Monday, February 19, 2007

Collateral damage in the war on drugs

"I'm starting to think 'how many more people have to die' is the wrong question. I fear that pondering how many of these deaths it will take to spur people into seeing the perversity of our drug laws and their enforcement, and demanding reform is the wrong way to look at it. I'm starting to think that we're now moving in the other direction -- that these stories fatigue people. Numb them. Each one gets a bit less outrageous than the one before."

Radley Balko wonders if "
the idea of a 17-year-old kid getting gunned down in his own bed in the name of preventing people from getting high is no longer capable of making us angry." Thanks to Wolfesblog for the link.


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