Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Denver Voters Say Search for the Real Criminals

Denver’s voters have decided that continuing to waste scarce government resources on waging the failed War on Drugs is pointless, and have passed a measure telling their law enforcement personnel to spend their time chasing real criminals.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether local law enforcement demonstrates any respect for the will of the voters.

That appeared at least partly aimed at Sgt. Ernie Martinez of the Denver Police Department, who told The New York Times recently that he "cannot envision ordering his officers to stop arresting people for marijuana."
So Martinez’ boss – the people of Denver – gives him an order, and he doesn’t feel obliged to pay attention to it? How lovely.


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