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Barry Cooper (kopbusters) sues TX Rangers, OPD for $40 million

Barry Cooper’s conversion from dogged narcotics agent to outspoken pot advocate may seem stranger than fiction.

But Cooper’s story — including his no-holds-barred, if sometimes quixotic quest to unearth police corruption in the Lone Star State — could be headed for the big screen.

Given Cooper’s penchant for attention, it’s perhaps no surprise that he announced his newly inked movie deal as something of an aside in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Austin. In the lawsuit, Cooper, who has twice been arrested this year on charges stemming from his infamous sting operations, accuses lawmen around the state of conspiring to retaliate against him and his family.


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Of course, I wish him luck,

Of course, I wish him luck, but the facts of what the government has just done to cigarette tobacco (you are not allowed to even pick it up in a store, it must be handed to you now, even pipe tobacco, and it is illegal to mail it) does not bode well for legalizing marijuana.



Is it too late? Drugs, Money, Drugs, Money.

All in the "Family." Global Drug Trade Fueled by Capitalist Elites

From the article:"Greasing the Wheels

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODOC) state in their 2010 Annual Report that "money-laundering is the method by which criminals disguise the illegal origins of their wealth and protect their asset bases in order to avoid suspicion of law enforcement and to prevent leaving a trail of incriminating evidence," and that financial institutions, particularly U.S. and European banks are key to efforts to choke-off illicit profits from the grisly trade.

The trouble is these institutions, along with U.S. intelligence agencies, are the problem.

UNODOC estimate that profits derived from narcotics rackets amount to some $600 billion annually and that up to $1.5 trillion dollars in drug money is laundered through seemingly legitimate enterprises.

Part of the fallout from capitalism's economic meltdown has been that "drugs money worth billions of dollars kept the financial system afloat at the height of the global crisis," The Observer disclosed late last year.

Antonio Maria Costa, UNODOC's director, told the British newspaper he saw evidence that proceeds from the illicit trade were "the only liquid investment capital" available to some banks on the brink of collapse last year and that "a majority of the $352bn (£216bn) of drugs profits was absorbed into the economic system as a result."

The UN drugs chief said that in "many instances, the money from drugs was the only liquid investment capital." And with markets tanking and major bank failures nearly a daily occurrence, "liquidity was the banking system's main problem and hence liquid capital became an important factor."

According to Costa, "Inter-bank loans were funded by money that originated from the drugs trade and other illegal activities... There were signs that some banks were rescued that way." "