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[–] SaneGoatiSwear 1 points 55 points (+56|-1) ago 

this is eli5 why are there no fucking answers?

you are all failures today. all of you.

i think it has something to do with local and state police not being responsible for policing federal crimes.

correct me if i'm wrong, someone.

here this may help.


[–] KingofKong [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thank you for the reply. Its interesting that state and local authorities can ignore something illegal on the federal level. I know this is also an issue with pot regulation.


[–] SaneGoatiSwear 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

it's not so much ignore as it is not prosecute.

i was reading in that link, somewhere in that textwall, that a public employee can note someone's lack of ability to produce id, and possibly even call the ins, but not detain them, and then basically says, well actually it's really up to the individual local and state laws governing that.


[–] dabork 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's because states rights are supposed to trump federal laws. That's why states are allowed to have their own constitutions. That's also why states are allowed to do things like legalize marijuana.


[–] Kvahsir 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Welcome to voat

circlejerking and senseless commentary is the norm here.


[–] voice_of_shakti 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

this is eli5 why are there no fucking answers?>

Because my legal opinions cost $400/hr and I don't feel like explaining the legal ramifications of a "chilling effect". Sorry.


[–] Subtenko 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You sound like Sargent hartman. Voat needs a Sargent hartman