Nasty Drug Bill
- 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:
> 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.