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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:46 PM
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47. Very good points -- That's what I feel so uncomfortable about this law
Mandatory jail time for drug posession is the clearest example of what you talk about IMO. It is such a terrible shame that hundreds of thousands of people are imprisoned for long stretches of their life merely for posessing drugs. And there is no question in my mind that these laws are NOT prosecuted evenly, without race and class bias.

I do believe that child pornography is a problem that victimizes children. In fact, I saw it on my computer when it was returned to me from Restronics. But as you say, the way to deal with that is by going after those who produce it, not going after those who have mere posession of it. That leaves so much room abuse in the form of malicious prosecution.
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