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  •  I just finished reading (5+ / 0-)

    a book  by an ex-DEA (federal drug enforcement) agent, and was considering writing my own diary on the insanity of our drug laws.

    This diary plainly points out the horror of our mindless drug felony sentences, imposed on tens of thousands of folks annually, for minor offenses, at crippling costs to society and the destruction of the sentenced persons' lives.

    While the grow guy was abusing federal lands, people who illegally mine on federal land don't get felony convictions for it.

    Meanwhile, the drug wars have transformed most of central and south America into vast swaths of criminal enterprises, ruled by gangsters and those they control, including the presidents of those countries.

    A former president of Mexico is a fugitive from his own country, and his brother was sent to prison for murder, and drug trafficking was behind those crimes.  And that's only what's known.

    How can we survive our own complicity in the creation and maintenance of vast narco-states on our own borders, and the costly, racially-influenced, imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of our own citizens for trivial violations?

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 11:44:54 AM PST

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      ladywithafan

      that up in my stream. We seem to be approaching a tipping point and every little bit has to help.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:59:11 PM PST

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