The War On Drugs!!! The Errors & Downside Of This Campaign!!!

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posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:04 AM
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A lot is to be said on the controversial War On Drugs.
Plenty of pros! Plenty of cons!

This particular article I am about to share looks at the downside to such a battle.

Innocent victims of the War On Drugs are listed along with the build up to investigation and where it went wrong!

LINK: m.huffpost.com...

Here is one of the stories to peak your interests.


"Tarika Wilson
In December 2008, an undercover narcotics cop in Lima, Ohio, had bought coc aine from 31-year-old Anthony Terry. They could have arrested Terry then, but they didn't. They also could have arrested him two days before a raid on his home during a traffic stop when they found coc aine in the car. At the time he was pulled over, the police had been watching the home of Terry's girlfriend, 26-year-old Tarika Wilson. Instead, on Jan. 4, 2009, the Lima SWAT team staged a pre-dawn raid on Wilson's home. Terry, on the first floor at the time, surrendered immediately. As Sgt. Joseph Chavalia ascended the steps to the second floor, he saw signs of movement in a bedroom. He ordered whomever was inside to drop to the floor. At about the same time, downstairs in the kitchen, one of Chavalia's fellow officers fired a few rounds at Terry's dogs. Chavalia mistook those shots for hostile fire and opened fire on the upstairs room. Two bullets from Chavalia's gun struck Wilson in the neck, while she was on her knees, with one hand in the air. Her other hand was holding her 1-year-old son, Sincere. Wilson died. Sincere was shot in the shoulder, and had a finger amputated. Chavalia was charged with negligent homicide and negligent assault. A jury acquitted him on both charges. At the trial, a use-of-force expert and former Los Angeles Police Department SWAT member said that if anything, Chavalia should have fired at the unarmed woman sooner.



Click on the names in bold text to expand each story separately!!!


Feel free to leave the good and bad you have come across in the War On Drugs.

Also share your thoughts on whether you feel justice was done for the victims listed in the Huffington Post Article.


Peace.
edit on 20-2-2014 by CharlieSpeirs because: Auto-Correct!!!
edit on Sat Feb 22 2014 by DontTreadOnMe because: EX tags IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS




posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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Here's my thought: the war on drugs is a fraud.

How could it be legit? The government is RUNNING the drug cartels.

We all know about this government making US Troops Patrol Poppy Fields in Afghanistan.

We know about this government protecting Mexican drug cartels.

Thanks to CIA whistleblowers like Chip Tatum, we know about the long-standing connection between "heroes" like Bill Clinton and his government sanctioned coc aine smuggling.

Just search Chip Tatum on youtube and you'll see tons of expose interviews where he exposes the dirty laundry of this corrupt government.

The government is pushing drugs on we the people. They're collecting BILLIONS of year in off-books revenue for black-ops projects.

So of course the war on drugs isn't working. It was DESIGNED to fail.

All thanks to your loving US government.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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The thing is their has never been a War On Drugs. Biggest load of BS in history.

Its easy money for them and why would they stop it.
The last 50yrs Governments have been trying to tell us what to do with are body's and saying "Drugs are bad ok".
I will be the judge of that "Ok"

SAD story indeed. The common sense here for me is to retrain the SWAT team to a better standard.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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How do you even declare war on and/or fight a war against an inanimate object? So stupid.

Can't they just reasonably enforce the laws? ...and punish lawbreakers accordingly?
"No! We're at WAR!"
"...with who?"
"DRUGS!...and TERROR...and maybe HATE too!"
"Well, who are they exactly?"
"...You're starting to sound suspicious and very un-American..."

All that "declaring war on _______" does is allow the authorities to overstep their jurisdiction.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:21 AM
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I hope this doesn't get taken down, because it's something that people need to be talking about.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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The government, the ones who are suppose to enforce prohibition, know it is fruitless. Might as well make some money.

It is just a political stunt to cater to the religious right, since Nancy Reagan.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:30 AM
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While I feel sorry for some people caught up in the war on drugs, the fact remains, If they had not been selling coke they would not be in that situation.

