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February 26th, 2014 - 6:20 am

Dumb cop:

Testifying against marijuana legalization before the Maryland legislature today, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop warned of the potentially lethal consequences. “The first day of legalization, that’s when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana,” Pristoop told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. “I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths.”

As Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery) quickly pointed out, what Pristoop actually remembered was a joke story at The Daily Currant headlined “Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado on First Day of Legalization.” The article included a quote from “Peter Swindon, president and CEO of local brewer MolsonCoors,” who supposedly said: “We told everyone this would happen.”

I think most everyone at one time or another had been taken in by a news parody story, and The Daily Currant’s stuff tends to be better than most. But not checking out that particular, and in this case outrageous story before testifying?

This guy doesn’t have sense enough to wear a badge.

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He admitted pretty shortly thereafter that he'd been duped. At least he had the balls to fess up.
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that would be 37 more deaths than have ever been reported for marijuana overdose. Ever.
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The article had the feeling of truthiness to Pristoop.
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Snortin whiskey, drinking cocaine.
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