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Good! India To Execute All Pedophiles Who Rape Children Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 13:15:06 Id: 68df2d [Preview] No. 4213 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
India has introduced the death penalty for pedophiles – bypassing the expensive and ineffective need to sentence them to prison.

The new bill titled “The Punishment Method” passed in an unprecedented unanimous vote in the Madhya Pradesh assembly on Monday.

Metro.co.uk reports: After the bill passed, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan declared:

‘People who rape 12-year-old girls are not human, they are demons. They do not have the right to live. ‘There are people in society who can be set right only by severe punishments. [The bill] will deal with them. We will also raise awareness in society against such crimes.’

The bill also increases the minimum sentence for child rapists to 14 years, and for gang rapists to 20 years.

Donald Trump will undergo health exam and release results after slurred speech But before the bill becomes law, it needs to be approved by the president and federal government.

Campaigners have warned that introducing the death penalty may actually cause rapists to murder their victims, as they can be found guilty by a child’s testimony.

India still has the death penalty, but it has only been carried out five times since 1995.

https://archive.fo/3TLz9

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Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 14:04:57 Id: 4c7098 [Preview] No.4217 del
>>4213
>"The Punishment Method"


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 14:15:09 Id: 68df2d [Preview] No.4219 del
>>4217
Believe it or not, punishment works. It sends a message to criminals "hey, if you do this, you are doing it at your own risk and if caught something very bad will happen to you!"

Criminals hate punishment, because their crimes could have negative consequences, thus less people are likely to commit those crimes out of fear for their safety and future freedom.

It won't stop all the criminals, but it will prevent many other people from becoming criminals. And I say a crackdown on this type of crime is long overdue. No one should be allowed to sexually exploit children.



More Injustice: Top Mueller Investigator Busted For Having Links To Clinton Foundation Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 13:43:25 Id: f0b9d2 [Preview] No. 4215 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/4023 ; >>>/news/4064 ; >>>/news/4076

A member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘dream team’ has been busted for having worked closely with the Clinton Foundation.

Jeannie Rhee provided private legal representation for Clinton prior to becoming a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Justice Department.

Dailymail.co.uk reports:

Rhee joined a legal team that defended the Clinton Foundation from a racketeering lawsuit filed by conservative activist Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch.

Heading the team was Jamie Gorelick, a partner at the Wilmer Hale lawfirm who has as a client President Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner.

CNN reported on the representation in June in a story tallying up political contributions by Mueller’s legal eagles.

The Yale Law School grad donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2015 and 2016, and donated $7,300 to President Obama’s presidential campaigns.

She is among multiple members of Mueller’s team who made contributions to Democrats, which is not prohibited under FBI guidelines.

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Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 13:56:56 Id: f0b9d2 [Preview] No.4216 del
Here's my opinion about this whole fiasco: if the FBI wants to start an investigation into alleged Russia collusion with Trump, that's fine and dandy. But for heavens sake don't be stacking up the investigative team with Clinton loyalists who are completely bias sore losers who hold a grudge against the man and who have worked with the Clintons before. This is, by definition, what Trump meant by a "witch hunt" against him and now it looks like he was correct all along. Stop this bias nonsense and just have a REAL investigation with people who respect justice and the rule of law!

This is making the FBI and Justice Department look very bad and very unfair. The government's reputation is at stake at this point, which was already pretty bad to begin with.



Following Victory In Syria, Russia Seeks To Battle Islamic Terrorists In Iraq Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 13:31:44 Id: 05185c [Preview] No. 4214 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/4171

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a “complete victory” against ISIS terrorists in Syria, saying the militants had been totally driven from both sides of the Euphrates River.

Putin said the military operation was now finished, and that the focus would switch to a political process that would eventually involve presidential and parliamentary elections.

Russia says it is ready to start talking with the U.S. about helping to destroy what remains of ISIS in western Iraq.

