Former Narcotics Agent: It's Time To Call Off The War On Drugs
Thu, 07/10/2010 - 09:28 — smashdracs
Russ Jones, who has spent more than 30 years fighting the War On Drugs, has something to say about his life's work: it is a complete failure that should be ended.
"The U.S. over the last four decades has spent $1 trillion of our tax dollars, made 38 million nonviolent drug arrests and quadrupled our prison population," Jones said, reports columnist Tom Barnidge of the Contra Costa Times. "And the rate of addiction today, 1.3 percent, is the same as it was in 1970, when we started."