Pubdate: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2012 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Joe Genevich
Page: 22


It is encouraging to see that Americans are finally seeing the 
failure of this decades old catastrophe called "the war on drugs" 
("Will for drug war weakens," Nov. 16). This war on American citizens 
violates every amendment of the Bill of Rights.

This is just a repeat of the failed policies of alcohol prohibition. 
It has done little to reduce the use and availability of drugs, has 
clogged our courts and jails with mostly non-violent users, corrupted 
police and officials, and has turned our inner-city neighborhoods 
into war zones with shootouts over drug turf. The drug war has 
failed, time for a drug peace.

- - Joe Genevich, Dorchester
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