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They Will Lose Money And Profits

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Law enforcement officials in Minnesota, Washington, and other states that have debated relaxing the laws surrounding marijuana have said that they stand to lose money from reform. Police receive federal grants from the Justice Department to help fund drug enforcement efforts, including specific funding to focus on marijuana.

Asset forfeiture is another way law enforcement agencies have come to rely on marijuana as a funding source. Police departments, through a process known as asset forfeiture, seize cash and property associated with drug busts, including raids relating to marijuana. The proceeds from the seizures are often distributed to law enforcement agencies. From 2002 to 2012, California agencies reaped $181.4 million from marijuana-related asset seizures. As the Wall Street Journal reported in 2014, pot legalization in Washington state led asset forfeiture proceeds to go up in smoke.

Law enforcement lobbyists in Sacramento, including Lovell, have steered Justice Department grants into marijuana eradication. Last year, Lovell successfully worked to defeat measures to reform asset forfeiture in California.

Prison guard unions have also played a part in defending lucrative drug war policies. In California, the prison guard union helped finance the “three strikes” ballot measure in 1994 that deeply increased the state prison population. In 2008, the California prison union provided funds to help defeat Proposition 5, a measure to create prison diversion programs for nonviolent offenders with drug problems.

https://theintercept.com/2016/05/18/ca- ... a-measure/
Stuff like this gives the police a bad name. It makes them look just as corrupt as the rest of government.

But they only have your best interests at heart. Just ask their accountants.
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For a very tiny fraction of the currency stabilization fund that the POTUS controls, all police department revenue from the drug war and civil asset forfeiture could be easily replaced. This would cause a radical reduction in tensions between the police and citizenry.

The reason for not doing so is because the POTUS wants rising tensions and racial conflict. Take the recent news about rioting for example, most of the crowd are out of state George Soros funded. These police shooting tragedies happen all the time uniformly proportional to all races, colors and creeds. The politicos simply pick the latest one corresponding to whatever agenda they happen to be pushing that day, then make it into a big $hit show.

From watching CNN tonight, I won't be surprised if Hitlery uses the latest shooting in her debate with Trump.
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choff wrote:From watching CNN tonight, I won't be surprised if Hitlery uses the latest shooting in her debate with Trump.
And if Trump is on his game he can hit it right back.

- Given: police need to live by the same rules as the rest of us. A tangent to this is the whole business of government agents having powers and privileges not available to the rest of us, including firearms in some places.

- Many of those shot by police were asking for it.

- If BLM really cared about black lives they wouldn't ignore black on black violent crime.

- Ever notice how these shootings happen in Democrat dominated cities?

- Protests while the case is still being investigated don't help. Riots really don't help.

- Somebody, almost certainly not a Trump supporter, is arranging for agitators to be brought in to the BLM protests, turning them into riots.
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hanelyp wrote:Ever notice how these shootings happen in Democrat dominated cities?
Who better to oppress them than their friends? And of course the Republicans take up the old crusades of Black's enemies when even the Progressives have given them up.

Who started the crusades against Blacks? Well the data from 1914 is sparse. So look up - Harry J. Anslinger quotes. And I won't even go into Nixon's motivations for increasing the intensity of old Harry's programs.

And look at our esteemed enforcers who complain of the money they will lose if they have to stop the oppression.

You probably won't like this. Dear Police: Where I Agree With BLM - Chiefio

This comment is especially good https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2016/09/2 ... ment-72172

We have enforcers. Which is not too bad when they do it against "those who deserve it". But eventually (as it always does) they start enforcing against the "good guys". Which is why it is always a bad idea to have enforcers. They forget who the targets "should" be. We used to know how that worked.

We are relearning that lesson. The hard way. Video released shows officers shooting 6-year-old

We used to know where the "Iron Fist" leads. We used to portray that in our anti-German WW2 movies. "Casablanca" is representative.
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My Snyder-Lance stock jumped up this morning on a good earnings forecast.

That's a snack company, by the way.

I have to wonder how much the forecast has to do with the chances of pot legalization measures in several states. Evidently, they expect to gain money and profits.

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