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Police Chief Cites Hoax Story in Testimony Against Legalizing Marijuana

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by Jambi619, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Jambi619

    Jambi619 New Guy

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    “The first day of legalization, that’s when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana,” Pristoop testified at Tuesday’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. “I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths.”

    But Sen. Jamie Raskin, D-Montgomery, who has proposed a bill that would legalize, regulate and tax the drug, immediately fact-checked Pristoop.

    “Unless you have some other source for this, I’m afraid I’ve got to spoil the party here,” Raskin said. “Your assertion that 37 people died of a marijuana overdose in Colorado was a hoax on the DailyCurrant and the Comedy Central website.”


    http://m.capitalgazette.com/blogs/u...4e5-b485-5981-9197-9b5f9f5f97e7.html?mode=jqm
     
  2. SpruceGruve

    SpruceGruve Bag of sand in hand,Eyeing up the gold statue

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    I don't like how they're just brushing it off.If police make false statements then they should be held liable or something.

    If I went around lying to the public while in a high up position I wouldn't get away with that crap
     
  3. Jambi619

    Jambi619 New Guy

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    Yeah it's bullshit, but at least they called him out on it rather than just taking his word at face value.
     
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  4. Nunavut Tripper

    Nunavut Tripper Well-Known Member

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    Chief Pristoop also has a law degree so he should be smart enough to get his facts straight before spewing bullshit like that at a Senate committee hearing.
    He's getting flamed pretty good for it...what a laugh .
     
  5. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    Cant wait for Colbert or Stewarts take on this.

    “The only person I’ve ever seen overdose on marijuana had a big snack and fell asleep,” said Sen. Nancy Jacobs, R-Harford.

    BHAAAAAAAHAHAHA!
     
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  6. Egzoset

    Egzoset 1SipAToke/Blender Vaporist (v3.1)

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    Salutations SpruceGruve,

    According to the news police chief Michael A. Pristoop did lie and that's no trivial event as it occured during the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee at the Maryland State House (well, if i read this correctly):

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    « I tried really hard to present verified facts. »

    Most obviously he did not. So much for professionalism & integrity...

    :peace:
     
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  7. Jambi619

    Jambi619 New Guy

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    Not sure if a Senate hearing is the same as court proceedings, but wouldn't that be perjury?
     
  8. CentiZen

    CentiZen Evil Genius in Training Accessory Maker

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    Considering that a US general has been caught lying to congress with no repercussions, I don't think the police would be held to any high a standard. I guess it just comes down to what your definition of "is", is.
     
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  9. Egzoset

    Egzoset 1SipAToke/Blender Vaporist (v3.1)

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    Salutations Jambi619,

    It only makes sense if one considers the idea that police perjury causes real damage to this major public institution by eroding the citizen's confidence in it.

    Well, his initial statement about some "really hard" attempt to validate the facts tells me if it's good enough for a leading member of police then i guess it's OKay for average guys to ask Google what it has to say about it...

    So here's where a bit of browsing took me after just a short while:


    To top CentiZen's sample lets also mention that Google was quick to refer to Bill Clinton relatively to "perjury" (...), now imagine the odds when dealing with the anti-cannabic war!

    :peace:
     
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