Alternative Christian Morals?

'☛ War on drugs means millions are needlessly dying in pain'

AG Sessions orders tougher prison sentences
as the 'right and moral thing to do'

Attorney General Sessions directs federal prosecutors to pursue the "most serious" charges possible in new policy memo

Judge blasts ‘ridiculous’ 18-year sentence for marijuana

Louisiana Dungeons are anti-American, anti-Humanity.

'Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible'
What's life like in our prisons for those marijuana convicts? Let's steel our nerves and go visit the Web site, where the Los Angeles outfit "Stop Prisoner Rape" has posted the little plain-talking handbill it has prepared for young men entering our prison system, titled "For Prisoners: Advice on Avoiding HIV/AIDS."

If you have a choice, try to avoid men who used needles for drugs in the past or are still doing so. ... The more often you are raped, the more exposed you will be, so especially try to avoid anal gang-bangs. The most dangerous situation of all is if your anus is bleeding, for that allows easy entry of the virus into your bloodstream. So try to use a lubricant or grease or cream if you can to minimize injury to your delicate internal body parts, avoid anal gang-bangs, and if you must endure forced anal penetration, try to relax your muscles as much as possible. These tactics are not 'cooperating' or consenting, they are just common-sense measures to try to save your life.

Quote Jesus: 'Verily I say unto you,
inasmuch as ye have done it unto
one of the least of these my brethern,
ye have done it unto me." (Matt. 25:40)

Archeology:
Ancient Temple Hashish Incense!
Did Jesus Inhale?

Trumpcare Will Make the Opioid Crisis Worse
Many of the states that voted Trump into office are among the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic—and are the most dependent on Obamacare for substance abuse treatment.

Ignorant Jeff
Miner's Lullaby Drug Overdoses & MMJ

http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1161
~ Some states are much deadlier when it comes to drug overdoses.
~ 2015, the five states with the highest rates of death
~ 47,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2014
~ 10 hours, 15 overdoses in Akron, Ohio
~ The Five Toughest States on Marijuana
~ Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses
~ Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses, Study Shows
~ Legal Marijuana Linked to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
~ Study: Opioid Use Decreases in States that Legalize Medical Marijuana
~ Opioid use decreases in US states that legalize medical marijuana

Obamacare was particularly important
for those seeking addiction treatment
~ Keith Humphreys, Prohibitionist

The 'right and moral thing to do?

Riley Hancey,
who received lung transplant in Philly after being denied in Utah, dies.

California Woman Denied Essential Heart Transplant
Because She Uses MMJ

Hospitals Deny Patients Organ Transplants for Smoking Weed

The Heartlessness of Dying for Prohibition
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/585

Throwaways

Collaterally Damaged Kids
New York Nine Year Old Girl With Dravet Syndrome Dies Without Medical Marijuana
“Several more children are likely to die waiting for New York to implement its medical marijuana program,” Judy Netherland, a spokesperson for the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement Tuesday. “While not all of these deaths can be prevented by medical marijuana, we have a moral obligation to make this medicine available as soon as possible.”

AG Sessions orders tougher prison sentences
as the 'right and moral thing to do'

Trump Faith Based.jpg
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Religious DrugTreatment Bypass State Regulations
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1306

Prohibition Inc.
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1556

Stupid Patrick Project ScAM & STRAIGHT, INC Terrorist Cartels
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1166

Trump Names Appointees
to Commission Combating Drug Addiction

Christie Cooper Bertha Baker Kennedy

Trump Opiod Idiots.jpg
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The Dead inside by Cyndi Drew Etler
Book about her "rehabilitation" experience, related tactics to Straight Inc,

Documentation on The Drug Free America Foundation (DFAF) is in fact Straight Inc:

AG Sessions orders tougher prison sentences

DEA Spokesperson: Marijuana is a ‘Cash Cow’
and ‘We Will Never Give It Up’

Spicer justified this “greater enforcement” by stating: When you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country,“ the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people” to use marijuana.

Private Prisons Could Flourish Under Trump Administration

Egregious and Well-Chronicled Abuses
of Civil Asset Forfeiture

http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1160

Policing for Profit
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1743

Shame on the Drug Worrier Profiteers
Nonsensical Harbingers of Idiocracy

Kochroach & Aleech Profit Prisons & Drug Detention Centers
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/362

Money Grubbing Dung Worriers
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/380

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
— Frederick Douglass

ISIS and Sessions
Both have goals terrorizing innocent Americans,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw4PxGBNlE4

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DdC 1 week 3 days ago
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Cali AG Stands Up to U.S AG

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke out yesterday and said that he does not plan to let the new White House administration interfere with the state’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana. This program is expected to get started in January 2019 after the November 2016 ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly.

Politico reported this announcement and we find it significant as it comes at a crucial time for the United States legal cannabis industry.

