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    Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/ny...y.html?_r=1&hp

    ALBANY — The New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving an unexpected lift to an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut down on the number of people arrested as a result of police stops.

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose Police Department made about 50,000 arrests last year for low-level marijuana possession, said the governor’s proposal “strikes the right balance” in part because it would still allow the police to arrest people who smoke marijuana in public.

    The marijuana arrests are a byproduct of the Police Department’s increasingly controversial stop-and-frisk practice. Mr. Bloomberg and police officials say the practice has made the city safer, but, because most of those stopped are black or Hispanic, the practice has been criticized as racially biased by advocates for minority communities.
    Hey, holding a Big Gulp? Face a death squad. Holding a doobie? No prol'um mon.

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    it's nearly inevitable that it will be legalized eventually. i find it sad that it's going to take 20 or 30 years and criminal records for a bunch of non criminals before we can finally embrace the obvious.

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    Hey, holding a Big Gulp? Face a death squad. Holding a doobie? No prol'um mon.

    He wants to cut obesity by trying to ban sodas over 16oz but he wants to legalize the one thing that gives people the munchies.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    He wants to cut obesity by trying to ban sodas over 16oz but he wants to legalize the one thing that gives people the munchies.
    He is demonstrating the undeniable truth that government left unchecked, will eventually wander toward a point of absurdity.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He is demonstrating the undeniable truth that government left unchecked, will eventually wander toward a point of absurdity.
    The soda ban itself is absurd.A lot of natural fruit juice with nothing added contains just as much or more sugar and calories than soda. Kind of make you wonder if all these food nazis don't really know that it is excessive calories that causes people to be overweight.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The soda ban itself is absurd.A lot of natural fruit juice with nothing added contains just as much or more sugar and calories than soda. Kind of make you wonder if all these food nazis don't really know that it is excessive calories that causes people to be overweight.
    Well I agree with Bloomberg that soda is bad, but it's none of his ****ing business.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Pot is probably responsible for half the obesity problem in this country, and 75 percent of Whataburger's annual profits.

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/ny...y.html?_r=1&hp



    Hey, holding a Big Gulp? Face a death squad. Holding a doobie? No prol'um mon.

    I see a slight exaggeration...

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Pot is probably responsible for half the obesity problem in this country, and 75 percent of Whataburger's annual profits.
    Lol. "Marijuana is not a gateway drug that leads to harder drugs. It's more of a drive thru drug that leads to french fries and Frosties."
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    He wants to cut obesity by trying to ban sodas over 16oz but he wants to legalize the one thing that gives people the munchies.
    I can assure you, this is a myth
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