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Fourteen Examples of Racism in Criminal Justice System

The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.
Saying the US criminal system is racist may be politically controversial in some circles. But the facts are overwhelming. No real debate about that. Below I set out numerous examples of these facts.
The question is - are these facts the mistakes of an otherwise good system, or are they evidence that the racist criminal justice system is working exactly as intended? Is the US criminal justice system operated to marginalize and control millions of African Americans?

Monumental report confirms excessive 'War on Drugs' legislation does far more damage to public health than good

J. D. Heyes, April 28 2016
A significant new report confirmed what scores of legal reform advocates have long suspected – that the decades-old "war on drugs" that was begun in the early 1970s has been a monumental failure in that it has had no influence whatsoever on reducing the level of drug abuse in the United States.

Drug test kits used by police are total science fraud: They produce positive results 70% of the time, no matter what is being tested

Daniel Barker, January 10, 2016
Most sane people – even a significant percentage of law enforcement authorities – now freely admit that the War on Drugs has been a complete and utter failure.

Retired police captain debunks every myth used by government to perpetuate failed 'War on Drugs'


For more than 40 years, the federal government has been pouring billions of taxpayer dollars into a failed "war on drugs" that has incarcerated millions of non-violent "offenders," destroyed countless families and done absolutely nothing in the process to curb drug use. And retired police captain Peter Christ has been on a vocal crusade to educate the American public about these and other drug war facts, destroying every myth used by the government to continue its mindless prohibition of so-called "controlled substances."

War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure


In 1925, H. L. Mencken wrote an impassioned plea: "Prohibition has not only failed in its promises but actually created additional serious and disturbing social problems throughout society. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic but more. There is not less crime, but more. ... The cost of government is not smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished."
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The War on Private Property


Do you want to live in an authoritarian society? Do you desire an intrusive government? Do you wish for a government that is a nanny state? Do you yearn for government bureaucrats to tell you what you can and cannot do? Do you like puritanical busybodies telling you how to live your life? Do you believe that the government should define and enforce morality? Do you reason that vices should be crimes? Then you should support the war on drugs.