Baldwin Co. to Use Stimulus Money for Drug Task Force

This is the definition of insanity. Take money that was intended to help create jobs and use it to drive the prison population higher so tax payers will be forced to pay for housing more non-violent drug offenders.

Montgomery Advertiser

BAY MINETTE — The Baldwin County Drug Task Force will use $465,705 in economic stimulus funds to help the unit investigate, arrest and prosecute drug offenders.

Baldwin County District Attorney Judy Newcomb said the funds will enable the task force to pay overtime for authorities to work on the effort.

This is the definition of insanity. Take money that was intended to help create jobs and use it to drive the prison population higher so tax payers will be forced to pay for housing more non-violent drug offenders. The only jobs that will be created through this waste of money will be the new openings for drug dealers. Cops don’t want to end the drug war. If it ended they would be out of a job!

NO MORE DRUG WAR!

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  2. Anonymous on

    To check out the complete phoney drug war: http://www.mymonticellonews.net. Look for the story about the 69 yr old man who it says was growing in his apartment. He is almost blind from glaucoma. has had two heart attacks and 5 heart bypasses. was not selling but only growing so he could have a steady supply, and a decent quality. But he was busted, now the good folks can rest, knowing the supply is in the capable hands of the “cartels”.

  3. Anonymous on

    How is giving a bunch of already employed police officers OVERTIME helping to stimulate the economy?

    This is a sickening abuse.

  4. gstlab3 on

    A DECLARATION OF OPEN WAR AND HOSTILITIES.

    WHEN THE GOVERNMENT BECOMES OPPRESSIVE AND IGNORES THE WISHES OF THE CITIZENRY AND THE DULY ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE INCOMPPETANT OR AT THE WORST DERILECT IN THEIR DUTIES WHAT IS THE RESORT OF LAST REFUGE OF THE CITIZENRY?
    THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS OUR RECOURSE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY.,
    “I DO HEREBY SWEAR AND CERTIFY THAT THESE ACTS ARE TREASONOUS AND AN ILLEGAL AFFRONT TO THE FREE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
    I AM SOUNDING THE RALLYING CRY TO ALL GOOD AND ABLE FREE MEN TO ASSEMBLE THEMSELVES IN ORDERLY FASHION AND TO INSTRUCT THE POPULACE THAT THE BINDS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ARE TO BE BROKEN FORTHWITH AND WITHOUT FURTHER PROVOCATION TO THE PEOPLE.,WE WILL NO LONGER BE SUBJECT TO TYRANY FROM ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL ANY AND ALL CONTACT WITH CITIZENS IS TO CEASE AND DISSIST.,TRIAL BY JURY IS TO BE THE ONLY MEOTHOD OF TRIAL.,ALL ADDMINISTRATIVE JUDGES WILL BE SUBJECT TO TRIAL BEGINNING IMMEDIATLEY.,POLICING WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY INDEPENDANT MILLITIA MEMBERS ALLREADY ELECTED AND SWORN TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.,
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    SIGHNED THIS DATE 11/14/2009
    gstlab3,
    and THE FREEDOM LOVING PEOPLE OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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  5. Anonymous on

    over time is not saving jobs

  6. Anonymous on

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  7. Harry Pothead on

    This is a gross miss appropriation of funds.

    Someones head should roll on this.

    But don’t they have chain gangs there ??

    If they did you could say its job creation then.

    But still it is not used as intended then ether.

  8. Anonymous on

    If the war on drugs funds the terrorists with the money to build and detonate bombs -would it be a funny gag if we could detonate a dozen of them off into these so called cop’s homes as a symbolic gesture for their efforts and for the efforts of my American brothers and sisters in Arms -if I cannot feel the pain of a blown up cop -then its probable that they cannot feel pain -since they cannot feel the pain of the bombs they allow to blow up in our faces while in war. What kind of job is it when my job allows you to gain the money to kill people -Murder trials usually call them . . .

  9. Anonymous on

    Not true. Up to 50% of them would be laid off if only pot were legalized. That still doesn’t mean I deserve to get fucked in the ass by a serial killer.

    Looking forward to watching your country destroy itself and everything in it. I fucking hate you people.

  10. Anonymous on

    Pres. Obama and more importantly the Senate said that the stimulus money was to create or SAVE jobs. Since we can not prove (or disprove) a negative in this case it will undoubtedly fall under the catagory of police jobs saved. The devil is ALWAYS in the details when dealing in politics.

  11. Anonymous on

    If the drug war ended, cops wouldnt be out of jobs. They would have to go after the real criminals out there, like murderers and rapists.

  12. ToxicSludge on

    Perhaps a letter writing campaign to Obama and tell him what is being done with the stimulis package.Ask him how this money will create jobs.A letter to a tv station as well.There has to be something that can halt the misuse of those funds.

  13. Anonymous on

    I agree. This is ridiculous. It shows how out of touch some government officials and where they place their priorities.

    That single drug task force is receiving almost half of what the entire stimulus package for southern Alabama amount is.

    Southern Alabama Stimulus total – $940,705.
    ———————
    Drug Task Force Team chunk – $465,705
    Remaining chunk for citizens – $475,000
    ———————

    There’s also a grant of $475,000 mentioned for a 2nd drug enforcement team in the area — the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics team.

    Maybe it’s just a coincidence but that grant $$ for the 2nd drug enforcement team matches the amount of stimulus money left over after the 1st team takes its portion from the stimulus funds.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33784489