Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Justice System Keeps Drug War Going

I submitted the following letter to the Mobile Press-Register yesterday in response to Drug Cases Dominate Mobile Docket. Thanks Press-Register for printing it so quickly.

Justice system keeps drug war going

In response to the Jan. 20 article, "Drug and murder indictments dominate in January grand jury report," I offer the following.

The fact that 70 percent of the indictments are for drug offenses is astounding. How many of those offenses actually involved violence of depriving another person of life, liberty or pursuit of happiness?

Without the "drug war," the employees of the criminal justice system wouldn't have that much to do. This just goes to show that the drug war is nothing more than a government jobs program that creates the crime it claims to protect us from, while destroying our constitutional and civil rights in the process. It is an attempt to centralize power with local police officers who are loyal to the federal government and not the citizens they are sworn to serve and protect.

Without the drug war, police and prosecutors would have to find a different line of work. As long as drug use is dealt with by the criminal justice system, you can always expect the results to be terrible.

The criminal justice system has a vested interest in keeping the drug war raging, which is why things always seem to get worse and not better.

LORETTA NALL

Alexander City

4 comments:

Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR said...

I could not agree with you more.

grey said...

well said!

Donovan said...

I agree. And being in Mobile, I'd like to see he response that letter gets down here. I couldn't agree with you more.

Rachel said...

excellent letter as always!