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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
Roadrage77 3:32 pm 07 Jul 08

serpico said :

This will just create more corruption in the Drug squad.Look what happened in Victoria with there controlled drug operations.It was an absolute joke,the police became the major supplier of drugs.WHY, one word TEMPTATION.The war on drugs was lost years ago.The only way to deal with the drug scourge is to legalise all drugs.The governments can then regulate them just like it does with alcohol and tobacco.No need for a drug squad and all drug dealers go out of business.

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serpico 3:11 pm 07 Jul 08

This will just create more corruption in the Drug squad.Look what happened in Victoria with there controlled drug operations.It was an absolute joke,the police became the major supplier of drugs.WHY, one word TEMPTATION.The war on drugs was lost years ago.The only way to deal with the drug scourge is to legalise all drugs.The governments can then regulate them just like it does with alcohol and tobacco.No need for a drug squad and all drug dealers go out of business.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:20 pm 07 Jul 08

What about drunk wife-beaters and killers, then?

What about them?

vg and I don’t always agree, but this is one area where I think vg’s comments are spot on. Drugs do a shedload of damage, not just to victims of drug related crime but to the families and friends of the junkies.

I have no doubt that a number of people here use illicit substances on occasion, and think it’s fine, but my opinion is that ultimately, drugs are a destructive influence.

The fact that some drugs are legal in no way excuses the use of (and damage caused by) the illegal variants.

If police being able to sell drugs to help catch out crooks and push junkies to rehab, that’s a good thing.

Headbonius 2:16 pm 07 Jul 08

I wish to apologize publicy to Paperboy. I was mistaken. H/she does have a future past being a paperboy. With the mount of insight they have into matters legal and their ability to take a story and twist it around ” Ice, Meth and E soon to be sold by the cops” Paperboy has a future as a presenter on Today Tonight. Hell they may even replace Anna Coren with this amount of skill. I just want to hear the segue into this story from the preceding story about a child with 4 Mom’s.

jakez 1:27 pm 07 Jul 08

Well this debate has quickly fallen by the wayside. It’s understandable that people get so emotional when discussiong drug addiction and its associated consequences. Both those in favour of keeping illicit drugs illicit and those in favour of legalising illicit drugs are guilty of descending into hyperbole, and that is quite clear here.

All policies have their unintended consequences and these unintended consequences have to be acknowledged.

Putting aside my own philosophical opposition to Government bans, I think that on a practical measure, the drug war has been a massive failure (even moreso in the US).

V8-Prius 11:43 am 07 Jul 08

Die narc scum!

PBO 10:06 am 07 Jul 08

So that means the cops are legally allowed to sell as oppossed to just selling as some do?

imhotep 9:45 am 07 Jul 08

A ‘defo suite’?

What’s that? A room next to a laundry?

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captainwhorebags 8:25 am 07 Jul 08

dmd – that kind of negates your point doesn’t it? I mean, alcohol is cheap and legal yet we still get drunkards who beat their wives, neglect their kids…

A junkie thinks of one thing – the next score. Making it cheap and available just makes that score come quicker.

vg 6:50 am 07 Jul 08

Deadmandrinking said :

What about drunk wife-beaters and killers, then?

What about them?

How do they relate to controlled operations being as their possession and use is legal?

Was that noise I heard a penny dropping?

Fant, hush now, the adults are speaking. You make no sense, especially when you try and shorten legal words to sound super cool, but just look super silly. Maybe you and DMD can hook up online for a big RSVP an online bridge session. You really do need something if you are posting at 2.29am on a Monday morning

Headbonius 4:54 am 07 Jul 08

Paperboy, I am assuming your name actually reflects your actual occupation and you are 12 to 15 years old. This assumption is based upon the totally off target nature of your posting. These laws have nothing to do with Cops selling E’s or other drugs. It has nothing to do with addicts. It is equally surprising that other more supposedly mature and educated posters have jumped on the fantasies.

Please stick to being a paperboy, you’ll never make a lawyer.

ant 2:29 am 07 Jul 08

Deadmandrinking said :

What about drunk wife-beaters and killers, then?

Ooooh, you’re courting a defo suite with that one, DMD! Defaming a pseudonym is a serious offence.

Meconium 1:17 am 07 Jul 08

Off-topic, can anyone explain the need for “ice” and “meth” to be mentioned separately in the title of this article? They’re both methamphetamine.

Looking forward to any replies to this post.

Deadmandrinking 1:03 am 07 Jul 08

What about drunk wife-beaters and killers, then?

vg 10:52 pm 06 Jul 08

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