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December 3rd, 2012 — Drugs, South Dakotans
This is a new lobbying organization one of my friends is helping out with. Check them out!
Here is a letter to the editor, explaining the group‘s mission.
Sheriff Mike Milstead recently announced the Department of Justice will visit our county jail in December to review the growing inmate population. Meanwhile, a work group has completed a review of our state’s prison population at the governor’s request — launching a discussion around many needed reforms.
The magnitude of this issue is truly alarming. I am very concerned about the over-incarceration crisis because we arrest twice as many people as our neighboring states, despite having a similar crime rate. The arrest rate has increased by 400 percent for women since the early ’80s, about the same time we embraced the “war on drugs” and started locking up a record numbers of nonviolent drug users. Although well-intended, this approach actually fuels the cycle of crime, poverty and addiction and makes the public less safe.
The clear connection between our punitive drug laws and skyrocketing arrest rates should prompt a serious discussion about how we handle drugs. I urge our community leaders to consider decriminalization and treating problematic drug use as a health care issue for the family and community, not the police and courts.
October 18th, 2012 — Drugs
This is so ironic that Emmett sent me this trailer today, Guest Poster and I just had a conversation yesterday about the ridiculous amount of money our county and city spends on law enforcement vehicles and intimidation. Our money.
Can’t wait to see this film on the worthless war on drugs.
February 1st, 2011 — Drugs, State Legislature
It amazes me that legislators are worried about dirt poor single mothers smoking a little weed.
A South Dakota bill to require drug testing of welfare recipients has been killed in committee this morning.
House Bill 1120 sponsored by Rep. Mark Kirkeby, R-Rapid City, would require testing of those recipients that state employees believe have drugs in their system.
What is the irony of this legislation? It would probably cost more to implement a drug testing program then the amount of money that is being given to welfare drug users. It’s kinda like the capital punishment debate – It’s actually cheaper to put someone away for life then to kill them because of the appeals process.
But I digress.
What bothers me more is the hypocrisy of our lawmakers. Ever notice how many elected officials get caught fucking whores, doing drugs, beating their spouses, molesting kids and drinking and driving? I think a better idea would be to force every new legislator to take an IQ test, be drug tested and have a mental health evaluation.
Of course that wouldn’t leave many people in Pierre.
December 15th, 2009 — Drugs, Sioux Falls
While I think Beck is a Shitbag, this story was reported by several other news organizations, including CNN. I’m just wondering when our MSM will wakeup and talk about it.
April 21st, 2009 — anger, COOL, Drugs, Ethanol, Humor, Internet, Open Thread, snark
Even with the economy in the shitter, alcohol sales are up. I felt compelled to share one of my favorite sites on the internets Modern Drunkard Magazine out of Denver. It was THIS POST about how to infiltrate the “drys” that made me chuckle. So here’s to all you teetotalers out there making our lives easier by following through and picking up our slack. I tip my glass to you.. or more specifically… away from you.. and down my throat.
March 31st, 2009 — Drugs
I don’t always agree with Jack, but sometimes he states the obvious;
Someone described insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time. That’s a perfect description of the war on drugs.
So why does Obama think legalizing Mary Jane is a bad thing? Because the more things CHANGE the more they stay the same in Washington.
March 7th, 2009 — America, anger, blog, Cafe Press, COOL, CPAC, Crooks, Democrats, Drugs, Republicans, RUSH
In ten words or less, sum up Douche Limbaugh’s existence, and the DNC will put it on a billboard in his home town…. and give you a T-shirt. Do you think they use Cafe Press too?
The only word I can think of is ‘douchenozzle’. Or should that be two words?
March 6th, 2009 — Drugs, Uncategorized
I know that I haven’t posted here in a while, but word has it that your fine state is set to receive some new beers from a great brewery: New Belgium Brewing. Fat Tire is a very popular session brew in these parts, but the brewery has more to offer than their flagship beer. I suggest you check their site for more info. Enjoy and follow your folly.
February 21st, 2009 — 4th Amendment, Drugs, Fuck Off, Sioux Falls
UPDATE: Last night I was at Nutty’s North and asked about the drug dogs, rumor has it (yup more rumors – sorry) that the SFPD retrieved a phone from a hippie kid who died and found all kinds of messages and texts about drug trafficking at hippie concerts, so the cops have been sitting out on the sidewalk by the club during those kind of shows busting people. Mind you, they have legal authority to do that, because it is public property, but I would think they would have better things to do then bust young people for a couple of joints. The prudent, and intelligent thing to do is to investigate who is the ‘Kingpin’ in the operation instead swatting the flys. But hey, I’m no detective, so what do I know.
I heard a rumor yesterday that police brought drug dogs in Nutty’s North during a concert. Not sure if it is true, just wondering if anyone out their can verify?
This is disenhearting for several reasons. First off it is a clear violation of 4th Amendment rights, which of course is unconstitutional. The police either need a warrant or the establishment owner calling 911 and telling them they suspect drugs on the premise and want an investigation. Drug dogs can only legally search public property otherwise. I heard the search was random.
It is also disappointing beacuse all we ever hear about 24/7 from our city leaders is how we need a fricking Event Center to bring in top entertainment. Well guess what, Nutty’s brings in TOP ENTERTAINMENT, and then you turn drug dogs loose on them?
Until Sioux Falls pulls the conservative corncob out of our asses we will NEVER compete in entertainment with anyone in the region.