The Other War
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Writers for The Wire say enough is enough…
If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented. Save for a prosecution in which acts of violence or intended violence are alleged, we will â€” to borrow Justice Harry Blackmun’s manifesto against the death penalty â€” no longer tinker with the machinery of the drug war. No longer can we collaborate with a government that uses nonviolent drug offenses to fill prisons with its poorest, most damaged and most desperate citizens.
In Full: Time: The Wire’s War on the Drug Warculture crime drugs prisons