Arresting African Americans: How Drug...

Arresting African Americans: How Drug Laws Redistribute Wealth

There are 5 comments on the The Real Cost of Prisons Weblog story from Jan 9, 2008, titled Arresting African Americans: How Drug Laws Redistribute Wealth. In it, The Real Cost of Prisons Weblog reports that:

“Stiff penalties for drug crimes can actually generate violent crime because drug convicts eventually get released, having become violent in prison”

January 7, 2008 Our View - Tuesday Colorado Springs Gazette Arresting blacks: How drug laws redistribute wealth Anew report tells us something most already knew: Blacks in El Paso County are far more likely ... via The Real Cost of Prisons Weblog

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Ironcoyote

United States

#1 Jan 10, 2008
ANOTHER "BULLSHIT" STORY BY THE GAZZETTE TO PLAY THE OLD RACE CARD THAT WAS BURNED OUT OVER FORTY YEARS AGO," GET REAL AND THINK WHITE"
Cato

Richmond, VA

#2 Jan 11, 2008
I would also like to point out the fact that the sell of illegal drugs redistributes wealth. A drug dealer will prostitute your daughter and kill your little boy just to make himself rich off the backs of the poor. When you see this man, you are looking at the face of your enemy.

“Not insane”

Since: Sep 07

Colorado Springs, CO

#3 Jan 12, 2008
Cato wrote:
I would also like to point out the fact that the sell of illegal drugs redistributes wealth. A drug dealer will prostitute your daughter and kill your little boy just to make himself rich off the backs of the poor. When you see this man, you are looking at the face of your enemy.
That man wouldn't be around if the government had any sense and ended prohibition. He would be out of business.
Cato

Richmond, VA

#4 Jan 14, 2008
revvinjim wrote:
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That man wouldn't be around if the government had any sense and ended prohibition. He would be out of business.
What specifically are you advocating?
Even if we legalized cocain and meth, there would still be people manufacturing and distributing the stuff for a profit. We would also still have people selling drugs to teenages to maximize their profits and fighting over turf.
Also, even if recreational drugs were legalized, the addicts would not be able to afford them and thus lead to prostitution and other crime.

“Not insane”

Since: Sep 07

Colorado Springs, CO

#5 Jan 15, 2008
Actually it is easier for minors to get illegal or illicit drugs now than it would be if they were sold by specific retailers in the same manner as alcohol was sold. I do not advocate the use of illegal or illicit drugs, but I do advocate an end to a situation where there is an underground economy in which folks get rich tax-free and enact violence to end competition or in attempts to avoid arrest. I want to see an end to organized crime proffiting from the law.
Just think, if it weren't for alcohol prohibition, we wouldn't even know who the Kennedys are.

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