Monday, December 05, 2011

More Casualties from the U.S. War on Drugs

Some police officers, border patrol agents, and probation officers who support reforming America's drug laws are among the latest casualties of America's War on Drugs War on Peaceful Americans Who Voluntarily Use Intoxicants Not Currently Approved of by the U.S. Government, Who Will Put Them in Cages if Caught (thanks to Don Boudreaux and Glenn Greenwald for inspiring this description), reports the New York Times.  For daring to publicly express their opinion that we should consider relaxing America's draconian and barbaric drug laws, some members of law enforcement are being punished, and some are being terminated. 

Meanwhile, more than 20,000 Mexicans will give their lives this year to the War on Drugs, at a rate of 61 drug-related deaths per day, an increase over last year's rate of "only" 37 narco-related killings per day. 

3 Comments:

At 12/05/2011 12:50 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

The War on Drugs, the War on Terror, the War on Poverty--all wars designed to last forever, by federal agencies that want your tax dollars in their pockets, or in the pocket of the gaggle of grifters attached thereto.

 
At 12/05/2011 1:19 PM, Blogger morganovich said...

the "war on drugs" with its outlandish seizure and sale policies, has become a huge profit center for police forces.

small wonder they are loathe to allow criticism.

nobody wants to hear about how the goose that lays golden eggs should be set free.

 
At 12/05/2011 1:21 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Want an ongoing picture of the mounting casualties of the war on drugs?

Consider this blog: Borderland Beat

One should also consider the corruption of the Holder Justice Department...

 

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