Open Thread

“bullet” Via Hit and Run comes this extraordinary statement by the writers of “The Wire” in an interview in Time magazine:

If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented. Save for a prosecution in which acts of violence or intended violence are alleged, we will Ö to borrow Justice Harry Blackmun’s manifesto against the death penalty Ö no longer tinker with the machinery of the drug war. No longer can we collaborate with a government that uses nonviolent drug offenses to fill prisons with its poorest, most damaged and most desperate citizens.

Also, Radley interviews Ed Burns

We‰ve been fighting the drug war for 30 years. Thirty years of failure. But there‰s some reason that we persist in this. What is it? We never explore why that is. But you just can‰t spend this much money and get these few results and continue on like this. Someone has to start wondering what the fuck is going on.

“bullet” Police officer so in love with the drug war that he alerts parents of a non-existent drug.
“bullet” You Fit The Profile
“bullet” Get Your Cocaine from Superdrug
“bullet” Drug WarRant Video Page — I’ve put a few useful youtube videos on one page for reference purposes. Let me know if there are others I should have there.
“bullet” Drug WarRant on Facebook
“bullet” DrugSense Weekly
“bullet” “drcnet”

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