Friday, October 10, 2003

Up In Smoke

Why is Tommy Chong serving nine months in prison for selling bongs on the Internet? To be sure, head retail is a grey area in law enforcement, but it seems clear that Chong is being made an example of because of his celebrity, and that's hardly fair.

And the prosecutor's comment to the effect that Chong's films trivialize law enforcement suggests at least a hint of vindictiveness, don't you think? If every actor who trivialized law enforcement were made an example of, then Arnold Schwarzenegger and Reginald VelJohnson would be behind bars.

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