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Bound to turn some heads

It’s the Truth Enforcement Squad Car, number 420, of course, patrolling the streets in Dallas/Ft. Worth. This is a project of the Dallas/Ft. Worth NORML chapter, complete with green LEDs to replace the normal red and blue lights. Near the rear, it reads: “Legislate, Educate and Medicate”

More here.

I don’t recommend driving while stoned, but I’ve got to admit I’m enjoying the mental image of a Cheech and Chong or Harold and Kumar being followed by this car.

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15 comments to Bound to turn some heads

  • darkcycle

    Is that a cop taking a picture in the corner?
    Using that car when you go out to score is NOT recommended.

    • kaptinemo

      WTF?????????

      Not a mention as to why they had a warrant; very vague indeed. Something stinks, big time…

      This is what comes from militarizing your police forces. Overkill breeds overreaction, and the death-spiral just expands.

      One of these days, a SWAT team is going to be confronted with somebody who will be able to ‘give as good as he gets’, and there will be massive casualties on the police side. All over doing something that, 40 years ago, a single cop knocking on a door to deliver a warrant did.

      • darkcycle

        Nemo, this guy could have given plenty. He clearly held his fire. A man intent on doing damage would have opened up as soon as the door went, and you’re right. It wouldn’t have been pretty, he was the defender, he had time to choose his weapon and position. And he was a combat vet. Based on this, those schmucks were really, really lucky he wasn’t a hardened criminal.
        No record. No drugs found. No money found. Those cops fired 71 rounds and he was still alive when they brought the wife out of the house (meaning that 69 or so of those bullets went elsewhere). Doesn’t make this look very good at all.

  • Duncan20903

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    Slightly off topic, but in the how the heck did that happen when I wasn’t looking category it seems we now have 16 medicinal cannabis States. True dat, but another non-cultivation law. But I guess it’s at least better than a sharp stick in the eye.

    For those keeping score at home that’s 33.333% if calculate 17 of 51, or 32% of 16 of 50.

    Can we please welcome Delaware to the light? I hope I’m not jumping the gun. It still needs to be signed by Governor Markell, but he’s stated that he will do so.

    • Malcomkyle

      16’s my lucky number!

      Since we’ve already gone off topic:

      From ‘The Magazine For Thinking Conservatives’

      Though Paul did not frame his response in quite the same way that Gary Johnson did, their answers from the last debate were complementary. Paul addressed the question as a matter of whether or not it was appropriate to criminalize individual drug use, and Johnson advocated approaching problems with drugs other than marijuana as a public health issue rather than as a problem for law enforcement and the justice system. Gerson seems to view drug prohibition as a matter of expressing disapproval of drug use. Whether drug prohibition works as a matter of public policy does not interest him, and whether it is worth the significant costs and compromises of constitutional protections never comes up in his column.

      Gerson gets some of his facts wrong in his column, but perhaps the greatest failing is the spectacle of this saccharine moralist, this so-called “compassionate” conservative defending an oppressive, and unconstitutional anti-drug regime that spawns criminality, violence, family disruption, mass imprisonment, and social dysfunction on a massive scale.

      http://www.amconmag.com/larison/2011/05/10/the-saccharine-drug-war-paternalism-of-michael-gerson/

      • Duncan20903

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        People that think that tobacco smoking and being a drunken stumblebum are government certified as good, wholesome, fun confuse me. You can’t say that it’s the government seal of approval to re-legalize cannabis without also drawing the conclusion that things the government don’t criminalize aren’t certified as OK.

    • darkcycle

      Duncan, when you’re me, you wake up EVERY morning, look out the window and wonder “When did that happen?” Nothing specific, mind you…it’s a general question. Applies to everything.

  • kaptinemo

    OT: The ‘progressives’ are only now waking up as to the dangers of paramilitarizing our police? I want some of what they’re using, as I suffer severely from insomnia (for real, no sh*t). It must be pretty strong to keep them so insensibly clueless for so long as to how it all got started. Hint: the War on (Some) Drugs.

    Stop the Militarization of Law Enforcement!

    I left my tuppence. It’s somebody else’s turn…

  • Scott

    Wow. A cop car that I actually hopes pull me over.

  • M

    Bring it to the Art Car Parade in Houston this weekend!!!

  • denmark

    NORML chapter members in Dallas/Ft.Worth really do deserve praise and a hand shake. Talk about in your face. This is an intrepid move in my eye, thank you people.
    Hope other members get motivated because of this and come up with something more creative, eye-catching, and attention-getting.

  • ezrydn

    DC- When you’re my age, if you wake up in the morning, you just say “Wow. One more! LOL It’ll be “66” next Wed. And the 20-yr old PTSD mentality freeze is still in place. LOL