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July 25, 2016

Isle drug bust nets 14 arrests

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  • tlfabian posted at 12:22 am on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    tlfabian Posts: 14

    This is a terrible statement......
    Police Chief Henry Porretto said officers are concerned about the spread of methamphetamine in particular, describing it as a “challenge we’re trying to keep from progressing.”

    “We’re worried about it permeating the neighborhoods,” he said. “Once it becomes prolific in lower socio-economic neighborhoods, there will no longer be any demographic lines on where it is.”

    At the same time, just about every person east of 61st , and north of stewart road knows about the crack heads all over the island, mostly from broadway and 21st to the seawall..
    The police just figured it out....and you want more money....Are you joking.

  • drumb47 posted at 5:49 am on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 403

    Drugs in any socio-economic neighborhood is a bad thing.

    As I read the Chief's statement, it reminds me of a scene from the "Godfather" movie, where the Bosses who wanted to enter into the drug biz said they would keep the sale of dope in the darker neighborhoods because after all, they considered them to be animals and losing their souls wasn't a big thing.

  • gecroix posted at 9:31 am on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 5830

    And some people want to legalize dope.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 11:09 am on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    I've heard people say they think marijuana should be legalized, but never cocaine, illicit prescription meds, or meth.

  • Etheridge posted at 12:18 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    Etheridge Posts: 95

    Ralph Nader has built an entire political platform on the legalization of all drugs.

    "On the war on drugs, Nader said that the United States should entirely decriminalize and move to regulate all drugs in the same way alcohol and tobacco are regulated."


  • gecroix posted at 12:33 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 5830

    Legalize the gateway, and open it wide.
    Don't worry, nothing else will go through....

    It would seem that there are enough intoxicants and mind altering devices and substances as it is, without helping others get a stronger hold on more people.
    But, that's just me, and I freely admit I absolutely despise dopers.....etc......

  • Jake Buckner posted at 2:16 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    OK, I'll give you Ralph Nader. I meant anyone relevant.

  • carlosrponce posted at 2:46 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 5940

    If you legalize marijuana, the drug pushers will move on to something stronger to peddle, legalize that and they'll push something even stronger, etc. No good will come of this.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 4:39 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Well, Carlos, they already do that anyway. But don't worry, TX won't legalize marijuana in our lifetime. Probably not our kids' either.

    It'll be interesting to watch what happens in the places that do legalize it.

  • gecroix posted at 5:24 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 5830

    You need only look a short way north to Colorado...

  • Jake Buckner posted at 7:58 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    I know. Hasn't been legal long enough to see long-term effects.

  • rah posted at 11:41 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    rah Posts: 212

    Bring back gambling and let the Italians run it. I heard that there was not any crime on the streets back then.

  • rah posted at 12:31 pm on Tue, Aug 5, 2014.

    rah Posts: 212

    We need to legalize get off your butt, quit using foodstamps and get a job

  • Alvinbr62 posted at 7:48 pm on Thu, Aug 7, 2014.

    Alvinbr62 Posts: 538

    Put all thugs in jail !