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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A quiet week on the corrupt cops front this week. We've got a pill-poppin' New England trooper stealing from the dead and a former New Orleans cop caught trying to peddle dope. Let's get to it:

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, a former state trooper rejected a plea bargain and will instead face trial on charges he stole money and property from a motorcyclist killed in a traffic accident. Former Trooper Aaron Huntsman turned down a plea bargain that would have seen him do a year in jail, but now faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Huntsman claimed he was strung out on prescription pain pills when he committed the theft, which was caught on his cruiser's camera, and he went into treatment after his arrest.

In New Orleans, a former New Orleans police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to violating the federal Controlled Substances Act. Jason Cross was arrested November 1 on charges he conspired to sell drugs in January. Federal prosecutors filed a bill of information rather than an indictment against Cross, suggesting that he is cooperating with prosecutors. He is looking at up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted on the current charges.

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Sick, dim, sadist politics

You just cannot keep forbidding people to use drugs (isn't it noteworthy the word is the same both in pharmacies and on the streets? it for sure is meant to medicate in both instances too, is often the same materials, and it just cannot be seen on / from the outside of a human being if he or she is in pain).. wave while the Oxicodon producers get their share regardless of the route, what a waste all this, the destruction of tremendous quantities, then the prices being 'criminally'high as a result, the losses in costs of the senseless fighting, loss of lives, loss of dignity and personal lives and perspectives as a result if the overly harsh punishments, the cost of all the lock-ups, the only ones sponsored by this idiotic way affairs are running the horrifying, murderous drug'lords', the coward soulless killers that work for them (and of course this milking of the federal superfunds keeps the evenly soulless feds rolling).. what a horrendous, stupid, wasteful world this is.. And, what a paradise this could be, if we only could go by "live and let live. The issue at hand in order to decide whether to prosecute or not, should only be, whether or not the user actually does any harm to the outside world, to another human (or another living being). It is none of any governments business what few 100 milligrams of whatever substance over wants in his or her own body (and for the millions of substances our bodies still not understood, it makes no sense either to take some five or ten almost at random and forbid and prosecute them!)

right on, friend

You nailed it... and it is SO frustrating since it seems so sensible: "The issue at hand in order to decide whether to prosecute or not, should only be, whether or not the user actually does any harm to the outside world, to another human (or another living being)."

Unfortunately, you can see how afraid people are of making decisions of these kinds in the zero tolerance regimes in place at America's schools. A plastic butter knife and an Uzi get the same response. There is NO sense of proportionality in our law any longer. Obscene.

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