Becerra said, “I would love to see Jeff Sessions come to California and tell us we’re not going to move forward on cannabis. Something tells me, that it’s not going to happen. I’ll probably be the one millionth person in line to fight Jeff Sessions on that.”

The Cannabis Train Cannot Re-Route

The United States cannabis industry is at a crossroads and it has moved too far forward to try to pull it back now. We do not expect the war on cannabis to continue much longer as it does not make economic sense.

Not only would the shut down of this industry cost hundreds of billions of dollars, but it would also but a couple hundred thousand people out of work. The cannabis train has left the station and it would cost a lot of money to try and re-route this freight train.

Jeff Sessions Just Fired the First Shot in Trump's War on Drugs

“We are returning to the enforcement of the laws as passed by Congress, plain and simple,” Sessions said earlier today. “If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way, we will not be willfully blind to your misconduct.”

Sessions did not clarify if he intended to lump state-legalized cannabis industries together with other drug traffickers. So far, he has offered nothing but mixed messages on the Trump administration's cannabis stance. But by stressing the importance of applying federal law consistently, the Sessions Memo has ramped up concerns that the attorney general will begin enforcing federal cannabis prohibition once again.

What it means to be a good cop "Neill Franklin

In honor of National Police Week, kicking off today, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a good cop. To me, and to all of us at the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, policing is a deeply important responsibility. At its core, policing should be all about being a good guardian of the people, being a part of the community you serve, and keeping your neighbors and your fellow officers safe.

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” for people charged with drug offenses, overturning a directive by former Attorney General Eric Holder to avoid seeking harsh mandatory minimum sentencing for low-level drug offenses. These actions will entrench us further into the War on Drugs, and deeper into an already-catastrophic incarceration system. They will destroy lives, and put more of a strain police-community relations.

Because of these sorts of policies, some communities no longer view the police as trusted protectors, people to turn to in times of trouble. Instead, there's an "us vs. them" mindset which endangers both communities and officers.

We believe with being a police officer comes the responsibility to speak up for what’s right. To stand for public safety, and rebuild the trust between police and community that the War on Drugs and other bad policies have fractured so severely. To believe in what it means to protect and serve.

Criminal justice and drug policy reform are crucial in many ways, and attempts to slow progress of those reforms are bad for both the community and the police. That’s why it’s so important to celebrate and support the police officers who represent LEAP. They’re leading the charge to rebuild police-community relations and bring policing back to what it should be about: the people. Ultimately, that is what it means to be a “good cop:” helping people, keeping communities safer, leading with integrity.

I believe in LEAP’s work, and I know that it’s needed now more than ever.

With your help, we can restore trust between the police and their communities.
In solidarity,

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.)
Executive Director

Joe McNamara RIP, was a former police chief in Kansas City, Mo. and San Jose, Ca.. He held a doctorate in public administration and was a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

McNamara in Context

U.S. CNN
Rand Paul: Sessions' sentencing plan would ruin lives

Jeff Sessions’s war on drugs has medical marijuana advocates worried

This is How Long Cannabis Stays in Your System
The detectable levels of cannabinoids drop as an oxidation process creates non-psychoactive byproducts known as metabolites, which are lipid-soluble, get stored in our bodies' fat reserves, and slowly release into our systems over time. The most widely used drug tests are designed to detect these metabolites (even though they in no way measure impairment) and it's the length of time that they stay in our systems that cannabis users are concerned about.

When policemen break the law,
then there isn’t any law – just a fight for survival.
~ Billy Jack, 1971
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DdC 1 week 3 days ago
#2

AG Sessions’ move, while despicable, isn’t the real problem dwr

In the last post, Sessions’ Justice Department goes all-in on sentencing, we learned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has mandated a revival of the discredited “tough-on-crime” charging and sentencing approaches.

And, as comforting as it is to blame Sessions, there’s a more important point.

Sessions is only able to do this because horrendous laws exist.

For us, there’s no doubt that it’s easier to complain about the actions of an administration that goes all-out in the enforcement of unjust laws, or a Supreme Court that refuses to override unjust laws. But the reality is that the best way to prevent them is to eliminate (or prevent the passing of) the laws themselves. And that, unfortunately, involves the messy self-serving chaos that is Congress.

Fortunately, we’re making progress. It used to be that any Congressperson could bolster their reelection efforts by proposing the expansion of criminal laws or adding new sentencing enhancements. We’re finally getting to the point where that’s not automatic. We need to get to the point where a representative will actually lose support by considering such a thing, and get ridiculed on the floor of Congress.

While Congress has not yet succeeded in passing significant sentencing reform (it’s always harder to remove bad laws than to pass them), the reaction to Sessions’ proclamation is heartening.

If you have not yet subscribed to Tom Angell’s excellent Marijuana Moment newsletter, you really should do so. In today’s issue, he includes a powerhouse of reactions.

