the return of raving lunacy
It's back from the grave and ready to bust up your party! Kip Manley has the scoop on the CLEAN-UP Act (do our legisators really have nothing better to do than to make up silly acronyms, like some third-rate marketing firm*?) a provision tucked insite disturbingly similar to the much-ridiculed RAVE Act shot down last year:
Turn with me to Section 305, which would add Section 416A to the Controlled Substances Act:
Whoever, for a commercial purpose, knowingly promotes any rave, dance, music, or other entertainment event, that takes place under circumstances where the promoter knows or reasonably ought to know that a controlled substance will be used or distributed in violation of Federal law or the law of the place where the event is held, shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned for not more than 9 years, or both.
We don’t even need for a crime to have been committed. Or even alleged. If you promote an entertainment event where you reasonably ought to know that drugs could be used or distributed, you’re busted.
Kip links to a handy fax form you can use to notify your Congresscritter what you think of this idiocy. You know what to do!
*My apologies to any marketers offended by comparison to Congress.
(via Alas, A Blog)