An essay or paper on Drug Crime: The Consequences of Hypocrisy
and other unanticipated consequences of the drug ..
Prohibition led to a rise in crime, including violent forms such as murder. During the first year of Prohibition the number of crimes committed in 30 major cities in the U.S. increased 24%. Arrests for drunkenness and disorderly conduct increased 21%. Arrests for drunken driving jumped by 81%.
Politicians, Hypocrisy & the War on Drugs - The New …
Politicians, the creators of the War on Drugs and its seemingly greatest proponents, have been using illicit drugs since the dawn of this nation and continue to use drugs even after passing prohibition laws. There is a huge disparity in this nation in how we treat individuals who use, abuse, and sell drugs depending on whether they are white, black, wealthy and/or poor. If politicians truly perceived drugs to be “public enemy number one” as Nixon so boldly proclaimed at the advent of this terrible human rights travesty, perhaps the hypocrisy would not be so evident and the consequences of drug use and distribution would be without disparity.
Legalising the Drugs Trade: Reducing Crime or …
Drug enforcement officials often cite drug-related violence as a reason that drugs must be eliminated from our society, but it is actually the system of drug prohibition that causes much of the violence. Just as alcohol Prohibition fostered organized crime in the 1920s, drug prohibition empowers a dangerous illegal market throughout the United States and the world.
Legalising the Drugs Trade: Reducing Crime ..
While I do believe that recreational drug use and drug addictions are harmful to the emotional, mental, and spiritual health of the individuals who partake in them, I am unclear as to how recreational drug use is harmful to society. What I am very clear on is the extreme harm the War on Drugs is inflicting on society and the individuals the government is systematically locking up and seemingly forgetting about.