Apparently, the Democratic-controlled legislature and Democratic governor of the State of New York have come to an agreement to revise the draconian “Rockefeller” drug laws, that have been imposing horrifyingly long mandatory sentences on many non-violent drug offenders for over 30 years.
The agreement between Paterson and his fellow Democratic leaders in the Assembly and State Senate would shift the emphasis, for nonviolent drug users, from jail time to treatment.
“Drug abuse is an illness,” the governor said. “More and more, we’re discovering that it’s a treatable illness.”
Paterson, along with Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, claimed the agreement could save $250 million for the state.
They also say the pact would provide judges with the sentencing discretion they need and increase the penalties where they should be stiffened — in dealing with drug “kingpins” and dealers who sell to children.
Sounds pretty moderate and reasonable and compassionate, right (considering there is no political will at all to simply end the “Drug Wars”)?
Well, Republican response to moderate and reasonable and compassionate shit is so predictable:
Nonsense, cried the Republican legislators and their friends in law enforcement.
Of course, “law enforcement” is against anything that takes money and power away from their grandiose schemes to militarize civil society with power-mad deranged authoritarian personality defectives driving around our cities and towns in Hummers with motherfucking machine guns compensating for the fact that their mommies and daddies treated them like pieces of shit when they were children.
And then there’s this:
“This is a bill that will create havoc not only in the streets of New York City and Buffalo, but it will spread to the suburbs,” Volker added. [emphasis added]
Hey, white-ass motherfucking authoritarian paranoiacs! Listen up! These so-called “non-violent” nigger and spic druggies from the ghetto are coming to your white-ass motherfucking suburbs and they’re GONNA GETCHA!!!111!! and they’re GONNA GETCHA CHILDREN TOO!111!!!11!!! OOGA BOOGA!!!11!! OOGA BOOGA!!11!!!!!111!!
These dumbfuck Republicans have only one fucking move left in their tapped-out pathetic playbook: prey on the reptilian fears of the most debased and ignorant members of our society. This shit just ain’t working anymore.