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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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I suppose there's at least a remote chance

that he'll just come clean and admit his previous
votes were wrong and hypocritical and that he now thinks
that Upstate New York should be a whole lot more
like Colorado...

Are the biggest hypocrites

Are the biggest hypocrites always those in "power" positions? The anti-drug presidents who used drugs in their youth, the anti-gay religious leaders who turn out to be closeted, the pro-war Congresspersons who have never seen war or have been mutilated in war...

Leaders are often such losers.

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I know ! Must be a "loser gene" or something.

I know !

Must be a "loser gene" or something.

Can't rationalize it otherwise. Okay, j/k.

Although, how otherwise sick-stupid-hypocritical is this one, seriously? UTTERLY.

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

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L M F A O ! ! ! :)_)

L M F A O ! ! ! :)_)

"He called the incident 'unfortunate'."

YOU BET !

Almost choked laughing on that line ! Goodness.

"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

Yeah

Can I tell the cops that. Speeding smoking a blunt. Total disregard for the laws they create.

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

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I hear you. Neither could I.

I hear you. Neither could I.

Even assuming I'd smoke that.

That Katz is such a loser, indeed.

"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

Probably

On the phone, drinking a big gulp with no seat belt too :)

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

next an apology

maybe he'll even cry, then rehab. just another creep.

Lol, typical.

Lol, typical.

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