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    happymisanthropy, Sparhawk

    idea that somehow the war on drugs has just nothing to do with why the police think they are in some 3rd world dictatorship where they are encouraged to act this way, but the police lawlessness we agree on is fed and encouraged by the whole war on drugs bunker mentality.

    Want to focus on racism? What part of the war on drugs isn't racist and/or reinforcing racist ideas in this country? How is the war on drugs driving the vast racial disparity we see in the penal system?

    The rampant disregard for human life comes straight from the 'us against the drug dealers' mentality that has driven police departments and their recurring scandals for decades.

    End the war on drugs and you will pull the plug on a major driving force in the corruption of police departments, among desirable things.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 11:25:54 AM PDT

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