Monday, January 26, 2009

They Admit it Doesn't Work

But keep right on doing it anyway.

Drug task forces in 2 Ala. counties count arrests

Associated Press • January 26, 2009


TUSCUMBIA - Drug activity in two north Alabama counties hasn't ended, but law enforcement officers point to hundreds of arrests in trying to curtail it.

Officers in drug task forces in Colbert and Lauderdale counties say they have completed two of their most productive years in arrests and drug seizures.

In Colbert County, the task force made 299 cases, which produced 96 felony arrests. The Lauderdale Drug Task Force made 766 cases, resulting in 430 felony arrests.

Lauderdale task force director Myron Crunk admits there are times when it seems the more you arrest, the more that are out there.

His unit has four agents who have completed a couple of large undercover operations, one which resulted in the arrest of 70 people.


I love this line...


Lauderdale task force director Myron Crunk admits there are times when it seems the more you arrest, the more that are out there.


Ding! Ding! Ding! We Have A Winner!

If the drug war was working then arrests should be going down to the point of non-existence because no one would be selling or using drugs if any of the stated objectives of the drug war were being met. But, every year there are more arrests and more drugs.

How much can police forces and drug task forces really want to wipe out drugs when their livelihoods depend on them?



1 comment:

☮~alapoet~☠ said...

How many lives and families must be destroyed -- and how many billions of tax dollars must be wasted -- before we come to the realization that DRUG PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK?

Thank you, Loretta, for being a voice of sanity in my home state. More and more are listening to you! This is how change begins.