A recently released report from the International Drug Policy Consortium just concluded that the “War on Drugs” is a massive failure.
War on Drugs
Think back 80 years, to a time not so different than right now. Without the “Big Pharma” of the 1940s, Adolf Hitler, German politician, demagogue, and leader of the Nazi Party, absolutely would not have become the reckoning force he was. Period.
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?
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.
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.