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Add $5Million to the cost of the failed war on drugs.

by Dan McC / March 11, 2004 4:21 AM PST
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Re:Add $5Million to the cost of the failed war on drugs.
by Josh K / March 11, 2004 4:25 AM PST

Hi Dan:

I don't think this case really qualifies as being part of the war on drugs. The victims in this case were victims of plain old racism. The "war on drugs" was just a convenient way for this agent to have them prosecuted.

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Re:Re:Add $5Million to the cost of the failed war on drugs.
by Dan McC / March 11, 2004 4:36 AM PST

Josh,

Sure, this idiot's a racist, and would be without the failed war on drugs. But without the failed war on drug he'd only be a security guard at the mall, or something, instead of making such disastrous use of Byzantine structures and obscene powers whose existence is rationalized by the failed war on drugs.

Dan

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Just guessing here -- you think the war on drugs has failed? :-) NT
by Josh K / March 11, 2004 4:55 AM PST

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Sussed that out, did ya? ;-) -nt

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Re: Add $5Million to the cost of the failed war on drugs.

Hi, Dan.

The sadder part of the story is that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refused to do anything about the situation for over a year, while innocent people still languished in jail. Only after ordered to take the matter by act oif the Texas legilsature did the Board stop rubber-stamping executions long enough to deal with this travesty of justice. And the same thing seems to be happening now with regards to Josiah Sutton, who still has not received a pardon a year after being released from jail when repeated DNA tests showed that the test (in the now-closed Houston Crime Lab) which led to his rape conviction had been botched. As Senator Rodney Ellis told two board members, "You don't want to pardon people even when they make a clear case."

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Re:Re: Add $5Million to the cost of the failed war on drugs.
by Dan McC / March 11, 2004 4:46 AM PST

Hi, Dave,

Those guys on the Pardons and Parole Board would be good subjects for the Symposium on Death and Coma. Too bad US scientists are being kept from information that could help these Board members.

This would be a lot more amusing if it weren't so tragic.

Dan

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How to create John Muhammad's and his Lee Boyd Malvo apprentices in one easy lesson. Poo happens I know, but ain't it amazing that there isn't more retaliation? (NT)
by crowsfoot / March 11, 2004 11:52 AM PST

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