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Assemblyman Steven Katz - Strong Opponent to NY Safe Law - Arrested for Marijuana Possession

(CBS) NEW YORK - Steven M. Katz, a New York State assemblyman who has publicly condemned the use of drugs, was arrested and charged with marijuana possession during a traffic stop on Thursday, police said, according to The New York Times.

A case of a pot-smoking lawmaker calling the kettle black?

Katz, a 59-year-old Republican from Mohegan Lake, N.Y., was stopped for speeding on a state thruway in Coeymans, on Thursday morning. After noting the odor of marijuana, a State Trooper found "a small bag of marijuana" in Katz's possession, New York State police said in a statement.

According to the paper, Katz was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. In a statement obtained by the New York Times, Katz called the incident "unfortunate."

In recent weeks, Katz has been a strong voice in opposition to the NY SAFE gun control law, and has introduced legislation to repeal it.

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Legislator-charged-w...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57574652-504083/anti-...

According to The Times, he voted against a bill in 2012 that would have legalized medical marijuana.

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Katz?

What a great name for a veterinarian.

LOL. karma.

Maybe he also took the drugs to put cats down for himself.

Little bit o feeno goes a long way, hehe

maybe into da jenkem as well

What a scumbag liar. What applies to you does not apply to me...

More "freedom for me but not for thee".

Alas, how did the officer not know this man was of the privileged class?

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Woke up this morning and I got myself a beer

the futures uncertain and the end is always near. Let it roll baby roll

edited just a bit:

The 59-year-old scumbag hypocrite Steven M. Katz lawmaker was initially stopped at about 10 a.m. for allegedly driving 80 mph northbound near Coeymans. The posted speed limit is 65 mph.

Unfortunate for him, get locked in a cage for us. Wouldn't it be great if TOTAL clarity was available on these people who subject us to their way of thinking?

Amazing what google will pick up by the way:)

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Eventually some sharp

Eventually some sharp computer literate person will start publishing all the contact information of these types of people, with pictures.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Rott in jail.

You consented to this you SHMUCK... just didn't think it would ever be used on you.

According to The Times, he voted against a bill in 2012 that would have legalized medical marijuana.

Classic example of how these SCUMBAGS in politics IGNORE their conscience and their vote is open to the highest bidder. We just can't bid as high as these BANKSTERS people!!!

Cyril's picture

+10 If I could. Yup. Indeed, you sum it all up. PERFECTLY.

+10 If I could. Yup. Indeed, you sum it all up.

PERFECTLY.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Its the timing

He was just introducing legislation to repeal the Safe ACT. I'm calling BS on this. This is from a gang that took out a Governor (The Sheriff of Wall Street) who was exposing the banking cartel with a hooker. This stuff is right out of the playbook.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Planted, maybe?

?

Doesn't matter, I suppose.

What would the Founders do?

I doubt it

I think they just wanted to stop anybody daring to go against Cuomo and send a message. Although NY did have TrooperGate under Spitzer. They are all dirty to a certain extent. They would not have gotten in otherwise.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

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At least, he is against gun control laws, however...

... oh so precious... I "love" to see how these POLITICO-TARDS reason:

"In recent weeks, Katz has been a strong voice in opposition to the NY SAFE gun control law, and has introduced legislation to repeal it. During the January debate on the bill pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Katz said the new law would "turn me into a criminal" because of his refusal to leave his wife and young daughters home alone with insufficient firepower: The new law limits individual magazines to seven rounds, down from 10." [1]

...

Oh, so, we can see how that works, now, folks.

Gun control is bad... if only for Mr. Katz HIMSELF and HIS little habits in HIS little comfy cozy life and HIS family ... but, hey ! never mind the People or what's written in the Bill of Rights in the first place, right?

...

[1] http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/GOP-Assemblyman-accu...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I think calling it "gun control" is bad

It seems we do this in America.. we allow for lies by perpetuating the lies, from example.. most everyone says "marijuana". What is marijuana? Marijuana is slang. We expect this slang word to WORK for us in courts.. we don't go to the courts and refuse to accept this word, rather than use a scientific word that gives us the ability to fight in courts.. we all live this lie that marijuana is cannabis. And when I ask, why not use the word cannabis I get the answer, "It's English not American". Can you believe this? I can't believe that as smart as so many ar, as brave and active, they don't boycott the word marijuana.

Wouldn't it be interesting to hear someone say the word marijuana and ask them what they are talking about? You might get a clear idea what they actually think when they search their vocabilary?

