Geraldo Lashes Out Against Moustache Profiling in the War on Drugs

Geraldo Rivera isn’t a big fan of the latest TSA procedures, which resulted in this rather surprising comparison:

“I’m offended like I was offended during the drug war when my mustache made me the person who was targeted.”
 

I hadn't heard that one before. Geraldo should launch a campaign to end facial bias in drug enforcement. I'm serious, actually. That story would sit at the top of Reddit.com for at least a week.

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Why the past tense?

Geraldo speaks as if the drug war were a relic of the past.  There is still a nation of mustache-fearing cops waiting to throw him up against the wall as soon as they see an opportunity.

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long time critic of drug laws

Geraldo is a long-time critic of the drug laws. Initially he came out just for marijuana legalization, but he announced in Playboy interview some time later that he had come around to advocating legalization of all drugs. Not sure how much he's talked about that since switching to Fox, though.

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