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Oh yeah.

I busted a drug dealer in my building.

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I realize you were just doing your job, but still – is getting someone kicked out of school for smoking pot something to be proud of?

Just curious.

Jonno | 6 Dec 2000
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No, it’s nothing I’m proud of. Mainly I’m just disappointed.

Whenever I catch someone breaking the rules in my building — especially students I’ve interacted with before and have formed friendships with — I lose respect for them. They should know better. I feel like they violate my trust in them.

Now, I did some pretty stupid stuff myself when I was an undergrad, but I didn’t ever do anything like bringing drugs into the residence halls (presumably to sell them).

Matt | 7 Dec 2000
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Matt – I know you’re in a position of authority, and as such are responsible for the conduct of your students. Having been in a similar position myself at one point, I respect what you’re doing and don’t envy the choices you have to make.

But what incenses me about the whole situation isn’t what _you_ did at all – it’s the abject hypocrisy of a system which condones harmful substances like alcohol and tobacco and arbitrarily chooses to criminalize marijuana. I can quote statistics ’til I’m blue (green?) in the face, but there are plenty of sites out there which make a better case than I can for reforming marijuana laws in the United States – norml.org is a good place to start.

And I’m sorry if my self-righteousness spilled over into my comment. No hard feelings.

Jonno | 7 Dec 2000
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No, it's nothing I'm proud of. Mainly I'm just disappointed.

Whenever I catch someone breaking the rules in my building — especially students I've interacted with before and have formed friendships with — I lose respect for them. They should know better. I feel like they violate my trust in them.

Now, I did some pretty stupid stuff myself when I was an undergrad, but I didn't ever do anything like bringing drugs into the residence halls (presumably to sell them).

Matt | 4 Nov 2009