DEA To Send Out More Agents

  DEA To Send Out More Agents

Posted by FoM on December 17, 2001 at 21:51:14 PT
By Karen Gullo, Associated Press Writer 
Source: Associated Press  

With the FBI preoccupied with terrorism, more Drug Enforcement Administration agents will work with local police and community groups to fight drug abuse. The agency will more than double the number of full-time special agents who set up long-term anti-drug programs with police, schools, churches and other agencies. The DEA currently has 22 "demand reduction" agents around the country. 
The agents will also encourage communities to establish drug courts that allow nonviolent first-time offenders to receive treatment and counseling rather than jail time. The initiative, to be announced Tuesday by DEA chief Asa Hutchinson, aims to expand the DEA's role in treatment and prevention programs and reflects Hutchinson desire to emphasize rehabilitation. The agency usually waits until after a drug bust to send in agents to work with local communities on drug treatment and prevention programs. Under the new program, "the DEA will combine the enforcement effort with a partnership alongside any existing community coalitions to have a long-lasting impact to reduce demand through drug prevention and treatment programs," according to a program description. That includes working with communities to set up drug testing programs, drug courts, drug treatment programs and police training. The initiative comes as the FBI, focused on terrorism prevention, is considering reducing its role in drug investigations and other crimes not related to terrorism. FBI Director Robert Mueller said last month that the FBI may step back from some investigations, but only if he was convinced that other agencies could fill in the gaps. On the Net: Drug Enforcement Administration: Newshawk: Rob B.Source: Associated PressAuthor: Karen Gullo, Associated Press WriterPublished: December 17, 2001Copyright: 2001 The Associated Press Related Articles & Video:IDEA - DEA Advisory Head Debates Pro-Legalization Governor Johnson Vs. Asa Hutchinson Yale U. Debate - Video 

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Comment #13 posted by FoM on December 18, 2001 at 21:23:45 PT
In my opinion there is no such think as having too much faith in mankind. The majority of people on this earth are good people. We shouldn't allow what our political leaders are doing to warp our sense of good in men and women. It's hard to be both positive and realistic at the same time. I am learning. I've been learning everyday of my life. Don't stop speaking how you feel while you are posting here. That's what this web site is all about to me.
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Comment #12 posted by goneposthole on December 18, 2001 at 21:06:46 PT
shot down
Oh, I knew that my argument was weak. I just have faith in mankind. Too much? No. I just want to hope for the best about anything. I hope marijuana is legalized tomorrow or someday. I won't get any argument here about that, that is for sure. I guess I should listen to Marijuana Man at Pot-tv. 
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Comment #11 posted by mayan on December 18, 2001 at 17:37:09 PT
Ignorance Prevails In DEA
It is bad enough that the war on drugs funds terrorism, but now we are stepping up the war on drugs! Our government is hereby sanctioning terrorism!By the way guys, the Republikrats suck!(except Gov. Johnson) 
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Comment #10 posted by Toker00 on December 18, 2001 at 17:33:35 PT
Sorry. There's your "t" for the last post. Peace. Realize, then Legalize.
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Comment #9 posted by Toker00 on December 18, 2001 at 17:31:17 PT
Sorry, goneposhole...
...and please don't be offended by this. But, IMO, that would be kinda like praying to a portait of Satan, and asking him to please do one good deed on this earth. But I completely understand your position. Hey, we can dream, though, can't we? :)Peace. Realize, then Legalize.
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Comment #8 posted by goneposthole on December 18, 2001 at 14:57:15 PT
It is a stretch, I know
It is much easier to poke fun of him, speak ill of him, and send his sorry soul into a hellfire. Not too tough to do. However, to break free of chains that bind him he can rid himself of the nefarious nature that surrounds him. The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement, and I can't sell anyone short. Nor can I hold him accountable for the sins of his father. I also can forgive him of his own indiscretions, what the hell.To characterize him as evil incarnate, I would be guilty of demonizing George Bush. Not an original idea. He represents big oil, true, tied to the bin Laden family, true, tied to Nazi influences, true or false?, and any and all other demonizing characterizations is also becoming a stretch.It is hard to give him a break, too, I know. But I am in no position to condemn, George Bush or any other person here on earth. I say stop the death, the war, find a way for peace. What in God's name is there left to do? I know too, George Bush found a way to go to war, with good and valid reasons We were provoked, poked in the eye with a sharp stick by an avowed enemy, It was like the Taliban wanted us to bomb them into submission. The path to peace may not be so easy. Like I say, George Bush can go down a road of war on anything or give it up and find some peace for peace of mind. Call it 'The Tao of George Bush', I dunno know. I just think it can be done amicably and everybody will be happy, too. Too much of a dreamer, I guess.I apologize for the dumbass comments on Bill clinton, what the hell. 
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on December 18, 2001 at 13:38:19 PT

