The Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act of 2003
Carla Spartos reports on the new Anti-Rave Act Party Patrol in the Village Voice.Guaranteed to spoil your summer concert-going experience and passed without congressional hearings, the bill, officially known as the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act of 2003, which is expected to be signed into law by Bush within weeks, is
equipped with a loosely worded law making venue owners and concert promoters responsible for their patrons' partying ways, overzealous prosecutors could target mainstream event organizers with stiff fines, jail sentences (up to 20 years), and property seizures.Who to thank for the bill? Democratic Senator Joe Biden, who is also responsible for the 80's Crack House Statute, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. While the Government claims the law is not about "incidental drug use," we have our doubts. And here's a truism if ever there was one, from NYC promoter Matt E. Silver:
The bottom line is if the federal government wants to get you, they will."
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