Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Heart Goes Out to Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple, felon
Who? you say. Fiona Apple. She's a singer, a good singer, but not one of my favorites. But that's neither here nor there. She just got busted in Texas for possession of marijuana and hashish. The latter is a more concentrated form of the former. Police found a backpack with about four grams of each substance in her tour bus in a far western county of the state near the Mexican border. A place famous for busting celebrities in transit. Former victims include Willie Nelson and the rapper Snoop Dogg. If you can believe it, possession of this about of marijuana in Texas is a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. And no less than two years.

Are you frigging kidding me? Nobody deserves this. While the Wall Street pirates are sucking down their champagne and wallowing in their wealth with nobody making the slightest move to arrest their felonious asses, we have the spectacle of people getting thrown in jail possession of a harmless drug. The number of people we have incarcerated for this kind of "crime" is an absolute scandal. But there are too many people in the system who profit from the scandalous state of affairs. So injustices like this just continue, and certain people get fat on the misery of others. It's the law this country, didn't ya know?
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