Oregon may be first state to de-felonize drug possession
This bill is incredible.
It requires police to document a suspect's race and reason for a stop each time they stop a pedestrian or motorist, the state to set up a watchdog group to review this data for racial profiling, and also reduces penalties on drug possession from felonies to misdemeanors(!)
It passed both the OR House and Senate and the governor says she will sign it into law.
Oregon and Washington are the two states where if only white men voted in the last election they would've been blue.
July 13th, 2017 8:12am
Naturally some people in government were outraged by how humane and evidence based this bill is:
Despite garnering support from law enforcement agencies and advocacy groups, the majority of Republicans in both the House and Senate voted against the bill, as did some Democrats.
July 13th, 2017 8:34am
Bet we know where you want to move next.
July 13th, 2017 12:25pm
I think he's already there. Of course he would move to a liberal coastal state that allows legal marijuana use.
July 13th, 2017 12:43pm
Idiot, white people don't get busted for drug possession.
July 13th, 2017 1:55pm
Oh, sure they do, all the time.
They don't get incarcerated for it at the rate black folks do, that's all.
In fact, I heard the figures are that blacks and whites get busted in equal numbers, but it's the blacks who mostly get send to prison.
Not really fair.
"Idiot, white people don't get busted for drug possession."
They do here.
I know a guy whose daughter is on probation. She got caught with a little weed in her car.
That's in the conservative county just north of where I live, but a lot of people live up that way.
July 13th, 2017 8:26pm
But did she go to jail? No, she did not.
July 14th, 2017 7:46am