War on Drugs is fundamentally flawed: Top 5 dumbest drug laws in USA

http://reason.com/archives/2012/08/23/the-5-dumbest-drug-laws-in-america

Top  5 dumbest  drug laws and  New York’s decriminalization is  number  one.

“In New York, possession of small amounts of pot has been decriminalized, but it’s still a crime to take the pot out of your pocket and wave it around like you just don’t care. That distinction — between possession and display — seems pretty simple on its face. How hard could it be to keep your weed out of view? Not hard at all, unless an officer with the NYPD stops you as part of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy, and asks you to empty out your trousers. In that case, the simple act of pulling out your weed for inspection qualifies as display. According to The New York Times, this Kafkaesque paradox results in “tens of thousands of young black and Latino men who are stopped by the New York City police for other reasons…being charged with a crime” after emptying their pockets.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/opinion/gregory-brothers-the-war-on-drugs-is-a-failure.html

Politicians are  starting  to  realize  that  the  drug war is  failing, racist,  and  we  need to move  towards decriminalization. Plus, the  video  is great. 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s