Teen Rastafarian can have a glass pipe, Minnesota Court of Appeals rules

  • Article by: Paul Walsh , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 2:42 PM

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has sided with a 15-year-old Rastafarian, ruling that his right to religious expression should have prevented him from being found guilty in Ramsey County of a drug paraphernalia offense for carrying a glass pipe.

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hobie2Sep. 24, 13 2:23 PM

Worse than the dark ages and laws against witches - you own a black cat, you must be a witch... you own a pipe that can be used to take drugs, you must be a criminal... you own a gun that can be used to rob a store, the police officer carrying it must be a criminal - oh, really? Where is the difference? Just because you own a book of matches doesn't mean you are a terrorist because you can light a fuse on a bomb

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darkcircleSep. 24, 13 3:07 PM

This is what our police dollars are put towards. They catch kids that they deem criminals that are actually not. Thank you law enforcement for letting the real bad guys get away and targeting our children for something that will soon be legal. And make sure you let one demographic get free and make sure all the other demographics get put in jail for J walking. Better get new locks.

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privateeyeSep. 24, 13 3:32 PM

Guns don't kill people, people do, but pipes smoke weed, not people? Common sense prevailed.

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