Posted by Tobbe on February 17, 1999 at 14:38:14:
In Reply to: We Live In A Free World posted by Rotem Mor on July 06, 1998 at 19:48:49:
: An observation of the paterns in police handling of the
: drug situation can teach us plenty about the world(and particularily country)
: in which we live . Firstly , as discussed before the police are
: very skillfull about using the public's ignorence about drugs
: to their advantage . How many times do we see the title "drugs"(in the papers) without further explenation
: when police catch "dealers"? Further reading usualy leads to that discovery that
: almost always these "potent" drugs caught are mariujana or lighter psychodelics.
: what does this mean?
: well , firstly it shows that the REAL dangerous drugs
: are not bein' seized by the police. These drugs , which
: are extemly addictive and destructive are NOT being controled by
: policeman . And their dealers , usualy dangerous criminals are working
: freely , hardly ever being caught.
: I do not know the figures , but i am assuming that for a big time dealer/crook it is
: a much more profitable buisness bringing these destructive drugs and dealing them(because they
: are extreemly addictive and not as easly made by amateurs) .
: so what ARE the police doing?
: They are catching the minor dealers(often kids) dealing harmless substences
: in order to make headlines . These kids are hardly profesionals , and are being
: caught at private paries with (reletively) small amounts of drugs.
: They go after these kids because it is an easy catch , and so
: they can grab many headlines(again relying on the steriotypes).
: It's just like they do with regular crimes,
: they go after the poor , defenceless , minor thugs rather then those organizing them(the ones with the
: big time lawyers) .
: It's clasic beat on the poor and deffensless.
: so when it comes to drug management our "democracy defending"
: police is chasing after the Poor , the Young and the Harmless.
: rather then get the REAL dealers who deal in great amounts
: of cocain or heroin.
: it'll grab them (and all of us) in the ass one day..
: Till the pigs come knockin',
: Rotem Mor
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