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After nearly four decades of fueling the U.S. policy of a war on drugs with over a trillion tax dollars and 37 million arrests for nonviolent drug offenses, our confined population has quadrupled making building prisons the fastest growing industry in the United States. More than 2.2 million of our citizens are currently incarcerated and every year we arrest an additional 1.9 million more guaranteeing those prisons will be bursting at their seams. Every year we choose to continue this war will cost U.S. taxpayers another 69 billion dollars. Despite all the lives we have destroyed and all the money so ill spent, today illicit drugs are cheaper, more potent, and far easier to get than they were 35 years ago at the beginning of the war on drugs. Meanwhile, people continue dying in our streets while drug barons and terrorists continue to grow richer than ever before. We would suggest that this scenario must be the very definition of a failed public policy. This madness must cease!
Originally posted by Demoncreeper
Sadly, and I'm beating a dead horse here...but..
Cops are NOT bad.
People are bad. People are COPS.
PEOPLE are cops.
Originally posted by ViolatoR
After taking very long personality tests to become an officer, they pretty much weed out all except one personality, but they aren't all in the gang. Ever watch COPS? I swear I haven't seen one cop interviewed as to why he joined up who didn't answer "revenge" of one sort or another. Most are out to right the wrongs in their lives or of their friends/families lives, and you are the person who wronged them. Bullies who only see criminals; you're guilty before being proven innocent, more so these days when "terrorist" profiles include people who buy lots of alochol, rent apartments, or wear blue jeans. Yeah, that's some detailed profiling if you ask me.
Many have seen this picture where some police are being arrested only because they're not part of "the brotherhood" which would otherwise protect them: