Legalize heroin to save lives

Fox host actually makes the most cogent case possible for the legalization of heroin, which is the economic case.

Fox host Kennedy: “So, this is obviously sad and tragic, the fact that opioid overdoses have increased in recent years. But I don’t think the problem is that FedEx and UPS and the postal service need more screening tools. I think the problem is that heroin is illegal. And so people go to nefarious means in order to get a drug they would get anyway. […]

If you legalize these things and people have access to them and may know what’s in them, do you think knowing the ingredients in a drug you’re taking increases or decreases the chance that you will overdose on it?”

The abstinence-only, pro-drug war attitude is what birthed the opioid epidemic that resulted in 60,000 deaths just last year.  Instead, offer addicts a clean, regulated product with known potency, rather than the black market poison that’s killing them in droves.  The legal product would be fentanyl- and carfentanil-free, saving the thousands that die from those deadly additives alone.

How about we look to Amsterdam for a fine example of how to handle drug use, where you can sample cannabis, magic mushrooms, or peyote in the many cafes that adorn the city.

Cops shoot 10,000 dogs every year

Estimate out of the Justice Department that I’ve noted before.  It’s just a statistic that’s too amazing to not be constantly reminded of.  Are the cops so fragile that they can’t handle a family pet?  Are they trained to unload on any animal that approaches?  Or are they looking for a reason to get their gun off?  I imagine it’s a combination, depending on the depravity of the thug hiding behind the badge.  And it’s not a statistic thrown about enough, particularly from the vacuous, virtue-signaling, pretentious, ‘friends of animals’, the vegans.  Watching the same video of a cow being butchered for food doesn’t quite hold the same emotional weight after watching a pudgy member of the punitive class flop over a fence only to gun down two tail-wagging pets that previously provided emotional support and companionship for two small children.

Family pets have a right not to be shot to death by a badged thug who hops a fence into a private back yard.  A dog wagging its tail doesn’t deserve a bullet, and the families who love their pets deserve to not witness their canine friend gunned down because a cop is afraid of his own shadow.

Here’s a story of a cop who was too eager to kill a family pet and ended up killing a person instead.

Here’s a story of a woman arrested for standing between her dog (chained up!) and a deputy intent on killing the canine.  She was later acquitted. The dog lives on, thankfully. Watch the video to see the tantrum thrown by the cop for not getting to kill something.

The excuse is that the dogs always “charge” or are “aggressive”, until witnesses and video say otherwise.  The legal consequences are severely lacking, however. Until training improves, and hiring standards rise slightly above ‘functioning sociopath’, thousands of family pets will continue to be gunned down by emotional wrecks with badges.

How often do cops plant evidence?

The recently released bodycam footage of bumbling, clueless, Baltimore officer Richard Pinheiro planting evidence is almost too good to be true for advocates of police transparency.  Pinheiro, not realizing that his bodycam was already recording, only without audio, is seen planting a can of drugs while his badged companions tag along.  They then walk away, when Pinheiro “activates” his bodycam and tells his fellow officers that they should go back and look again, where they “discover” the can of drugs.  This “discovery” led the an arrest and heroin charge against the man they were targeting.  But, and thankfully for us, Pinheiro is not a genius, and he didn’t realize that the previous 30 seconds of footage was automatically saved.  The charges against the arrested man were dropped, but, since he couldn’t post bail, he languished in a jail cell for six months.

The larger question is this: how often do cops plant evidence or otherwise distort facts to frame the innocent?  The casual behavior of the officers in the video suggest this may be far more common than is thought.

A Massachusetts state drug lab chemist falsified results over an eight-year period, resulting in the dismissal of 21,587 drug cases in April of this year.

The fate of thousands are in the hands of authorities like Pinheiro and crime lab tech Dookhan, and they had no moral qualms about using their power to ruin the lives of innocents.