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    Exclamation Chris Christie Trades Drug Users' Lives for Drug Busts

    Chris Christie Trades Drug Users' Lives for Drug Busts

    Jacob Sullum|Oct. 18, 2012 2:48 pm

    http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/18/ch...-users-lives-f

    A couple of months ago I said a "Good Samaritan" bill approved by New Jersey's legislature, aimed at preventing overdose fatalities by protecting bystanders who call 911 from prosecution for drug offenses, gave Gov. Chris Christie "a chance to show he is less mindlessly draconian than other drug warriors." He blew it. The Drug War Chronicle reports that Christie vetoed the bill because he worries that it might let drug dealers "off the hook." Here is how he explained the decision at a town hall meeting in Mount Laurel:

    How about if they're not a Good Samaritan? How about if they're the [person] who supplied the drugs? That was my problem with the bill....

    What I'm not willing to do is to give is to give people who commit harm to other people a free pass just because they picked up the telephone.
    Is it better to let someone die of an overdose (which happened 1,000 times in New Jersey last year) because people are afraid to call for help? That appears to be Christie's logic, and it does not jibe very well with his avowed commitment to harm reduction.

    The bill, which applies to charges for possessing or sharing drugs but not selling them, is similar to laws adopted by 11 states. Christie said he would be open to signing a revised version, but the most likely change—narrowing the immunity to drug possession—would put more lives in jeopardy by excluding people who buy drugs with friends or acquaintances.



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    WHEN U SUBSIDIZE SOMETHING

    .......U get more of it.......


    mOr DeatH

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    Thinks drugs harm you, and wants drug "pushers" busted.



    "Most Physically Fit Man of All Time", smokes pot.

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    Chris Christie in his later years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post

    The bill, which applies to charges for possessing or sharing drugs but not selling them...
    Christy should be charged for possessing and sharing his food with his family and friends.
    Ron Paul let the cat out of the bag.

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    Good stuff NJ The man is sick.
    Last edited by QuickZ06; 10-20-2012 at 08:55 PM.
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    Wow. Let the guy die. IF we ever figure out who sold it to him and catch the seller we will still have an action against him.
    "Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesn't want to hear. -Ron Paul

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    Its time we criminalize the people who run places like McDonalds, Wendys, Costco, and Heart Attack Grill for catering to people like Christie. See someone suffering a heart attack? Fuk 'em.
    Last edited by AGRP; 10-20-2012 at 08:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailingaway View Post
    Wow. Let the guy die. IF we ever figure out who sold it to him and catch the seller we will still have an action against him.
    We does not include me, I want no part in taking "action" against people who sell "drugs" to adults.

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    "See something.....Say something..dumb." -Chris Christie

    Seeing somebody going into convulsions and letting them just suffer due to worrying about the saliva or urine police if you make the call is absolutely CRAZY! He needs to get together with the California state rep that said he doesn't understand how legalization of small amounts of marijuana would actually help reduce crime. Where did logic go to die?
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    Nothing would make me happier in 2013 than seeing him lose to a Democrat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    We does not include me, I want no part in taking "action" against people who sell "drugs" to adults.
    ....maybe I should have included a sarcasm tag.....
    "Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesn't want to hear. -Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulbot24 View Post
    "See something.....Say something..dumb." -Chris Christie

    Seeing somebody going into convulsions and letting them just suffer due to worrying about the saliva or urine police if you make the call is absolutely CRAZY! He needs to get together with the California state rep that said he doesn't understand how legalization of small amounts of marijuana would actually help reduce crime. Where did logic go to die?
    there seems to be cartel money at least in local politics in CA. I don't know if it has reached state yet. Obviously, the cartels profit from keeping it illegal, much as mercenaries profit from a state of war.
    "Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesn't want to hear. -Ron Paul

    "Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it." -Edward Snowden

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGRP View Post
    Christy should be charged for possessing and sharing his food with his family and friends.

    I doubt he shares much of it.
    We have allies many of you are not aware of. Watch the tube. Show this to your 30 and under friends. Listen to it. Even if you don't like rap, it has 2.7 million views.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmBnvajSfWU#t=0m16s

    Cut off one min early to avoid war porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti-Neocon View Post
    Nothing would make me happier in 2013 than seeing him lose to a Democrat.
    Speak for yourself. I'm not a huge fan; but he is leaps better than the democrat conman he replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailingaway View Post
    ....maybe I should have included a sarcasm tag.....
    Obtuse is my middle name...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Chris Christie in his later years.


    LOL! In constant sorrow!

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