Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The War on (Some) Drugs and Justice

JusticeKRT Wire | 10/04/2006 | The drug war's casualties Someone kicks in your door and you defend yourself. You end up on death row, because the goon who kicked in your door at 3 AM is a government goon. No ID was offered. He had a warrant, but they no longer have to announce themselves.
Maye, who is black, shot a white police officer, Officer Ron Jones, who also happened to be the son of the town police chief, in Prentiss, Miss., a town plagued by poor race relations, high unemployment, soaring crime rates, and a burgeoning drug trade.
But surely Deb, you aren't saying that there is racial prejudice at work in the law enforcement agencies in America? Or that if you shoot the son of Southern Sheriff, you will die regardless of your innocence or guilt, Are you? No, I would never say that.... What good would it do?

People in this country need to wake up to the fact that the war on (some) drugs is destroying this country and undermining our rights more than the drugs themselves would ever do.

Oh, and buy the way, the guy who ended up on death row was innocent of everything, except trying to defend his 18-month-old daughter.

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