I am all for responsible drug use. What is done to an individual’s body by that individual is their business. I think the United States spends an absurd amount of money each year funding a senseless drug war. A drug war, I might add, that has proven to be useless. All the United States has achieved fighting the drug war is incarcerating criminals that fell into crime in the first place because of the illegality of drugs (for the most part). It can be argued that organized crime would experience a downfall upon the onset of drugs being decriminalized (not necessarily made illlegal). But who knows? A lot of criminal organizations could dissappear entirely if drugs were made legal. Criminals, as well as innocent people found with a joint are being imprisoned injustly.
Last year, in this great state of Florida, three different high schools were plagued by undercover cops arresting students for marijuana possession and sale. But it wasn’t that black & white. These undercover cops posed as high school students, becoming best friends with students, adding them on Facebook, flirting with them, and even getting into small scale relationships with them. In one instance, an 18 year old honor student named Justin fell in love with an undercover officer. They spent weeks together, spending time flirting, going out together, texting each other, etc. Eventually, the undercover cop got Justin to buy her a small amount of marijuana. Justin was not a marijuana smoker and not a drug user in general. He was a good honor student, falling head over heels for a cop.
Justin, as well as 31 other students, were arrested and charged with felonies.
How do these cops look themselves in the mirror? Seducing 18-year-olds to fall in love or pretending to be friends and then tricking them into procuring small amounts of marijuana so they can charge them with felonies is beyond slimy and diametrically opposed to the officers’ charge to “serve and protect.
I encourage you to read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-newman/attractive-undercover-cop_b_1277330.html