40 Years of Drug War Hasn’t Worked; “Time for a Change,” Says 9-Year Veteran
The public understands how disastrous it’s been — now it’s time for the politicians and law enforcement to change course.
June 15, 2011 |
The “War on Drugs” was launched by President Richard Nixon 40 years ago this week. In 1980, at the end of its first decade, I began a nine-year career as a “captain” in the war on drugs. I was the attorney in the U.S. House of Representatives principally responsible for overseeing DEA and writing anti-drug laws as counsel to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime.
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