And now we have the term "gun control" being abused. If course there is gun control and regulation. Arms is a HUGE business (think MIC). The USA could easily be called "Guns R US". Guns and ammo are controlled on many levels from manufactoring to insurance. So this issue of gun control isn't an issue, but a misnomer that people are accepting, like the magic slang word, "marijuana".. that let's the government establish "wars", war on drugs" in the name of things that don't exist.

The drug companies are still working to force people on psychotropic medications, now they want to come after people who have taken psychotropic medication.. that is where they are going.. if you took or are taking a psychotropic medication they want your guns.

Rand's fillibuster was great because he called out the Obama administration about "killing Americans on Ameican soil with drones". And it may not be the Obama administration that targets Americans with drones (who can target a house before you know the drone is there, and just by Katrina and Sandy, you know they don't care about unfrastructor or collateral damage.. take out the whole wedding party).. So this idea that having a gun is going to protect you from the government that's got you in the scope by a mile...

And how about that shocking news by Ben Carson? (Seems to me he's appealing to the LF crowd).

Cyril's picture

I'm not going to nitpick on

I'm not going to nitpick on the terminology.

But there is one kind of guns and ammos I would LOOOOOOVE to see in check, in control :

the Federal Government's guns.

They have BIG GUNS. REALLY BIG ones, even when portable. I don't think many Joe Schmo's own this one, for instance:

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/09/21/xm25-punisher-...

... while the Feds can own thousands of them - FUNDED BY OUR FREAKING TAXES.

And if we're talking about a proper use of language, btw...

How about looking at WHOM guns are discussed FOR, in the Constitution, shall we?

So, now to my actual question:

where THE FREAKING HELL is it written in the Constitution that hypothetical peer of the 2nd Amendment that would read something like :

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of THE STATE, the right of THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

?

For, I STILL can't find it. Maybe I missed it. Where THE FREAKING HELL is it written ?

The only thing I CAN FIND is the 2nd Amendment - and I CAN ONLY read it LITERALLY.

It takes about THE PEOPLE'S right. And a NON-INFRINGEMENT that is NON-negotiable - they used "SHALL NOT".

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XM 25 Punisher

Nice. Scary stuff.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Ha! Maybe DHS will order some with

Depleted Uranium rnds for domestic use!

What would the Founders do?

How come nobody is arguing for us

How come there are no senators arguing for us to be able to have those?

Given the domestic armed forces build up of the establishmet in this country...I'd think those would be a good device for protecting the homeland should the need arise.

Cyril's picture

$ 25,000 each.

$ 25,000 each.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

And you

Are so correct that we are paying for them.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Thank you Lysiandad

There was much more to this story as usual. I changed the title.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Cyril's picture

Well, God knows if it's only coincidence or not.

Well, God knows if it's only coincidence or not.

However, I suppose it is very convenient** to gun control proponents to see the discredit of a "republican" baby boomer hypocritical about drugs... when that one happens to have the "tasteless" idea to defend his right to his guns and ammos...

Ah yes, how convenient.

** a blessing actually

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Yup

NY seems to be ground zero for the 2nd amendment fight.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Its Probably

What got him in trouble. Bucking Cuomo. This is not by chance would be my guess. Probably had a surveillance drone with his name on it.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

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No...what got him into trouble was...

driving 80 in a 65 mph zone while smoking a doob!

Had he supported medicinal marijuana on his vote last year this would be a non-issue.

Instead, he is another beaurocratic hypocrite who sells out to the highest bidder and, guess what, it ain't the American people!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Could

Very well be. It was certainly fortuitous for the Cuomo administration and gun control. I am sure a call was made to higher ups as to the handling of the situation.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

an interesting

coincidence.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

I think so

My guess they are out to destroy any credibility this man has. Not sure how much he had to begin with..

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

I never inhaled.

I did not have sex with Ms. Lewinski. Hypocrites and criminals all of them.

beephree

He was not arrested

He was not arrested, he was only given a ticket for the marijuana

Little confusing

NY Times

"Mr. Katz was released on an appearance ticket and is due in court on March 28."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/nyregion/assemblyman-steph...

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Exactly what is confusing?!

I think it is, blatantly, obvious to the most casual observer, that politicians(and cops) have privilege! If he had been 16yo and black, he would be in jail, if he did not get shot! Just sayin'!

i thought i read somewhere (here)

that NY wasn't going to pursue charges on small amounts of mary j.
guess i read that wrong.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul