Chief wins kudos for pushing DARE
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#1 Jul 24, 2010
Several studies have shown that DARE has no value and is a total waste of money.
#2 Jul 24, 2010
DARE is a government boondoggle which is privately owned by among others Darryl Gates, ex chief of police in LA during Darryl Gates fiasco. It's been shown to be at best neutral in stopping drug use so they've expanded to every other crisis du jour. Why do the cops love it? precisely this reason...it pays for more of them outside of the normal budget.
Think about this concept. We ask Gym teachers to have a Masters and be certified, with ongoing required professional development, but a Cop who may not even have an Associates, gets a whopping 80 hours of training, and then is put in a classroom of impressionable teens and teaches them values on drugs, bully, relationships, date rape, pretty much anything they want to talk about. Scary!
#3 Jul 24, 2010
#4 Jul 26, 2010
Any of you internet experts have a better idea?
#5 Jul 26, 2010
Didn't work with alcohol. Isn't working with these other drugs either. Why is anyone surprised?
How many billions of dollars have we spent on law enforcement, without ending drug use? How many violent sociopaths have we provided with careers, just like we did with Al Capone and the Mafia?(Let's not forget the Kennedy family, either.) How many innocent people have had their homes trashed and their families terrorized, because the SWAT team had the wrong address?(It happens a lot.) How many innocents have been caught in the crossfire between rival gangs of violent sociopaths trying to leverage their competitive advantage in the free market of illegal drugs? How many NON-violent potheads wind up in prison just for trying to feel good? It all seems like an awfully high price to pay, for a program that has been going on for 50 YEARS, and has shown ABSOLUTELY NO SIGNS OF DOING ANY GOOD.
We need to take a lesson from our grandparents and stop throwing good money after bad. Legalize the less harmful drugs and tax them. just like alcohol.
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