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[–] Yo 0 points 46 points (+46|-0) ago 

Sen. Ann Rivers: We have to send a message to our kids: This will hurt you in more ways than one if you decide to participate

What a sadistic thing to say.

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[–] Fluffy_jim 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I doubt she would say this if it was her child. Ffs it's only a bit of weed.

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

It's for the children! (by hurting the children more than the act itself)

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

It is NOT okay to make examples out of people committing minor crimes

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[–] scrotums [S] 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

If it had been alcohol, they'd be off with a misdemeanor and a few fines. Since it was marijuana, it's automatically a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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[–] thatdamnchef 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Fuck me...that's some serious stupid.

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[–] dan_k 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They want your children in the cage so the can fuck them easier.

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Whoah, we split from the UK quite some time ago!

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[–] organicgangbang 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

This is fucking great, so now we won't send adults to jail for cannabis anymore, we'l just start sending kids instead.

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[–] whatthehelldamnguy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Gotta fill those private prisons somehow.

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

Wouldn't it make more sense to punish the adults who provided them with the drug?

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[–] EllenPaosEgo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

How about both? Community service to the teen and a fine to the parent.

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[–] rsa 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This is the man responsible for the prosecution.

This is the woman who sponsored the new law.

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[–] dan_k 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Got dayum, that bitches face fucked up my monitor.

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[–] Anodyspareunia 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

5 years is the maximum for a felony of this class, but that doesn't mean they are going to get it. Most likely they will receive treatment and/or probation and be allowed to avoid adjudication and even have the arrest deleted from the record. Unless they have ridiculously lengthy rap sheets filled with violent felonies, none of them are going to prison for simple possession. I'm all for drug legalization and/or reduced penalties, but this article makes it seem like you always get the max when the truth is that non-violent drug offenders are offered treatment as an alternative almost everywhere in the US. Granted It's a lot of bullshit hoops to jump through but at least it isn't prison.

TL;DR: Article is a bit hyperbolic.

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[–] scrotums [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Here's a less biased article.

It's hyperbolic, but it's still a big issue. The offense went from being a misdemeanor last year to a felony this year, which the governor admits was a legislative error that was not intended. It sucks that these kids have to pay the price for their legislature's errors.

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[–] Anodyspareunia 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It is a stupid law, no doubt, but as juveniles it won't go on their permanent record and they won't go to jail. Even though the felony/misdemeanor distinction means less in the case of children because they don't retain criminal records after 18 for almost everything, I agree that they should definitely work on changing the law to a misdemeanor. I'm just so happy that legalization is happening for adults that I don't want to get sidetracked with nitpicking. Once weed is legal everywhere and the naysayers see that the world won't burn down, we can work on fixing the rest of the stupid drug laws. Baby steps.

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

What is a "legislative error" anyhow? Is it a "we were careless" error? Is it a "placating the conservatives fucked things up" error?

Also, that link seems to continually redirect to the "select where you're from" page instead of the article. Oh well.

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[–] Totenglocke 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And since it's a felony, those kids can all kiss their constitutionally protected right to bear arms goodbye forever.

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

Yes I agree in most cases common sense would prevail but unfortunately Senator Ann Rivers has waded in and started throwing her political weight around.

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[–] Anodyspareunia 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yup, she sounds like a cunt. As long as they don't accept some retarded plea that isn't in their interest they should be okay. No way a jury in WA is going to go along with her nonsense. The issue warrants attention because it is not fair, but I'm still sticking with my assessment of "no way they are going away for five years".

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[–] Call_Me_Kelly 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This would be a good time to use jury nullification, imo.

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[–] machina70 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Good. Here's why. This is a law that was put in by butthurt superconservatives still trying to make prohibition work. Having 3 kids lives ruined by their law will do two things.

  1. Get the law repealed.
  2. Every bill these maniacs try to put forward will be examined and thought about now.

So it's technically good.

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[–] Lemongarb 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You seem like an optimistic person.

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[–] Maxcactus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I predict that they will not serve any prison time. Someone get back to me on this after it has been adjudicated, I'd like to know how it turns out.

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