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  •  Back in '77 (8+ / 0-)

    Protocol in Midtown was that if you saw a policeman looking at you it was considered polite to palm that joint.

    •  Heck In New Orleans In The Early 90s (5+ / 0-)

      I was stopped by the police with a joint in my hand and/or mouth more than once and they never did a thing. Told to put it away and walk away.

    •  On the same night, after the same party, (0+ / 0-)

      13 miles apart, me and a friend of mine both got popped as juveniles.

      I had a pipe and the remains of an 1/8th.  Cop threw my stash in a storm drain and took my pipe.  He actually said "this how it goes if you're honest and don't waste my time.  It's a lot less fun if you lie to me.  If I find you out this late again I'm writing you for curfew and taking you home and waking up your parents."

      He didn't even say 'I better not catch you with pot again' or anything.

      Friend had a joint and a couple roaches.  He got a ride.  He wound up with 20 hours community service and had to write an essay and go to five drug classes.

      Same police department.  Same city.  Same age.  At the time, we had the same address.

      Not busted in the same part of town, not the same skin color.

      This was the 90's, not the 60's or some shit.

      "The thing about smart motherfuckers is that they sound like crazy motherfuckers to dumb motherfuckers." Robert Kirkman

      by JesseCW on Thu May 23, 2013 at 05:37:56 AM PDT

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