Saturday, March 5, 2011

Why Are Drug Warriors Such Dopes? (Proximity?)

It may be fitting, in a perverse and instructive manner, that so many drug warriors appear to be dopes (dopey handiwork and victimized innocent citizen, right, depicted by Post-Gazetteer Rebecca Droke).

Likely related is the probability that anyone who would accept a long-term posting as a narc has a cramped understanding of the concepts of freedom and justice.

Why would anyone whose civic-mindedness inclines a career as a police officer settle for chasing doobie-smokers (perhaps while moonlighting as a uniformed doorman at a nuisance bar)?

Infinonytune: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Elton John


Anonymous said...

typical outsider post. People in NS have been terrorized by these gangs for decades and also know that the many section 8 landlords in town are complicit in that behavior and their houses being used as safe houses. However, despite the fact that almost everyone in the NS is rejoicing that someone finally did something to help, all that you and the PG can focus on is the one slumlord who got his house busted down. Stay wherever it is you are.

Infinonymous said...

The best way to improve the streets would be to decriminalize all or most scheduled substances. Even a dope should recognize that practical point, regardless of whether he cares about freedom, justice and decency.