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He’s ba-ack

F. James Sensenbrenner.

Sensenbrenner Named House Crime Subcommittee Chair

Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican, will be the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security. Sensenbrenner, 67, is a former chairman of the full Judiciary Committee. On the subcommittee, he succeeds Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) Sensenbrenner will bring a much more conservative perspective to criminal justice issues.

Here’s one of Sensenbrenner’s past highlights

The “Defending America’s Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005″ (H.R. 1528) was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) on April 6, and it has already passed out of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

The list of atrocities in this bill are unbelievable. Here are a couple of examples:

  • 10-year sentence for a second offense of distributing marijuana to a person under 21. (this would include one 20-year-old college student giving a joint to another 20-year old college student)
  • Three-year mandatory minimum for parents who witness or learn about drug trafficking activities, targeting or even near their children, if they do not report it to law enforcement authorities within 24 hours and do not provide full assistance investigating, apprehending, and prosecuting the offender.
  • Increase to five years the federal mandatory minimum sentence for the sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, college, public library, drug treatment facility (or any place where drug treatment, including classes, are held), or private or public daycare facilities – in short, almost anywhere in cities across the U.S.
  • Punishes defendants for the “relevant conduct” of co-conspirators that occurred BEFORE the defendant joined the conspiracy.

Fortunately, that one never made it. Can’t wait to see what he’s got up his sleeve.

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28 comments to He’s ba-ack

  • vicky vampire

    Pardon me but all I can say is go fuck yourself Senesenbrenner,your a heartless bureaucrat.

  • paul

    Be nice, now–He’s not a heartless bureaucrat. He’s a heartless congressman.

    I liked the part in that proposed bill where it demands you turn people in and cooperate with the police or get 3 years in jail. Stalin would have been proud.

    Also, 5 years (mandatory minimum!) for being a dumb kid selling dope to your friends because you live within 1000 feet of a school. That’ll show ’em!

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  • C.E.

    Isn’t Louis Gohmert on the same committee?! Wow. Just wow.

  • WHAT........!

    Senesenbrenner, your a fucking Nazi !

    So do you want parents to turn their kids in if they ‘suspect’ they are consuming cannabis?

    Your asking Americans to turn on their own families !

    Your a Nazi and your trying to ruin America!

    You should be jailed just for thinking of such a communist bill.

    America the free. Your free to do as your government tells you to do.

  • Disneyland Gulag

    We need more laws they work so well the prisons are empty well except for the 2.5 million people locked up, the largest prison population in the world.

  • paul

    I think a lot of politicians don’t connect the laws they pass with the world events they cause.

    There was a story about Stalin, where a boy had responded to the constant state propaganda and turned his own parents in for counter revolutionary activities. The state decided to award the boy a medal for his actions, and held a public ceremony where Stalin himself pinned the medal on the kid.

    Later, Stalin was heard to his advisors, “What a little shit! Turning his own parents in!” as though he himself was not the author of that law.

    You can bet if Sensenbrenner’s kids or friends got into trouble with his own laws he would move heaven and Earth to rescue them. I’ll bet he would never even recognize the rank hypocrisy.

    Drug laws and harsh sentences are for the little people.

  • Duncan20903

    paul the one I find particulary amusing are when the cops set up the deal to happen in a moving vehicle after getting him to drive on the road in front of the school. California’s school zones are fairly reasonable. For example you don’t get a school zone enhancement if you’re inside your private home even if you’re next door to a school. Can’t recall the others but I thought the other exceptions were pretty fair too, at least on a platform of belief that finds school zone enhancements just. If you stay out of the constructive reach of the students you’re pretty much accepted. I hope I’m representing that this is what it is.
    —————————————————————————————————————-

    Hey I managed to work the Humboldt hog nosed skunk into a commentary on cannabis laws and their utter stupidity. I guess I’ll post it up in the skunk raid blog entry after a while.

  • DdC

    “This vice brings in 100 million francs each year.
    I will certainly forbid it at once –
    as soon as you can name a virtue that brings in as much revenue.”
    ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

    Hypocrisy & Double Standards

    “A politician normally prospers under democracy in proportion
    … as he excels in the invention of imaginary perils
    and imaginary defenses against them.”
    ~ H. L. Mencken, 1918

    Ganjawar Monger “DEAth” Cunningham Busted 4 Fraud

    “The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly
    is to fill the world with fools.”
    ~ Herbert Spencer

    The Ganjawar Fraud…

    “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance
    when the need for illusion is deep.”
    ~ Saul Bellow

    Virtues’ of Ganja

    “Drug traffic is public enemy number one
    domestically in the United States today
    and we must wage a total offensive,
    worldwide, nationwide, government-wide,
    and, if I might say so, media-wide.”
    ~ President Nixon, June 18, 1971

  • Carlyle Moulton

    SOME ADVICE TO LIBERALS AND DRUG PRISONERS

    WARNING, THIS POST IS DANGEROUSLY INTEMPERATE, KEITH OLBERMAN WOULD NOT APPROVE. TROLL MODE ON FULL, RAGE SETTING 120%, PICK TEETH WITH BONES OF A MURDERED CHRISTIAN BABY AND A THOSE OF COUPLE OF ABORTED FETUSES, FLEX MY CLAWS ABOVE THE KEYBOARD..

