Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Drug war: Yeah.... that's about right...

Cracked talks to a CI (confidential informant, commonly known as a "snitch") about what it's like "busting punks"

It ends with

And ... that's pretty much the most succinct summary of the War on Drugs you'll ever find. The police are tasked with eradicating drug use. So they arrest drug users, use them to bust dealers, and pay the users enough money to continue their addiction, thus helping to fund more drug dealers. The wheels of drug commerce keep turning unabated, everyone getting their cut along the way, no one with any motivation to actually solve the problem. But hey, at least we get a lot of good TV shows out of it.

Course the drug war gets even uglier...

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