Friday, June 17, 2011

Ex-police chief: After 40 years, "drug war" still a failure

After 40 years, "drug war" still a failure
The reason we have lost the drug war is that we have defined it in a way that ensures failure. The main effect of prohibition, which frames drug trafficking and use fundamentally as law enforcement issues, has been to create obscenely profitable global markets managed by thugs. The alarming violence that prohibition engenders - in the U.S. and Mexico - is a result of turf battles for dominance in these markets.
Bonus Video: America's Long War: LEAP

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