Thursday, August 18, 2005

Luck of the draw

Talk Left has a couple of posts of interest in the last couple of days. First up is a really sad forfeiture story. As Jeralyn puts it:
Talk about snake eyes: Jose Luis Betancourt got 24 years for drug trafficking. Then, he lost his lottery winnings, because the court found he bought the ticket with drug proceeds.
Jeralyn also points us to the current issue of The Seattle Weekly, who are doing a special "drug issue," I assume in conjunction with the upcoming Hempfest. Additional articles are linked in the gray glance box.

Personally I consider it kind of a miracle that a major metro weekly would be doing a drug issue. It goes to show how far we've come in the reform movement. I don't believe this would have happened five years ago.


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