Busted in Calhoun

Busted in Calhoun

There are 8 comments on the WTVC story from Jun 17, 2009, titled Busted in Calhoun. In it, WTVC reports that:

Another day, another drug bust, this time in Calhoun, Georgia. Tuesday afternoon, the Calhoun Police Department Special Operations Unit and Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force acted on a search warrant in the Resaca Community.

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Mad Max

Decatur, GA

#1 Jun 19, 2009
More police and more prisons will not stop the drug war. Itís a war and if we think we are winning you fools yourself. We are losing this war and need a new strategy. What should be the strategy you ask? Well, it not what we are currently doing like spending more on police officers or more police cars. Did you know that over 50% of criminals in US prisons are related to drugs? Did you know that to incarcerate a person in prison for a year cost over 45K? Did you also know that the US has more imprisoned people than any other industrialized nations? With all these facts, itís a wonder why the police continue to do the same dumb things as they have done for decades. A new strategy must be devised by teaching the citizens who do the buying of these drugs. If there is no market to buy these drugs you cut down on the drug dealers. Why then do the police continue down this failing strategy? A real solution is to focus resources to the training of youth and social outreach programs not more spending on cars and personnel. Also, if you check how we rank police effectiveness you will see reports on arrest and tickets but this is the wrong goals. You should be ranking police on how many children have been reached to keep off drugs, and new training programs that have been developed. These are the most effective way to fight drugs.
educated

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jun 19, 2009
currently in the state of georgia there are 9376 inmates incarcerated in the state system on drug charges. there are 23,298 incarcerated on violent offenses 10,795 for burglary and larceny offenses. while the drug problem in our country can be refered to as a pandemic, it has not overtaken the violent offenders. and is not yet close to 50%. we hear about it the most because it effects our children. But so does child molestations cruelty to children and various other offenses. with the rise in population the police/sheriffs force must grow as well. there is so much people like mad max doesnt realize. its very very easy to watch c.s.i or terminator and come up with easy solutions. and most of the time these would be good answers the only problem is they are still illegal,we are not socialist, and we are not a third world country. it is not law enforcements job to raise your children, but it is law enforcements position to enforce laws. all of the information can be gathered even by a dumb ass like mad max at ga.gov these are real facts not insane jibbirish from some idiot,
Mad Max

Paradise, TX

#3 Jun 22, 2009
The truth shall set you free.
Moon Pie

Paradise, TX

#4 Jun 22, 2009
Test
WTF

United States

#5 Oct 26, 2014
Mad Max wrote:
More police and more prisons will not stop the drug war. Itís a war and if we think we are winning you fools yourself. We are losing this war and need a new strategy. What should be the strategy you ask? Well, it not what we are currently doing like spending more on police officers or more police cars. Did you know that over 50% of criminals in US prisons are related to drugs? Did you know that to incarcerate a person in prison for a year cost over 45K? Did you also know that the US has more imprisoned people than any other industrialized nations? With all these facts, itís a wonder why the police continue to do the same dumb things as they have done for decades. A new strategy must be devised by teaching the citizens who do the buying of these drugs. If there is no market to buy these drugs you cut down on the drug dealers. Why then do the police continue down this failing strategy? A real solution is to focus resources to the training of youth and social outreach programs not more spending on cars and personnel. Also, if you check how we rank police effectiveness you will see reports on arrest and tickets but this is the wrong goals. You should be ranking police on how many children have been reached to keep off drugs, and new training programs that have been developed. These are the most effective way to fight drugs.
personally do not think it cost $45k to keep someone in prison a year that a bunch of crap
Real Life

United States

#6 Oct 28, 2014
Mad Max wrote:
More police and more prisons will not stop the drug war. Itís a war and if we think we are winning you fools yourself. We are losing this war and need a new strategy. What should be the strategy you ask? Well, it not what we are currently doing like spending more on police officers or more police cars. Did you know that over 50% of criminals in US prisons are related to drugs? Did you know that to incarcerate a person in prison for a year cost over 45K? Did you also know that the US has more imprisoned people than any other industrialized nations? With all these facts, itís a wonder why the police continue to do the same dumb things as they have done for decades. A new strategy must be devised by teaching the citizens who do the buying of these drugs. If there is no market to buy these drugs you cut down on the drug dealers. Why then do the police continue down this failing strategy? A real solution is to focus resources to the training of youth and social outreach programs not more spending on cars and personnel. Also, if you check how we rank police effectiveness you will see reports on arrest and tickets but this is the wrong goals. You should be ranking police on how many children have been reached to keep off drugs, and new training programs that have been developed. These are the most effective way to fight drugs.
. Mad max must smoke crack
RRJ10

Douglasville, GA

#7 Nov 1, 2014
With all respect to law enforcement, the "war on drugs" is a complete joke. If anything it just pays the salaries of police, judges and unfortunately... Lawyers.
Drugs are everywhere and anyone can get them. Our jails are filled with a small percent of people who happen to get caught in possession or selling.
The United States has the highest Incarceration rate in the world and our taxpayers are getting the bill.
Law inforcement would be better used to fight crime instead of filling our jails with petty drug law violators.
Real life

United States

#8 Nov 1, 2014
RRJ10 wrote:
With all respect to law enforcement, the "war on drugs" is a complete joke. If anything it just pays the salaries of police, judges and unfortunately... Lawyers.
Drugs are everywhere and anyone can get them. Our jails are filled with a small percent of people who happen to get caught in possession or selling.
The United States has the highest Incarceration rate in the world and our taxpayers are getting the bill.
Law inforcement would be better used to fight crime instead of filling our jails with petty drug law violators.
The crack heads are the ones stealing everybody's crap. Just because they were arrested for drugs doesn't mean that's all the crimes they commit

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