The First Rule of the War on Drugs is DON'T TALK ABOUT THE WAR ON DRUGS

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  1. Mike says:

    Meanwhile, a federal judge sentenced a guy to a year in prison for saying fuck in open court. (See today's post at Simple Justice.)

    Goes to show what a scam justice is. It's all form, and no substance. Unless one is cynical, and believes that the substance is not an objective search for truth, but is instead a tool of tyranny. In that case, federal criminal courts do indeed offer much substance.

  2. Mike says:

    After the Waco massacre, author Claire Wolfe said, "It's too late to work within the system, and too early to start shooting the bastards…"

    Well folks, its been 15+ years since she said that. It's now time to start shooting the bastards.

  3. Scott Jacobs says:

    "And sometimes the answer is that the story inspires a white-hot impotent fury that would leave me unable to write anything but a string of epithets."

    That was actually my shtick over at The Jury…

  4. Christine says:

    I so enjoyed reading this! Thumbs up!!!

  5. Gregory Walter says:

    I know Siobhan Reynolds and PRN quite well as some 8 years ago I was one one many hundred unfortunate physicians targeted in the witch hunt against physicians treating pain patients. Thank to Siobhan I am one of perhaps 3 survivers. I agree its too late to work within the system however its not too late to get out. So I emigrated overseas. "Land of the free home of the brave my ass!". The US is begining to resemble a police state.

  6. Larry says:

    If you are wondering why USA has more of it's citizens incarcerated, per capita, than any other country in the world, it is because approximately $40,000 of taxpayer money changes hands per prisoner per year. That is why you will be hearing more about private prisons soon. It is hard to liberate that cash from federal, state, and county systems and get it into private hands. Private prisons make it easy to siphon tax dollars directly into private corporate hands. What the hell do you think this is all about? Watch the dollar!

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