Jamaica and America’s War on Drugs

new york daily news

7:08:15 AM
May 29, 2010
No amount of money, police powers, weaponry, wishful thinking or pseudo-science will make our streets safer, only an end to prohibition can do that. How much longer are you willing to foolishly risk your own survival by continuing to ignore the obvious, historically confirmed solution? If you support prohibition then you’ve helped trigger the worst crime wave in history.

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1 Response to “Jamaica and America’s War on Drugs”

  • “If you support prohibition then you’ve helped trigger the worst crime wave in history.”

    I wholeheartedly agree with this statement, not only as far as drugs are concerned, but other things including prostitution. People always are going to want what they are told they cannot have, and when prohibited, industries go underground and become dangerous. I live in the UK, formerly from the US and the way marijuana is handled here is completely different. It isn’t as big of an issue in the eyes of law enforcement and there isn’t as big of a demand from what I have seen. I traveled to Amsterdam recently and I have never seen such a well balanced country. Prostitution and certain drugs are legal and therefore regulated by the government which makes them much safer. I find it so funny that these kids walk through the red light district in Amsterdam and yet they have on of the lowest teen pregnancy rates in Europe. Exposure makes you want things less I suppose and opens up a dialogue that is currently “forbidden” in the American household. Perhaps legalization of certain “bad” things in America could create a safer atmosphere and funnel more tax money into the federal government.

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