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Is this really a widespread problem or just good ol' NJ? :flex::dunno:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_newjersey_steroids;_ylt=AvjE7SaSOltwzcl9tRYFjchH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTMzMWg5Z2dnBGFzc2V0Ay9zL25tL3VzX25ld2plcnNleV9zdGVyb2lkcwRjY29kZQNtcF9lY184XzEwBGNwb3MDNARwb3MDNARzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA25ld2plcnNleW1vdg--
New Jersey moves to curb steroid use by police

By Aman Ali – Mon Jan 10, 5:42 pm ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawmakers in New Jersey are considering measures that would crack down on steroid use by police and firefighters, some of whom abuse the drugs in their efforts to keep physically fit, experts say.

The state Assembly bills introduced on Monday, believed to be the first of their kind in the nation, would require health evaluations before law enforcement could be prescribed anabolic steroids and growth hormones, and would add such drugs to a list of substances for which law enforcement employees are randomly tested.

"This is focused on uniformed public employees, but this is really a nationwide problem," said Assemblyman John McKeon, the Deputy Speaker who introduced the bills.

"A lot of these anti-aging clinics and charlatans are selling these products, and we need to examine the long-term health problems."

The National Conference on State Legislatures said it did not know of any similar legislation in other states and New Jersey's measures could be the first in the nation. Most steroid laws regulate high school athletes, it said.

Law enforcement steroid use is a problem around the country and, given that steroid use can cause aggression, can invite problems for police, said Larry Gaines, chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University in San Bernadino, California.

"Aggression is not very common but nonetheless it's a possible problem,"
Gaines said. "If it does occur, you could see lawsuits against police departments regarding citizens injured from steroid rage."

Competitiveness is a major reason why police and firefighters might use steroids, he said.

"A number of departments focus very highly on physical fitness and ability," Gaines said.

"Secondly, a lot of these officers see substantial dangers on the job so they feel they should be in some kind of top level of physical fitness."

The New Jersey Firefighter Mutual Benevolent Association, a state firefighters union, welcomes any initiative to crack down on steroid abuse, said president Bill Lavin.

"We're obviously in favor of testing and not in favor of using illegal drugs of any sort," Lavin said. "I think steroids represent a small segment of our industry, and certainly we're in favor of doing anything to curtail it."

The New Jersey measures come in response to reports last month of a local doctor who illegally supplied hundreds of police and firefighters with anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and other muscle-building drugs.

"Just like everybody I was outraged," said McKeon. "Being in the position I'm in, I'm even more outraged about the multiple millions of dollars that has cost our system for the years to come."

The state attorney general is investigating the allegations, first reported last month by the Newark Star-Ledger newspaper, that millions of taxpayer dollars were illegally spent on the drugs, spokesman Paul Loriquet said.

McKeon said he hopes the bill will stop police and firefighters from abusing steroids, saying most of them probably do not have a medical reason to use them.

(Reporting by Aman Ali; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Jerry Norton)
 

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Fucking retards. We already have laws against use/possesion of illegal (not prescribed) sterois, ridiculous laws in fact. They are in the same schedule class as heroin.

Um.. A fucking cop was Mr. Olympia 8 times, in a row...

add to that, the tests are really expensive..about $2800 a pop. It isn't your run of the mill piss test for dope. Yeah, burden the city/state some more. Once again, we have some aging fucks that only have their money/power left to garner gold diggers...trying to institute laws bringing the younger, more fit people down...lol
 

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I'm with Sean on this one. Start drug testing those collecting unemployment and welfare first. I would bet most of the suspected users aren't actually using hgh or steroids. I'm sure the aggression the media is referring to is roid rage and not the lack of sleep or missing meals due to calls.^69
 

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Nj has much bigger problems than a few cops getting jacked up, 80 car jackings over the last month in Essex County and towns laying off cops....this state in going to hell in a hand basket thanks Christie!
 

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Fucking retards. We already have laws against use/possesion of illegal (not prescribed) sterois, ridiculous laws in fact. They are in the same schedule class as heroin.

Um.. A fucking cop was Mr. Olympia 8 times, in a row...

add to that, the tests are really expensive..about $2800 a pop. It isn't your run of the mill piss test for dope. Yeah, burden the city/state some more. Once again, we have some aging fucks that only have their money/power left to garner gold diggers...trying to institute laws bringing the younger, more fit people down...lol
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I don't care what ANYONE puts in their body, as long as they're not infringing upon mine/others rights to accomplish it.

This is dumb.
 

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I don't care what ANYONE puts in their body, as long as they're not infringing upon mine/others rights to accomplish it.

This is dumb.
Soooooooooo....law enforcement officials, judges, correctional officers, EMT, doctors can do any known narcotic regardless of the side affects...including heightened aggression and impaired judgement even though they carry lethal weapons...so long as it doesn't affect you. But screw everyone else??
 

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Exactly. Until they infringe upon mine or someone else's rights, it's THEIR business. It's already illegal for police, or anyone, to beat me for no reason. That's regardless of drug use or just a bad day at work.

I don't get the fervor to try and control everyone's lives. Legalize drugs, prostitution, etc. and concentrate on the real issues at hand, the socialization of the country and the fiscal ruin that socialism ALWAYS brings.
 

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Soooooooooo....law enforcement officials, judges, correctional officers, EMT, doctors can do any known narcotic regardless of the side affects...including heightened aggression and impaired judgement even though they carry lethal weapons...so long as it doesn't affect you. But screw everyone else??
No, it's not. But there are bad apples in every walk of life and every profession are there not? 30,000+ Police officers in NJ and how many does this affect?


Anything the Governor's people can put out there to keep the spotlight off the corrupt politicians and the fact that they stole BILLIONS from the PFRS (Pension for Police/Fire/Corrections)and haven't made 10's of Billions in payments since 1992. I can't wait for the class action law suit the PBA will file when the fireworks start once they attmept to "Reform" the pensions by changing Laws (hey "we don't like this, you mean we have to pay them back??? Naaaaaah, we'll just change the Law cause we can").

Had they not raided the pension and stopped making payments the pension would not be underfunded anymore than the difference in the economy which during the next decade will fix itself as the economy comes back.
sorry for the rant, this governor is winning the people over through lies and propaganda. He will leave this state in disarray in a few years as he doesn't raise any taxes yet "passes the buck" to the cities and municipalities (ie you and I anyway). His way is to steal from the middles class and give to the poor (while he and the rest of the rich just keep on skating by with their millions untaxed, what a joke).
 
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