The war on drugs in Mexico, decreed by Calderón, part-funded by millions of dollars in U.S. government aids, has not only failed to curb the trade but intensified horrific violence, corruption and human-rights abuses – 37,000 Mexicans have been murdered, often tortured and brutalized before their deaths.
“The War on Drugs – 30 years in the making, a trillion dollars in expenditures, thousands of deaths, hundreds and thousands incarcerated. Drugs are cheaper and more prevalent than they were 30 years ago. Is it a success or a failure?” questioned Judge Napolitano on his Fox Business show, Freedom Watch.
America known as one of the most intelligent countries, but not when it comes to drugs. We spent millions feeding and clothing incarcerated individuals whom can be very beneficial to society. Is about time tax payers put their foot down and make the government realize the war on drug is a failure, the government should put more money put into out school systems then fund such a useless war.
Napolitano has made his objection to the War on Drugs abundantly clear in the past. Recently, he had Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement against Prohibition, on his show discussing the utter failure of the War on Drugs. Franklin compared the current drug laws with alcohol prohibition in the 1920s: “Prohibition didn’t work in the past, and it’s not working today”.
Drug wars has spill into our neighborhoods, killing our young teens and jailing the rest for minor offenses. The question any politician should be asking is how can we stop this? The answers should be simply end prohibition!! This level the playing field and it cuts out street dealers and violent drug gangs. Government would have more control over drugs and it’s distribution. It will also help curve the violence at our borders. The cartels will have to find other countries to sell their drugs to, to make a profit.
“When you look at countries like Portugal over the past 10 years where they have decriminalized personal use of all drugs, drug usage has gone down”. Franklin’s organization, Law Enforcement against Prohibition, is made up law professionals such as former, current cops, judges and attorneys. Many members have first hand experience of the futility of drug war.
Video: Judge Napolitano interview Major Neill Franklin.