A 'Wire' war vs. the drug war

A 'Wire' war vs. the drug war

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 12, 2008, titled A 'Wire' war vs. the drug war. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

If you're called for jury duty, let the lawyers and judges know up front that you're not going to send non-violent drug offenders to jail.

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David Ocampo G

Chicago, IL

#1 Mar 12, 2008
When I walk past the local high school, half-gagging at the stench of marijuana; when I see derelicts in the alley not even hiding their crack "pipes" as they ask "Excuse me, Sir, can you spare some change for a homeles father?"; I am filled with disgust. Egad, these folks are almost as repulsive as many of the public "servants" for whom I have voted! Let's leave the dopeheads back on the streets and alleys and incarcerate the lowlifes I voted for.(Many of whom you too, Dear Reader, have voted for.)
Roxana

Fayetteville, NC

#2 Mar 13, 2008
Does it count as violent if the local crackheads start stealing anything they think they can sell from the neighborhood? Some people might see it that way, some might not. Some people think crackheads aren't really responsible for their actions because they're addicted, which is nonsense.
And who are you kidding about juries considering past criminal histories when making decisions? Juries are intentionally kept in the dark about those things.
Where I come from, most theft and violent crimes are drug-related. If people get help through the prison system, get referred to treatment somehow, then keep arresting them. But I think that just acquitting the defendants will not help.
Goat1wilt

AOL

#3 Mar 19, 2008
Watch "the Wire" on DVD as a whole with an open mind and you may have a better understanding of the failing "war on drugs". At least they've offered some solution to the problem and opened up a debate on the subject.
Lgal drugs kill.

Since: Apr 08

New York, NY

#4 Apr 17, 2008
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