Obviously, there’s been a lot of strife in this country revolving around race and policing.
This isn’t new to those of us involved in drug policy reform for many years. The racist underpinnings of the drug war itself, along with the militarization and us-vs-them mentality of policing that has come out of the drug war, has made this inevitable.
The drug-war-victims has expanded in some ways to include our entire country.
There is now, finally, a lot of outrage and a lot of anger, but unfortunately, I’m seeing it directed at entire classes, races, or occupations of people, rather than at the root causes.
How do we focus that anger and resentment into specific causes of action such as meaningful drug policy reform and criminal justice reform?
All I’m seeing is a lot of yelling and hurt.