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Ice, Meth and E soon to be sold by the cops

By paperboy - 5 July 2008 163

ABC recently reported that the laws are being upgraded in the ACT to allow our local police to possess and sell drugs.

It brings our laws into line with other states, allowing officers to buy and sell drugs, without fear of being prosecuted themselves for possessing the illegal substance.

It’s probably surprising they haven’t had this power before now, but when the laws are passed, it will certainly change the atmosphere in and around many of Canberra’s better known nightclubs. Not to mention a few of the city’s dark lanes and back streets.

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163 Responses to
Ice, Meth and E soon to be sold by the cops
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Deadmandrinking 6:19 pm
06 Jul 08
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What’s your definition of minority, vg?

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paperboy 6:55 pm
06 Jul 08
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For those interested in the entrapment implications.

Here’s what Simon Corbell had to say in his press release on the laws.

“The law will protect Police from prosecution for authorised acts that occur in the conduct of controlled operations and will ensure Courts cannot exclude evidence simply because it was gathered in the course of a controlled operation”. Mr Corbell said.

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Pesty 7:11 pm
06 Jul 08
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Deadmandrinking said :

I understand this is going to be used to snare the big fish. As a short term solution this is not a bad thing. In the long term…well, take one dealer down, another takes his place, then another, then another. Demand’s always going to find some sort of supply somehow. I think it’s time society really started to look at the impact of the failed ‘war on drugs’ and thought about real solutions to the problems with drugs.

How? nuke the golden triangle?.

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Deadmandrinking 7:42 pm
06 Jul 08
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Go back to bed, Pesty. The world is too hard.

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vg 7:47 pm
06 Jul 08
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Deadmandrinking said :

What’s your definition of minority, vg?

The opposite to the majority of society that don’t smash illicit hard drugs into their system, and I’m not talking smoking dope once in your life.

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Deadmandrinking 8:44 pm
06 Jul 08
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Tell me, (Barring your professional dealings, of course) how has a junkie’s drug-use affected you apart from matters which are related to the exorbitant price of drugs (i.e. theft)?

If drugs were legal and cheaper, would someone taking heroin in their home affect you?

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natecv8 8:53 pm
06 Jul 08
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Remember that by definition, entrapment requires a law enforcement official to entice the subject into committing a crime that they would not otherwise intend to commit. For that reason, I can’t see how this legislation could provide law enforcement with any legal ability to entrap law abiding citizens – there is no provision for offering drugs to citizens randomly in order to make an arrest.

If an officer wanted to do this, they would do it regardless of this new legislation as it would be corrupt and illegal, would not stand up in court, and there would be much easier and more discrete ways (such as planting drugs during a property search) to make such an arrest.

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Skip 8:58 pm
06 Jul 08
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vg said :

Deadmandrinking said :

What’s your definition of minority, vg?

The opposite to the majority of society that don’t smash illicit hard drugs into their system, and I’m not talking smoking dope once in your life.

What an incoherent dumbarse post! Better not stop taking those pills vg

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bigred 9:16 pm
06 Jul 08
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Are these the same powers the NSW Crime Commission operate under?

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smokey4 9:22 pm
06 Jul 08
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Cops who go undercover to buy sell drugs have got balls. Good way to bleed prospective new D’s. A friend of mine down South went through this process to become a D. Not for the faint hearted.

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vg 9:49 pm
06 Jul 08
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Skip said :

vg said :

Deadmandrinking said :

What’s your definition of minority, vg?

The opposite to the majority of society that don’t smash illicit hard drugs into their system, and I’m not talking smoking dope once in your life.

What an incoherent dumbarse post! Better not stop taking those pills vg

Nice try Skippy. Looks quite coherent to me, but then again I am literate

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vg 9:53 pm
06 Jul 08
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Deadmandrinking said :

Tell me, (Barring your professional dealings, of course) how has a junkie’s drug-use affected you apart from matters which are related to the exorbitant price of drugs (i.e. theft)?

If drugs were legal and cheaper, would someone taking heroin in their home affect you?

Honest to god if your post doesn’t exemplify naivety and immaturity I don’t know what does. Try friends who have had the shit beaten out of them by an ice freak, being stuck with a used pick, watch children being neglected to the point of starvation and malnutrition because of the alternate universe their drug affected parents live in……..and none of this was through ‘professional’ dealings.

Christ you need to grow up

Flap somewhere else with that sputum

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Skip 10:03 pm
06 Jul 08
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Flap somewhere else with that sputum

Wow vg, that’s really deep! You’ve been shooting up corn flour again?

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vg 10:06 pm
06 Jul 08
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Skip

I am just high on life

God bless

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Skip 10:09 pm
06 Jul 08
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vg said :

Skip

I am just high on life

God bless

Don’t you get religious on me

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