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    President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders | ThinkProgress

    This was reported on Fox news, but I can't seem to find a MSM news report about it?

    On one hand it could be good. We shouldn't imprison victimless crimes. If people want to kill themselves doing drugs we should let them. 130k a year, I hear is the average cost to imprison someone. It would be cheaper to give them free drugs at outpatient clinics and let them rot in the streets.

    One problem with it is that it could add hundreds of thousands of instant Democrat voters to the rolls.
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    Re: President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    I hope Obama and Holder can keep better track of the the criminals they release than they did the illegal weapons they sold in their Fast & Furious gun running scheme.
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    Re: President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyhunter View Post
    President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders | ThinkProgress

    This was reported on Fox news, but I can't seem to find a MSM news report about it?

    On one hand it could be good. We shouldn't imprison victimless crimes. If people want to kill themselves doing drugs we should let them. 130k a year, I hear is the average cost to imprison someone. It would be cheaper to give them free drugs at outpatient clinics and let them rot in the streets.

    One problem with it is that it could add hundreds of thousands of instant Democrat voters to the rolls.
    ...and these criminals are felons, and a clemency will restore their right to buy firearms, so Obama never again gets to preach "keeping guns out of the hads of convicted fellons".

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    Re: President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    These non-violent people should never have been locked up in the first place.

    What did that accomplish?

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    Re: President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    These non-violent people should never have been locked up in the first place.

    What did that accomplish?
    Drug dealers are non-violent people? :

    Their convictions might not be for violence but they are most certainly violent people

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    Re: President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyhunter View Post
    On one hand it could be good. We shouldn't imprison victimless crimes. If people want to kill themselves doing drugs we should let them. 130k a year, I hear is the average cost to imprison someone. It would be cheaper to give them free drugs at outpatient clinics and let them rot in the streets.
    Or perhaps something in between would preferable?

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    Re: President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyhunter View Post
    President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders | ThinkProgress

    This was reported on Fox news, but I can't seem to find a MSM news report about it?

    On one hand it could be good. We shouldn't imprison victimless crimes. If people want to kill themselves doing drugs we should let them. 130k a year, I hear is the average cost to imprison someone. It would be cheaper to give them free drugs at outpatient clinics and let them rot in the streets.

    One problem with it is that it could add hundreds of thousands of instant Democrat voters to the rolls.
    I think you are totally right. Drugs should be legal and in the case of hard drugs drug takers should be able to register for disbursement at drugstores. It has always seemed absolutely berserk to put people in jail for marijuana sails or consumption.

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    Re: President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    These non-violent people should never have been locked up in the first place.

    What did that accomplish?
    Well there can be a lot of damage through fraud, theft and such non-violent crime.

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    Re: President Obama Could Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    I hope Obama and Holder can keep better track of the the criminals they release than they did the illegal weapons they sold in their Fast & Furious gun running scheme.
    If we legalized drugs, we would dry out one major tributary to criminal funds.

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