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Drop the rock, please sign petition

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by vivalafeva, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey everyone so some of you may know this already, but my best friend was sentenced to 2 years in maximum security prison earlier this year. He was originally facing 3-18 years until he plea bargained for two. He was a non violent drug offender. Anyway I am trying to get as many people as possible to sign this petition to get rid of the HORRIBLE drug laws that New York has. I visited him yesterday at downstate correctional facility. I can now tell you first hand that maximum security prison is not a fun place. My friend is 21 and will be spending the this Christmas and next in a maximum security prison. While I was there he was telling me about this guy who cut someones head off, no joke. This is no place for a 21 year non violent offender to be. So anyway it would be great if any of you guys would sign this petition, its for getting rid of the crazy laws that put my friend in prison. Thanks and happy holidays you guys.

    http://www.droptherock.org/?page_id=37

    What are the Rockefeller Drug Laws?

    Enacted in 1973, the Rockefeller Drug Laws require lengthy prison terms for the possession or sale of a relatively small amount of drugs.

    There are over 13,000 people in New York?s prisons incarcerated under the drug laws, most of them minor offenders with no history of violent behavior.

    It costs New York $500 million a year to imprison drug offenders.

    90% of the people locked up in New York for drug offenses are African American or Latino, despite research showing that the majority of people who use and sell drugs are white.

    Research shows that drug treatment is less expensive than imprisonment and more successful in reducing drug-related crime.

    Repealing the Rockefeller Drug Laws would save the fiscally strapped state over $220 million per year.

    After 35 years, it is long past time to remove the stain of these wasteful, unjust and racially biased laws from New York?s penal code.

    It is time to Drop the Rock!
     
  2. s0phia

    s0phia Regular Member

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    drugs are bad mkay.
     
  3. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    What was he convicted of? What exactly did he do?

    Im sorry but if he was selling drugs then my feeling is, if you play the game you gotta face the consequences.
     
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    armaan Registered Member

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    Why he was selling drugs ?
     
  5. marketinggod

    marketinggod BANNED BANNED

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    I doubt a petition will do much, but worth a try.

    Prison Business, is BIG business.

    Just the calls from inmates along are a 1 billion dollar business. The longer and more people in prison the better. This is the price of dealing with drugs. 2 years and he'll come out a new man. My friends dad is serving 27 years. It could've been worse.
     
  6. flow

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    I'm sorry for your friend.. the drug laws here in the states are ridiculous (especially the rockefeller laws), but I really think reform is coming. Orgs like DPA are doing a lot to help.

    Society sets the consequences. We can change them. We set them for some drugs and not others. They are absolutely unjust. Why would we throw a non-violent drug offender in JAIL? Let's reserve our tax money, our cells, and our justice system for the real criminals.


    This will probably blow up into an argument.

    I'll sign your petition.
     
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  7. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    thanks flow. And wow sophia and xplicit, I didnt think that I would recieve such rude responses from fellow BHW'ers. If you didnt want to sign it you didnt have to but I dont need one of you making jokes about it, and the other one saying he deserves to be in there. Come on now have some respect.
     
  8. s0phia

    s0phia Regular Member

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    respect drug offenders? u serious? in case those laws are too hardcore i dont giv a damn about it tbh..

    i wish him to get away from drugs - dont know if prisons not a good way for that.

    merry xmas.
     
  9. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey is the US Rockefeller law somehow adapted or related to the European Rockefeller family?

    BTW I'm against the war against some drugs, that are quite harmless, but selling drugs is another thing. However I'm about to review the petition in this second, don't know if it'll have any affect if I sign anyway, but anyway.

    Thanks.

    [edit] I used my US nom de plume to sign, good luck.
     
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  10. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    k can a mod please close this thread, I shouldnt have opened it. Thought you guys would be supportive, but this is just making me upset. And by the way thanks ewik.
     
  11. Donnie Darko

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    If he was just using, that's not as bad. If he was a seller, he deserves to be in a maximum security prison.
     
  12. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Please close this thread, please please. If you dont have something nice to say dont say it. And for those of you who dont have constructive things to say, be very very glad that the way we are communicating is through the internet. And if any of you people who are rude would like to meet me in person and say the same things i would be more than happy to do that.
     
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