Drugs

One Cop's 'Feelings' Are All It Takes to Get Charged for Drug Use in America

Police trained in "drug recognition" can spot drug use even when it isn't happening. And then you go to jail.

 

 

 

Suppose you’re driving home from work when a police officer pulls you over for swerving in the road. Maybe you’re sleepy, or perhaps you were trying to avoid hitting a squirrel. You stop the car, and the cop comes to your window. “Good evening, ma’am,” he says. “I’m concerned that you’re driving under the influence, and…

Bonnie Kristian writes for Rare. 

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