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Old 02-06-2018, 01:54 PM
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Default "get really, really tough, really mean with the drug pushers"

The current occupant of the White House has outlined his position on drug policy. There were no concrete proposals but it's hard to imagine getting "really mean" without wrecking lives that could have been saved.


Prohibitionists claim that the drug war has reduced drug-related crime, decreased drug-related disease and overdose, and disrupted and dismantled organized criminal enterprises. But in a paper last year for the Cato Institute, George Mason University economists Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall show that "prohibition is not only ineffective, but counterproductive, at achieving the goals of policymakers both domestically and abroad. Given the insights from economics and the available data, we find that the domestic War on Drugs has contributed to an increase in drug overdoses and fostered and sustained the creation of powerful drug cartels."
This, by the way, is an example of what can already get you a 10-year sentence for being a dealer:
Then one day, someone Glisson knew asked for one of his Oxycontin pills. It turned out to be a police informant. He was charged with felony drug dealing.
Anyone who thinks we're not "mean" enough, keep reading:
"This patient is severely disabled," one of the doctors wrote, "and I do not feel that he would survive if he was incarcerated."
He did survive. For 37 days.
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This is just a horrible nightmare for anyone to have to go thru. No mother should ever get that call.
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