America’s Longest Ongoing War: The ‘Race’ War on Drugs

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America’s Longest Ongoing War: The ‘Race’ War on Drugs

Post #1 by John Thomas8 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:26 pm

From [/break1]com/whitehead/whitehead38.1.html]here: (by John W. Whitehead, lewrockwell.com)








"The drug war is not to protect the children, save the babies, shield the neighborhoods, or preserve the rain forests. The drug war is a violent campaign against black men and by extension the black family, among many others."





~ Wilton D. Alston, "How Can Anyone Not Realize the War on (Some) Drugs Is Racist?" LewRockwell.com (June 24, 2011)






[i]After more than 40 years and at least $1 trillion, America’s so-called "war on drugs" ranks as the longest-running, most expensive and least effective war effort by the American government. Four decades after Richard Nixon declared that "America’s public enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug abuse," drug use continues unabated, the prison population has increased six fold to over two million inmates (half a million of whom are there for nonviolent drug offenses), SWAT team raids for minor drug offenses have become more common, and in the process, billions of tax dollars have been squandered.



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Post #2 by TollandRCR » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:53 pm

This is the TED talk to which Rachel referred a few days ago. It is not only about drugs. It is about the racial inequalities in our justice system, which do come down to drugs in many instances.


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Post #3 by John Thomas8 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:05 pm

And why is Obama so set on going after these medical marijuana clinics? Why isn't the DoJ hammering the NYPD to tone down the stupidity?Hypocrite, that all that comes to mind.



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America’s Longest Ongoing War: The ‘Race’ War on Drugs

Post #4 by SueDB » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:05 am

It is because one half of the government (the police nazi type) has their head up their ass, and the other half just has a thumb stuck up there.


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