Thursday, October 26, 2006

How's this for misplaced priorities...

A man was busted for marijuana possession with intent to distribute. After serving his time, he became an assistant coach for Norwell youth football. When the charges were made public, the coach resigned.

Here are some BRILLIANT excerts from this article:

‘‘Possession of marijuana is a serious crime, but possession with intent to distribute is infinitely worse,’’ selectmen said in a letter to Garvey that was signed by Chairman John Mariano.
Garvey declined to make public the results of the criminal background checks the league runs on coaches, and noted that some coaches may have, as youths, committed less-serious crimes, such as drunken driving.

Hmm. Drunken driving considered a less-serious crime than marijuana possession?

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