Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Drug Crimes Soar as Cops Tell Morality Porkies.


Drug crimes soar as cops get tough
02.04.2008 / Bay of Plenty Times



By VICKI WATERHOUSE

Western Bay police say their crackdown on 'evil' drugs like P and cannabis is the reason why drug offences soared last year.


Statistics released yesterday showed more than 130 more drug offences were uncovered by local police last year _ an increase of 30.1 per cent from 2006. Western Bay of Plenty Police District Area Commander, Mike Clement, attributed the dramatic rise to better policing.


"It was a very strong focus on having an intolerance towards cannabis dealing," he said. "That [increase] is largely around our policing of drugs.


"I just don't like people drug dealing, and the message is very loud and clear, and the community doesn't like it either, and we're doing something about it.


Drug crimes soar as cops get tough - Bay of Plenty Times - 2008-04-02 09:10:00.0 - localnews


When top dick Eddie Ellison was in BoP in 2004 he spoke of the lesson in drug policing management where he placed an elevated intervention process in an otherwise identified no drugs area, and low and behold, after some low level detections the media is reporting the village is going to hell in a hand basket and local folk are demanding answers to the 'problem'.
He promised everything and did nothing... pulling the policing out of the area. What happened? the Drug Problem simply went away.
When can we have cops that understand the POLICING is not just LAW ENFORCEMENT to justify ongoing budgets?
When drugs become 'evil' there is an unspoken agenda that is unrelated to the pharmacology. Some may even think the muloch is prohibition itself!


If Cannabis is Evil, then, based on harms, Alcohol is the devil incarnate.


And Anderton, after your inane 'because its dangerous' BZP on SUNDAY (TVOne) you look the fool I took you to be...


By any standard, swimming must be banned immediately, and our Biejing bound pool athletes withdrawn...
/Blair



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