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I challenge anyone to read it and not be moved, both emotionally and intellectually.
The designers have done a nice job. If only high schools were using it as a workbook. A replacement for DARE, perhaps?
It was written for and in part by the poor souls devoured by the war on drugs.
Many of the sidebars were written by current inmates. Their accounts and accompanying photographs are touching, to say the least. All those families torn apart, all those innocent people steamrolled by the government.
The government is creating the enemy army right now.
Once enough people are victimized, it's only a matter of time before this army starts to march. Clearly written and concisely structured, the book's ten chapters rely on photographs to help tell the subjects' stories. The pictures, both color and black-and white, show warm and compassionate human faces attesting to the otherwise cold hard facts of the Drug War's inhumanity.
Sure, there are a few youthful Deadheads and dreadlocked Rastas, but suburban soccer moms, grandma and grandpa types and plenty of blue-collar workers also find themselves behind bars, mainly because of mandatory sentencing laws. This whole drug war is so anti-family, so anti-community, it's tearing people apart.
Nonviolent, consensual offenders are being sent away to prison for long stretches of time. Children are losing their parents and losing each other.
This is an important and timely book, and the authors deserve a lot of credit. I really do believe that if more people saw this book and spent even just ten minutes reading through it, there would be a shift in public acceptance regarding continuing the 'drug war'.
Ideally, this book will get the public response it so well desrves.
What a powerful achievement in bringing the awful meaning of the drug war to new levels of accessibility. Anyone who can read and reason cannot leave your book uncertain about the drug war.
The book is beautifully designed with photographs and stories of ordinary people caught in the web of drug war excesses. Show it to people who think we need a drug war! Compare the 'crimes' with the punishments.
See how freedom and justice vanish from America. For each person caught, a whole family suffers. A great gift idea. Smith is a typical example of a very large picture of injustice that literally tens of billions of our tax dollars per year are presently funding.
I have discussed the Drug War's human impact with clergy and other community leaders, some of whom are minorities. Minority members of our community have been affected disproportionately by the War on Drugs. I share their outrage at the current state of affairs.
I have provided you with a copy of this book to expedite the purchasing process. The exhibit is currently in the Thomas Jefferson Community Library. The prompt introduction of this book into our library system will provide the missing viewpoint our popular media fails to supply.
This book will provide important and accessible information to library patrons researching the War on Drugs and its impact on the individual and their family.
It will be a resource for all citizens. I respectfully urge you to buy this new book promptly. Hammett, Reston, VA, Sept.May 06, · In , as drug use and crime rates around the country were on the rise, New York State passed a set of narcotics laws that became known by the name of their primary champion, Gov.
Nelson A. Retired four-star Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey said, “It was without question a political stunt for the midterm elections.
Even drug czar Gen. Barry McCaffrey refers to our prison system as America's "internal gulag." No one disputes that the use of powerful consciousness-altering substances (including alcohol, Phenobarbital, Valium, et. al.) is an enormous problem. Aug 27, · Counties that spend more on law enforcement and the judiciary admit more people to prison for drug offenses than counties that spend less." Former Drug Czar Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey summarized the glaring result of decades of the war on drugs, saying in , "we have created an American gulag.". And, third, the country's leading drug enforcement officer recently acknowledged that cocaine, heroin, and marijuana are more available than they were a decade ago, and that building more prisons will not solve the problem of drug-driven crime.() "It is clear," national drug czar McCaffrey admitted, "that we cannot arrest our way out of the.
There was no — zero — national security issue at stake.”. Trump urged lawmakers in the House and Senate to get a final bill on his desk for signing.
ex-Gen. Barry McCaffrey, relentlessly pushed for war based on That’s a worthy topic. But Barry McCaffrey as expert and arbiter! Still? Just as they did in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion, MSNBC and CNN now serve up a steady parade of war-hawks. Even drug czar Gen. Barry McCaffrey refers to our prison system as America's "internal gulag." No one disputes that the use of powerful consciousness-altering substances (including alcohol, Phenobarbital, Valium, et.
al.) is an enormous problem. Past and present Drug Czars Carlton Turner, William Bennett, Bill Martinez, Lee Brown, and now General Barry McCaffrey acting the parts of the Emperor's advisors, have all upheld the fallacy of the "pure fabric that only the purest eyes may see," woven for them originally by Anslinger/DuPont/Hearst and their malevolent police-state bureaucrats.
Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, the retired general who is the White House's national director of drug control policy, put it more bluntly. "We're getting rolled in the public arena by .