 2009
New Law wrote:
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Your posts remind me of the tree hugging hippies that used to hold rallies against our government on campus all of the time...grow up....
And you remind me of the right-wingers who would invade peaceful anti war and environmental protests to incite riots and commit violence.

Your denunciation is not rebuttal. Your antagonism is not intellect. If you can't write an intelligent response to an issue oriented public policy statement crawl back under your rock.

“Racism is un-American”

Since: Dec 06

America

#114 Aug 7, 2009
Plato wrote:
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Well, the sports professionals tout themselves to be just that - someone that our youth can idolize.
So, what, pray tell, are YOU smokin? You should get your money back.
So parents just blindly cede the raising of their children to every commercial venture that touts values for self serving commercial reasons?

Don't parents have some responsibility to inspire their children to goodness rather than leaving it to whatever stranger comes along with an advertising budget?

Your people who scream role model are declaring yourselves unfit parents who have given up any effort to positively influence your children. Why do you foist off your parenting responsibilities onto complete strangers?

Unilaterally declaring complete strangers to be role models for your children is bad parenting. Lazy parenting. Unfit parenting.

“Racism is un-American”

Since: Dec 06

America

#115 Aug 7, 2009
Plato wrote:
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Comparing apples to oranges.
Get in the correct century..........
Bad laws inspire contempt for the rule of law. Contempt for the law enforcers and contempt for the politicians who write the bad laws.

This is true no matter what century we are talking about.

The drug laws inspire contempt for the rule of law. Contempt for the police and contempt for the politicians who support the bad laws.

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There are some good politicians who are trying to end the bad laws because they see that the drug war is a bad policy. Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb has authored and 32 other senators,(including both Arlen Specter and Bob Casey), have co-sponsored S-714 to establish a national criminal justice commission to review and analyze the efficacy of the entire U.S. criminal justice system. Especially the failure of the war on drugs and criminalization of marijuana.

S-714
http://mysite.verizon.net/aahpat/aandc/s714.h...

S-714 tally sheet of co-sponsoring senators.
http://mysite.verizon.net/aahpat/aandc/s-714_...

Write our senators and thank them for their support of this vitally important piece of legislation. This commission could very well mark the end of the crime fostering and terrorist funding war on drugs as we know it today.
New Law

Roseland, NJ

#116 Aug 7, 2009
aahpat wrote:
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And you remind me of the right-wingers who would invade peaceful anti war and environmental protests to incite riots and commit violence.
Your denunciation is not rebuttal. Your antagonism is not intellect. If you can't write an intelligent response to an issue oriented public policy statement crawl back under your rock.
I can write all I want. People died to give you the same albeit pathetic in your case. The problem with Libtards like you is that you want to deny the bloodshed that gave you the writes you have. Wake up.
NoCrap

Bethlehem, PA

#117 Aug 10, 2009
Dontchu realize how tiiiiiiired people are of people playing this overplayed race card? U gotta come wiff new material.
aahpat wrote:
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If this were a simple case of dumb over-zealous policing I would disagree with you. Sports organizations need the police too much to antagonize them over one dumb "Barney".
But there is the racial implication that the police let the real public safety risk, the white driver, go free while going straight to the black passive passenger.
This implication disturbs me a lot. An organization like the Eagles, with a large body of important to the organization black workers cannot afford to needlessly expose that group of professional workers to some Barney **** type of a-hole.
The police now need to prove that they do not have a rogue white supremacist in their organization. Some one cretin who could really scare away a sophisticated organization like the Eagles.
There are too many racists in the Lehigh Valley community for this issue to not be a valid concern.
Sage Rosenroots

Houston, TX

#118 Aug 11, 2009
If you dont like it, you know where the ocean is. Swim back to your roots. Or I can helicopter maneuver you there.

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