Thursday, May 26, 2005

Telling the truth about the Drug War

Telling the truth about the Drug War

I am writing to thank you for "connecting the dots" regarding the war on drugs in your recent editorial. I think it's really important to do something about the drug problem, but what we're doing in the drug war is making things worse.

The victims of the drug war are poorly served by being put in jail, and can usually get drugs while they are in prison. We would be better served by spending the money on treatment than incarceration.

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