Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Keeping Our Priorities Straight

Yet Another Record for Marijuana Arrests
clipped from www.reason.com

According to FBI figures released today, about 873,000 people were arrested on marijuana charges in the United States last year, 5 percent more than in 2006 and a new record. This is the fifth year in a row that marijuana arrests, which are up 167 percent since 1990, have increased. In 2007 marijuana arrests accounted for nearly half of the 1.8 million drug arrests; as usual, the vast majority of the pot busts, about 775,000, were for simple possession.

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These numbers are kind of astounding, don't you think? 873,000 is (maybe) a little more than the total population of Lunchbucket and surrounding region.

Of course, we have to keep all those dope-smoking hippies in line cuz chances are they're Democrats...or Anarchists, which amounts to the same thing, eh?

Isn't it nice to know that the war on drugs is having such spectacular results? It almost makes you want to pour yourself a good stiff drink to celebrate!

Or...looking at it another way...

Our priorities may be straight, but a significant chunk of the population ain't.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whoopy dooh eh? Those naughty/evil Marijuana peoples. Bet you most arrests are made when the police officers need their monthly quota. Easy grabs. Great fanfare. Impressive.

Take all the marijuana users/dealers/growers out of the world and man, would not then peace be established?

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