State narcotics team at risk in budge...

State narcotics team at risk in budget crisis

There are 7 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jun 28, 2009, titled State narcotics team at risk in budget crisis. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

California's budget woes could cut a third of the agents from a little-known unit that has played a key role in high-profile cases like Anna Nicole Smith's overdose death and the arrest of murderer Scott Peterson.

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Positively 3rd Street

Orangevale, CA

#1 Jun 28, 2009
The obvious solution is to use the remaining budget to continue going after crank dealers/ manufacturers, and leave the pot growers alone. Please.
simpletruth

Rancho Cordova, CA

#2 Jun 28, 2009
Good! Get rid of them all. Marijuana should be legal and meth makes people look beautiful and for proof just look at your neighbors!!!
A Paradise motorcyclist

United States

#3 Jun 28, 2009
Well "3rd st" makes sense and the concept in an uncomplicated view would help by taxation of legal sales, lessen greatly the criminal/gang involvement plus free up law enforcement and the courts to work within the new budgets on the Meth problem. Is legalizing/making marijauna a common consumption like beer the answer? I doubt it but the costs in trying to stop it are without tangible results and outlandishly expensive. Essentially NO progress has been accomplished in the last 50 YEARS except to push operations into the hands of major crime syndicates and fill jails/prisons with costly inmates.
The overall enforcement effort lands right in there with Prohibition and the 55mph speed limit, both of which were based on shortsighted political concepts, ending up as humorous efforts at best and deadly expensive experiments at worst.
Joe Sixpack

Manteca, CA

#4 Jun 28, 2009
Oh gee, they have to stop with the photo opportunities that show a bit of pot and a bong after a year-long investigation? Like, bummer dude.

“You have been lied to”

Since: Jul 08

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#5 Jun 28, 2009
Until prohibition is repealed and drugs are legalized so they can be effectively regulated and controlled, we will have illegal drug money fueling gangs, cartels and terrorists; a deep hole in our public budgets; millions of Americans with criminal records removed from the productive arenas of education and the workplace; lack of respect for the rule of law; vulnerable people afraid to seek help for their addictions…the list is almost endless.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a 12,000-member organization started by police, prosecutors, judges, FBI/DEA agents, corrections officials, military and others who fought on the front lines of the “war on drugs” and who know firsthand that prohibition only worsens drug addiction and drug market violence problems.

Drug Abuse is Bad...The Drug War is Worse!
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST PROHIBITION
Criminal Justice Professionals Speaking Out Against the War on Drugs
www.askleap.org

Since: Nov 08

Dunnigan, CA

#6 Jun 28, 2009
Good Riddance and take AG Jerry Brown with it.
God

Chico, CA

#7 Jun 28, 2009
the downturn in Narcos will be an uptick in locksmiths so ......long live capitalism

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