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Breaking the Taboo: Documentary on Hard Drugs

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What i'm saying is that China simply kills you for offenses we'd deem as minor. I'm sure that has to be factored into prison population calculations. Our population would be a lot less too if we'd just kill all the murderers, rapists, violent offenders. Heck...drug dealers over there are put to death quite regularly too.

They execute around 78 people per 100 million population, officially, but Amnesty International estimates that the total year amount is really in 5-7000 range rather than the 1500 or so the official numbers state. Of course the real total is a "state secret" but the estimation can be assumed to be reasonably accurate. Regardless, these numbers are spit in a bucket to the incarceration total....IE your argument is bullshit.

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Oops, day 1 didn't go well

http://news.yahoo.co...s-politics.html

Well that person was still breaking the law, so that headline is nothing more than shock value bullshit. It's still illegal to grow and sell marijuana outside of registered dispensaries, and this guy was growing in his attic, then he shot two home intruders, which was very much so within his right. He will still be prosecuted with illegal manufacturing of marijuana. So again, this has NOTHING to do with the legalization of marijuana and is nothing but media garbage.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/us/03prison.html

Criminal correction spending is outpacing budget growth in education, transportation and public assistance, based on state and federal data.

The increases in the number of people in some form of correctional control occurred as crime rates declined by about 25 percent in the past two decades.

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2 robbers got shot trying to rob a guy. What went wrong again?

agreed.

under any circumstance he'd be a right winger legend but since he was defending satan's monkeygrass...

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so those that are in jail now for weed, do they get a retroactive pardon? just in time to add to the unemployment.

unintended consequences yet again. you never know how things will play out.

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so those that are in jail now for weed, do they get a retroactive pardon? just in time to add to the unemployment.

unintended consequences yet again. you never know how things will play out.

I highly doubt anyone gets pardoned, or has their record expunged. What they did was illegal by US and/or state law at the time of their arrest.

Don't get me wrong - I would be stoked if my three felonies were retroactively removed from my record, but I'm not holding out any realistic hope.

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I think, if not released outright, non-violent marijuana offenders should be taken out of dangerous rapey prison and sent to minimum security institutions.

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Good video. Honestly, I'm completely jaded to the whole situation. The data is overwhelming. It won't get fixed until the people that thought 'just say no' was a feasible solution die out.

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