August 4th, 2008

we can't teach what we don't know
  • uu_mom

The war on drugs strikes again

It's a sad state of affairs when a mayor who is also a model citizen is handcuffed and questioned in front of his dead dogs for a marijuana (non-violent) offense that he apparently didn't have anything to do with. He certainly had a good attitude about it under the circumstances, according to the Washington Post:

"Injustice in this county, in this country, in this world happens every day," Calvo told the crowd. "But people who experience it most often don't have the support, don't have the community, don't have the resources that we do."

Brittan-Powell stressed that the town event was intended to be apolitical, noting that residents purposely held their event separately from a rally earlier yesterday by the University of Maryland chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

Thirty-six chapter members attended that event, said organizer Irina Alexander, 19, a rising sophomore who also attended the later rally. The group called the dogs victims of a misguided war on drugs.

I totally agree with drug reform and ending "the war on drugs". There is no evidence that it is doing any good and incidents like this happen too often.

Here's a link to the national Students for Sensible Drug Policy and it's not just students who think so, another national organization on this side of the issue is Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

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