    I am writing it with my rage control setting dialled to 120%. I am trying to channel the kind of animus that Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and other right wing loons have for you druggie scum and all your relatives, you poor people Blacks and dirty hippies and to reinject it back into into your heads amplified with maximum reverberation added using my sarcasm mind control death ray. I mean the kind of animus that eventually inspired that whacko in Arizona who whacked so many people everyone is talking about.

    Bad people are just as entitled to rage and hate and to crave revenge as are good people. Revenge is the highest of human values, and some cultures such as that of your US for example take it more seriously than others. You bad people should give up any hopes of becoming good, you are the world’s garbage and no matter how hard you try the good people will never accept you, by trying you only humiliate yourselves further, have some dignity admit to themselves that you are bad, that God hates you and that God’s children hate you. You should choose not just to remain bad but to enhance your badness, turn your backs on any resolutions to improve, turn your hate back on God and his mother fucking son (shared with the whore of Nazareth, will screw any ghost with holes in it in the vicinity) and all their respectable worshippers. Of course unlike Christians you cannot attain Righteous revenge, but guess what Unrighteous revenge tastes the same. My advice to those of you imprisoned for drugs offences, is to make a decision to come out of prison much worse than you went in. If you went in with a chip on your shoulder resolve to come out with a 60 metre Californian redwood tree on each shoulder. If the good people have destroyed your life, do not try to salvage what is left, spend it to make them pay. Spend your cell time meditating on how much you hate good decent god bothering creeps and work out feasible revenge plans, bide your time wait till after release and then get as much revenge as you can on decent god bothering respectable citizens before the cops shoot you dead. Fire bombing packed churches with propane bottles would be my first suggestion. If you need to mug old ladies for you heroin fix, don’t just mug them, smash their knees and elbows with a hammer, cut off their ears, inflict such terror that they wont dare go outside ever again. Realize that even occupying a prison cell longer than you actually need to hurts the good people, it is a good way of achieving passive revenge as their taxes paying for your cell can’t be used to benefit them, don’t even try to win parole, why bother you will only go out to come in again through the revolving door. If you do decide to win freedom, use it too do as much harm as you can.

    People like Sensenbrenner are sadomoralists. They enjoy nothing so much as destroying the lives of people they despise by doing good to them. If the 6 years or ten year mandatory doses of good fail to change their victims well that is the fault of the victims. The drug laws are fuelled by hate. Respectable people hate poor people, hippies and blacks, that most of the damage of “the drug war” happens to such disposable unpersons is not a bug, its a feature. The “unintended” consequences of the drug war are in no way unintended, they are the motive for it. Blacks, poor people and dirty hippies, good god fearing people hate them all. After that civil war thing the Blacks have become terribly uppity, poor people even if white are white Niggers and dirty hippies have totally unacceptable ideas such as liberty and human rights.
    The good people hate you for who you are. Realize that, and realize that only victims forgive their persecutors. The proper response to hate is hate back a thousand fold. Emulate the USA. Saudi Arabia attacked, the twin towers fell and 3000 good American died but the US in revenge killed 1,3000,000 evil Iraquis and made 4,000,000 more homeless. Don’t get mad get well beyond even. Take the same approach as the “justice” system does to you worthless scum, do not catch Christianity, dedicate yourself to whatever demons you can believe in, do not emulate that pathetic wimp Jesus of Nazareth (turn the other cheek, bah humbug). Don’t forgive, nurture your hate and massage it and stroke it just as Sarah Palin does, as Glen Beck and O’Reilly do. Stoke it up until it burns white hot, but only in your minds, do not make the mistake of those terrorists who tell everyone what they are going to do and end up ineffectively locked up for 40 years after bragging to an FBI entrapment expert and therefore achieving nothing but more humiliation. If you lost a tooth, take all their teeth, if you lost an eye take all their eyes and their childrens eyes and their cousins childrens eyes.

    Incidentally I do not see the recent Arizona assassination as unjustified. The Democratic congressperson was a member of the Democratic administration that not only has totally failed to reverse the Bush Republican administrations outrageous actions but in fact has extend them beyond the point even Dumbyah Bush feared to tread. I pray to Lucifer (strange that because I am an atheist) that the bitch finds herself a paralysed vegetable with just enough consciousness left to realize how disgusting is her miserable state. The whacko who whacked her and the nine year old (serves the nine year old right, she would probably have grown up to be good) may have been a right wing loon, but he got revenge, no matter what the justice system does to him now, it will not bring back those on whom he wreaked some unrighteous revenge and the fear he provoked will linger. That he did it to a Democrat and not a Republican is irrelevant, there is really no practical difference between Democratic elected representatives and Republican elected representatives as far a screwing bad people goes. If your elected officials start to fear stepping outside of their armoured limousines that is no bad thing

    I watched that extremely wise speech by Keith Olbermann saying to tone down the rhetoric. I think he is wrong. The fact is your nation is stuffed, it is beyond redemption. It is falling and the quicker it falls the better and that something better may rise from the flames (yes may rise but more probably not). The US needs something like Pol Pot’s year zero or that revolution in France where the guillotine proved so useful. Liberals are so contemptible tut tutting about inflammatory rhetoric. The sooner your rotten country goes up in flames the better and you don’t even need Visigoths to do it, be your own Visigoths. You should emulate the right wing crazies and resolve to do to them before they do unto you, arm yourselves with as many assault rifles and nine millimetre pistols with extended clips that you can buy, because understand this, they will come for you if you don’t do for them first.

