Ellis D. Tripp writes "The California state assembly is considering a new bill aimed at reducing the incidence of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). The proposed law would make it a criminal act to operate a motor vehicle with ANY detectable level of ANY Schedule I through IV drug in your bloodstream. Not only does this include many prescription drugs, but it would also include substances such as gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), n,n-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and testosterone, all of which are controlled substances, and also happen to occur naturally in the human body.
Whether an intentional attempt to create a law to be used selectively against anyone the cops want to arrest, or just an example of the gross ignorance of basic science among US legislators, laws like this are sure to be on the rise as prosecutors and police seek to retain power in the face of efforts to legalize marijuana and begin rolling back the abuses of the War on Drugs."
'nuf said [wikipedia.org].
You are too kind.
You reckon? One equivalent form is Grey's Law: "Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice"
This ain't about power, or malice, or incompetence, or even control --
It's about revenue collection, plain and simple. And DUI is a lucrative form of revenue collection.
-- Ethanol-fueled, posting anon cuz can't log in here.
You've already managed to get yourself banned from here? Good work, it took you years to get kicked off /. didn't it?
-- Ethanol-fueled, posting anon cuz can't log in here
Now you're just fucking with us.
I used to believe that. Then I grew up and realized the powerful people who created the systems of government that exploit the poor and institutionalize racism are not stupid. The world is the way it is because the wealthy individuals and corporations who buy the government want it that way. Therefore, malice.