Father-daughter duo arrested in pot bust Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Oct 8, 2008 at 8:18 pm
Mountain View police arrested a father and daughter last week for allegedly growing marijuana for sale. The bust came after an anonymous tip that the plants were in the backyard of their home on the 1300 block of Lloyd Way.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 4:40 PM
Posted by FamilyMan, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Oct 10, 2008 at 9:41 pm
When people do things that are against the law, they are taking the risk of being caught by the law. We speed, use our cell phones while driving, roll through stop signs, smoke a little herb, just to name few. But, we are taking the chance of being caught. "Is it worth the risk", is what we have to be asking ourselves, no matter how small the offense(or large). In this economy, in these days...... is the hustle worth it?
Posted by MJK, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Oct 11, 2008 at 1:43 am
There are pragmatic matters to consider if we punish people for every law broken, especially considering that we have a system of law and not justice. The cost of prohibition is substantial. This situation is exacerbate by the wide spread dissatisfaction with the particular law in question; you can't call a law "just" if a significant percentage of the population has broken it (40% has tried mary jane). You might as well just ban gay people. You can't prosecute everyone, jails are not infinite, and there are more serious crimes out there that should be pressed. Unless this pot deal was peripheral to another crime I just don't see the point.
The way we wish things to be do not match the way things really are.
Posted by V., a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 14, 2008 at 9:33 am
Alcohol is legal and look at all the damage that does. People are still drinking, driving and killing. How many smoking, driving and killing incidents occur? I don't care what these people do in their backyards. The next thing you know they'll be monitoring how many times we flush the toilets on a daily basis. People really need to mind their own business.
Posted by DA, a resident of another community, on Oct 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm
OK! all of the opinions are good and I can't really see speaking on the subject due to the fact that how can a person talk when their back yard isn't clean? Feel me, "you have to clean up your own back yard, before trying to clean up someone else's backyard. Think about it.....
Posted by jetmacjoe, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2008 at 12:26 pm
Police bust pot growers because they are to fat and lazy to catch crack addicts. And the price of marijuana goes up as a result making it more lucrative for the Mexican Mafia to grow it in our National Forests.
Posted by hometownMV, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Feb 14, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Guilty till proven innocent? That's not right or fair. The media intentionally only reports half the truth, just enough to get people's irratioanl assumptions flying. Media does it ALL the TIME, but people aren't smart enough to catch on, as proved by of the other postings here. I'm sure there's more to this story than they're letting on. I doubt these people are as evil as they are assumed to be... By the way, this town, county, state, country, planet needs to grow up and admit that there is nothing worse about marijauna than that of tabacco, alcohol, aspirin, fire, guns, cars, and every else that is legal and actually CAN result in death if used improperly. How often do you of someone dying as a result of marijauna misuse? Not nearly as often as theother things listed. Hmm... Government needs a SERIOUS reality check.
Posted by hometownMV, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Feb 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm
PS: 7 police cars for 2 people?? Was there nothing more important for our tax dollars to be fighting against? Gang affiliation? Kids ditching school to buy cigarettes from liqour stores that don't card? Speeders in school zones? Red light runners? Drunk drivers? Just a few ideas. REAL crime doesn't take a break just because half the police department decides to be preoccupied with 2 people. Gee, I feel safe in Mountain View.