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johnman's picture
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hmmmmmm

unbleached whole wheat and dark brown?....but now i've gotten away from the purpose of this topic....sorry!!

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anyone sellin' any kind of white powder needs to be hammered,

so no more flour and sugar for cookies then jm?

smirk

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i know, i know.....sorry

again, i was just venting....still, i do think they need to release people who are locked up on stupid charges like pot possession, it would definitely decrease the prison population, which can't hurt and would certainly save a TON of money not to mention bettering the lives of those incarcerated.

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That was the most extreme example

The point was not the substance but the way people with or without money are treated in our criminal justice system.

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as far as i'm concerned

anyone sellin' any kind of white powder needs to be hammered, i don't care what their economic disposition is, that shit is baaaad juju, poison!! and anyone who commits a violent crime should have an extended stay also. that being said, why do we lock up the poor kid smokin' a joint, but let the rapists, and murderers, and pedophiles out?....makes no sense that i can see, or am i being too harsh?

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What is the difference...

... between being poor and black in a ghetto and being popped w/4 ounces of crack and being a rich, white corporate executive popped w/4 ounces of powder? It's all coke right? Wrong!

The black guy gets roughed up during arrest and gets thrown into the worst hell-hole imaginable and takes forever to go before a judge. They may or may not get a phone call. They are denied or cannot pay bail. They remain in prison until a prosecuting attorney is forced by time constraints to get to the case and offer a plea bargain that the black has no choice but to take (the choice is the absolute max. should they plead not-guilty and go for a jury trial where they will be absolutely railroaded anyway).

The white guy is taken through a back door, unhandcuffed to an unmarked car where he is transported to a station for processing. He calls a very good lawyer already on retainer who runs down and throws his bail. The guy might spend the afternoon in jail. Depending on how tight the case is against him, he probably pleads out to a charge of simple possession and for a first offence probably gets a suspended sentence, maybe a fine and maybe community service. He probably doesn't lose his job and when he goes back to work he probably gets twice as rich because everybody knows what he does for a sideline.

~ Oh ain't that America for you and me? ~
~ Ain't that America? Home of the free? ~
~ Little pink houses for you and me! ~

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do the crime

do the time

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Deadhead persecution

sorry Evestar,i just read your post and than my reaction to it which was a little harsh,because i perfectly see your point of Hundreds of thousands bein spend for the fun-side of a concert visit, but barely any for them poor dudes who stepped into uncle sams iron traps.well,but...who would be the one to take care of such a pool of money which should be used for legal help.And how to avoid that a good percentage of such donations disappears in the administrative costs for a project like this.You see questions over questions.....;[ But i remember that the GOGD used to give a not negligable part of dollars to the REX Foundation which served as a gathering place for some people who where personally touched by this problem [for ex. Mothers against mandatory minimums,and others..],so maybe they are still doin this today.It is just a question of getting oneself informed...!!!!!!As for our DH buddies in jail,..i think that most of them have families who fight a bitter battle against windmills to get their loved ones out,....so the conclusion is the same.If you have a friend who suffers like this do NOT forget about him.write him/her,because a letter coming with the wake up call is like a ray of sunshine entering your cell.Peace and Love to all of ya........................

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relix sales

is the sales of relix magazine really this bad where they have to advertise here at dead.net ?
well at least somone`s getting paid here , i guise that makes it ok.

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well,eve star.....

i understand that u have seen the Relix which was the inspiration for this site.i personally would prefer to design our DH community as a dionysian cult.religion is allways causing trouble for someone,..but sure help them poor people who get 10yrs.for some ounces of .........,that was what the Rex foundation was for,so it might be better to write someone locked up and show him that outside there are people who see this as a bigtime problem and far worse,it is unjust that a non-violent 1st offender stays in that hole until the last minute,while agressive,dangerous individuals are released on parole just to make place for another poor guy who was caught with...rollin papers.Peace and Love to u all in the hellholes of justice and maybe a little effort from all of u who avoided disaster,maybe because your buddy was no snitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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