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Wall Street Journal reports on Kerlikowske's call to end the "War on Drugs"

As Noam Chomsky has said, reading the WSJ provides enlightening insight into the thought processes of Americas power elite. They have done an informative and fairly balanced discussion of Mr Kerlikowske's recent announcemnts. The full article is available here . I found the following passage particularly hopeful:
The Obama administration is likely to deal with drugs as a matter of public health rather than criminal justice alone, with treatment's role growing relative to incarceration, Mr. Kerlikowske said.

Particularly interesting is the voice of dissent. Consider the following:

James Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest law-enforcement labor organization, said that while he holds Mr. Kerlikowske in high regard, police officers are wary. "While I don't necessarily disagree with Gil's focus on treatment and demand reduction, I don't want to see it at the expense of law enforcement. People need to understand that when they violate the law there are consequences."
Whenever I see this kind disingenuity, I think of Season 4 of the Wire. Nonetheless, finding such a decidedly well informed and policy neutral analysis in the WSJ seems like a positive sign.
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Note that the cops are

Note that the cops are worried about their funding: "I don't want to see it at the EXPENSE of law enforcement." Expense equals funding. Cops aren't worried about use of drugs so much as they are worried about their jobs and pensions. QED. Because this demonstrates their true motivation, anything they have to say about 'drugs' must be filtered through that paradigm. In other words, cops should only be quoted on funding levels and pensions, because that is their concern.

People need to understand that when they violate the law....

"...I don't want to see it at the expense of law enforcement. People need to understand that when they violate the law there are consequences."

Yeah, and that especially includes assholes like you jp. Imagine what your ass is gonna feel like when you are safely behind bars - for violating the supreme law of the land - the constitution - not that illegal made up shit by prohibitionists that play you for the fool you are.

Look on the bright side jackass - you'll have your entire 'fraternal order of police' to keep you company - imagine the circle jerks & hairy man nasty bits in your future.

I've always favored protecting my 4th amendment rights against unreasonable arrests and seizures by exercising my second amendment rights during the course of self-defense.

Time to rid the world of these fucking criminal wankers!

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