posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 07:35 PM
a reply to: carewemust
Look at Afghanistan opium production in 2001 when 'The Taliban™" was in-charge (7%) and what it is today (close to 90%)
This I learned while I was boxing My compass getting ready to be retired out w/a broken back/neck fighting "The War on Drugs" I first went through 19
months of Physical Therapy 4x a week for 1 1/2 hrs. Then I went to 5 different surgeons/specialists in Ca. and 2 more here and I'm waiting for My back
to get operated on. I have been on the same dose of opiates for 13 years now, the same as when I started but I do Yoga and am now physically fit, oh
and I also use Cannabis in its legal form ..
When the "Pill Mills" were closed, those folks now had to go buy their junk on the streets, so they had to buy pills or the more readily available
Heroin. (look at Cee EYE A/Vietnam body bags) So the U.S. first had an opiate pain medication epidemic followed closely by a Heroin epidemic. Are
there more/less "Private Jails/Prisons"?
When I started in the Police Business, it was "The Crack War" this is when the Urban user/abuser was sent to Prison for 'rocking it up and making 3x
the amount of $$$' while the sub-Urban user/abuser was sentenced to Probation for using the same drug but in powder form (coc aine Hydrochloride)
The difference now is the $$$ grubbing turds don't care who they make their $$$ from..
P.S. there isn't more dope being used in the ghettoes/lower income housing, the police only target these folks because they are less apt to retain
private counsel (They do "plea bargains" 95% of those incarcerated are there on a Plea bargain)
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