Monday, December 05, 2005

Glass possession should not be illegal.

Yes, I agree Michael Irvin is an idiot. Here is a guy who after a successful career as a football player was able to parley into a job as a highly paid TV analyst on ESPN. This doesn’t happen easily. Think of all the ex-football players that didn’t make it after their careers. So, what does he do? He gets arrested with a crack pipe in his car. Not smart at all. When he was a Cowboy things were different, nobody cares about football players getting in trouble with the law, but a TV personality is totally different. He could have lost his job over this. But I really have no opinion on the matter. I don’t care if he keeps his job or not and I really can’t say if what he did was wrong or right.

What I can complain about is the fact that he was arrested for having a shaped piece of glass in his car. What the fuck is this all about? There were no drugs found, just a pipe. Why is it illegal to have a piece of glass in your car? If it was shaped differently, like say in the shape of a bottle it would have been legal, but since it was shaped like a pipe it was illegal. How does one determine weather a glass object is a drug pipe or not? Is there a detailed analysis done? What if the pipe was for tobacco.. does that have a different shape? How is it that we are making objects illegal now? Isn’t this a little subjective? I could see if there were drugs in the car or if Mr. Irvin was witnessed smoking drugs. In those cases he should have been arrested because there are clear laws against those behaviors. But being in possession of a piece of glass? Crack possession is illegal, glass position should not be. What is wrong here?


Anonymous said...

"...arrested on misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges after police discovered a pipe and plastic bags all containing marijuana residue under the seat of his car during a traffic stop." I am pretty lax about what drugs people do and if its illegal. I don't like the idea of people driving under the influence. I think this is more than just having a glass pipe.

trace said...

Well, you read a different report than I did. Having actual drugs in the car is a different story than just having a pipe.

As for driving under the influence, I think the whole driving issue should be revisited nationally. I would be willing to bet that a very skilled driver under the influence of pot or alchohol is probably less dangerous than a really bad, ignorant driver eating his/her lunch out of McDonalds bag while drinking a shake.

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