SC Senator Calls Out Law Enforcement, Slams Politicization of Police
When the South Carolina State Legislature was working on a bill to address the opioid crisis, the Senate unanimously voted to attach an amendment to the bill that would allow the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to work with doctors in the VA to greater understand whether or not the possibility of using medical marijuana for treatment would be useful in the state.
If one could even call this a step in the right direction, it was of the smallest of baby steps.
However, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Lobby immediately sprang to action, packing the hearing rooms and spreading disinformation about the bill. The goal was simple: to prevent even the discussion of the possibility that medical marijuana may be beneficial in certain instances.
Even the thought of discussing whether or not to discuss the possible benefits of medical marijuana brought out the dinosaurs and the “just doing my job”-bers to continue their campaigns of lies, deceit and authoritarianism on the general public South Carolina.
Of course, this being South Carolina, there is always a nice dose of puritanical stubbornness thrown into the mix as well. But what is interesting, is that the famous tagline of law enforcement, “don’t blame me, I’m just doing my job” only applies to vicious beatings, exorbitant and irritating traffic tickets, caging of peaceful people, and kicking in the doors of families in the dead of night.
When there is a discussion of the possibility of possibly lightening up by one one-thousandth of a percent on the state’s Soviet-style drug laws, suddenly the just-doing-my-job-bers start trying to do the job of politicians, doctors and constituents. Funny how that works.
This is particularly what Senator Tom Davis encountered when attempting to pass the amendment mentioned above.
Angered over what he sees as the politicization of police, Davis took to the Senate floor to call out the law enforcement community for outright lying and deceiving the general public and members of the South Carolina House and Senate as to the nature of the bill. Senator Brad Hutto then took to the floor to confer with Senator Davis as to what he witnessed in terms of law enforcement’s behavior.
Although Davis and Hutto’s speech and testimony occurred in 2016, both are still relevant today – perhaps even more so. South Carolina law enforcement continues to send representatives or, more accurately put, thugs, bullies, and lobbyists to organizations all across the state to lie to groups and individuals regarding the nature of controlled substances, drug laws and the role of law enforcement.
We commend Senator Davis and Senator Hutto for speaking out.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.