Florida’s harsh Drug Laws and outrageous penalties are making headlines in Britain. The latest case involves a girl who just turned 18 a few days after her arrest for bringing in cocaine as a clueless mule. Mercy? Justice? Leniency?
Of course not, this is Florida, where even your favorite Clearwater Drug Attorney never fails to be amazed and astonished that Prosecutors – not impartial Judges – ultimately determine the length of drug sentencing by how the Prosecution initially files the charge.
Do the Prosecutors believe that the Juvenile did this on her own? Clearly she was a witless drug mule. Incredibly, the girl would face less time if accused of a murder in the cracked sentencing structure of the State of Florida.
Our Beautiful Sunshine State has politicized prosecutors who determined that Justice could best be served by treating the girl as an adult although she was just a mule and although she was a minor at the time of the crime. She faces up to life in prison with a 15 year Mandatory Minimum Sentence in Florida.
Here’s are excerpts from the recent article from England’s Daily Telegraph:
British teenager caught smuggling 30lbs of cocaine into America – Telegraph
Attorney for Juvenile Pinellas County Florida
The American War on Drugs – The Becker-Posner Blog
Global war on drugs has failed,’ key panel says – US news – Crime & courts – msnbc.com
Judge Napolitano – The War on Drugs has been a Disaster
British teen ‘poster child’ for American drugs war faces life in jail | Parent Pages
London teenager accused of cocaine smuggling
London teenager accused of cocaine smuggling in US – Americas – World – The Independent
Pictures from Alcohol Prohibition | StoptheDrugWar.org
A recent photograph shows the Mayor of Miami with Law Enforcement destroying illicit drugs.
|Prohibition in the United States (sometimes referred to as the Noble Experiment) was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of intoxicating liquors, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the 18th amendment to the Constitution. As with the modern “War on Drugs” the law destroyed more lives than the intoxicants ever could.|