    SO ENDETH THIS LESSON

  • FAIL

    Epic fail of devil’s advocacy carly.

  • Smokey Stover

    Rifles with non-detachable magazines use a clip for reloading all other guns except revolvers and shotguns that are not Baikal AK clones use a magazine.

  • Smokey

    Whoops meant shotguns that are Baikal AK based use mags. Sorry.

  • WHAT........!

    It seems Iowa law makers havent figured it out yet. In 2006 Iowa started to I.D. people for cold medicines to curtail meth production. At first it worked. Now meth production is on the up swing again. Why? People are selling cold medicines at a huge profit. Spend 7$ for a package of cold medicine, resell it to meth producers for 40$.They just buy their limit and resale. Over couple months of ‘stocking up’ on the medicine you buy, you could reap hundreds of dollars in resale.

    As I said, law makers still dont get it. When you place a ban on something, you create a blackmarket and increase the value of said banned product.

    So now what, arrest all the teen and college students looking to make a fast buck off of this new market?

    Sorry to say, you law makers are stupid. You create the very thing that ruins lives.

    EDUCATE AND REGULATE!!
    STOP RUINING OUR NATION !

  • I highly recommende you track down Pete’s great post “Liberty Lost: the case for marijuana law reform”. See if you can spot the multitude of rapes against legal principles.

  • Ben Mann

    What happened to this bill in 2005-6?

  • darkcycle

    I don’t think it made it to a vote, Ben, committee must have killed it. Thanks for the link to Cunningham, DdC, I’d forgotten ’bout him and his son. Of course, the Congressman’s son isn’t subject to the same minimums as us Peons. I love irony (when it happens to someone else).

  • kaptinemo

    OT: Poor economy forces Georgia to rethink drug criminalization

    “The high price of enforcing criminal penalties on non-violent offenders has Georgia’s new Republican governor rethinking a major linchpin in US domestic policy: the drug war.”

    “The state government of Georgia faced a $16.1 billion budget deficit in April 2010, with local municipalities staring down the barrel of an additional $40.7 billion.”

    40 billion. The same number as given for annual fiscal support of the DrugWar…which has vastly greater sums involved than just those given. Money money…p*ssed away.

    As the fiscal noose gets tighter, the rhetoric begins to change. “Tough on crime!” only works when there’s enough money for the pretense. When the pretense vanishes with the money, so does the bluster, and a much more humbler “Smart on crime!” is heard.

    Moneymoneymoneymoneymoney…MON-EY!

  • denmark

    Since there are “governments” within “governments” in this country we will never know who the Representatives and Senators really work for.
    It’s rather sickening what the wonderful elected officials have created.

  • malcolm kyle

    If idiocy is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, well … our legislatures are filled with a lot of idiots (is that really disputable?). Restricting the rights of Americans and expanding the power of police in the name of the war on drugs has been tried many times before. And it has failed to achieve anything but a massive expansion in state power and skyrocketing prison population that is now the largest in human history.

    Georgia Lawmaker Wants to Look in Your Medicine Cabinet

  • Duncan20903

    What the heck, did someone put LSD in the Georgia water supply?
    —————————————————————————————————

    Here’s another one for the who’da thunk it category:

    Nathan Deal (R) newly elected Governor of the State of Georgia says “Jailing Drug Addicts Is ‘Draining To Our State”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/nathan-deal-drug-addicts-jail_n_807016.html

    Don’t get your hopes up too much, he isn’t arguing in favor of freedom, but even with the alternative brand of hysterical rhetoric seems to signal a sea change in the jack boots philosophy.

  • Alfred E. Newman

    What @ 0817hrs in this state you must present identification to buy cold medicine and are limited in how many you can buy. You must sign your name and show ID. Meth is the devil’s excrement, never tried it and never will. The whole gateway drug theory is a crock all a person needs is nature’s own magic medicine the healing herb or marijuana.

  • paul

    Kaptinemo, Duncan:

    Times must be tough indeed, if even Georgia is going to see the light. The question for all of the states is whether they can get their budgets under control themselves before they can’t borrow money, or whether the market will do it for them.

  • WHAT........!

    Alfred E. Newman
    Yes thats what Im saying, theres a whole new black market because of this law. You buy your limit and resale to those who want to produce meth…at a huge profit.

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