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DEA forgets locked up 4/20 marijuana smoker for five days with no food and water but with meth! | The NORML Stash Blog

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3 responses to “DEA forgets locked up 4/20 marijuana smoker for five days with no food and water but with meth!”

  1. dnL

    I’ve gotta ask: When all is said and done (as the saying goes) for the DEA, was it even worth it to raid the party? Now I realize that hindsight is 20/20 and that law enforcement, especially the DEA, don’t look into the costs vs. benefits angle of their actions, but this incident should count as another loss on their scorecard in this long lasting, un-winnable War on (Some) Drugs.

    OK, so about 16,000 ecstacy pills and some other drugs were confiscated, law enforcement got to put the fear of government into some college kids on a day that celebrates the use of a certain “illicit” drug, and the DEA got a chance at proving their relevance to the politicians (the only folks left who seem to give a damn that they exist). But on the other hand, they royally f’ed up and tortured a guy. Yes, what they did was torture; and, they’re eventually going to have to pay Daniel Chong – who wasn’t even charged w/ a crime – a lot of money for accidentally torturing him. It might not be the $20,000,000 that he’s suing for but I betting it will at least be several million dollars that we taxpayers are going to cover for this screw up.

    The thing that frustrates me the most is that the DEA is probably not going to be punished too much for this idiocy (how badly were they punished for the screw up known as Operation: Fast and Furious?). Sure, someone’s career might get a little tarnished and the agency will take another hit to their PR but they’ll continue to be generously funded and unquestionably supported. Unlike NASA, an agency that’s done more for our society than the DEA could ever wish for, who’s budget seems to get slashed whenever any hiccup occurs. WTF is up w/ this country?

  2. Norm

    Big bust??? Leave the small amounts of marijuana out of the equation. What the hell is the DEA still breaking people for smoking pot. It’s completly disgusting. They treated this young man like a war criminal. Mistake or not, this was a screw up of monumental propotions.
    What the hell. The DEA still gets its orders from over zellous U.S.District Attorneys. This is making them look horrible.. Most of us don’t care about the marijuana issue anymore. I wonder how much govt. time & money went into busting this student. Probably not much since thy didn’t feed or watch out for him for 5 days. He’s luckey they don’t charge him for the cell.

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