Absolutely. I live in a prison town (3 prisons here and the state's death row is also located here) and I'm willing to bet that the majority imprisoned here are probably doing time for drug-related convictions (be it use, manufacture or distributing). Where we're located is also THE major route to take from Texas to Chicago and therefore we see a lot of runners through here.Cool Hand wrote:It is for naught is right. Actually, it has done tremendous harm to our society. The War on Drugs has always been far more damaging to our culture and society than drug abuse and/or addiction in the aggregate ever has. Individual tragic cases notwithstanding, I'm speaking of the aggregate toll on our society.ck wrote:Yep, and I have seen the video previous to today and agree it was pretty fucked up. For all of these drug raids and ones that go wrong, it isn't really making a dent in illicit drug trade. It is for nothing.
Coincidentally I just saw this article pop up on Yahoo--
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100513/ap_ ... d_drug_war
MEXICO CITY – After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn't worked.
"In the grand scheme, it has not been successful," Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. "Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified.