HoT editor Chris Bennett provided, as an item of interest, an meant for SG, but I wanted to pipe off.written by George Rice, a self professed police officer of (Sterling?) CO. I believe the item was
Officer Rice starts by mocking the very people who pay his salary by calling them “latter-day hippies” and further insults them by letting them know that he, a man of the law, does not realize that the PEOPLE make the laws- not him.
It seems that his biggest argument is over the term “safer”. “Safer than what?” he wonders- and yes- publicly. He mentions some soccer moms smoking pot in their “ranchettes” could fail to obey a traffic signal and cause an accident. But wait! He is worried about an accident. But hey, it is only pot- not margarita parties- that cause that. But then, Officer Rice states:
I got news for that biddy-brain. The kids already know. If the three or four of them are fuming up the place a couple times a week, everyone else in the house can smell it. Makes me wonder about the husbands. And the odds are great that, by the time the kids have reached middle school, they’ve smelled it somewhere else and will certainly recognize it.
Hmmmm, the hubby is the keeper? How patronizing. Hubby should be a co-parent- and as such, he would likely share “soccer mom’s” ideals. And he would likely smoke some herb. And as for,
I had to arrest combative kids whose “freed” minds refused to accept that urinating in the middle of a crowded dance floor was not acceptable conduct. Or explain to a stoned kid after the wreck that driving in reverse on a one-way street is not legal, even if the car was pointed in the right direction. And I had to explain to parents that handcuffs are necessary when anyone, even their darling, believes he’s Cassius Clay and tries to fight an officer twice his age and strength.
I laugh. I don’t know anyone- pro or anti pot”war”- that would say that this is a smoker’s action. The universal perception of a smoker is passive person not tackling life. Honestly, it is more the action of a protected kid partying (on booze) in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A stoner acting violently? I think not. Unless he targets you for hogging the Funyons. It seems that the only dealer/addict here is this cop. He is marketing GOV grade dope to the masses. The dope of ignorance and division. But hey, he needs his job. As long as there is a drug war in Sterling, he is employed. I said before, when your livelihood is dependent on fear, you incite fear. It is real hard to be objective as a soldier in the drug war.