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    Re: Rand Paul on Ferguson: "I blame politicians, criminal justice system."

    Let's all wait and see what chameleon Rand Paul proposes to reform our criminal justice system next term.
    And whether it comes up in the House.
    We know his buddy McConnell will at least allow him a platform in the Senate .
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    Re: Rand Paul on Ferguson: "I blame politicians, criminal justice system."

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Ted Cruz will begin throwing bricks through Rand Paul's glass house sometime next year .
    Ted Cruz is an idiot IMO.
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    Re: Rand Paul on Ferguson: "I blame politicians, criminal justice system."

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    I am a fan of Rand Paul, I generally agree with him, and mostly agree with him here...

    I do agree that the War on Drugs is an abject failure and at odds with individual liberty, but I do not think it has much to do with this case. I suppose it can broadly tie-in only through talking about the distrust and anger that would result in all of the madness surrounding the case, where people are willing to reject evidence and embrace the most ridiculous conspiracy theories.
    Which political party began the war on drugs you describe as an abject failure?
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    Re: Rand Paul on Ferguson: "I blame politicians, criminal justice system."

    Not according to a large segment of the GOP known as the TEA-party.
    When's the last time you heard a GOP in DC speak of him as you did?
    Why did the House allow Ted Cruz to shut down the government in October/2013?

    Too bad DEMs are so stupid at the messaging war that they didn't hammer the GOP for the next 13 months on it.
    As the GOP did on the ACA rollout beginning in November/2013 .

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    Ted Cruz is an idiot IMO.
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    Re: Rand Paul on Ferguson: "I blame politicians, criminal justice system."

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    One issue that I find with this is the War on Terror. What do you think Marines and soldiers do when they get back from deploying over and over and find themselves out of the military? They apply to be a law enforcement officer. And they are shoe ins for the jobs. They are combat vets, usually cool under pressure, and are comfortable with being in uniform and having structure. Kicking in doors at 2am is something I did on the regular in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that we have men moving up into positions that allow them to plan these operations, they do what they know how to do. They kick in doors at 2am. Right or wrong, I believe that contributes to this.
    I know this to be true in my own family. My cousin, an Iraq vet, now police officer, you have described to a "T." He hardly even socializes with his own family much less any one else that's not on the force. We are all the Taliban.

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    Re: Rand Paul on Ferguson: "I blame politicians, criminal justice system."

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Which political party began the war on drugs you describe as an abject failure?
    I beleive that it was the demorats that stepped it up to ridiculous levels in 1952 but, to be fair, it had nearly unanimous support in congress.

    In 1951, Congress adopted the Boggs Act, named for its sponsor, Representative Hale Boggs (D-La.), which imposed harsh mandatory minimum sentences on those convicted of drug crimes. Five years later, Congress added even more punitive sentences, including the death penalty for drug sales to a minor.
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