Russia’s Defense Ministry is ready to hold talks with #US counterparts on assisting them to destroy fighters of the ISIS terrorist group in #Iraq🇮🇶s western regions

➡️ https://t.co/4xPzLlSqUv Follow @MoD_Russia🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/NsOXwsL68r

— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) December 6, 2017

Anti War reports:

Russia has advocated substantial political reform within Syria, though with many rebels expecting to be installed outright, they generally oppose any “reform” that stops short of that, or that involves elections which current officials may participate in.

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Genocidal US Military Developing ‘Gene Extinction’ Weapon To Wipe Out Entire Races Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 13:12:53 Id: a5dc67 [Preview] No. 4210 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The US military are developing a “gene extinction” weapon that they say is capable of wiping out entire races and ethnicities during war.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is investing $100 million dollars into “gene drive” research in an effort to perfect the ability to wipe out certain types of people based on their genetic make-up.

Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: The documents reveal that DARPA has become the world’s leading source of funding for genetic extinction technology. This information comes as a panel of experts with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meet to debate whether to impose a moratorium on gene research after several southern countries expressed fear of a potential military application.

UN diplomats confirmed to The Guardian that the release of the emails would worsen the “bad name” of gene drives in some circles.

“Many countries [will] have concerns when this technology comes from DARPA, a US military science agency,” one said.

According to the report in The Guardian:

Interest in the technology among US army bureaus has shot up since a secret report by the elite Jason group of military scientists last year “received considerable attention among various agencies of the US government”, according to an email by Gerald Joyce, who co-chaired a Jason study group in June.

A second Jason report was commissioned in 2017 assessing “potential threats this technology might pose in the hands of an adversary, technical obstacles that must be overcome to develop gene drive technology and employ it ‘in the wild’,” Joyce wrote.

The paper would not be publicly disclosed but “widely circulated within the US intelligence and broader national security community”, his email said.

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Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 13:13:12 Id: a5dc67 [Preview] No.4211 del
>>4210
According to a report by Zero Hedge:

A representative for the US Air Force Education and Training Command explained to Russia Today that the choice of the Russian population was not intentional, and is related to research the Air Force is conducting on the human musculoskeletal system.

Eyebrows were first raised in July when the AETC issued a tender seeking to acquire samples of ribonucleic acid and synovial fluid from Russians, adding that all samples (12 RNA and 27 synovial fluid) “shall be collected from Russia and must be Caucasian.” The Air Force said it wouldn’t collect samples from Ukrainians, but didn’t specify why.

According to AETC spokesman Capt. Beau Downey, the 59th medical group’s molecular research center is currently conducting “locomotor studies to identify various biomarkers associated with trauma.”

Downey told Russian media that the study required two sets of samples: disease and control samples of RNA and synovial membrane. The first set was provided by a “US-based company.”

Since the first set of tissue, provided by a US company, was sourced from Russia, the Air Force opted to collect the second set of data from Russians, too, to eliminate any confounding variables that could skew the results of the study. He did not say which set – the control or the diseased set – was collected first, and neglected to provide any further details about the study.

Although there is no publicly acknowledged research into weaponized genetics, many suspect this explanation is merely an obfuscation of the truth, and that the Pentagon is collecting the biological samples for military application.

“I’m not saying that it is about preparing a biological war against Russia. But its scenarios, are, no doubt, being worked on. That is to say, in case the need suddenly arises,” Franz Klintsevich, the first deputy chairman of the Federation Council’s Committee for Defense and Security, wrote on Facebook.

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Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 13:13:29 Id: a5dc67 [Preview] No.4212 del
>>4211
A spokesman for DARPA defended the agencies foray into gene extinction technology.

“This convergence of low cost and high availability means that applications for gene editing – both positive and negative – could arise from people or states operating outside of the traditional scientific community and international norms,” the official said. “It is incumbent on DARPA to perform this research and develop technologies that can protect against accidental and intentional misuse.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that Russia is in possession of intelligence suggesting that NGOs are collecting the genetic material, which presumably prompted Putin’s initial speculation about who might be behind the collections.

