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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

cognitivedissident Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 11:28 PM
I work in impoverished inner city as an emt. I see how drugs destroy the community. I hear the stories from families who live in fear of the violence. Sons lost to the violence of gangs. The rampant theft. Home invasions of the elderly. Innocents shot during drive by. Malnourished children due to parents wasting money on drugs instead of buying food. People murdered for $50 owed to a dope dealer.
Forty years ago, the United States locked up fewer than 200 of every 100,000 Americans. Then President Nixon declared war on drugs. Now we lock up more of our people than any other country -- more even than the authoritarian regimes in Russia and China.

A war on drugs -- on people, that is -- is unworthy of a country that claims to be free.

Unfortunately, this outrage probably won't be discussed in Tampa or Charlotte.

The media (including Fox News) run frightening stories about Mexican cocaine cartels and marijuana gangs. Few of my colleagues stop to think that this is...