Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Headline of the Month

This is an opinion piece on WaPo but I appreciate a good headline.

Illinois police: Keep pot illegal — or we’ll kill the dog

That is not an inaccurate headline.

Police agencies spend thousands of dollars and months of training to teach  dogs how to sniff out and alert officers to the presence of marijuana, heroin, cocaine and other drugs. If pot use becomes legal, the dogs would likely either have to be retrained — which some handlers say is impossible or impractical — or retired.

Yeah, when weed was legalized here in Washington, we just had piles of dead dogs.

That's a joke. All the dogs are fine. There is no reason why it should be difficult to retrain pot sniffing dogs. The police dogs that are hard to retrain are the attack dogs, which are trained to maul people until they fucking die and are very difficult to rehabilitate after being retired and often have to be put down. Like if you're a dog lover you should hate police.

Anyway, it's a great article explaining all the reasons why this is bullshit. Police just want to be able to easily arrest people for bullshit and have something they can plant on people (especially black people) to fill the prisons with legal slaves. While taxpayers pay for the prisons, corporations make bank on unpaid labor or labor paid at pennies per hour.

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