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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    This is true....But like I have stated... you have no way of knowing that the officer wouldn't have made a different type of arrest if he didn't have to deal with a pothead.
    I know what you're saying, but there is overwhelmingly more pot arrests than other kinds. Let's say that an officer misses out on 10 marijuana arrests and catches one extra person committing larceny it's still wasted money whether you made a few more arrests or not.

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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Arkansas, not NC. No big base or anything here.

    The cop would be getting paid the same if he making a pot bust or if he's not.

    cite, please.

    That's really not how budgets are made. They aren't made on a per bust basis.

    At best, if there was a significant drop in work load for several budget cycles, the town council or w/e may adjust the budget.




    I understand what you and Caine are saying in the short run, the cops would remain employed, but when people realize how much money is being utterly wasted budget is going to be cut eventually.

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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    No thanks.
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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleshofthegods View Post
    I understand what you and Caine are saying in the short run, the cops would remain employed, but when people realize how much money is being utterly wasted budget is going to be cut eventually.
    I don't think it would be wasted. There's plenty more things for them to be doing.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I don't think it would be wasted. There's plenty more things for them to be doing.
    Yes, but not in the sheer numbers as marijuana arrests. So they would be driving around a lot more, especially in smaller towns.

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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    But coverage would still be required........

    Would you feel safer that an advancement in home building technology increased fire safety and reduced the amount of active fires your fire department had to deal with by 10%, and because of this.... they reduced the manpower of your local fire deparment, including closing down the station closest to you, increasing the response time of the fire department by 20 minutes?
    Does that mean you think that there would have to be cops just sitting around waiting to arrest someone if they weren't out arresting pot dealers?
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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleshofthegods View Post
    I know what you're saying, but there is overwhelmingly more pot arrests than other kinds. Let's say that an officer misses out on 10 marijuana arrests and catches one extra person committing larceny it's still wasted money whether you made a few more arrests or not.
    Well then I guess I am a big waste of tax payer money, As I don't enforce marijuana laws because I believe it should be legal.
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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Well then I guess I am a big waste of tax payer money, As I don't enforce marijuana laws because I believe it should be legal.
    You're supposed to be. According to the feds

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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleshofthegods View Post
    I understand what you and Caine are saying in the short run, the cops would remain employed, but when people realize how much money is being utterly wasted budget is going to be cut eventually.

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    Maybe the public will be happy when the Police can better focus on the REAL problems in their community rather than the use of marijuana.
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    Re: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    And what does that have to do with the use of public funds to fund the criminal justice system in the absence of the illegality of Marijuana?

    If you are going to jump in head first, make sure you know what is being discussed at the moment instead of changing the subject.

    What you are doing is akin to walking up to two guys talking about the shapes of different clouds and saying, "Leaves are Green and Rigid"
    Or perhaps it was a comment meant to redirect the conversation back to the OP re the legalization of marijuana.

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