In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs

  • metta

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    Nov 01, 2015 5:49 PM GMT
    In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs



    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/us/heroin-war-on-drugs-parents.html?smid=tw-share
  • tj85016

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    Nov 01, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    it's true - and Bill Clinton would have built another 20-30 prisons by now (or would he?)
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 01, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidit's true - and Bill Clinton would have built another 20-30 prisons by now (or would he?)
    Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Both men had a fetish about locking people up.
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    Nov 01, 2015 10:30 PM GMT
    Maybe the next time America decides to solve "the race problem" by flooding the black neighborhoods with cheap highly addictive drugs...
  • tj85016

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    Nov 01, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    tj85016 saidit's true - and Bill Clinton would have built another 20-30 prisons by now (or would he?)
    Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Both men had a fetish about locking people up.


    actually I think both these scum bags set up phony situations where their backers could make some serious cash:

    wars
    drugs
    prisons
    lousy mortgages
    rampant banking fraud

    it's interesting how wherever the US goes to war, drugs follow: Southeast Asia, Afganistan, Nicaragua
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 02, 2015 5:08 AM GMT
    tj85016 said
    roadbikeRob said
    tj85016 saidit's true - and Bill Clinton would have built another 20-30 prisons by now (or would he?)
    Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Both men had a fetish about locking people up.


    actually I think both these scum bags set up phony situations where their backers could make some serious cash:

    wars
    drugs
    prisons
    lousy mortgages
    rampant banking fraud

    it's interesting how wherever the US goes to war, drugs follow: Southeast Asia, Afganistan, Nicaragua
    Dont forget about the horrendous free trade agreements which wrecked our economy and bankrupted our country.
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    Nov 02, 2015 4:12 PM GMT
    It's not just white families who buy into this permissive BS; Asians are about the only ones who don't!
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    Nov 02, 2015 7:56 PM GMT
    For the life of me, I cannot understand the logic of locking up people for mere possession of drugs. I mean, I get you'd want to try if it works, but once you know it doesn't (and there are 4 decades of proof by now) just drop it.

    People on meth or heroin need help, not prison sentences. In fact, they benefit from prison sentences about as much as a lung cancer patient from another smoke.
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    Nov 02, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
    themachine saidFor the life of me, I cannot understand the logic of locking up people for mere possession of drugs. I mean, I get you'd want to try if it works, but once you know it doesn't (and there are 4 decades of proof by now) just drop it.

    People on meth or heroin need help, not prison sentences. In fact, they benefit from prison sentences about as much as a lung cancer patient from another smoke.


    Indeed. No reason to think locking up nonviolent drug offenders should have any effect whatsoever, especially when they can still get a fix inside through the contraband trade. Meanwhile those drugs that don't actually harm people (such as marijuana) are better off legalized and regulated as it does two important things:
    1-Produces substantial tax revenues for the regulating body.
    2-Reduces/eliminates the chance of getting sold any product that's been 'cut' with dangerous/addictive additives by allowing a gov't agency to inspect the product for quality and purity.
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    Nov 02, 2015 10:50 PM GMT
    Adults should be allowed to smoke, drink, ingest, inhale, or inject whatever the hell they want into their own bodies as long as they don't hurt anyone else. Just make sure you have good health insurance because I don't think the taxpayers should foot the bill for your stupidity or rehab.