John H. Tucker has an excellent feature in the Riverfront Times: Angela Halliday was a junkie. Does that make her a murderer?
It’s a powerful in-depth article about a couple who shared everything – their lives, their love, their possessions, and their addiction.
One of them died of an overdose, and now the other one is being charged with his murder.
It’s about prosecutor over-reach and laws intended to be a deterrent that actually make us less safe.
I was also interviewed for the article and am quoted on page 5.
There are a lot of lessons in the article, and they all add up to the fact that our drug war is poisoning everything it touches.
Some people think that heroin is the poison. But no. Heroin is mostly just a conduit for the poison of prohibition.