If there’s one thing that The Wire has taught me, it’s that if the drugs don’t destroy your life, the actual war on drugs will. Fun drug fact: 1 of every 100 adults in the U.S. is incarcerated. It’s also easier to obtain drugs than ever before. Fucked up, eh? This has essentially become a war on the underclass.
Norm Stamper is the former Seattle Police Chief. He served for 34 years, and has a Ph.D. in leadership and human behavior. As far as I know, this guy is the highest authority figure to ever speak out against prohibition. Not only does he describe the ‘more harm than good’ result of the current drug laws, he goes on to basically ask the question: Do we as consenting adults really own our bodies?
- Date: 30.Jan.09