Forum To Address Sentencing Laws

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE, US ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS NON-VIOLENT DRUG SENTENCES … A New York City human rights activist will appear in Charleston, S.C. next week to address the issue of sentencing reform in the United States. Jamie Fellner of the group Human Rights Watch will address a forum sponsored by the…


A New York City human rights activist will appear in Charleston, S.C. next week to address the issue of sentencing reform in the United States.

Jamie Fellner of the group Human Rights Watch will address a forum sponsored by the College of Charleston and the League of Women Voters of South Carolina.  U.S. attorney Bill Nettles will also speak at the event, discussing the “handling of nonviolent drug offenses today.”

Fellner specializes in criminal justice issues.

Nettles?  So far he specializes in not doing much at all …

Anyway, the forum will be held on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. EST at the College of Charleston’s Stern Center Ballroom (71 George Street) in downtown Charleston, S.C.

This website’s view on the “handling of nonviolent drug offenses” has been made repeatedly clear – along with our general view of the ongoing “War on Drugs.”

Of interest?  This forum will be held just one week after an Upstate solicitor declined to press charges against an undercover Seneca, S.C. police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old … over ten grams of marijuana.

It also comes ten months after S.C. Rep. Mike Pitts – a former police officer – filed legislation that would have made possession of such small amounts of pot an offense on par with a traffic ticket.

Oh well … at least they’re “talking.”

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euwe max October 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm

drug laws are essentially dietary laws.

The Buzzman October 28, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Hey, Nettles is THE champ at low-level drug and penny-ante public corruption busts. Just don’t bother him with the big stuff. He wants to have a career in SC after he leave his current post. You know, the post he’s been dry-humping the hell out of since he got on to it.

TARevolution October 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Nettles took out the ONLY elected Republican in the Lexington County “crime” probe. That is what we’ve become. The Obama government prosecutes based on political party…while ignorant fucks like you and FITS cheer…injustice…

Meanwhile, The Sun News libeled a man based on your ‘prosecution team’s’ advice. If Nettles was not an Obama stooge, and could have been sued, he would have looked just as fucking stupid – and broke -as you and TSN.

The Buzzman October 28, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Hey, I never claimed Nettles was NOT an Obama stooge. The claims you and your boy pogo make about my support of Obama have absolutely no basis in reality. Obviously, that is true of Will Folks as well, but (also contrary to the crap you claim to be so) we don’t work together, and actually disagree vehemently on many issues.

The FBI and IRS investigations did exist, regardless of what you claim to be the truth. Thus the Sun News was obligated to report what they could about it. Wren did his job, and for his efforts he was the victim of a punishing lawsuit that was flawed in every way imaginable. Only in the Myrtle Beach area would what transpired be considered a real court trial. It was a total farce, and the verdict will never survive the appeals process.

TARevolution October 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Hey Boz…The case was tried before a judge…and guess what?: YOU LOST…so trying to re-adjudicate the case here will not change what we already know…

It’s VERY hard to lose a libel case. The law is stacked against the innocent…but Kelley Beat you…take it like a man, and quit trying to slither away from accountability of who, and what, you- and TSN, and Wrenn, are…you’re LIARS..and you got BUSTED, and found guilty for it…

As for you and FITS disagreeing…you both end up w/ Obama in office, if you get your there goes your another one of your protestations, as well.

The Buzzman October 28, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Show me proof of where the Sun News has paid out one penny to Kelley on that judgement. You can’t because it has not happened. And it never will.

just sayin October 28, 2015 at 2:43 pm

You might want to clean up the ‘mess’ you have all over the internet about Kelley?You made some wild and libelous statements about him that are still out there.

The Buzzman October 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Fuck off!

TARevolution October 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Did you lose the case or not? Are you guilty of not?…

Everybody else knows the answer…why keep lying about it?

TARevolution October 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

We’ve had 7 years of the ignorant and irresponsible running the White House….and look at the mess the nation is in….No Mas, No Mas…

If we don’t slap back these doltish bastards like FITS and Obama – including the stoned lobby–…the country will not even be fit for Democrats to live in…

You are a fool October 28, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Crime is down under Obama. Less police have been killed under Obama.
Unemployment is down under Obama. Gas prices are down under Obama.
Teen pregnancy is down under Obama. The number if uninsured is down under Obama.
Can you provide one actual, factual example of Obama ruining the country?

TARevolution October 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm

If you just keep feeding yourselves myths…maybe they will come true…Dumbass….

flip October 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Rocky has to change names just to reply to you now. :)

TARevolution October 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

I figured that was him or her….vomiting the same mantra, no matter how evident it is that he/she is lying…

flip October 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm

He is having a tough day.The FBI director essentially called out the wH and Obama out as racists and why cops can’t do their job. He won’t accept it.

In Your Face October 28, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Paul Ryan as new speaker, republicans fighting amoungst themselves and becoming completely impotent politically, asshole SRO fired and getting sued, the rise of Ben Carson in the polls, Trump kneecapping all the other GOP candidates….I could go on, but it’s been a really good week for the Democrats.
Anything good happen for you?

You are a fool October 28, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Sorry. Those are indisputable facts. Didn’t the democrats tell you to dial it back a bit?
You’re too obviously a plant. Do you get paid? Sounds like an easy job.

2016 October 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm

200,000 people have moved to CO since 2013.
I think legalizing weed is a popular position.
You’re proposition of returning to 2008 isn’t.
Will your head explode when Hillary wins?

TARevolution October 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Would you now do the decent thing, and secede? No one needs, or wants, of bunch of mind-blank idiots congregated around a dope dispensary, so you can turn on, and fuck everything up…

On second thought, if all the stoned and, immature and irresponsible go to Colorado, maybe we can take the country back because the contributors will be the majority elsewhere.

flip October 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

What a party the Democrats have.Hating God,selling dead babies and addicting as many children as they can by legalizing drugs.

2016 October 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm

I’ve got 200,000 people, so far, who will disagree.
Home prices rising fast, tax refund from marijuana sales, companies moving and expanding there, crime is down, wages are much higher than SC.
Maybe they should secede and drop the dead wait they help pay for, like SC.
Then the unemployed bums from SC who are trying to move there will have to afford a passport to enter.

erneba October 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm

I am all for milder sentences for low level drugs users, like young people, occasional users, people who use at home, etc.
But it is a different world when you immerse yourself in the world of drug dealing and distribution. Usually, there is violent crime , turf wars, gang related activity, and all kinds of personal behavior that is illegal.
Violence is usually most prevalent in the distribution and selling channels of the drug industry. People distributing and selling drugs should face more scrutiny than the occasional user.
A weekend user, give the a slap and a fine. A distributor, make sure they are held responsible for their actions. Don’t confuse the pleasures of an occasional joint with the violence of big time drug dealing. Mete out punishment accordingly.

flip October 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Well thought out post.How is everything? Haven’t seen you on much.

erneba October 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm

I had some things to take care of for the past few weeks. Trying to get back into the flow of things. Slowly working back into it. Thanks for asking, things are great.

SYNTwist October 28, 2015 at 11:11 pm

Your publication reads as if Rep Pitts disfavors possession, but a click on the link seems to indicate otherwise. Decriminalize.

The Seneca shooting and that “undercover” police officer with a get out of jail free card is a load of crap IMHO. He killed a kid, for what?

White lives matter too!

equalrights1234 October 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

This video shows a different side of the incident that people are acting blind to.


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