Skip to comments.Utah Kids Call Cops After Finding Dad's Marijuana Stash
Posted on 07/06/2011 6:46:17 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
Less than a month after father's day, a Salt Lake City man was arrested for pot possession when his 12- and 13-year-old kids turned him in to the police.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, dad "faces two third-degree felony charges of child endangerment and one class B misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance."
While Salt Lake City proper apparently doesn't have a D.A.R.E. program, the executive director of Utah D.A.R.E. told Reason that she hadn't heard about the arrest, that "parents are going to do what they're going to do" and that the D.A.R.E. program "teaches life skills" to kids. One of which is narcing on your parents. (The Salt Lake City youths mentioned above didn't need D.A.R.E. to develop that one.)
Jacob Sullum on more drug war indignities facing school kids.
I’m no fan of the pot business, but this story sounds a little like Pavlik Morozov.
The Gestapo at the dinner table.
You know my wife?
DARE was big when my kids were in grade school/jr. high, but I haven't heard much about them in the last few years. Maybe cause the kids are grown/gone and I don't have to do all that sneaking...
Its not even about the pot with me. I just don’t like the way they’re “deputizing and empowering” the kids.
Germans in nazi germany learned to fear their children pretty quickly.
Never seen kale with buds and seeds like that.
Casey did a 2 year post-birth abortion and got away with it.
Das ganja, according to the URL
Well I know, but if Mom forgets to clean out the unused contents of the veggie bin in the fridge, something superficially similar could easily be “come across” by these D.A.R.I.N.G. kids. That would be a mess.
I know. I’m kidding. My kids are fully part of the Resistance.
And come on over for dinner anytime.
Crappiest looking bag of the crappiest looking weed I ever saw.
Or maybe they found out that when they dropped the dime on mom or dad they ended up with a new ‘’family’’ aka foster care.
Creepy. Sounds like this could have came straight out of the DPRK,The USSR, The PRC, Nazi Germany...........
I never met a kid I liked —WC Fields
Weren’t there some stories where gummit pot-seeking helicopter crews swooped in on some hapless homeowner’s backyard TOMATO garden? Tomato doesn’t even look close to this.
Not all that hard for kids themselves to get some pot and put it in Dad’s sock drawer.
Worthless little bastards like that make me thankfull I don’t have kids. They’ll be informing on any guns and ammo too.
“I love children— when they’re properly cooked!’’- WC Fields.
Unless there is more to the story like Dad beating them, abusing them etc... I will say the kids are little jerks. I can’t imagine calling the police on my Dad at that age if I found drugs or whatever. I guess I should be very, very careful with my Excederin PM...
Advanced one grade in the Hitler Youth...bully for them.
Or maybe they found out that when they dropped the dime on mom or dad ever body from great gramps on down got a turn kicking some rat’s ass.
Either a foster family or living on mom’s income while dad is incarcerated. Guess they better get paper routes or something if they want cable and new jeans.
Or will the NEA who tranied them to be Hitler Youth provide for them out of the union dues?
Here in the Kootenays, that stuff would barely rate as goat-chow.
Avoid all those seeds.
Ditch weed grows wild in almost all our National Parks.
Good for making hemp cloth and better then switch grass for making ethanol and and will produce press-board that is stronger then plywood.
Won't get you very high though. And it's very harsh to smoke.
Or..so I've been told.
As much as I detest marijuana, this news story is reminiscent of the “Youth League” and “The Spies” from Orwell’s 1984.
If the Nazis and Commies taught us anything, it’s that the first move of authoritarian governments is to turn children into spies against their parents. It frankly scares the bejeezus out of me that our kids are encouraged by government-sponsored programs to engage in this sort of activity.
No it isn’t , you’re right. Worked with a single dad years ago. Spoiled his daughter with a tv, cell phone, computer, video game player, Ipod, the works. Kid didn’t want to do her homework or clean her room. So what does the little brat do? She tells her teacher her dad is ‘’abusing her’’. Wind up is dad comes home from work to find the cops and DYFs there to haul him to the hoosecow. “Hold on a dang minute!’’ Dad says( he was from Texas) Shows the ‘’authorities’’ the kids room all nice and comfy and tricked out and asks them “Does this look like abuse?’’ “I just want her to do her damn homework! he says. Well, that ended that and I don’t think my friends daughter has been able to sit down since from the ass-whipping she got.
I have a couple problems with the program - one is on the civil liberties level, the other on morals.
The first issue was that I had a problem with a police officer teaching in the classroom. I am of the belief that police should do police work, and teachers should teach - the division of labor principle. I'd also rather have as little contact with a police officer as possible. Their job isn't easy, and I respect them and the law but I'd rather not have them in the classroom.
Second issue is that I believe that drug abuse is a moral problem & DARE isn't equipped or able to teach about it as such.
So, when the DARE materials came around that included a permission slip, I didn't sign it and educated my daughter using the facts from the DARE booklet about drugs and their effects on our body and added what the Bible says about drugs, friends and how we treat our bodies.
My plan is to get with the school system's curriculum director and let them know that I'm opting out at all levels and they need to come up with a back-up plan that doesn't ostracize my daughter while preventing our civil rights from being violated by creating a snitch in the house.
Today it's drugs that illegal, tomorrow it could be my Bible. If you think I'm nuts, read up on the Nazis and the Hitler Youth. They thought it couldn't happen there, either.
Don’t you remember, their doctor and/or teachers are supposed to weasel that out of them...
In the documentary I linked to in post 25 there are diary and journal entries from Germans during the rise of the 3rd reich.
Children learning to pledge their lives to Hitler. A young boy attacking his mother with a dagger while screaming “I belong to the Fuher”. Teenage girls going to boarding schools and being encouraged to become pregnant as young as 14 years old (Fuher Maidens). Fuher maidens telling parents to go away and leave them at school or they would call the gespapo.
Really quite horrifying in its familiarity. A lot of germans realized their mistake pretty early but it was already too late.
What if we find a cop with a doughnut? Should we call the other DARE - Doughnut Abuse Resistance Education - program?
But, did she plant weed in the sock drawer?
I agree, telling on your parents is pretty evil.
Note to self. Don’t leave pot stash where it can be found after punishing kids for not mowing lawn.
There are times when a kid should tell someone about a parent’s actions but pot ain’t one of them.
Murder, rape, molestation, etc. Even then I’m not sure a child can be forced to testify against a parent.
The closest thing to drug tripping in the New Testament is the practice referred to in Greek as “pharmakia” (from which we get our modern words “pharmacy” and “pharmaceuticals”). But it didn’t refer to just any medicinal compound, or even those with mind altering effects alone (as things like opium, laudanum, or myrrh as primitive pain killers would have had). It referred to the usage of drugs with the purpose of facilitating contact with the supernatural world of demons or false gods. Wine in moderation is spoken of well in the Bible, with many literal biblical references, as well as a metaphorical usage for holy joy. Smoking pot unto the Lord? I honestly do not know if that is possible, but I could not rule it out on abstract principle. However God would want us to obey the laws of our country of residence insofar as they would not require us to sin.
“Im no fan of the pot business, but this story sounds a little like Pavlik Morozov.”
Certainly does. There are a lot of REASONS that I’ve never, and will never, send my kids to public schools - and turning kids into snitches is a big one.
included in that category are also ‘journals’ that the teachers tell the kids to leave behind in the classroom and ‘promise’ that they will not read after hours. LOL.
Yeah, that’s the problem. Kids potentially turning in the
Free Republic potheads.
It’s more that so much stuff has been banned or regulated for one reason or another, that a kid could be easily induced to set a trap out of supposedly noble political reasons. OK, suppose it’s not pot. Suppose it’s the curly bulb that Dad tossed in the trash. Do it for Obama! It makes me sick.
Depending on how the foster-family roulette works out, maybe now they can have 2 daddies.
The Vice Guide to Liberia is even Creepier.
Mmm, mmm, mmm ... I love kale!
Kids:"But Dad, all the other kids have iPhones!?"
Dad: "No.....where is that bag of Doritos?"
Kids: "Hello, 911? My Dad has a huge stash over here at 123 Elm Street."
Reminds me of a chilling story when my son was a tot. I took him to the doctor’s, and the doctor asked my son to draw a picture. I couldn’t understand why at first, but quickly figured out that he was fishing.....