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This is a free country with individual rights. If you choose not to carry or own a firearm then dont. Those that meet the strict qualifications and go through the training that choose to own or carry concealed should have the opportunity to make that decision. I for one would rather be prepared for a bad situation and never need to use my preparedness then be the victim of some deranged idiot. I dont think I will invest and wear a bullet proof vest backed up with my pepper spray hoping an armed and deranged person does not shoot me in the head why I defend myself by spraying them with my pepper spray. And yes we do live in a dengerous world. If you dont believe me then turn on the TV and watch the news. Tell the family of those 2 young teenage girls in Oklahoma who were brutally murdered last week this is not a dengerous world. If you were in that kind of situation wouldn't you want to have some way of defending yourself?
I dont recall any one mentioning that if guns were outlawed, then only outlaws will own them. Think about it for a moment. If all the law abiding citizens gave up their guns because a bunch of whimpy politicians decide that guns are the reason for violence, then the law abiding citizens place themselves at the mercy of the criminals because one thing is for sure THE CRIMINALS WILL NOT GIVE UP THEIR GUNS. Criminals use guns to get the upper hand on their victims so why would any one impower them by knowing that any one they choose to victomize has no way to defend themselves.
If you and your family were on vacation and some idiot decided he wanted to rob you and rape your wife and daughter while you are forced to watch, would you prefer to have a chance to defend you and your family, or would you prefer to leave your desteny in the hands of your attacker?
Law enforcement agencies or thier law enforcement officers make the arrests, not the DA, the DA is responsible for prosecuting the case. Justice4all is making the accusation that the DA is responsible for the investigation and maybe someone being wrongfully arrested. The DA has absolutely nothing to do with the original arrest. If their lacks probable cause for the arrest or if information surfaces later during an investigation that indicates the accused is innocent, the DA is obligated to dismiss the charges. Even if the arresting agency asks for the dismissal of charges, it is the DA's responsibility to dismiss the charges. That is why you never read the headline of a story "POLICE DEPT or SHERIFFS OFFICE or STATE PATROL DROPS CHARGES", they can not drop the charges, the DA has to drop the charges. Justice4all needs to do some research before he starts trying to blame someone for something that might appear to be poor police work on any one's part. Justice4all, as usual, is just making assumptions and making accusations based on an article in a local news paper without knowing all the facts. It is clear that justice4all has no idea of how the justice system works or he or she would not be making these ridicules remarks.
justice4all you obviously have had a bad experience with the DA's office as you seem to blame the DA's office any time there is a dismissal of charges. If you had any idea how the justice system works you would realize that MANY times the law enforcement agency that made the original charges against the accused asks for the dismissal. Have you ever given any thaught that maybe new evidence surfaces during the investigation that indicates the accused is totally innocent or that maybe the victim might have provided untrue information. You need to do some research before you start pointing your finger at someone or some agency. Remember when you point your finger at someone or something you have three others pointing at yourself. If you want to start a blog about somehing interesting, lets start one about your dilemma and why you hate the DA's office. Now that one would be interesting.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today has not printed the whole story on this bust. Go to the Craig Daily Press website and get the whole story. It is much more interesting. I also heard there were several more arrests yesterday. We will see Friday I guess.
Good work ACET & SSPD. Meth in Stmbt???. Goes to show we are not immune from the rest of the worlds problems. Ignore the drug problems and hope they go away and we pay dearly.
Marijuana will always be a hot topic to debate but the fact is it is still illegal to posess unless your a medical marijuana patient.
the problem is that there are people out there with a license to use it when there is nothing wrong with them. If someone is really sick and they get releif with marijuana then they should be able to use the stuff if they choose.
beside the marijuana issue we should not give up the fight on illegal drugs since illegal drugs are the cause of so much crime ie; murder, burglary, robbery, theft and DUID that kill innocent people because people use then drive while they are high.
green77 and nurmidst say it is our right to get high and use drugs as we see fit. I dont understand this mentallity. Should we put the right to get high over the safety and well being of every one, I think not. If the use of illegal drugs affected only the people using them and no innocent people were affected in a negative mannor then we would not have a drug war, period. The fact is that drugs have an huge negative affect on all of us.
OK, I got online and did some research myself on hydro marijuana grows. Depending on the type of grow, equipment, and knowlege of the grower, 1 plant can produce 2 ounces to as much as 16 ounces of marijuana bud. An everage seems to be about 4-6 ounces per plant for individuals that have a good idea of what they are doing. It seems that they can go from a starter plant to harvest in about 3 months so when you figure ACET got 51 plants at say only 3 ounces per plant then the value would be at minimum $81,900. Now, if the grower was able to grow these 51 plants all year then 51 plants would net over 200 plants throughout the year which would have a street value of $210,000 minimum.
nurmidst, what would you estimate your plants would be worth if ACET seized your plants and failed to keep them alive because your a medical marijuana patient, then the court ordered them to pay you full price for them? $100 or maybe $5,000 like the front range incident.
id is obviously a Wall supporter or good friend as he or she is always defending him or at least trying to make excusses for his poor decisions. Come on id, do you really think anyone is taking your scenerios of drugging serious? Wall is known by many people to have issues with alcohol, it's is no secret.
That is probably why they have shown such a large spread, worst case and best case scenerios from $110,000 to $300,000. At worst case scenerio 6oz X 51 plants = 306 oz X $400 = $122,400. Maybe they are basing their dollar amount on what the courts forced task force on the front range to pay that medical marijuana patient when they failed to keep 6 of his 100 seized plants alive. Either way, I applaud them for a job well done and doing what they can to keep drugs out of our chldrens hands.
green77 sounds like you have some knowledge in reference to this subject. Hmmm, Maybe you can educate us.
Obviously, anyone that supports marijuana use will degrade ACET's efforts and those that do not support marijuana use will applaud them.
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