Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Cops on steroids continued

The Murfressboro Daily News Journal reports that a local bodybuilder has been arrested and more than 300,000 doses of steroids have been confiscated in a scandal that is connected to Middle Tennessee police departments.

I'm amazed that police officers can afford it given how little they are typically paid. But then again the stress of their jobs and the pressure to stay fit is intense, too.

The obvious problem, of course, is that police are charged with enforcing the laws on illegal substances. This sort of scandal can only raise questions about integrity, but it should also raise questions about the drug war and a culture that drives mainly men to seek these enhancements.

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