The Addict and the Extinguisher

The one area where our society is so misdirected about psychoactive drug control is the vast unknown. The thought, if the law enforcement can keep drugs away from our populace there will be no addicts or we will reduce the number of addicts. There is evidence this not true.

Another untruth preached is; if the addict does not use psychoactive drugs he is a state of remission or cured. The effect of psychoactive drugs upon the brain is not fully know and the addict must find some solution to change his life in a manner the psychoactive drugs are not thought to be an extinguisher for a brain on fire.

We might point the addict in some direction to change his life. We should punish his misbehavior. We should never take away his extinguisher nor his methodology for change.

So goes a misdirected “Drug War” via Drug Prohibition.
Author: harold

More Jail Cells in Lee County

The media has the Drug Prohibition Laws and the treatment of addiction so so wrong. I was watching Law & Order:SVU and one of the stars said, “Love will not cure an alcoholic”. That is the only thing that can bring peace to the affected and afflicted. This insults me

There is a trial going on in Fulton County, GA where the Narc Cops killed a 92 year old lady. Google and see if you can find, very very little, sad. Then go here and see if this makes any sense

More of the same
“When you’re sending SWAT teams in after low-level drug users, you’re creating violence,” he said. “You’re creating a confrontation where there wasn’t one before.”  

More from the text
Balko said that the rise of the SWAT team has largely been in response to the fear that inner city drug dealers and other criminals have amassed hordes of automatic weaponry to use on police (by contrast, he said, the National Institute of Justice has found that the overwhelming majority of gun crimes were committed using small-caliber, easily concealed handguns). Originally conceived in huge, high-crime cities like Los Angeles, tactical teams have since spread to almost every police department that can afford one, and have often been accompanied by a corresponding militarized mentality — one that can trickle down even to the rank-and-file officers on the street.

It’s easy to see why. Highly trained and armed to the teeth, often given the most dangerous assignments, being a SWAT officer is about as close to being Batman as most cops are ever going to get: decked out in ninja black, identities hidden from evildoers, with a utility belt full of the latest tactical gadgets. Even so, Balko said, many older police officers he knows are suspicious of the new breed of gung-ho cops who gravitate toward SWAT — and the us-versus-them mentality an overly militarized police force can create.

“We’re giving these cops military equipment,” Balko said. “We’re giving them military training in military tactics, and then we send them out and tell them they’re fighting a war on drugs. It shouldn’t surprise us at all when they start to treat public streets like a battlefield and private citizens like enemy combatants.”

You know we could do away with the SWAT teams and the dogs we would be a little less violent.

The Brown Shirts are out in force and nobody is watching.

Next time you hear the words, Dangerous Drugs,” apply your own experience not the media or the law enforcement. See if we can do without another jail in Lee County
Author: harold

NMDJ 05/11/2008 Opinion

As stated from the NMDJ 05/11/2008 Opinion

Police Department affairs need more space for the same reason the jail needs expansion: a growing city and county generate more law enforcement business.

I must disagree. The reason we need a new jail is our obsession with our Drug Prohibition Laws. In the past century we have decided drug addicts are criminals so we put them in jail. We fail to look at our Basic Text for our spiritual life to seek the answer.

Mark 9 17And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; 18And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not
his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? 29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. Spoken to the followers, not to the possessed. I suggest a complete reading to understand what was said to the father.

Will somebody look in the jail and determine how many non violent drug offenders are lock up and ask what are we doing building another jail.

Author: harold

Two Reasons I am Sad

“Reality cannot be described in terms of being and nonbeing. Being and nonbeing are notions cerated by you, exactly like the notions of birth and death, coming and going. If your beloved one can no longer be seen, does not mean that from being she has become nonbeing. If you realize this truth about your beloved, you will suffer much less, and if you realize this truth about yourself, you will transcend your fear of dying, of nonbeing.”

Taming the Tiger Within
Thich Nhat Hanh

Transformation from life to death at times can come with excruciating pain. This can be often times be emotionally disturbing to love ones. Doctors, nurses, aids, and friends can give aid to all who suffer, the dying and the love ones of the dying. This work is praiseworthy and hopefully their goals are not disrupted. When life can no longer be seen, as Thich Nhat Hanh states, the funeral home businesses, friends and others take over to assure the love ones the deceased is still with them. I hold those who carry out this work in high esteem. This is one of the two reason the Sanctuary Hospice House situation saddens me.

The other reason is two investigators were sent to look into the work of some at the Sanctuary Hospice House using laws (Please take a look) that can convict Doctor Albert Schweitzer and Mother Teresa without having a trial.
Author: harold

Opium: Then And Now

found here

Addicts of opium were very frequent. It has been estimated that one US. citizen of 400 was an addict of opium in 1914, much more frequent than today, and the number had increased fast for a number of years. The user were mostly white or Chinese.

Hellaous statement, we do not have very many opium addicts, we have crack addicts, meth addicts, crack hos, & whatever. Now, is somebody telling me that we have less than 750,000 drug addicts in the USA. We have that many is prison or some type of judicial supervision. However since nobody agrees what is an addict, lets’ just call them criminals.(sic)

However the last sentence says it all, it is about race. Here is more!

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”

Harry Anslinger, U.S. Commissioner of Narcotics, testifying to Congress on why
marijuana should be made illegal, 1937.

(Marijuana Tax Act, signed Aug. 2, 1937; effective Oct. 1,1937.)

It is still going on. Look here

Our Drug Prohibition Laws are working. That is, if you are a racist.

Author: harold

Prosecutor: Cop’s actions in botched raid led to death

Does this not disturb anybody.

We give powers to people to carry out Prohibition Laws and we get this. You think this is a rare occasion. May someone getting killed. I think not. I happens everyday and most think these folks are protecting our children. When will we awaken.

Prosecutor Kellie Hill put the photograph of the 92-year-old woman on a monitor as the trial in Superior Court began.

Then a steady BANG, BANG, BANG … rang out from a recorder, eventually reaching the number 39.
“That was 39 shots, the last thing Kathryn Johnston heard,” Hill quietly told the jury before testimony started. ” She died in the sanctity of her home.

Author: harold