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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 12:42 PM
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89. Not at all. By a strange coincidence, after signing off yesterday, I found myself
Edited on Tue Jun-17-08 12:47 PM by KCabotDullesMarxIII
reading a pasage in Hunter Thompson's Kingdom of Fear on the very topic of your current lawless enforcement racket and its myrmidon lawless enforcers.

In case you haven't read it, he was charged with felonies arising out of the mendacious accusations against him by a female porn-film producer, who cold-called at his place in Aspen to try to get him to cooperate in some sex-toy manufacturing enterprise. The Sheriff had his house and premises searched over a period of 26 hours, and came up with very little: basically small traces of marijuana.

He refused a plea bargain and ended up being charged with a number of felonies, which would probably have led to several years in jail. It was bigger in his eyes than a marijuana rap, and determiend to fight in on the Fourth Amendment. That was what rallied people round. As he put it: "Today the Doctor, tomorrow you." Even many conservative types in Aspen saw his point.

I don't know if at that time he fully realised the "gulag slave-labour" rational, but he sure saw the danger looming, noting that it started via the Nixon/Reagan legacy on the Supeme Court. The cops can break down your door on the basis of someone's unsupported word.
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