“Some emissaries are really carrying out such activities, representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other bodies. Such cases were registered, and security services, the president naturally have this information,” Peskov said.

If the threat of thermonuclear war with Russia wasn’t harrowing enough, we can now all take solace in the fact that another potentially apocalyptic technology is being weaponized to kill vast swaths of the human population.

https://archive.fo/RQNMU
http://yournewswire.com/us-military-gene-extinction-weapon/



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Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 23:08:05 [Preview] No. 4194 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
After weeks of continuously unfolding abuse scandals, men have become, quite literally, unbelievable. What any given man might say about gender politics and how he treats women are separate and unrelated phenomena. Liberal or conservative, feminist or chauvinist, woke or benighted, young or old, found on Fox News or in The New Republic, a man’s stated opinions have next to no relationship to behavior.

For most of history, we’ve taken for granted the implicit brutality of male sexuality. In 1976, the radical feminist and pornography opponent Andrea Dworkin said that the only sex between a man and a woman that could be undertaken without violence was sex with a flaccid penis: “I think that men will have to give up their precious erections,” she wrote. In the third century A.D., it is widely believed, the great Catholic theologian Origen, working on roughly the same principle, castrated himself.

Fear of the male libido has been the subject of myth and of fairy tale from the beginning of literature: What else were the stories of Little Red Riding Hood or Bluebeard’s Castle about? A vampire is an ancient and powerful man with an insatiable hunger for young flesh. Werewolves are men who regularly lose control of their bestial nature. Get the point? There is a line, obviously, between desire and realization, and some cross it and some don’t. But a line is there for every man. And until we collectively confront this reality, the post-Weinstein public discussion — where men and women go from here — will begin from a place of silence and dishonesty.

The crisis we are approaching is fundamental: How can healthy sexuality ever occur in conditions in which men and women are not equal? How are we supposed to create an equal world when male mechanisms of desire are inherently brutal? We cannot answer these questions unless we face them.

http://archive.is/wPe4Q
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/opinion/sunday/harassment-men-libido-masculinity.html
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Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 00:12:53 Id: 4fbd42 [Preview] No.4198 del
>>4196
Try reality, not a fake cartoon. You'll quickly change your mind bro. Promise.


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 00:15:14 Id: 132f4c [Preview] No.4199 del
forgot to add amen


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 00:21:04 Id: 2d2af6 [Preview] No.4200 del
>>4196
Porn and anime don't represent those bitches. First off, there's no such thing as an actual lesbian. They're bisexual at best. While homogays will be repulsed from seeing a vagina, lesbians exist because they can't get that dick. If you've never had a conversation with an awkward disgusting lesbian trying to get into your pants, I envy you. These cunts are increasing by the numbers. I know now how the goddesses of high-school felt when all the sweaty landwhales were trying to get some.


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 05:47:24 Id: 6f8783 [Preview] No.4207 del
Well. The obvious upside here is that men are going to get hugely rich not having to pay alimony or child support until women are ready to give up their power trips and beg for children after they sign a pre-nup.


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 13:10:49 Id: 277824 [Preview] No.4209 del
>>4207
Exactly THIS.

These kooky women better get used to working as a hooker or for the porn industry to make a living and never having a family of their own. Most dikes end up this way, most are not as fortunate as Rachel Maddow. They've been brainwashed and it will turn around to bite them in the ass!



Trump Orders Every FBI Agent To Undergo Polygraph Test, Shakeup Coming? Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 13:45:08 Id: 3a06e8 [Preview] No. 4173 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/4023 ; >>>/news/4064 ; >>>/news/4076

President Trump has ordered every single FBI agent to undergo a polygraph test in the aftermath of recent politically motivated leaks at the bureau.

