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Drug Warriors score P.R. loss, at our expense

So the U.S. is finally dismissing cocaine charges against Ricardo Palmera.
If you may recall, this was the Colombian FARC member extradited to the U.S. who had already been sentenced for a hostage-taking conspiracy charge. But his extradition was supposed to be a big score for the drug war, so they spent over a million dollars prosecuting him on cocaine charges even though that wouldn’t add a single day to his sentence.
They tried twice, and couldn’t get a jury to convict, so now they’ve given up.
They spent our money on a prosecution just to prove to us that they were spending our other money well on the drug war.
And we lost. In a whole lot of ways.

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