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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-10 04:07 PM
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LA Sheriffs Help Drug Companies Maintain Stranglehold on Harmful Drugs Markets
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Edited on Sat Oct-09-10 04:08 PM by Joanne98
From the Department of Im going to need a pillow on my desk to protect my head, aka, the LA Times:

The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and other law enforcement agencies arrested 11 people during a four-county raid on marijuana facilities that recovered drugs as well as pot-laced breakfast cereal and candy bars.

Officials served search warrants this week at 16 locations, seizing 78 pounds of marijuana as well as related evidence, according to a statement from the Sheriffs Department. Officials said the drugs had a street value of $234,000.

Translated LA Times: today LA Sheriffs seized $234,000 worth of relatively harmless products from small businesses in a move certain to harm their businesses, subject harmless people to criminal harrassment, increase unemployment and withdraw money and trade from a lagging economy, all to help protect legal monopolies of far more harmful products.

Down the street, under the full protection of the same law enforcement departments, courts and regulatory oversight agencies, the nations largest criminal enterprise drug manufacturers and drug sellers uh, pharmaceutical stores continued to sell dangerous drugs with both known and unknown harmful side effects, with misleading and incoherent labels, after performing fraudulent studies, covering up harmful findings, bribing medical professionals to push the drugs on unsuspecting/frightened patients, selling them for uses never approved by the FDA, obtaining federal subsidies for all of the above to ensure massive sales to the elderly and others and bribing state and federal officials to ensure the illegal and harmful trade could continue uninterrupted.

Just by coincidence, Im told by the ever watchful Michael Whitney, the products seized just happen to play into scare stories put out by those fomenting fear of Californias Proposition 19. But Im certain law enforcement would not be so corrupt as to manipulate its actions to benefit a political campaign.
http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/75732

There's too much conservative filth in the police departments!
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