Jimmy Carter (and others) Call For Ending Drug War

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    (Excerpt)

    Call Off the Global Drug War
    By JIMMY CARTER
    Published: June 16, 2011 - New York Times

    IN an extraordinary new initiative announced earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has made some courageous and profoundly important recommendations in a report on how to bring more effective control over the illicit drug trade. The commission includes the former presidents or prime ministers of five countries, a former secretary general of the United Nations, human rights leaders, and business and government leaders, including Richard Branson, George P. Shultz and Paul A. Volcker.


    Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/opinion/17carter.html?_r=2&hp
     
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    Even a blind squirrel....
     
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    So....

    Not even knowing what the issue is, and reading who's on the one side...

    I'm taking the other side.

    Personal opinion: we wouldn't have a "drug war" if it didn't lock up tons of blacks and Hispanics.
     
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    The war on drugs was built on paranoia against a minimal threat. Out prisons are overflowing and the mob is profiting off the drug war

    Pull the plug
     
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    Won't happen. It would make too much sense.
     
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    It used to be the war on poverty, and then the war on drugs came about, and ghettoes were gentrified, blacks and hispanics thrown into jail... it's a fucking joke. Something to make voting parents feel safer at night, while the rest of the world suffers and the government and private prisons make tons of money.
     

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