Federal agents raided a cruise ship docked at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this past week, leaving many ungrateful passengers. The MSC Poesia was scheduled to sail around the western Caribbean this week as part of its Jam Fest cruise. In a classic lame-o Federal drug bust, agents from the DEA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Marshall’s Service, and the Broward Sheriffs Office took down the ship as it sat docked at Port Everglades.
Oh yes, and the bounty was great!
These maestros of law enforcement netted a whopping 15 seizures of of marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, hash oil, Ecstasy, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia. Mostly all of which were in small quantities.
Good job G-men! Hoover would be proud. In a time where our country is teetering on financial ruin under the constant threat of terror, you guys are wasting our money to bust a bunch of Dead-heads on their way to Jam Fest?
Really? What are you, morons?
Take the time and money that you wasted and go find Osama bin-Laden, or better yet, go logon to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and start looking. Or, you could each get assigned to sit outside the home of a registered sexual predator and make sure no kids are going in for candy.
Why are you wasting OUR money on small quantities of pot and other party drugs while complaining about how much your salaries have been minimized due to budget cuts?
Don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about…
Whats next? The DEA is going to start raiding Greatful Dead concerts? Really?
Wake up… no one cares about a bunch of pot smoking hippies who get on a cruise ship to party where it is safe, no one has to drive, and things are done privately.
Our country has way too many REAL problems with budget cuts and serious crime to be be involved in moronic raids like this one.
Law enforcement wake up! You need to pick your battles because the American people cannot afford to fight them all. In an ideal world, yes, we would go after every type of criminal there is. But in reality, we cannot afford it. For that reason, we need you to start at the top and work your way down.
Once all the murderers, sex offenders, and terrorists are caught, then feel free to start going after Dead-heads on their way to Jam Fest.
Before every tight-wad DEA guy in town gets his panties tied in a knot, I will add the following caveat: If the Feds were acting on a reliable tip that the ship did contain a sizable quantity of drugs or that some other serious criminal activity was going on, such as human trafficking, then OBVIOUSLY I would have no problem with the raid and would support it WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
However, I highly doubt that is what happened.
In fact, I am more than confidant that these Federal agents raided the ship simply because where there is Jam Fest and hippies, there is weed, LSD, and shrooms. Duh!
Now, to be clear, I do NOT advocate drug use. If you are middle aged and are still dropping acid, you need to grow up. Seriously. But come on, we have bigger problems than the Dead ship headed to Jam Fest!
I am VERY disturbed by this raid, it was a complete waste of money and time, and I think there should be public outcry so that law enforcement learns to spend OUR money in a way that is more intelligent and that actually serves to help our community be a safer, cleaner place to live.