Step in the right direction for the War on Drugs?
December 27, 2002 9:11 AM   Subscribe

Michigan to Drop Minimum Sentence Rules for Drug Crimes. Although many people have known for years that minimum sentencing rules for drug offenses are seriously flawed, some states seem to be finally doing something about it.
posted by gwint (5 comments total)
And, as usual, it's not common sense or common decency that's making them change. Just money.
posted by kablam at 9:17 AM on December 27, 2002

well, duh!
posted by quonsar at 10:24 AM on December 27, 2002

perhaps miminmum sentences for corporate fraudsters might not be such a bad idea?
posted by specialk420 at 11:01 AM on December 27, 2002

I wish they'd stop being so wishy-washy about drugs. Either ban them completely and hand out harsh punishments to users and dealers, or legalize them. Instead, we get this wishy washy 'it's sorta okay but you'll still get told off for it' legislation that does nobody any good.

Why can't they just make up their mind what their policy is and stick to it? Portugal did, and drugs are now 'legalized' there (Correct me if I'm wrong, Miguel!)
posted by wackybrit at 11:34 AM on December 27, 2002

But if we legalize drugs, civilization as we know it will collapse into ANARCHY!
That's why the Netherlands and Portugal is now overrun by CANNIBALS!

posted by spazzm at 4:24 PM on December 27, 2002

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