October 15, 2016

Police arrest more pot users than for all violent crimes combined

Activist Post - Police in the United States arrest more people for the nonviolent, utterly harmless non-crime of cannabis possession than for murder, rape, armed robbery — in fact, all violent crime — combined.

A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch exposes the absurdities of the war on drugs — like the fact on any given day, 137,000 people are stuck in a cage because they happened to possess a substance the government has deemed illegal — and a majority of them are stuck in jails awaiting a court date because they can’t afford to post bail.

PS: The Progressive Review has opposed the war on drugs since the 1970s

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