> Representative Sensenbrenner (R) has introduced a new bill, happily > titled, "Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug > Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005. Who wouldn't want to > defend America's Most Vulnerable?? > > However, this bill will make many people criminals by REQUIRING you > to snitch on acquaintances, friends, and family if you witness or > learn of drug violations. Also, you must provide "full assistance" > to the police – which could mean wearing a wire to gather evidence > on your friends. Failure to do so results in a 2 years minimum in > prison (3 years minimum if your child commits the violation). > The full text can be read at the link below: > > http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc109/h1528_ih.xml > > Alternately http://thomas.loc.gov and search for bill HR1528 > > "failure to protect children from drug trafficking activities > > "Sec. 425. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person who witnesses or > learns of a violation of sections 416(b)(2), 417, 418, 419, 420, > 424, or 426 to fail to report the offense to law enforcement > officials within 24 hours of witnessing or learning of the violation > and thereafter provide full assistance in the investigation, > apprehension, and prosecution of the person violating paragraph (a). > > "(b) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be > sentenced to not less than two years or more than 10 years. If the > person who witnesses or learns of the violation is the parent or > guardian, or otherwise responsible for the care or supervision of > the person under the age of 18 or the incompetent person, such > person shall be sentenced to not less than three years or more than > 20 years." > > If you feel inclined, you can visit > http://action.downsizedc.org/wyc.php?cid=28 to send a letter to your > representatives to not support this bill.
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