In case anyone missed it … three county DAs are on record opposing Question 2, which would decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. This is in spite of the fact that — as young folks are wont to do — young Dan Conley inhaled while a young pup, as did Gerry Leone, and perhaps Michael O'Keefe, although he's a bit more cagey about describing whether he's ever been experienced.
Can we plausibly speculate that if law enforcement had been aware of the behavior of these young pups at the time they were acting like young pups, that they might not now have the positions of influence and power that they now enjoy over other such young pups? Do middle-aged law enforcement officers with nice careers have the right to lecture to their younger selves to stay off the hooch, or else?
Might they have been prosecuted? Might they have served jail time? Might they have lost their scholarships? Might they have had CORI records?
And might it all have been a colossal waste of money, time, expertise career promise and life potential?
Should law enforcement be used to “send a message” regarding public health, as AG Coakley says? Is it possible that getting caught possessing marijuana is a greater danger than actually smoking it?
More from Amy. Vote yes on 2; say no to Reefer Madness.