Stealth Bananas!!!

…the police department decided it would work better to “recruit” these useless individuals, feed them marijuana and possibly other drugs, then observe their behavior as part of a police “training” program that teaches state patrol officers what different kinds of intoxication look like. Others were apparently given weed if they would simply rat on fellow protesters….

…this is a real, official, taxpayer-funded thing. The police are “trying to observe the characteristics of certain drugs so when [police] pull people over they know what they’re looking at,” she told the documentary filmmakers. It’s called the Drug Recognition Evaluator program, and it’s run by the Minnesota State Patrol….

Because, kids, the police-state _needs_ more & more ‘bad guys’ or they become irrelevant. & unemployed ….  :/

Legalize cannabis. It’s way past time. What a waste of law enforcement resources.

…More New Yorkers are killed every year by motor vehicles than are murdered by guns…

…* The NYPD issued more summonses to cyclists than truck drivers last year: truckers got 14,962 moving violation summonses and 10,415 Criminal Court summonses, while cyclists got 13,743 moving violation summonses and a whopping 34,813 Criminal Court summonses….

* The NYPD Accident Investigation Squad [AIS]…will only investigate accidents in which the victim dies or seems likely to die. If you get hit by a driver and end up in a wheelchair for the rest of your life, there’s no AIS investigation. The patrol officers will fill out an accident report, and traffic tickets might be issued, but there will never be an in-depth investigation or follow-up.

* 241 pedestrians or cyclists were killed by drivers last year. Only 17 of the drivers responsible faced criminal charges.

* Asked how many criminal charges were filed against drivers in non-fatal accidents, the NYPD reps said they were not aware of any….

…And because traffic court judges have been throwing out “careless driving” tickets, the NYPD says they’ve instructed patrolmen not to issue them….More than 3,000 crashes last year led to serious injury…