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Thread: Should there be a "Swift Justice" law

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    Re: Should there be a "Swift Justice" law

    First Norway may be the best place in the world to be found guilty of any crime because prison is like a Country Club where there is is no punishment what so ever. If you follow the lick you will see that a cell looks like a dorm room and it's in a brightly colored wooden chalet.
    They have no death penalty, even for this guy who should not have been taken alive.

    Besides enjoying views of the surrounding fjord, they go horseback riding and throw barbecues, and have access to a movie theater, tanning bed and, during winter, two ski jumps.
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    Re: Should there be a "Swift Justice" law

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Maybe if we stopped making police rely on drug busts to pay their salaries, they could go back to actually trying to protect us from violent criminals. All of those infringements of our rights would diminish. We could see about overturning a lot of Supreme Court cases that supported the Drug War. I think people's support for police would be renewed, as well. Once their job doesn't center around constantly keeping tabs on us and screwing us over so much...
    Pay their salaries??? Oh no, you misunderstand. The taxpayers still pay their salaries. Confiscation money does not go back into the city's general fund; it goes into a separate slush fund of the police department itself, to spend on whatever it wishes, without accounting for it and without audit.

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    Re: Should there be a "Swift Justice" law

    Any of you guys ever seen Breaking Bad? I am reminded of a scene where a certain character's bag of cash is alleged to be drug money and taken...
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    Re: Should there be a "Swift Justice" law

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Pay their salaries??? Oh no, you misunderstand. The taxpayers still pay their salaries. Confiscation money does not go back into the city's general fund; it goes into a separate slush fund of the police department itself, to spend on whatever it wishes, without accounting for it and without audit.
    Okay, so it's perks, not salaries. Either way, the point is still that policemen have a personal financial interest in the drug war. That is a major obstacle to overcome if we are to solve this problem.
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