New York New York: Hypocrites and Hustlers- A Tale of Two Pot Busts

Discussion in 'Marijuana News From Around The Globe' started by FranJan, Mar 16, 2013.

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    FranJan

    FranJan Well-Known Member

    Well it seems the good, (and the bad), folks in the state of NY have given us some news this weekend. And from both sides of their cultural makeup.

    Story one is where this group of entrepreneurs/YouTube rap-sensations/rocket scientists in Harlem setup a little business selling weed and some good ol crack in a store front. Actually not big news in NYC but ya gotta love the packaging. $10.00!!!! Shit must be weak!

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    Thanks goes to the lying dirt merchants at the NY Daily News and NY Post
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/gang-sold-pot-candy-wrappers-rounded-article-1.1290171 (The Daily News always has the best comments!)
    or http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/candy_grass_wrappers_v88GKXcKEs4Wfh7B1xvDbM


    East Harlem Gang Known As The Fetti Boys Busted For Peddling "Sour D" In “Sour Power” Candy Packages

    This candy was smokin’.

    An indicted East Harlem gang sold pot out of Sour Power candy wrappers for $10 a bag, officials said yesterday.
    “If you want the sour, come to 118th and Lexington,” the group rapped on YouTube, officials say.
    Steerers on the street would lead buyers to the bodega on that corner — Nassin Market at 1901 Lexington Ave. — and the allegedly complicit bodega owners would make a sale.
    The pot’s packaging was a pun on the “sour diesel” strain — identifying a particularly potent kind of marijuana, officials said.
    “It has a real pungent, cat-urine smell,” said Detective John Hourican of Manhattan North Narcotics. “You know you’re buying the sour diesel if it smells like cat urine
    Fifteen alleged gang members have been indicted on charges including conspiracy and the sale of marijuana and crack. In addition, two bodega employees have been busted and city officials shuttered the bodega as a nuisance.

    Since January 2011, the blocks neighboring that intersection have been the site of five fatal shootings, 22 nonfatal shootings and 33 reports of shots being fired, said Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr.

    “To make this neighborhood safer, law enforcement is using a coordinated approach to target drug sales there,” he said.
    The investigation was a joint effort of the DA’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit and the NYPD’s Manhattan North Narcotics Bureau.


    Is Sour Power a real candy? Are these guys gonna get sued for IP infringement? Do you think they care?

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    Next is a typical story that reflects what's wrong with this ridiculous society sometimes. Will the hypocrisy never stop.

    State Assemblyman Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted On Pot Charge
    Thanks again to the NY Daily News n' Lies
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...ed-pot-charge-article-1.1289841#ixzz2Nl3C9ap7

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    An outspoken state assemblyman who serves on the chamber's Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee — and voted against medical marijuana — has been busted for possessing pot, state police said Friday.

    Assemblyman Steve Katz, 59, a conservative Republican from the Hudson Valley, was pulled over on the state Thruway for going 80 miles an hour in a 65 mph zone when a trooper detected a “slight odor” of marijuana, state police spokesman Sgt. Don Baker said.
    The trooper asked Katz if there was any pot in the car - and the assemblyman said “yes” and handed over a small bag that contained less than 25 grams, Baker said.
    The trooper did not see evidence that Katz was driving while impaired so he ticketed him for unlawful possession of marijuana, a noncriminal violation, and speeding — and let him drive off, Baker said. Katz was heading to Albany at the time.
    “If there was a concern that he was smoking while driving, we would have brought in a drug recognition expert to determine if he was under the influence, but there was no indication that he was,” Baker said.
    Katz — due to appear in Coeymans Town Court on March 28 — declared in a written statement Friday afternoon that he would not let the "unfortunate incident ... impede my public service.”
    “This should not overshadow the work I have done over the years for the public and my constituency,” he said. “I am confident that once the facts are presented that this will quickly be put to rest."

    As as assemblyman, Katz last year voted against a bill to legalize medicinal marijuana.
    In a mailer to his constituents, he talked about how “our community has been stricken with an increase in drug use and drunk driving by our youngest citizens.”
    And on March 8, he put out a statement decrying his community’s “struggle against illegal drug culture and the abuse of narcotics.”
    Katz has been outspoken about the bad-boy culture of Albany. In January, he criticized Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for his handling of the sexual harassment complaints against Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Brooklyn).
    Katz — a veterinarian, from Putnam County — has had his own controversies. He has been arrested two times on charges related to his veterinarian practice, including the illegal dumping of the body of a dead dog. He was never convicted.

    Brooklyn Sen. Martin Golden, a fellow Republican, called it “hypocritical” for Katz to have voted against pot legislation and then get charged with possession.
    “Be true to yourself,” said Golden, who sees pot as a gateway drug. “If you like marijuana and smoke marijuana, at least vote for it.”


    Then again maybe he was covering up for someone in his family who used the car. What kills me is he gets to drive away and if it was me they'd take that car away from me and lock it up for $150.00 a day somewhere. And God forbid it was one of those young urbanites from the previous story in this guy's neck of the woods. Trust me on that one folks :(.
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    OrganicNerd

    OrganicNerd Member

    The first story is laughable. Stupidity at its best. Though I will have to say that they did use some "creativity" when marketing themselves through music. Just needed to use better code or something. Llal. I don't know.
    But the second story. Now the second story is what grinds my gears. I am currently a resident of New York, and for the past few years I have been seeing medical marijuana legislation get started, start moving forward, and then ignored until it's staleness reeks beyond defeat. And then to see this? I watched last year as a NY supreme court judge opened up and admitted to using medical marijuana for his colon cancer, while holding his position, and virtually begging mobster Cuomo to have mercy. And then to watch old Andy turn his back and disgrace his state. The sadness causes sickness which in turn causes disdain.
    People like this, who are obviously in the pockets of old Andy, and in the pockets of the anti-mmj lobbyists, are pissing in our Cheerios and laughing all the way. If only he would come out in favor of medical marijuana, like the former stated judge. It would do good for Cuomo to see these people supporting medical marijuana, especially when they hold the positions of power that they hold. It could possibly change his stance on the whole subject, especially when there are so many "leaders" of this reform. These people could be influential in a good way. But instead, they are being influential in a negative way.
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    overgrowem

    overgrowem Well-Known Member

    I take it U are in NY. don't think media will cover this in my area a thousand or more miles away. Keep readers informed,especially if this POLITICIAN(in its worst sense)tries to explain his vote.Could be a real Larry Craig wide stance yarn..

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