Sara Cater, investigative reporter for Circa News, says she believes Trump is ‘shaking up’ the FBI in order to oust pro-Hillary agents who are trying to undermine his presidency.

SARA CARTER: Inspector General investigating 27 leakers, major shake-up at the FBI 'coming as early as this week' pic.twitter.com/dUqRUkgTVd

— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) December 6, 2017

Foxnews.com reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Congress last month there were 27 open investigations into leaks of classified information with a “political motive.”

Carter said it’s not clear if all of those probes are centered on the FBI, but she said the investigations have included lie-detector tests.

“This is a big investigation. What I know is that they have been running polygraphs on people within the FBI. They are looking for leakers and a lot more information is gonna come out. I think there’s going to be a shakeup,” she said.

Fox News has learned that the Justice Department is in the process of handing over to the House Intelligence Committee the anti-Trump text messages that got a key FBI official removed from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

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Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 13:54:12 Id: 3a06e8 [Preview] No.4174 del
You know what I say? Revoke the rights for government employees to vote or donate to any political organization, political group or political affiliation.

Reserve those rights for the hardworking taxpayers and Congress (and presidential candidates).

Why? Because the government should not be allowed to be bias! They need to do what is ethically and morally right, by the books - and should not be allowed to engage in political affairs! We need a new strict code of ethics: any political affiliation and you are OUT of government!

Politics should be reserved for the people and their Congress and of-course whoever is elected President. All others should enforce the rule of law and bring justice whenever needed!


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 08:30:44 [Preview] No.4208 del
>polygraph
Literally a meme

1) the machine doesn't do any detecting, it just shows your vitals

2) most people aren't pathological liars and will most likely have some kind of physiological change if they lie, especially if they are convinced they are going to be found out

3) every cop show makes it seem like the polygraph is 100% effective so that the public will believe it is

in other words, all you have to do is convince the person running the machine.



HELLhole: Hollywood Celebrities Flee From From Their Homes As Commiefornia Burns Down Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 21:06:47 Id: 3a7236 [Preview] No. 4190 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Several celebrities evacuated their homes Wednesday after a new blaze erupted near Bel-Air in Los Angeles.

Actress Lea Michele told Entertainment Tonight she fled her West Los Angeles house at 5:30 a.m., only to walk the red carpet for a "Women in Entertainment" breakfast a few hours later.

"Everything's OK," the starlet said, adding that she's staying with celebrity stylist Brad Goreski.

Some celebrities took to social media to reveal that they had fled their homes or were ready to leave at a moment's notice, including heiress Paris Hilton and singer Lionel Richie.

"Just evacuated my house," talk-show host Chelsea Handler wrote. "It's like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire."

The Skirball Fire was also nearing a handful of A-listers' mansions, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Maria Shriver and Heidi Klum, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday morning. Reports have yet to confirm whether the aforementioned celebrities' homes survived the onslaught of fire.

The fire, which broke out just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, crackled over 150 acres as of Wednesday afternoon. The fire shut down Interstate 405 where it intersects Mulholland Drive in Bel-Air.

A total of five fires fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds were burning across Southern California on Wednesday. Stock up on those air purifiers while you can!

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Ventura County, location of the largest of wildfires currently burning in the state. The fire has devoured dozens of homes and is considered a threat to 12,000 structures.

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Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 23:01:14 Id: 40ef9b [Preview] No.4193 del
Will be fun to watch them try to explain how their carbon emissions went off the scale despite their commie emissions laws. In b4 "mother nature had nothing to do with it"


Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 23:40:20 Id: 89d8a2 [Preview] No.4197 del
I wonder what kind of Oreos they were.


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 00:21:45 Id: 01680f [Preview] No.4201 del
>>4193
But didn't you hear the latest propaganda? Commiefornia can't fight climate change alone, we all need to stoop down to their level!

Next up: ban those huge fire trucks, they cause too much emissions!