A number of members of Congress criticized the new U.S. Department of Justice drug prosecution policy:

“Mandatory minimum sentences have unfairly and disproportionately incarcerated too many minorities for too long. Attorney General Sessions’ new policy will accentuate that injustice.”
~ U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
“The Attorney General’s new sentencing policy is an ideologically motivated attempt to resurrect the failed policies of the War on Drugs. Make no mistake, low-level offenders will spend years and even decades more in prison. This will not make us safer — quite the opposite, it will strip critical public safety resources away from targeting truly violent criminals in order to house nonviolent drug offenders.”
~ U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
“This policy shift flies in the face of the growing bipartisan consensus that we need to reduce—not increase—the length of prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. It will send already skyrocketing prison costs even higher, undermining other important public safety priorities and separating nonviolent drug offenders from their families for years, which has a destructive effect on communities and erodes faith in our criminal justice system.”
~ U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
To be tough on crime we have to be smart on crime. That is why criminal justice reform is a conservative issue,
~ Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) May 12, 2017
Jeff Sessions wants to turn back the clock on the progress we’ve made on sentencing reform—and we must speak out against it.
~ Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 12, 2017
“Trump/Sessions: Let’s double down on failed strategy, add to highest incarceration rate in the world. America: Let’s end the war on drugs.”
~ Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
Let's pass criminal justice reform to put an end to this unjust, ineffective, and costly policy.
~ Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 12, 2017
“Sessions’ memorandum is a return to the failed policies of the War on Drugs. It is bad for our communities, and utterly destructive for low-level, non-violent drug offenders. The only people who benefit from these laws are those who have a financial stake in imprisonment: the private prison industry and vendors to the public system.”
~ Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN)
” Harsher sentences for non-violent drug crimes cost taxpayers more money and waste limited resources that are needed to go after more dangerous, violent offenders who put the public at risk. The beneficiaries of these policies are often private prisons who profit from locking up more inmates, disproportionately affecting people of color.”
~ Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN)
Will fight AG Sessions' effort to revive failed War on Drugs. Mass incarceration has destroyed lives & devastated our minority communities.
~ Eleanor H. Norton (@EleanorNorton) May 12, 2017
As President Trump distracts with outlandish threats, AG Sessions quietly brings back the harshest sentences of the failed War on Drugs.
~ Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) May 12, 2017

There may be some hope in that domed building in Washington, DC. We need to keep applying the pressure to our representatives that sentencing reform, not sentencing enhancement is what is needed to fix our broken criminal justice system.

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DdC 6 days 19 hours ago
#3

Ganja Sanctuary States

AB-1578 (2017-2018)

Marijuana and cannabis programs:
cooperation with federal authorities.

This bill would prohibit a state or local agency, as defined, from taking certain actions without a court order signed by a judge, including using agency money, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to assist a federal agency to investigate, detain, detect, report, or arrest a person for commercial or noncommercial marijuana or medical cannabis activity that is authorized by or allowed under state or local law in the State of California and from transferring an individual to federal law enforcement authorities for purposes of marijuana enforcement. or detaining an individual at the request of federal law enforcement or federal authorities for marijuana- or cannabis-related conduct that is legal under state or local law.

Like SB 54, AB 1578 has raised concerns among law enforcement groups, which argue that local and federal authorities need to work together for public safety and shouldn’t be overly restrained in their communications.

Have you seen the little piggies
Crawling in the dirt
And for all the little piggies
Life is getting worse
Always having dirt to play around in.

California’s Officials Criticize ‘Stupid’ U.S. Drug Crackdown

Have you seen the bigger piggies
In their starched white shirts
You will find the bigger piggies
Stirring up the dirt
Always have clean shirts to play around in.

No Sanctuary for Marijuana in California
It’s understandable that state lawmakers want to resist potential federal intervention. But a proposal to make California a so-called sanctuary state for marijuana is not the way to go.

In their styes with all their backing
They don't care what goes on around
In their eyes there's something lacking
What they need's a damn good whacking.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Push Back on Sessions
Lawmakers Renew Push To End Federal Ban on MJ

Now, however, we have Trump, who seems to have forgotten his laissez faire stance on marijuana, and Atty Jeff B.S essions, who comes from the “Reefer Madness” school of law enforcement.

Policing for Profit

How many "crimes" do Corporations Buy?

Everywhere there's lots of piggies
Living piggy lives
You can see them out for dinner
With their piggy wives
Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon. ☛ ref u2b

“The Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017" would prohibit Congress from suing or ordering raids on recreational and medical marijuana retailers and producers.”
“Two Coloradans in the House of Representatives, Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman, introduced a bill today, May 18, that would protect states with legal marijuana from the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.”

Expert calls for government to stop 'lying' about cannabis

Meanwhile the Corporate News is spreading the word far and wide that Trump lies. They think. He talks to Russians and blocks investigations. Not a space on tv for news that Scientists Discover Medical Cannabis Could Help Protect Pensioners Against Dementia Or an investigation into why the most beneficial plant is a schedule#1 drug. Trump isn't dealing with "Russia", its Putin. Its not secrets, its profits. Now they know, maybe they can investigate Sessions ties to ALEC maxcap contracts and profit prisons, ,,, and the sudden rush to stop lowering big pharma deaths, safer roads and liver damage just to fill a cage for money. One Million Hours of Police Time a Year ‘Wasted Enforcing Cannabis Prohibition’/ Obstruction of Justice sounds plausible. IF it pans out, then let us know. Until then report the news damn it!

rs allen 6 days 14 hours ago
#4

DdC,

It's a scam that has been an equal opportunity glad handling from both sides of the aisle. Only now both the left and right is screaming because omg! white america is coming under the hammer. Their white faces are showing up in the jails, their white faces are showing up in the obits, their white faces are being disenfranchised at the polls.

Ah yeah, now the left decide the war on drugs is maybe worth talking about (or is it perhaps only because) while the right doubles down on the yet another stupid continueing endless war. Both sides though are only pushing different versions of the same program.

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DdC 8 hours 33 min ago
#5

Their morals are strange...

The US has bloodied its hands with its drug war as well. Here is a recent example:
25 May 2017 — The US Drug Enforcement Administration lied about its role in a bungled anti-narcotics operation in Honduras that left four innocent villagers dead, then misled Congress, the justice department and the public as it tried to cover its tracks, a damning bipartisan investigation has found.

Honduran officers under the command of DEA agents fired at unarmed passengers traveling by taxi boat in May 2012, killing four people – including two pregnant women and a schoolboy – and seriously injuring three others.

The operation, which left several children orphaned, was part of a militarized DEA programme that led to a series of deadly confrontations and has now been abandoned.[…]

The Lost Opportunities of Iran-Contra 25 Years Later
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1785
Mitt Rmoney ties to El Salvadorian right wing death squads
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/417
Collaterally Damaged Guatemala
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1558

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and 11 other senators sent a letter asking President Trump to rescind his praise for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody “drug war” and disinvite him from the White House.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) slammed President Trump’s Philippines drug enforcement comments on Twitter.

twitter.com/SenBookerOffice/867408713811988480/

The Arizona Republic fact-checker ruled that anti-marijuana-legalization remarks made by Gov. Doug Ducey (R) at a Smart Approaches to Marijuana event are “unsupported.”

The Chicago Tribune editorial board criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s ramped up drug war prosecution memo.

DEA busted for lying to Congress; study shows CBD promise;
RI judge infuses opinion with pot puns

John Oliver calls Rodrigo Duterte the
“Trump of the East” in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tebans1dOYo

“In Leaked Call,
Trump Praises Duterte’s Campaign to ‘Slaughter’ Drug Addicts”
-foreign policy.com

A comparison of the USA and the Philippines shows that 2% of Filipinos between the ages of 16 and 64 are said to be using methamphetamine. That’s a lower percentage of the population than adult users of legally prescribed amphetamines in the USA.

A comparison of the crime rate of the Philippines and the USA shows that the US rate is 23% higher!

As for annual deaths per capita due to illegal drugs, the Philippines has one of the lowest rates of drugs-related death in the world- .41 deaths per 100,000. 130th place, out of 172 countries.

By contrast, the USA is 3rd in the world- 6.96 deaths per 100,000.
(South Africa is 2nd place, with 8.36 deaths per 100,000.
Estonia is in 1st place- 10.15 deaths per 100,000.)

It’s possible that the Philippines is doing a poor and incomplete job of tabulating the statistics. But even if the officially provided stats underestimate Filipino drug deaths by a factor of 4, the added deaths would only bring their drug-related death rate up to rough parity with Ireland (1.61 deaths per 100,000.)Those are indications of a witchhunt, to me. Street drug dealers and users as scapegoats for corruption. Corruption engendered by drugs prohibition.

It’s worth noting that historically speaking, intense campaigns supposedly directed at illegal drugs and drugs-related corruption have often as not been carried out by leaders who are themselves corrupted. They’ve worked more like cutthroat business competition than as an effective reset to government honesty and integrity. I can’t say if that’s true for the Philippines. But to judge from the statistics I’ve found, this is definitely more like a hot-button issue exploited for political gain than a crackdown motivated by an authentic crisis…”

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How Republicans Will Get Rich Throwing Millions of Americans off Healthcare

The GOP healthcare bill is wildly unpopular.

In fact, the latest polls show that it has an approval rating of just 21 percent.

The CBO says that 51 million Americans would be uninsured under the Republican party's so-called healthcare plan if it becomes law.

So why are Republicans so devoted to forcing it down our throats?