Thursday, November 22, 2018

the drug wars continue as though they only began yesterday and here you can learn more about that and what might be one solution;

One of the ironies of life is playing out in New York City and on Netflix. In a New York federal courtroom, federal prosecutors are detailing gruesome murders purportedly committed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, the alleged leader of a Mexican drug cartel. At the same time, Netflix is showing Narcos: Mexico, which is detailing gruesome drug-war murders committed almost 40 years ago.
Meanwhile, the mainstream press is breathlessly detailing the drug-war horrors in that New York courtroom, just as it did back in the 1980s.
Even more ironic, you’ve got drug-war proponents today saying how El Chapo’s prosecution is going to make a real dent in the drug trade, just as drug-war proponents were saying the same thing almost four decades ago.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post has an article today about President Trump’s new attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, who was a big drug warrior when he served as a U.S. Attorney. According to the article, he put away a woman named Raeanna Woody for 21-27 years for committing some small non-violent drug offenses. She was pardoned by President Obama after serving 11 years.
What good did it to to lock Raeanna Woody up for more than a decade? No good at all. The drug trade went on without her.
If the drug war wasn’t so tragic, it would be comical. What’s that popular definition of insanity?.........

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