Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Talk About (Poetic) Justice

Go figure.

About 100 people, including students majoring in homeland security and criminal justice, were arrested Tuesday in an undercover drug sting at San Diego State University, officials said.
Drugs? At a university, especially one so close to the international border? Who knew?

In theory, at least they know what's about to happen to them.

8 comments:

Josh the commie said...

one of the ones that got busted was my roommate.

Darren said...

Extra room for you now!

Rufus said...

The war on drugs and the DEA make me sick. They are stormtroopers with badges. What anyone takes into their own bodies is no one's business. I hate it when I hear smartass, sarcastic comments degrading these people as criminal drug dealers or addicts. People use substances for personal use for a reason, it's a choice, it is also a minority which is under attack. I am a victim of this war and now 65 students who probably just like to smoke marijuana have their future's ruined by the courts and popular opinion. Think for yourself, question authority.

Rufus said...

I want to thank you for allowing the post of that comment, alot of forums or blogs would just deny it. We seem to have different stances on the war on drugs possibly however it is great you are respectful and let the other site place their view. For example one thing we may we agree on is how aggressive and ignorant this forum is, check this out: http://www.topix.com/forum/us/T94IKJ95SIFTFMP9D#lastPost

The reply to my post was: Victim?

"Eventually you will be arrested and put into jail just like the rest of your worthless junkie friends."

I just don't understand...

Erica said...

Rufus,

Forgive me if I'm being obtuse, but I don't understand how you could be the victim when getting busted for doing something you know was illegal.

Seriously.

Also, "probably just like to smoke marijuana" is somewhat belied by the fact that 4 lbs of coke were seized, as well as 50 lbs of pot, assorted unprescribed pharmaceuticals and several illegal weapons.

This was a business, not a couple stoners just chilling out.

Rufus said...

I agree with you about it being a business, I don't know the details however but I'd be willing to make an assumption that out of the 75 suspects arrrested not all were involved in the hardcore criminal aspect of dealing. Your absolutely correct on that issue. However

As for me not being a victim because I'm aware of how it is illegal. My point is I am not a criminal for smoking a joint no more than you are a criminal for drinking a beer. I should be able to do what I want so long as I cause no damage to others, hell I'm not even damaging myself. A law was passed, for many reasons, most of those reasons are corrupt, look up why pot was demonized and made illegal in the 1930's. This is a war on personal freedom. I would recommend the work of Bill Hick's as well.

Ellen K said...

If people want to do drugs, then that's their choice. But it's illegal and so if they choose to do it, they are subject to the penalties involved. Likewise, if you are student getting federal financial aid, if you get arrested for possession or distribution of drugs, you will lose those grants. So once again, you are certainly "free" to do what you want with your time, but if you get caught, be a grown up, stop whining and take your medicine. By the way, I don't buy the whole "it's just pot" attitude, because I have seen the folks who think they are functioning just fine even though they smoke during the weekends and frankly, they aren't nearly as sharp as they think they are. And in that they have lots in common with your average functioning alcoholic.

erica said...

"My point is I am not a criminal for smoking a joint no more than you are a criminal for drinking a beer."

But in fact you are, as possession of marijuana is illegal, and possession of beer is not. You would be a criminal, I would not. QED.

Don't like it? Change it. But don't get upset when things that are illegal are treated as if they are illegal.