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Federalized and Centralized Police State.
The Bath Salts Police are Coming to "Protect" You
- The insane "war" on drugs is totally bi-partisan.
- Comrade Obama signs a new Federal drug prohibition bill that was passed by a "small government" GOP House and a Democrat Senate.
The cry has gone out: "Think of the children."
In response Comrade President Obama signed a bi-partisan bill to grow the centralized police power of the Federal government and ban several types of synthetic drugs, including synthetic marijuana and “bath salts”.
Bath salts is the informal "street name" for a family of designer drugs often containing substituted cathinones, which have effects similar to amphetamine and cocaine. The white crystals resemble legal bathing products like Epsom salts.
There have been countless bans and laws passed on drugs over the years, and they’ve done little or nothing to halt the their spread. What the laws have done is grow the police power of the state and take away the freedom of people to decide for themselves how to peaceful live their lives.
The new law bans the active ingredients of bath salts, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, by adding them to the Food and Drug Administration’s category of substances that cannot be sold under any circumstances and also cannot be prescribed for medical purposes. (Newsfeed - Time - Obama)
FALSE PANIC - As usual, the media and government spread mindless panic to help enact laws to take away another slice of freedom.
For example, with zero proof bath salts was originally blamed as the cause of face-eating attack in Miami. But an official toxicology report found only marijuana to be in the blood stream of the attacker Rudy Eugene.
Maybe the guy was just crazy, but both parties beat the drums of fear and panic to grow the power of the Drug Police around the nation.
Florida - Commissioners of Miami-Dade County have given preliminary approval to outlaw the sale of the synthetic drug “bath salts”. Bath salts are synthetic compounds of stimulants methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), mephedrone, and pyrovalerone which manufacturers market as a legal replacement for cocaine or the hallucinogen LSD. (Newsfeed - Time)
New York - Democrat Governor Cuomo announced New York state is issuing a ban on the selling and possession of bath salts, citing a need to crackdown on designer drug distributors. Violators will face fines up to $500 and up to 15 days in jail for either distributing or possessing the illicit drugs. (Huffington Post)
Ohio - Bath salts are banned in Ohio after GOP Governor John Kasich signed a bill prohibiting the sale and use of the crystals. Possession of bath salts is also now considered a misdemeanor. Up until the ban, the crystals were sold legally in stores and gas stations, and on the Internet.
“I am pleased this ban is about to become law in Ohio,” said state Representative Clayton Luckie, as quoted by the Dayton Daily News. “With House Bill 64, police will now have the tools needed to remove this scourge from our streets.” (thirdage.com)
Pennsylvania - The possession and sale of drugs like synthetic marijuana, bath salts and saliva are now against the law in Pennsylvania. Under the law the first offense for delivery or possession with the intent to deliver carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Simple possession of the drug carries a penalty of up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine. (policeone.com)
Retired NYPD Officer Frank Serpico on Drug War police corruption
Retired NYPD officer Frank Serpico to discuss police corruption and the drug war. Serpico's experiences as a police officer were dramatized in the 1973 film Serpico, which starred Al Pacino in the lead role.
|Prohibition did not work then and it still does not work today.|
|Free people should have the right to medicate themselves with a prescription from a doctor without the Big Brother Police State putting them in jail.|