Because freedom can't protect itself
What a vivid and colorful post. Wow! Great writing
Unless you have lived with someone addicted or selling drugs. You have absolutely no idea of what the family goes through. This post to me glorifys the drug and I am deeply offended. Color has nothing to do with drugs. I hope the writer does not have to live with the heartache of someone they love on drugs.
Leave it to the pro-crime ACLU to be for drug possesion. You obviousely have never been a victim of someone who was coming off of a high and needed a fix. They will do ANYTHING to get their next high, and it usually is the innocent and law-abiding who pay dearly with their lives. I pray your organization does not have it's way 100% of the time. If so, it will be a nation where the criminal will have unfettered freedom to do what they want to whoever they want
If the concern is that drug addicts will do anything to get their next high and if the concern is to make our neighborhoods and streets safer, why are we not prosecuting the drug users? As a country, we will prosecute to the max a drug dealer who only makes money because of addicts. It is so sad to me that we do not prosecute as harsh a child molester or a rapist who forces himself on a citizen who does not ask for this from him/her. It is a fact that the recidivism rate for the latter is much higher than that of drug dealers. I am a student who has done tons of research on unfair sentencing. I do believe the dealers should be punished as well. However, the sentences are ridiculous....and we still have drug users in our communities. Walk through any urban area and you will likely see it. My husband is currently transitioning from an FSL in Georgia to a camp in Atlanta. He is in Tallahassee sleeping on the floor and being fed like he is a child. He had a counselor to tell him he was shredding his paperwork while he was at the FSL. This system sucks. Something needs to be done about it. And those that think that the sentencing structure is fair, you can't even begin to understand and I personally don't hold it against you. I chalk it up to ignorance. Currently it costs over $45000 a year of our tax money to house a federal prisoner. And once again I say, we still have the same crack cocaine on the streets. Is it okay because its in the intercity and we don't see the effects in the suburbs? The only way to get your sentence decreased is to tell on someone. More often than not, the people the dealers tell on have absolutely nothing to do with the business. Its a way to lock another person, most of the time a black man or woman, for years and years. Its time to come up with a system that benefits all of us and one where justice is served.....FAIRLY.
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