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 00:27:03 Id: 321eee [Preview] No.4202 del
>>4201
lul equisde


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Some people just want to watch the world burn...

But I wanted to watch it burn now.



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KENTUCKY TEACHERS SAY ATHEIST STUDENTS WILL BE EATEN BY BEARS Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 01:59:23 Id: b24f3f [Preview] No. 4203 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
KENTUCKY TEACHERS SAY ATHEIST STUDENTS WILL BE EATEN BY BEARS


Reader 12/08/2017 (Fri) 02:38:37 Id: 731a60 [Preview] No.4205 del
>>4203
HOLY SHIT! THIS NEWS IS HIGHLY IMPORTANT, WE NEED TO TELL EVERYONE!



Top DOJ Official Demoted Amid Probe of Foreign Contacts Linking To Trump Dossier Firm (Fusion GPS) Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 20:48:29 Id: c95b74 [Preview] No. 4188 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A senior Justice Department official was demoted this week amid an ongoing investigation into his contacts with the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier,” the department confirmed to Fox News.

Until Wednesday morning, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.”

Ohr will retain his OCDETF title but has been stripped of his higher post and ousted from his office on the fourth floor of “Main Justice.”

Initially senior department officials could not provide the reason for Ohr’s demotion, but Fox News has learned that evidence collected by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., indicates that Ohr met during the 2016 campaign with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the “dossier.”

Later, a Justice Department official told Fox News: "It is unusual for anyone to wear two hats as he has done recently. This person is going to go back to a single focus—director of our organized crime and drug enforcement unit. As you know, combating transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking is a top priority for the attorney general."

Additionally, House investigators have determined that Ohr met shortly after the election with Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS – the opposition research firm that hired Steele to compile the dossier with funds supplied by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. By that point, according to published reports, the dossier had been in the hands of the FBI, which exists under the aegis of DOJ, for some five months, and the surveillance on Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump campaign, had started more than two months prior.

Former FBI Director James Comey, testifying before the House in March, described the dossier as a compendium of “salacious and unverified” allegations against then-candidate Donald Trump and his associates. The Nunes panel has spent much of this year investigating whether DOJ, under then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, used the dossier to justify a foreign surveillance warrant against Page.

The contacts between Ohr and Steele, and between Ohr and Simpson, have not been publicly disclosed nor shared with HPSCI staff.

The panel has issued numerous subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to the dossier but claims DOJ and FBI have “stonewalled,” an assertion that House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., seconded in a rare public statement in October.


Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 20:48:44 Id: c95b74 [Preview] No.4189 del
>>4188
While the agencies say they have cooperated extensively with Nunes and his team, including providing several hundred pages of classified documents relating to the dossier, it was only last weekend that DOJ and FBI agreed to make available to the committee for questioning Peter Strzok, the high-ranking FBI official who was disciplined in July for having sent-anti-Trump texts to a colleague while playing a decisive role in last year’s investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s private server.

Strzok was removed from the staff of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and demoted to a position on the FBI’s human resources division. The agencies’ decision to make Strzok available to House investigators came on the same day that The New York Times and The Washington Post disclosed the existence of the anti-Trump text messages, and Fox News disclosed that Strzok’s conduct in the Clinton case was under review by the FBI’s Office of Inspector General.

The demotion of Ohr thus marked the second time within a matter of months that the Justice Department and the FBI have disciplined for misconduct a senior official connected in some form or fashion to the Trump-Russia case.

https://archive.fo/BMDaC
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html



Don’t Register Your Guns: Hawaii Just Became The Next Example Why NOT To Register Guns You Own Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 15:06:10 Id: d86b14 [Preview] No. 4179 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
If we needed yet another demonstration that getting yourself on the government's radar is just a bad idea, Hawaii handed it to us in spades last week. That's when we learned that the Honolulu Police Department was putting the screws to people so honest—and trusting—as to comply with state laws requiring registration of certain goods and activities. They shouldn't have been so honest and trusting.

