Truth to Power

More lunacy in the “drug war”

Heard on the radio this morning that Snoop Dogg was arrested yet again, and one of the charges caught my attention:

Rap artist Snoop Dogg was arrested on weapons and narcotics charges Tuesday evening after being pulled over by Burbank police following a television performance.

According to Sgt. Kevin Grandalski, the charges include possession of a gun, cocaine and marijuana, as well as having a false compartment in a vehicle. </i>

So I did a little research, and found that our fair state of Georgia too has a “secret compartment” law:

As used in this Code section, the term:

(1)(A) ‘False or secret compartment’ means any enclosure which is integrated into or attached to a vehicle and the purpose of the compartment is to conceal, hide, or prevent discovery by law enforcement officers of:

(i) A person concealed for an unlawful purpose;

(ii) Controlled substances possessed in violation of Article 2 of Chapter 13 of this title; or

(iii) Other contraband.</i>

So lets get this straight. You can no longer do with your own property as you so desire, simply because you might have “contraband” in it?

How we, as a nation, have allowed ourselves to get this fucking stupid, is beyond me. Evolve people, evolve!


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