Now, I've Officially seen It All: Chris Nevitt, a Denver Democrat, wants to ban Smell & JAIL You for It! Yes, SMELL!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 21:45
As if anyone here needed any further proof that govt's full of sociopathic lunatics and control-freak busybodies, here's just one more proof, that especially Dems, are bigger authoritarians than any GOP could ever be:
New Law Could Make The SMELL Of LEGAL Marijuana Smoke Punishable By Up To A YEAR In Jail
Published on Oct 20, 2013
October 19, 2013 MSNBC News
Get this psychotic monkey moron out of his cushy govt job, NOW!!!
** Actually, I had no idea that he was a Democrat, but he actually sounded like one. So I assumed, as if he were one, and StartPage.com-ed "Chris Nevitt Democrat" and lo and behold:
UPDATE 1: Nevitt's past 'Totalitarian-tiptoe,' near-tyranny-gasm on full display
Check out the autho-ri-teh-rian glee on his face; he almost can't contain himself:
Denver Councilman Chris Nevitt urges use of drones
Published on Jun 27, 2013
Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt urges the city to investigate using drones instead of the police helicopter, which he says is more expensive and less efficient.
** But, obviously, seeing his anti-SMELL authoritarian lunatic instincts on full display, you know he's not promoting it to save money, or even for 'officer's safety' blah blah blah. Though, chopper pilots, as commendable as they are, and are absolutely necessary for fire, situation/pattern overview, rescue/medevac (though I'd prefer all this to be a private function, be that as it may, as far as need for such usage goes, there's no doubt they're necessary tasks), but from what I recall, it costs somewhere between $2600~7600 per flight (any pilots here, especially Bell chopper pilots can correct me): fuel, insurance, hanger cost, overtime etc. The city (for PR; the whole 'pilot' and 'chopper'-ace meme and recruitment tool purposes) and the police union will always love these jobs: higher pay than already usual. So, if they deny drone programs, they're not doing it from the bottom of their heart or because they're worried about protecting your privacy, obviously.
more details on that little 'give me my drones, now!' statement:
By Jeremy Meyer (the same writer who posted the above YT vid)
The Denver Post
Posted June 27, 2013, 1:40 pm MT
Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt at this week’s Mayor Council meeting suggested the city look into starting an unmanned aerial vehicle program to replace the expensive police helicopter.
“I urge us to investigate using UAV technology instead of the helicopter because it would be a whole lot cheaper and would be more effective,” Nevitt said after a bill request was introduced to add $377,400 from the general fund for continued maintenance of the helicopter.
But a drone program is not happening anytime soon, said Lt. Matt Murray, police spokesman.
Seems Denver PD chief has been hearing from his constituency, somewhat; seems to have better PR sense, at least:
By Jeremy Meyer
The Denver Post [Mirror URL]
Posted July 9, 2013, 4:15 pm MT
Denver Police Chief Robert White says he appreciates technological advances but told a City Council committee on Tuesday he won’t put police drones into Denver air space any time soon.
Denver Police Chief Robert White tells a Denver City Council committee that he is not in favor of using drones until some of the controversies can be resolved. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
“We are not hesitant to be on the forefront of technology; however, as it realates to drones, there are some challenges there,” White said. “We are trying to better connect to the community. At this time (use of unmanned aerial vehicles) is controversial. The last thing we need to do is further divide us in the community. … The other thing is constitutionally there are a lot of unanswered questions about how they can be used.”
The issue was raised a few weeks ago when Councilman Chris Nevitt suggested the city should examine using UAVs, which he said are more efficient and cost-effective than the police helicopter.
** Certainly, like all technology, they're neutral and depends on the user, and definitely have legitimate non-surveillance, useful helpful deployment applications. But in hands of govt, and especially the one on this current post-9/11 DHS policestate trajectory? No F'ng Way, ya govt terrorist maggots! And, certainly, least of all, over CONUS!