Tuesday, February 25, 2003


Apparently, according to Talk Left, the web sites of internet drug paraphernalia sellers, Operation Pipe Dreams, has been seized by the Department of Justice. The web sites have been re-directed to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Talk Left indicates: "State and Federal authorities recently conducted raids of various companies and individuals that sell 'drug paraphernalia', such as pipes and other materials.Pipes, etc were seized along with their web sites. According to a Voice of America article, Mr. Ashcroft says they plan to redirect the seized websites to to the DEA website.

Mr. Ashcroft says customers who want to visit some of their favorite drug paraphernalia websites are in for a big surprise in the days ahead. They will be automatically redirected to the website for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

In essence the DEA is going to usurp the freedom of speech and expression of the people who run those seized websites. This would be akin to the U.S. Dept of Justice redirecting the "aclu.org" website to the "usdoj.gov" website."

Everyone, take heed, and spread the word.