Drug prohibition militarizes our police, enriches our enemies, undermines our laws, and condemns our sick to suffering.
At around 6pm on January 27 of last year, 80-year-old Isaac Singletary spotted a couple of drug dealers attempting to do business on his front lawn. It wasn’t the first time. Singletary, described by relatives as territorial and a bit crotchety, did what he’d done in the past. He grabbed his gun, and walked out on to his lawn to scare them off. Problem is, this time the men weren’t drug dealers. They were undercover Jacksonville, Florida police posing as drug dealers. They had come on to Singletary’s property to bait possible drug offenders. When he brandished his gun, the police shot Singletary four times, once in the back. He died a short time later. A subsequent investigation by Florida’s attorney general cleared the officers who shot Singletary of any wrongdoing.......
Do all of that and 99% of all American drug problems and 80% of urban crime would evaporate within two years.
But that is an ideal solution. In real life, we'd be better off to simply legalize it all than to keep on doing what we are.
The war on drugs is absurd.
This is the one war we could win instantly with the stoke of a pen, saving ourselves billions and undermining cartels across the planet.
Well, the dude can't actually write laws, though he could make it a priority.
A more tactful and politic first step would be to call off the dogs on enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have passed more lenient laws of their own -- play the old states rights card.
Do you honestly think O boy has the balls to make this kind of change? Really?