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Top Ten Drug War Stories of 2003

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posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 07:17 PM
When will it all end. This is getting way out of hand!

With the American public's attention firmly directed toward the daily
events of the Bush Administration's "War on Terror," the US-led and
exported "War on Drugs" continues to exact crippling costs to
taxpayers, minority groups, the environment, civil liberties and
struggling democracies around the world.

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 07:42 PM
Oh, what a tangled web they weave!

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 08:39 PM
it should be re-labeled the war on what is easiest to find....funny how a cop can sit and watch a 'known drug dealers' house and pull over cars that are seen leaving the house but the pole-leaz can't do anything about the house?!?!? this is not a case of 'see we, the pole-leaz, need more power' is a case of inefficient law-enforcement and..more importantly...'this is how we, the pole-leaz, can make some $$ for the dept'... here is an interesting article on how a snitch can make a living using and selling drugs with the consent of the
the 'war on drugs' is a failure...plain and simple... the only people who will not admitt that it is a failure is the govt.......why would an organization continue with a failed plan?!?!.......the only reason is because the people running the failed plan are making alot of $$ under the would i know?? i have seen the cops and the $$ and the fact i use to be one of 'them' jails are filled with the daily users trying to find a dime bag..lets 10 bucks of whatever...if u were to try to kill off an ant hill..would u wait outside that hill and try to kill each ant as it came out?? have u ever seen an active ant hill??? it just will not work...but ..hay..use the govt logic......and keep up the useless campain........10% succsess rate???????? it is time to try something different......

posted on Jan, 9 2004 @ 05:42 AM
Those stories are saddening. The governmen is so crooked, abuse their powers and contradict their own laws.

"While terror alerts rise and fall and states struggle to fund their law enforcement budgets, the total number of marijuana arrests far exceed the total number of arrests for all violent crimes combined, including murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

Why are they doing this? How can they justify a war on a plant that causes no death within it's users when they cannot even catch real criminals, murders etc. The war on drugs does not work, people are being locked away for no good reason.

"Switzerland's Addiction Research Institute calls tobacco the number one killer addiction, responsible for 71 percent, or 4.9 million of the world's 7 million annual drug-related deaths. About 1.8 million deaths, or 26 percent, were attributed to the use of alcohol, while illicit drugs caused about 223,000, or 3 percent, of all worldwide drug-related deaths."

I say ban ciggerettes and alchohol. Not marijuana, a plant that grows naturally on this fair planet of ours!

posted on Jan, 9 2004 @ 06:36 AM
These grants are just lining the pockets of corrupt cops. They have to get the convictions so they can account for the money which finds its way to their personal accounts. Also the program which allows police to confiscate cars, guns, and property needs to be repealed because corrupt cops are planting evidence and arresting people because they want their material possesions. Cops all the time are selling drugs to folks, then taking their cars and houses. Police should not be allowed to sell drugs, then bust someone for having them. Final point. Even though charges are dismissed against people who have had their property taken, they cannot get it back as there is no provision for it.

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