Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Punk rocker busted for cleanliness

Here's today's silly war on some drugs story. You have this punk rocker from Germ, who I've never heard of but is apparently famous who got busted of carrying a bottle of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap. Apparently hemp oil is one of the ingredients but he wasn't busted for THC but rather GHB, the date-rape drug which the LEOs said was in the bottle after testing it at the scene.

I'd like to know why the cops are doing drug searches over a routine broken tail light stop in the first place. You think it was because the guy looked like a punk rocker and they were looking for an easy drug bust? Because somehow I doubt they would have digging through your average soccer mom's toiletries on the same kind of stop.

What a waste of resources. While they're shaking down the musician, who knows how many drunk or otherwise reckless drivers passed by? Not to mention the time it took to haul him in and the time the cops will spend in court to testify. This is all keeping your law enforcement from solving real crimes.

And it also goes to show how little the field testing can be trusted. Bolles denies the charge and I'd bet the lab tests will back him up. It seems unlikely a famous punk star would need help in getting girls to sleep with him. This is why the war on some drugs is everybody's problem. While the cops are busy "protecting" you from drugs, the real criminals are getting away.

Update: Thanks to Drugsense, here's a copy of the press release from Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap. Needless to say they're outraged by the incident, but hey the press coverage isn't hurting sales. They're available for comment.

I've used this soap by the way. I didn't like it because I don't like the smell of peppermint but it's good soap. It doesn't lather that well but it does leave you feeling kind of tingly.

[thanks to Memeorandum for the link]


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