Tuesday, January 1, 2008

"Prohibition doesn't work"

Richard Brunstrom, the chief Constable of North Wales has released another controversial statement:
Finding that prohibition doesn't work, he believes that recreational drugs will be decriminalized or even legalized withing ten years. Doing so would keep people safer than they are today.

"The government wants evidence-based policy; the evidence is very clear that prohibition doesn't work, it can't work, an enforcement-led strategy is making things worse, not better."

I agree with him that the current policy concerning drugs does not work, not in the US, not in the UK, not even in the Netherlands which has a highly progressive set of laws wich has been hailed as a shining example by human rights activists and potheads alike.
If anything, the idea that a failing policy should be altered, or abandoned altoghether should be applauded.

Now please, somebody to take the same stance on guns after a year of growing gun crime and homicide?

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