Say what you will but typically you don't get arrested for getting up early and going to work.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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reply to post by CharlieSpeirs
 


People will not stop using just because a piece of paper says they're not allowed, it is not something that can be stamped out and since the war on drugs the addiction rate has not dropped.

It is obvious prohibition does not work, and it puts a lot of NON-VIOLENT, PRODUCTIVE members of society behind bars, where they do not belong.

Rehabilitation is the way forward. Portugal has decriminalised all drugs, if caught you are issued a warning, on the third warning you are put in front of a doctor, a social worker and a lawyer and they work out a plan to help you.

Portugal has the lowest drug addiction rates in Europe.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 10:51 AM
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The errors are there was never a war to begin with. This is just a game played for profit nothing else.

Ricky Ross has a great and very true story to tell. Check it out.

Caution video has rough language.

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posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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The fact remains, that nobody on this list was selling coc aine!
So I fail to see how that is relavent to this topic.
Peace.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 12:17 PM
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tinner07
While I feel sorry for some people caught up in the war on drugs, the fact remains, If they had not been selling coke they would not be in that situation.

Say what you will but typically you don't get arrested for getting up early and going to work.



Unless you are a casualty of this absurd war.

Oh I see what you were doing.. haha yeah, you are clever.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 03:44 AM
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tinner07
While I feel sorry for some people caught up in the war on drugs, the fact remains, If they had not been selling coke they would not be in that situation.

Say what you will but typically you don't get arrested for getting up early and going to work.



What about the guy who gets up early, goes to work and then has a smoke when he gets home? Still productive, non-criminal kind of guy... Is he any worse than the guy who goes straight to the pub after work? Does he deserve a several year jail sentence?

How is prison going to help that guy who did do a line of coke? Who did he hurt? Why does he not deserve freedom because he potentially has a mental issue (addiction)?

You're looking at a very small part of a very large picture my friend.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 05:28 AM
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reply to post by tinner07
 


One

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Not typically, but it does happen.
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posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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reply to post by CharlieSpeirs
 


The war on drugs is so hypocritical on so many levels.

More concerning to me is the use of unnecessary violence on casual ones you describe in your OP. I wish I could comment more but he HPost link isn't working for me???

Most concerning for me is the FDA's role in advancing more psychotropic, hypnotic drugs under the oligarchy in the name of big pharmaceutical business LEGALLY!



S and F; please try to correct linky so that I might be able to respond more



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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Appreciate that
... & I completely agree about the hypocrisy, the FDA & BigPharma!!!
It's an utter shambles all round.

I'm sorry about the link, I will look into that now and try to discover what is wrong!

Peace.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 10:56 AM
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m.huffpost.com......../us...../slideshow...../293014?entry_id.....=4538580

This is the best I can do for now as it seems to be working when I click it...I can't seem to figure out why it won't work for some!
It may be because I have posted this from my mobile phone rather than a computer, not sure how that would affect links but this is the only thing I can think of at the moment.
This is the full link, just take away the full stops & hopefully it will work.

If the problem persists, let me know & will private message a moderator ASAP... I'm sure failing this they'd be able to help.

Peace.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 03:49 PM
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reply to post by CharlieSpeirs
 


I would like to thank DontTreadOnMe for fixing the OP...
It was never my intention to use content from another site as part of my post, it was just an excerpt!!!

I have frequented here for a few years, but never really got the hang of doing what you did, to show it is clearly from the associated Source!!!

I would also like to thank you for not closing this thread, I know T&Cs strictly forbid narcotic discussions, the intent was merely to highlight wrongful deaths and not drugs themselves. I get the sense you know this or this would be trash by now.
I appreciate that a lot.

Maybe I should have used a different title, if I can still edit this I will do so immediately!

Thanks.

Peace!



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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tinner07
While I feel sorry for some people caught up in the war on drugs, the fact remains, If they had not been selling coke they would not be in that situation.

Say what you will but typically you don't get arrested for getting up early and going to work.


That's not the issue. The issue is government officials also import and sell high amounts of coke yet don't face anything near the repercussions an average citizen would.





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