Re: Bye-Bye to the >H Right Wing ->Drugs & addicts

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 19:56:08 MST

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> and don't say this is 'nonsense and inappropriate'. I've seen situations
> like this or exactly like this in the lives of many addicts.

It's not nonsense or inappropriate.

However, restitution, and putative "tough love/hitting bottom/you'll-thank-me-later" effects,
have just about nothing to do with modern day civil asset forfeiture as practiced in the USA.

The name of the game, in the world we actually live in today, is "What can we get away with?",
not too dissimilar from the game Harry J. Anslinger played throughout his demonizing career.

I'm really glad "The Job" is on TV, although its characters are all too loveable and the plot
lines are lightweight.

For those who haven't seen it, it's a semiblack comedy-drama about police procedures as actually
practiced in NYPD.

"Nobody punishes us!"--actual spoken sentiment of a real live Assistant DA here in CA.

butler a t comp - lib . o r g    Wm. Burroughs said it best: "After a shooting spree,
I am not here to have an argument.        they always want to take the guns away
I am here as part of a civilization.        from the people who didn't do it."

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