Guess what? Elections DO matter.
Now that the election is basically over, Governor Doofus is rolling out this so-called “racial equity” commission. Basically, it wants to make sure that just as many white people get arrested as black people do.
Does Doofus want officers to institute quotas? *I can almost hear it now: “We’ve reached our quota on Hispanic and black arrests for drugs. Don’t arrest anyone else from those demographics and go find some white people.*
Liberals fought voter ID by insinuating black people are not smart enough to get some sort of official identification. Now, they’re insinuating blacks drive the illegal drug problem. *And these people get 90 percent of the black vote in every election.*
Here’s the whole rotten story:
A North Carolina racial equity task force is recommending the decriminalization of marijuana possession.
Attorney General Josh Stein announced the task force’s recommendations Wednesday. The task force was previously convened by Gov. Roy Cooper to develop policies to advocate for racial equity in criminal justice reform.
“You cannot talk about improving racial equity in our criminal justice system without talking about marijuana,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “White and Black North Carolinians use marijuana at similar rates, yet Black people are disproportionately arrested and sentenced. Additionally, it is time for North Carolina to start having real conversations about a safe, measured, public health approach to potentially legalizing marijuana.”
Justice Anita Earls, who is a co-chair on the task force, said 63 percent of more than 10,000 convictions for marijuana possession in 2019 were of minorities, despite them making up only 30 percent of the population and research showing that Black and White populations have roughly the same percentage of marijuana usage
Task force’s recommendations:
- Pass legislation to decriminalize the possession of up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana by making such possession a civil offense and expunge past convictions through an automatic process.
- Convene a task force of stakeholders, free from conflict of interest, to study the pros and cons and options for legalization of possession, cultivation and/or sale, including government or not for profit monopoly options. The study should be guided by a public safety, public health, and racial equity framework.
- Improve drug enforcement data collection and reporting through required participation in NIBRS system and required publishing of drug enforcement data on law enforcement department websites.
- Deemphasize felony drug possession arrests for trace quantities under .25 grams in non-ABC permitted locations.
- Deemphasize marijuana possession arrests in non-ABC permitted locations.
- Deprioritize marijuana-related prosecution in non-ABC permitted locations.
The task force is scheduled to send its full recommendations to Gov. Roy Cooper by Dec. 15.
6 thoughts on “Guess what? Elections DO matter.”
I trust the GOP legislature will pay these Democrat idiots no mind.
Why not expand this brilliant liberal idea to gender? Far more men get arrested than women. It’s not fair!
Uh, guess again. Remember we played along for ‘vote by mail’.
As to legalizing marijuana, in a state absolutely loaded with military veterans suffering from PTSD. There is a lot of evidence that shows that it can help those who suffer from PTSD, so why not allow for medical marijuana to help them get much needed relief? Many other medical conditions can be helped via medical marijuana. Why not help those who can be helped by its’ use? The GOP should do this right away, using procedures that are already on use in many other states.
Continuing to equate marijuana with heroine since 1968 is insane. Witholding needed medical help through medical marijuana is cruel.
There is a body of peer reviewed evidence that persistant use of marijuana promotes psychosis. And it strains credulity to think that Medicine can’t offer better alternatives to cannabis snake oil.
And yet here we are and nothing effective from the pharmaceutical industry that doesn’t increase the chances of suicide. So, we wait until one day, maybe they come up with something?
What do more veteran suicides matter?
Nothing to some apparently.
Does it really surprise anyone? This is exactly what has happened in the public school system. There is a percentage of minorities that can get suspended/expelled. Once that percentage has been met for the year, that is it. It is so absurd. I am hopeful that with a new superintendent (Truitt) and new local board members, this bs will change.
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