Nuevo Mexican 
No problem! All fixed!
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Comment #6 posted by Nuevo Mexican on December 18, 2001 at 13:36:48 PT

I accidentally hit post twice. please remove repeated comment if you don't mind. Peace be with you1
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Comment #4 posted by Nuevo Mexican on December 18, 2001 at 13:17:03 PT

Sorry, goneposthole!
But you are giving Bush the benefit of the doubt. Clinton was presidential if there ever truly was or is such a thing. Bush, if you haven't read the links that document the Bush family's connection to the Nazis will make you see the light. I don't defend Clinton, but what he does in private is his bussiness and you should be concerned that Bush does whatever the hell he wants to and nobody in congress or the sin-ate will stand up to the CIA backed bully. We all know what they are capable of and there is plenty to fear. So go to and educate yourself. I've enjoyed your previous comments but refuse to let you fool yourself. READ! Comment?
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Comment #3 posted by goneposthole on December 18, 2001 at 07:47:04 PT

I know that I would not want to be in his shoes; there is no doubt about it.However, I do not believe George Bush Jr. brought on the problems that has beset him.
He was saddled with an inherited, established poor public policy that has beset us for a long time.
It is difficult if not impossible to become a leader of stature when what was founded of it's true nature no longer exists. How can you be a true leader when:No one is free to speak ? (You gotta watch what you say)No one can be sure if they are safe in their homes or places of employment or where ever, from terrorists or government agents?(WTC, Ruby Ridge, Tom Crosslin, and thousands of other incidents)All life, all liberty, all happiness is at stake? (Nuclear detonation) 
Although, I do think that there is a kharmic message here. George Bush officially sanctioned a 'Jesus Day' in Texas. When you think about it it is pretty doggone funny. And maybe, his record in Texas for the justification and execution of the death penalty has some boomerang kharma, I do not know. Just a thought here. If he were to instill in his being the true nature of a leader, he would gain a lot more in respect ratings than in approval ratings. It's hard to say.  Bill Clinton was not a shining example. Just another damn fool who was only interested in what he could get done with the power he wielded. He was not genuinely interested in the productive capacity 
of the average working stiff. He could have cared less who the next schmuck was that was willing to give him 50,000 dollars for whatever inane, hapless campaign he engendered. I disliked the slimeball.George Bush need not follow Bill Clinton's foot steps. In fact, George Bush has no foot steps to follow. The path he is on no one has ever been before. An ersatz election,? Probably, but George Bush has the capacity and I believe ability to become a world leader beyond compare. He needs to look for his heart and not for the damn fools that surround him. George bush, Jr. is the last thing on their minds.If he could get down on bended knee and humbly implore his maker for guidance and forgiveness, he might find peace. The experience might be humiliating, but what isn't humiliating these days?One thing I know for sure, peace is better war- for everybody.By the way, legalize.

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Comment #2 posted by i420 on December 18, 2001 at 05:01:57 PT

yada yada ya
Bush might as well forget it he is not getting my vote next time... so much for "states rights"btw he sure fights the profile of a coke head 
just say blow
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Comment #1 posted by E_Johnson on December 17, 2001 at 22:47:31 PT

Sending trained cadres to instill Party spirit
The Zogby survey must have really scared them.Now they're going right to the communities to lie about hemp ice cream, the latest Schedule I narcotic gripping society in an endless spiral of... healthful fatty acids. And chilling political danger.This reminds me of what the Soviet KGB did in 1963 when they were in the process of undermining Khrushchev and restoring the exhausted power of the Stalinists in the Party infrastructure. The KGB under the leadership of Semichastny launched a renewed effort to go into the communities and train everyone to fear social and cultural dissidents and be a KGB snitch.Semichastny kinda reminds me of Asa Hutchinson. (Oh if I were George W. Bush I would so start watching my back in 2003.)
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