Neo-Hippie Ramblings - I'm a Non-Conformist Just Like All My Friends: Narc on your family members or go to jail -- Senator McCarthy would've been so proud

Friday, June 03, 2005

Narc on your family members or go to jail -- Senator McCarthy would've been so proud


The politicians want You -- to be a snitch (or go to jail)

What's so bad about this bill (HR 1528)? After all, it's "for the children?" Well, we especially like how the Drug Policy Alliance explained this dangerous proposal...


Congressman Sensenbrenner's (R-Wis.) draconian mandatory minimum sentencing bill will have serious consequences for our democracy, requiring you to spy on all your neighbors, including going undercover and wearing a wire if needed. Refusing to become a spy for the government would be punishable by a mandatory prison sentence of at least two years.

If you "witness" certain drug offenses taking place or "learn" that they took place you would have to report the offense to law enforcement within 24 hours and provide "full assistance" in the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of the people involved. Failure to do so would be a crime punishable by a mandatory two year prison sentence.

Here are some examples of offenses you would have to report to the police within 24 hours:

  • You see someone you know pass a joint to a 20-year old college student.

  • Your cousin mentions that he bought Ecstasy for some of his college friends.

  • You find out that your brother, who has kids, recently bought a small amount of marijuana to share with his wife.

  • Your substance-abusing daughter recently begged her boyfriend to find her some drugs even though they're both in drug treatment.

Click here to fill out a form and (politely) tell your congressional reps. where to shove this legislation.

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