Like too many jurisdictions, Hawaii requires gun owners to register their firearms. Also like an excess of other control-freaky places, the state requires medical marijuana users to register themselves with the state Department of Health. As it turns out, those who dutifully abide by both requirements find themselves in trouble. Hawaii may allow the use of marijuana for medicinal uses, and even require registration of its users, but the state continues to regard the practice as a violation of federal law. As a result, Honolulu residents who legally complied with requirements that they enter themselves in both registries have received threatening letters signed by officials including Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard. These letters read, in part:

"Your medical marijuana use disqualifies you from ownership of firearms and ammunition. If you currently own or have any firearms, you have 30 days upon receipt of this letter to voluntarily surrender your firearms, permit and ammunition to the Honolulu Police Department or otherwise transfer ownership."

Federal law restricts the possession of firearms by anybody who is an "unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance," and marijuana remains a controlled substance according to the folks in D.C. That's enough of an excuse for Honolulu police officials to try to disarm locals who've done their best to abide by state gun and marijuana laws.

But it's not just a Hawaii problem. As Jacob Sullum previously noted, "Last year the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which includes Hawaii, upheld the ATF's policy of banning gun sales to people who are known to have medical marijuana cards, even if they do not currently consume cannabis." So putting your name on a medical marijuana registry anywhere has the potential to make it more difficult to legally buy a firearm.

Actually, entering your information into a medical marijuana registry can put a red flag next to your name in so many ways. Colorado marijuana patients have been surprised during traffic stops to discover that cops knew they were registered users. Cops are supposed to have access to the registry only under limited circumstances, but the data has obviously been shared more widely than many people envisioned. Even so, the state's Board of Health rejected a petition to block sharing of registry information with law enforcement, with the head of the board insisting, "We don't know that we are doing anything wrong."

The same issue developed in Oregon, where a 2012 news report noted that "Law enforcement ran more than 20,000 queries on potential patients and grow sites from March through October of this year." Unlike Colorado, Oregon deliberately gave police open access to the medical marijuana registry, and they apparently browsed it at will—at least until the courts gave them a slap. In 2010, a state judge told cops to stop running concealed carry permit applicants' names through the system, saying "the statute does not authorize the use of database information for purposes of helping to determine whether an individual uses, or may use, marijuana."

Complaints about police in Colorado and Oregon browsing marijuana registries for excuses to hassle people seem to have subsided in recent years, perhaps because both states have legalized recreational use, which does not require people to put their names on lists that officials can easily peruse.


Reader 12/07/2017 (Thu) 15:06:40 Id: d86b14 [Preview] No.4180 del
>>4179
On the other hand, states including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont are now under pressure to share data from their medical marijuana registries with the federal government. The feds swear that they won't abuse the information, but once they have it they can use it as they please—targeting people far and wide.

Speaking of far and wide, registries have been a source of hassle for gun owners who abide by the laws of their own states, but whose concealed carry permits are entered into databases and act as red flags to cops elsewhere. Maryland, in particular, is notorious for targeting drivers who are passing through the state, but who are revealed by a scan of their license plates as holding carry permits at home.

We live in a world governed by officials who love exercising power to punish people they dislike. To put yourself on a registry of people who engage in activities, or own goods, that are even mildly controversial is to make yourself vulnerable to such officials. It identifies you as a target for such people, and outs you in a position to be singled out for special treatment.

That's not to say you shouldn't smoke grass, or should avoid owning a gun, or ought to skip other activities the government likes to scrutinize, regulate, and occasionally penalize. Instead, even when there's legal risk involved, to the extent possible you should consider living your life without making yourself an entry in a database. When officials set out to penalize people who try to abide by the rules, breaking the law may well be the safer choice.

https://archive.fo/rfCxb
https://reason.com/archives/2017/12/05/dont-register-anything


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