Pubdate: Wed, 18 Aug 2010
Source: Salmon Arm Observer (CN BC)
Copyright: 2010 Salmon Arm Observer
Author: Russell Barth


With no real crime to go after, RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane busies
himself and his buddies with the outrageously counterproductive
drug-enforcement policy. Just think, if he wasn't out busting
small-time dealers, we might have to lay him off.

"When you look at it from other priorities, such as youth, traffic,
the increase in property crime, it seems to be at the core of
everything," said Keane. True enough: drug prohibition is the root
cause of just about all crimes. Over beers later on, Keane would
probably insist - despite any science to support it - that it is the
drugs themselves, and not the precious prohibition that is the
problem. Informed people know better, as Keane himself surely does. It
leads me to wonder just which side of the law this clown is really

Every time a dealer gets busted, the cops create a new job for other
gangsters to fight over. In turn, they create even more work for themselves.

This is the "one-hand-washes-the-other" scam policy of drug
prohibition, and thanks to the media and their cop-aggrandizing
propaganda, it is working pretty well.

Russell Barth

Federally licensed medical marijuana user, drug reform analyst and
consultant Educators for Sensible Drug Policy
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