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Nasty Drug Bill

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  • willfox23@aol.com
    ... On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 18:39:57 marthos@...com wrote: Representative Sensenbrenner (R) has introduced a new bill, happily titled, Defending America s
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      On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 18:39:57 marthos@...com> wrote:

      > 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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