Legislation Would Criminalize New Drugs Like Spice/K2 and "Bath Salts," Impeding Scientific Research and Potential Medical Breakthroughs.
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Author Michelle Alexander exposes the War on Drugs as a war on poor people of colour
ColorLines' Thoai Lu is reporting that the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that as of 2008, there were more than 846,000 black men in prison, making up 40.2 percent of all inmates in the system. The article highlights a recent talk given by author Michelle Alexander, who puts those numbers in context.
The "war on drugs" has failed and should be abandoned in favour of evidence-based policies that treat addiction as a health problem, according to prominent public figures including former heads of MI5 and the Crown Prosecution Service.
After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
For those of you who have never heard of him, Noam Chomsky is the most quoted living human being: