Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cops Play Wii During Drug Raid

Survillence video from a Florida home shows police playing Wii bowling during a drug raid.
As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco's house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.
To be fair - Wii is pretty addictive. So I can understand why the officers spent a good hour of the drug raid glued to the TV. Isn't it ironic?

"Well, we were really bored" explained Det. Scruff McGruff, who was present during the raid. "Drug raids can take hours, but in this case, we finished up pretty quickly and just didn't feel like going back to work. Before we found the Wii, we were planning on snorting some of meth we confiscated and playing Duck Hunt with our real guns - thank God we found the Wii."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Amendment Withdrawn!

In short - we won the battle. Rep. Mark Souder withdrew his amendment to bar financial aid from students with drug possession convictions. He said " I was probably going to lose today."

This war ain't over though. A compromise to the amendment will be made in conference committee and it is expected that students convicted of felony drug crimes will still be unable to get aid for college. Still, this is a huge victory for us and we can expect significantly less students to be forced to drop out of school because a man from Indiana thinks they should be punished twice for the same crime.
You rock SSDP. You did this. It was your calls to congress. Your grassroots action. Your dedication to this organization and its mission for a fair and sensible drug policy. Look around on your campus. How many other student groups have been able to change federal law?
If you're feeling inspired, make a donation today to help us keep this momentum going!