Delusions: justice, prisons & police – the postings

The Rule of Law, Justice, American Delusions
June 27, 2017

The reality is that legal representation for the indigent is worse than a charade. According to the ACLU 80% of those arrested for a crime can not afford a lawyer. But, no where in the country is a robust system of legal representation for these people in place. And as widely known, legal aid attorneys all too frequently meet their clients for a few moments before a court appearance and…

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Justice in America – Not
April 5, 2017

A central dogma of American politics and culture is the rule of law. The ever present blind scales of justice are trotted out with such regularity that the briefest glimpse serves to remind us that we live in a country with a uniquely fair and just system of law. Of course, if you have ever had the slightest encounter with the reality of this system you will already know that…

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The War on Drugs Is a Failure – The Gregory Brothers’ video
April 20, 2013

Why waste endless words on this topic? I stumbled on this video, “The Drug War Is a Failure” by the Gregory Brothers via the New York Times.

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drug-spending-v-addiction from Atlantic Monthly
Our Longest War – The War on Drugs – more data on its futility
April 15, 2013

I have noted here several times earlier about America’s longest war – the War on Drugs. Here is a graphic that displays the complete failure of our policies:1  

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America’s Longest War – a socio-political-military disaster – indicted by Global Commission on Drug Policy
June 12, 2011

Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Last week this commission released its report,  “War on Drugs”. This once again brings into focus our longest war, Nixon’s War on Drugs. Here are the first two paragraphs from the executive summary: The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic…

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America’s Longest War – a socio-political-military disaster – indicted by Global Commission on Drug Policy
June 12, 2011

Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Last week this commission released its report,  “War on Drugs”. This once again brings into focus our longest war, Nixon’s War on Drugs. Here are the first two paragraphs from the executive summary: The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic…

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  1. source: http://m.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/10/chart-says-war-drugs-isnt-working/57913/ – this graphic came to my attemtion via the Colbert Report http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/425397/april-11-2013/america-s-pot-astrophe  []