More encroachments on our civil liberties, all in the name of a futile War on
Drugs. A War, by the way, that we are clearly not winning and never will. What
we need is true reform, not endless escalation of tactics and invasions of
privacy. How many more innocents need to be shot by careless police
in no-knock raids? How many innocent pets need to be murdered in front of
children by police at the wrong address? How many more dollars will we waste on
military gear for cops rather than treating the real roots of drug abuse? How
many of our civil liberties will have to be violated before people from all
sides of the political spectrum say "Enough!"
@ UtahThis isn't about "no-knock warrants." Did you
even read the article? I do find it a bit amusing that the Rep from
Clearfield says that in Utah we don't trust the Federal Government right
now. He ought to take an opinion poll and ask this question: "After the
Legislature voted almost unanimously for HB477 to gut the public's right to
know, and after the data breach where hundreds of thousands of Utah citizens had
their personal data compromised by hackers into the State Health Department
Database, how much do you trust Utah State Government right now?" I'd
start the survey right in Clearfield City, too, for maximum effect.
Sounds like a very good idea to me. It is interesting that the most dangerous
drug, alcohol, is legal. Personally I have nothing to hide.
Speak for yourself Oda. Actually, I trust the Feds over the Utah State
Legislature any day of the week. I have yet to see anything come out of the
latter body that would persuade me to think they could be trustworthy. Quite
the opposite in fact.What in Tucket, any drug improperly used can
cause death and is therefore, dangerous. No drug is "more dangerous"
than another. A dangerous thing cannot be "more" dangerous.
I agree with Utah Centralist, a war which is being won by people supposable
impaired by their drug abuse?"I have nothing to hide" is a poor
excuse for giving up freedom. Law enforcement isn't always satisfied when
they "find nothing." toosmartforyouThis isn't
about "no-knock warrants." Did you even read the article? Utah
Centralist was commenting about ALL the rights given up, in a war that
doesn't make sense, when you address the facts.
This is illegal. I'm not a criminal and nobody has any right to know where
I may decide to travel. Using this to track drug trafficers is just their excuse
and justification. Just like the patriot act, this isn't really used to
stop terrorism or drug cartels, it's real purpose is the surveilence of the
@what in tucket So because you have nothing to hide, you are willing to
give up a right to privacy? I am not decided on how I feel about this idea but
to say well i am alright with it because I got nothing to hide seems a little
Now that my niece has moved to St. George from Herrimann I'll be on I 15 to
visit her. I do not trust the DEA or local drug task forces or the like with
this seemingly innocuous information. Smacks to much of Big Brother.This
same article ran in the Salt Lake Tribune yesterday and there were hundreds of
comments opposing this DEA proposal.
They already do this in many places, sorry you didn't know but they did it
in Michigan 40+ years ago. I don't know if they capture it but every one
of those cameras (traffic cams) can see and record your license plate. I just
make sure I smile when I go past.Certainly in CA they have cameras
at intersections, if you run a red light they go flash and they mail you a copy
of the photo and a bill.I would think that enforcement would be best
served if they were moved around just like patrol cars. I understand there are
some devices that for the determined, you can buy that will jumble radar
signals.I'm not doing anything wrong so I don't have a
problem with people knowing where I am and I really don't think I am giving
up any freedom. I would however need a little explaination of a 2 year
retention, storage and analysis cost that the same tag went through Enoch on
several different occassions. My thought without some additional rationale would
be that 2 weeks, maybe even 2 days storage would be OK for purpose mentioned.
I believe that any tool that can help the DEA and local Law Enforcement arrest
drug trafficer than allow the to, if only on a temp base, and then if it proves
to be a valueable tool then use it by all means. we may not be winning the war
on drugs, but if we can put a major dent in it we need to do it. I like some
people who post don't have a problem with the use of it. I further believe
that people that are the most outspoken must have something to hide. I have
worked with the Fedral drug task force before I retied with over 28 years as a
State Trooper and followed the laws of this land.