My story

I experienced the effects of the drug war up close and personal when I was 7 years old. In 1985, I was living in West Oakland, CA with my Mother and her boyfriend. Both were heavy drug users. Late one night, the police executed a no-knock warrant related to a drug and firearm investigation. The warrant had the wrong address. The boyfriend had me locked in the bedroom so he could abuse my Mother without interference from me. When the police encountered the door, they kicked it in. A few seconds later one of the officers discharged his weapon. I wasn't injured. This event and my Mother later contracting Hepatitis C are what have formed my personal mission to see these horrid laws repealed. Since that time I have been educating as many as I can about the real effects of these flawed policies.
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AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO CAUSE IT?!?!?!?

Obviously, you must have done something to cause the officer to discharge his weapon! Or maybe, it was just your large stature!! Your size must have scared him so much that he almost messed his pants!

And these, swat teams, are just what we need in our country. Cops breaking down doors and accidentally killing people! It has happened many times! When are they going to learn? The damage from the drug war and war between rival gangs, is collossal, compared to the actual number of addicts that actually have problems and die.

A thing called "Harm Reduction" could possibly help fix the addict's problems. But, what can be done to protect the innocent, killed in the drug war in shootouts between gangs. Or those people that have "bad results" when a no knock raid occurs!

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